Monday July 13, 2020 AD Dhul-Qi'dah 21, 1441 AH
Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani
* The section “Lessons” that includes lessons around Quran and Sunnah from Allamah Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani may God protect him is now online. * At the same time as Eid al-Adha English translation of the honorable book “Return to Islam” written by Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani is published.
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Eight sayings from his Honor about the fact that the guardianship[1] is only for Mahdi and accepting guardians except for him is not permissible, rather it is considered polytheism.

1 . أخبرنا عبدُ السَّلامِ بْنُ عبدِ القَیُّوم، قال: دَخَلْتُ عَلَی المنصورِ الهاشميِّ الخراسانيِّ و هُوَ في مَسْجِدٍ فَسَمِعْتُهُ يَقُولُ: أیُّهَا النّاسُ! إنَّ اللّهَ قَدْ جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الْمَهدِيَّ وَليّاً فَاتَّخِذُوهُ وَليّاً وَ لا تَتَّخِذُوا مِنْ دُونِهِ أَولياءَ قَلِيلاً ما تَذَكَّرُونَ! فَقامَ رَجُلٌ أَحْوَلُ مِنْ بَیْنِ النّاسِ فَقالَ: وَ هَلْ خَلَقَ اللّهُ الْمَهْدِيَّ؟! قالَ: نَعَمْ و إنَّهُ لَیَأكُلُ الطَّعامَ و یَمْشِي في الْأسواق! قال الرّجلُ: و هَلْ رَأَیْتَهُ أنتَ بِعَیْنَیْكَ؟! فَسَكَتَ المنصورُ و لَمْ یُجِبْهُ حتّیٰ سَأَلَهُ الرَّجُلُ ثَلاثاً، فَقالَ: ما كُنْتُ لِأَدْعُوَكُمْ إلیٰ مَنْ لَمْ أَرَهُ! قال الرّجلُ: فَلِمَ لا یَخْرُجُ إلینا لِنَتَّبِعَهُ؟! قال: یَخافُ! قال الرّجلُ: مِمَّ؟! قالَ: مِنَ الْقَتْلِ -و أَشارَ إلیٰ حَلْقِه! قال الرّجلُ: فَما لَكَ لَمْ تَخَفْ كَما خافَ صاحِبُكَ فَخَرَجْتَ إلَیْنا؟! قالَ: لِأَنِّي لا أُبالِي بِالْقَتْلِ إنْ قُتِلْتُ و هُوَ حَيٌّ و لكِنَّهُ لا خَیْرَ في الْحَیاةِ بَعْدَهُ! قال الرّجلُ: فَتَعالَ نَقْتُلَكَ الآنَ إن لَمْ تُبالِ بِالْقَتْلِ! فَقامَ إلیهِ رجالٌ مِنْ أَنْصارِ المنصورِ كانوا في المَسْجِدِ لِیأخُذُوهُ فَأَشارَ إلَیْهِمُ المنصورُ أنِ اجْلِسُوا فَجَلَسُوا، ثُمَّ قالَ لِلرَّجُلِ: بِأَيِّ ذَنْبٍ تُریدُ أنْ تَقْتُلَنِي أیُّهَا الرّجل؟! قالَ: لِكِذْبِكَ! قالَ المنصورُ: و ما كِذْبِي؟! قال: قَولُكَ إنَّ اللّهَ خَلَقَ المَهْدِيَّ و هُوَ یَأكُلُ الطَّعامَ و یَمْشِي في الأسواق! قالَ المنصورُ: أ هٰذا كِذْبٌ؟! قال: نَعَمْ و قَولُكَ أنَّكَ رَأیْتَهُ بِعَیْنَیْكَ فَتَدْعُو إلیه! قالَ المنصورُ: أ هٰذا كِذْبٌ؟! قال: نَعَمْ و قَولُكَ أنَّهُ لا یَخْرُجُ إلَینا لِخَوفِهِ مِنَ الْقَتْلِ! قالَ المنصورُ: أ هٰذا كِذْبٌ؟! قالَ: نَعَمْ! فَقالَ المنصورُ: إجْلِسْ أیُّهَا الرّجلُ! فَإنَّكَ كَذَّبْتَ ثَلاثاً لَمْ تُحِطْ بِواحِدٍ مِنْها عِلْماً فَوَ اللّهِ لَنْ تُفْلِحَ بَعْدَ هٰذا أبَداً! قالَ عبدُ السَّلامِ: فَبَلَغَنا أنَّ الرَّجلَ ذَهَبَ مالُهُ و وَلَدُهُ و أَصابَهُ داءٌ لا دَواءَ لَهُ حتّیٰ تَرَكَ الصَّلاةَ ثمّ قَتَلَ نَفْسَهُ!

