Monday July 13, 2020 AD Dhul-Qi'dah 21, 1441 AH
Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani
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Number: 2 Code: 25

A saying from his honor about the cognition standard which is intellect and the Book and Sunnah[1] are recognized by it.

أَخْبَرَنا أبو إبراهیمَ السَّمَرْقَنْدِيُّ قالَ: سَمِعْتُ الْمَنْصُورَ الْهاشِميَّ الْخُراسانِيَّ یَقُولُ: الْعَقْلُ مَاٰلُ الْمَعْرِفَةِ وَ كُلُّ مَعْرِفَةٍ لا تَؤُولُ إِلَی الْعَقْلِ فَجَهْلٌ عَلیٰ جَهْلٍ! قُلْتُ: عِنْدَنا قَوْمٌ یَتَبَرَّئُونَ مِنَ الْعَقْلِ! قالَ: وَ هَلْ یَتَبَرَّءُ مِنَ الْعَقْلِ إلّا مَجْنُونٌ؟! قُلْتُ: إِنَّهُمْ یَقُولونَ مَاٰلُ الْمَعْرِفَةِ الْكِتابُ وَ السُّنَّةُ! قالَ: وَ هَلْ یُعْرَفُ الْكِتابُ وَ السُّنَّةُ إلّا بِالْعَقْلِ؟! الْعَقْلُ أَصْلُ الْمَعْرِفَةِ وَ الْكِتابُ وَ السُّنَّةُ سُوقُها وَ الْخُلَفاءُ فِي الْأَرْضِ أَغْصانُها فَمَنْ تَرَكَ الْعَقْلَ فَقَدْ قَطَعَ أَصْلَ الْمَعْرِفَةِ وَ مَنْ تَرَكَ الْكِتابَ وَ السُّنَّةَ فَقَدْ قَطَعَ سُوقَها وَ مَنْ تَرَكَ الْخُلَفاءَ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَقَدْ قَطَعَ أَغْصانَها وَ كُلٌّ مَحْرُومُونَ مِنْ أُكُلِها وَ ثَمَرتِها!

Translation of the saying:

Abu Ibrahim Samarghandi informed us and said: I heard Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani was saying: intellect is the returning point of cognition and any cognition that does not return to intellect, is an ignorance upon another ignorance! I said: there are some people beside us who hate intellect! He said: and does anybody other than a crazy person hate intellect?! I said: they say that the returning point of cognition, is the Book and Sunnah! He said: and do the Book and Sunnah become recognized by something other than intellect?! Intellect is the root of cognition, and the Book and Sunnah are its stem and Caliphs on earth are its branches; so whoever abandons intellect, has cut the root of cognition and whoever abandons the Book and Sunnah, has cut its stem and whoever abandons the Caliphs on earth, has cut its branches and they all are deprived of its crop and fruit!

↑[1] . [Translator note: Prophet’s tradition]
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