Translation of the saying:

Abdul Salam bin Abdul Qayyum informed us and said: I went to Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani while he was in a mosque, so I heard him saying: Oh people! Indeed God has appointed Mahdi as your guardian, so accept him as the guardian and do not take any other guardians than him, you will remember a little bit! At this moment a man who had crossed eye, stood up from among the people and said: has God created Mahdi?! His Honor said: yes and indeed he eats food and walks in the markets! The man said: have you seen him with your own eyes?! So Mansoor became silent and did not answer him, until the man repeated his question three times, at this moment his Honor said: I do not invite you to someone whom I have not seen! The man said: in this case then why he does not come out toward us so that we follow him?! He said: He is scared! The man said: Scared of what?! He said: of being killed- and pointed at his throat! The man said: then why were you not scared like your friend and you came out toward us?! He said: because I am not scared of being killed while he is alive, but there is no goodness in being alive after him! The man said: then come so that we kill you if you are not scared of being killed! At this time some men from Mansoor’s helpers who were in the mosque stood up toward that man to catch him, but Mansoor pointed them to sit down, so they sat down; then he asked the man: for what fault you want to kill me oh man?! He said: because of your lie! Mansoor said: what is my lie?! He said: this speech that God has created Mahdi and he eats food and walks in markets! Mansoor said: is this a lie?! He said: yes and this speech that you have seen him with your own eyes, so you invite to him! Mansoor said: is this a lie?! He said: yes and this speech that he does not come out because of fear of being killed! Mansoor said: is this a lie?! He said: yes! At this moment Mansoor said: sit down oh man! Because you denied three things that you did not have any knowledge about, so I swear to God you will not be prosperous after this time! Abdul Salam said: then we were informed that this man lost all his wealth and children and got a disease which did not have any cure until he gave up prayer and then he committed suicide!

2 . أخبرنا أحمدُ بْنُ عبدِ الرّحمٰنِ الطّالِقانيُّ، قالَ: كُنْتُ بِبابِ المَنْصورِ أَنْتَظِرُهُ فَسَمِعْتُهُ یُكَلِّمُ رِجالاً في الْبَیْتِ فَیَقُولُ لَهُمْ: إنَّ المَهْدِيَّ یَخْشیٰ أن لا یُطاعَ و لَو أنَّهُ ثَبَتَتْ لَهُ قَدَماهُ لَأقامَ كِتابَ اللّهِ و الْحَقَّ كُلَّهُ! أما واللّهِ لا خَیْرَ إلّا في كِتابِ اللّهِ و خَلیفَتِهِ في الأرضِ و أمّا ما سِواهُما فَلا! قال: فَخَطَرَ بِبالي كَیفَ یَتَجَرَّءُ أن یَقُولَ هٰذا و المَهْدِيُّ غائِبٌ؟! فَما لَبِثَ أنْ خَرَجَ إلَيَّ مِنَ البَیْتِ و قال: یا أحمدُ! كانَ المَهْدِيُّ أولَی النّاسِ بِالنّاسِ مُنْذُ غابَ عَنْهُمْ! كانَ المَهْدِيُّ أولَی النّاسِ بِالنّاسِ مُنْذُ غابَ عَنْهُمْ! كانَ المَهْدِيُّ أولَی النّاسِ بِالنّاسِ مُنْذُ غابَ عَنْهُمْ! -ثَلاثاً.

Translation of the saying:

Ahmad bin Abdul Rahman Taleqani informed us and said: I was waiting for Mansoor in front of his door, so I heard he is talking with some men in his house and is saying: indeed Mahdi fears of not being obeyed and if his two legs become firm for him, indeed he will perform the Book of God and the truth completely! Behold I swear to God that there is no goodness except in the Book of God and His Caliph on earth and nothing but those two! (Ahmad) said: at this moment I thought how he dares to say this while Mahdi is disappeared?! Then after a short while he came out from the house toward me and said: Oh Ahmad! Since the time Mahdi has become disappeared from people, he has been the best person for (governing) them! Since the time Mahdi has become disappeared from people, he has been the best person for (governing) them! Since the time Mahdi has become disappeared from people, he has been the best person for (governing) them! –Three times.

3 . أخبرنا عبدُ اللّهِ بْنُ حَبيبٍ الطَّبريُّ، قال: سَمِعْتُ المَنصورَ يَقولُ: المَهْدِيُّ سَبيلٌ مَنْ سَلَكَ غَيْرَهُ هَلَكَ و ذٰلِكَ مِنْ قَولِ اللّهِ تَعالیٰ: ﴿وَأَنَّ هَٰذَا صِرَاطِي مُسْتَقِيمًا فَاتَّبِعُوهُ ۖ وَلَا تَتَّبِعُوا السُّبُلَ فَتَفَرَّقَ بِكُمْ عَنْ سَبِيلِهِ ۚ ذَٰلِكُمْ وَصَّاكُمْ بِهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ!

Translation of the saying:

Abdullah bin Habib Tabary informed us and said: I heard Mansoor was saying: Mahdi is the path that whoever steps in other than that will be perished and this is from words of God Almighty that said: “This is my way that is straight, so follow it and do not follow other paths lest they scatter you from His path, this is what He has enjoined upon you, so that you may become pious”[2]!

4 . أخْبَرَنا ذاكِرُ بْنُ مَعروفٍ الخُراسانيُّ، قال: سَألْتُ المنصورَ عَنْ قَولِ اللّهِ تَعالیٰ: ﴿لَا تَجْعَلْ مَعَ اللَّهِ إِلَٰهًا آخَرَ فَتَقْعُدَ مَذْمُومًا مَخْذُولًا، قال: لا تَجْعَلْ مَعَ المَهْدِيِّ إماماً آخَرَ فَتَقْعُدَ مَذْمُوماً مَخْذُولاً! فَرَءآني أَنْظُرُ إلَیْهِ فَقالَ: هٰذا مِنْ تَأویلِهِ! قُلْتُ: و ما تَأویلُهُ؟ قالَ: مِصْداقُهُ!

Translation of the saying:

Zakir bin Ma’roof Khorasani informed us and said: I asked Mansoor about God Almighty’s word that has said: “Do not set up any other god with God lest you will become condemned and helpless”[3], he answered: do not set up any other imam with Mahdi lest you will become condemned and helpless! So his Honor saw that I was looking at him (surprisingly), and then he said: this is one of its interpretations! I said: what is (the meaning of) its interpretation? He said: its example!

Explanation of the saying:

This is because setting any vicegerent except for the vicegerent who is appointed by God, is in conflict with monotheism of God in sovereignty and returns toward polytheism and this is a very important point which is explained in detail in the honorable book “Return to Islam”[4].

5 . أخْبَرَنا محمّدُ بْنُ عبدِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الْهِرَوِيُّ، قالَ: كُنْتُ عِنْدَ المنصورِ أَقْرَأُ كِتابَ اللّهِ فَلَمّا بَلَغْتُ قَولَهُ تَعالیٰ: ﴿وَمِنَ النَّاسِ مَنْ يَعْبُدُ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ حَرْفٍ ۖ قالَ: أَ تَعْلَمُ مَنْ یَعْبُدُ اللّهَ عَلیٰ حَرْفٍ؟ قُلْتُ: اللّهُ و وَلیُّهُ أَعْلَم، قالَ: مَنْ نَصَبَ دُونَ المَهْدِيِّ شَیْئاً فَهُوَ یَعْبُدُ اللّهَ عَلیٰ حَرْفٍ! قُلْتُ: أما أنْتَ مَهْدِيٌّ جُعِلْتُ فِداك؟! قالَ: أنا مَهْدِيٌّ إلَی اللّهِ و خَلیفَتِهِ و لكِنَّ المَهْدِيَّ مَهْدِيُّ آلِ البَیْت!

Translation of the saying:

Muhammad bin Abdul Rahman Heravy informed us and said: I was reading the Book of God with Mansoor until I arrived to this word of His that has said: “And there are among the people such who worship God on an edge”[5], he said: do you know who worship God on an edge? I said: God and His guardian know better, he said: whoever appoints someone else except for Mahdi, he worships God on an edge! I said: are you not a mahdi (meaning one who is guided), may I be your sacrifice?! He said: I am a mahdi toward God and His Caliph, but the Mahdi is Mahdi of Ahl al-Bayt!

6 . أخْبَرَنا وَلیدُ بْنُ مَحْمودٍ السَّجِسْتانيُّ، قالَ: سَأَلْتُ المنصورَ عَنْ قَولِ اللّهِ تَعالیٰ: ﴿الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَلَمْ يَلْبِسُوا إِيمَانَهُمْ بِظُلْمٍ أُولَٰئِكَ لَهُمُ الْأَمْنُ وَهُمْ مُهْتَدُونَ، قال: الّذِینَ آمَنُوا بِوِلایَةِ المَهْدِيِّ و لَمْ یَخْلِطُوها بِوِلایَةِ فُلانٍ و فُلان!

Translation of the saying:

Valid bin Mahmoud Sajestani informed us and said: I asked Mansoor about the word of God Almighty that has said: “Those who believed and did not obscure their belief with wrongdoing, there shall be security for them; and they are the guided”[6], he said: those who believed in Mahdi’s guardianship and did not mix it with guardianship of this person and that person!

7 . أخْبَرَنا عبدُ اللّهِ بْنُ مُحمّدٍ البلخيُّ، قال: سَمِعْتُ العالِمَ یَقُولُ: مَنْ أَشْرَكَ مَعَ إمامٍ إمامَتُهُ مِنْ عِنْدِ اللّهِ مَنْ لَیْسَتْ إمامَتُهُ مِنْ عِنْدِ اللّهِ فَكَأنَّما خَرَّ مِنَ السَّماءِ فتَخْطَفُهُ الطَّیرُ أو تَهْوِي بِهِ الرِّیحُ فِي مَكانٍ سَحیقٍ! قُلْتُ: جُعِلْتُ فِداكَ إنَّهُمْ یَتَشَبَّثُونَ بِالغَیْبَة! قالَ: وَ هَلْ یَتَشَبَّثُ بِها إلّا كُلُّ سارِقٍ؟! ما لَهُمْ -قَطَعَ اللّهُ أیْدِیَهُمْ- یُكْرِهُونَهُ عَلَیْها ثُمَّ یَتَشَبَّثُونَ بِها؟! لا وَاللّهِ بَلْ أَشْرَكُوا! لا وَاللّهِ بَلْ أشْرَكُوا!

Translation of the saying:

Abdullah bin Muhammad Balkhi informed us and said: I heard the scholar was saying: whoever associates an Imam whose leadership is from God with an Imam whose leadership is not from God, is like he has been thrown from the sky and a bird has stolen him or wind has thrown him somewhere far away! I said: may I be your sacrifice, they use his absence as an excuse! He said: is it not that every thief uses that as an excuse?! What is wrong with them -may God cut their hands off- that they force him to be absent and then they use it as an excuse?! No I swear to God they rather took associates (or became polytheist)! No I swear to God they rather took associates (or became polytheist)!

Explanation of the saying:

His Honor’s purpose from “every thief uses it as an excuse” is that every thief in absence of the owner steals his wealth and this is simulation of what this group is doing in absence of Mahdi to what a thief does in absence of the homeowner.

8 . أخْبَرَنا هاشِمُ بْنُ عُبَیْدٍ الْخُجَنْدِيُّ، قالَ: سَمِعْتُ المنصورَ یَقُولُ: أُمِرَ النّاسُ بِمَعْرِفَةِ المَهْدِيِّ و الرَّدِّ إلَیْهِ وَ التَّسْلیمِ لَهُ، فَإنْ صَلُّوا و صامُوا وَ جَعَلُوا فِي أنْفُسِهِمْ أن لا یَرُدُّوا إلَی الْمَهْدِيِّ كَما أُمِرُوا كانُوا بِذٰلِكَ مُشْرِكین! ثُمَّ سَكَتَ حتّیٰ قُمْتُ مِنْ عِنْدِهِ فَناداني: یا هاشِمُ! لَقَدْ حَقَّ الْقَولُ أنَّهُ مَنْ سَمِعَ مَقالَتِي هٰذِهِ فَلَمْ یُجِبْها أَكَبَّهُ اللّهُ عَلیٰ مِنْخَرَیْهِ في النّارِ كائِناً مَنْ كانَ!

Translation of the saying:

Hashim bin Obaid Khojandi informed us and said: I heard Mansoor was saying: people are commanded to know Mahdi and refer to him and surrender to him, so if they do prayer and fast but do not set the basis on surrendering to Mahdi, they become polytheist by doing this! So he got silent until I got up to leave, then he called me: Oh Hashim! Indeed this speech is true that whoever hears these words of mine and do not accept it, God will throw him in fire with his nose, whoever he is!

↑[1] . [Translator note: The Velayah]
↑[2] . An’am/ 153
↑[3] . Isra/ 22
↑[4] . page 309
↑[5] . Hajj/ 11
↑[6] . An’am/ 82
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