Saturday September 18, 2021 AD Safar 11, 1443 AH
Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani
(78) Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani, contrary to others who know genesis and advent of Mahdi contingent on will and primary action of God and assume it to be a function of His wisdom and exigency, knows it contingent on will and primary action of people and assumes it is a function of their determination and preparedness and believes with an extraordinary certainty and perspicuity that their access to Mahdi is possible and with this description, they should only think about protecting, supporting and obeying him and should not entertain themselves with protecting, supporting and obeying anyone other than him, regardless in any garb or cover it wants to be. (Article 1)
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أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو إِبْرَاهِيمَ السَّمَرْقَنْدِيُّ، قَالَ: سَمِعْتُ الْمَنْصُورَ الْهَاشِمِيَّ الْخُرَاسَانِيَّ يَقُولُ: الْعَقْلُ مَاٰلُ الْمَعْرِفَةِ، وَكُلُّ مَعْرِفَةٍ لَا تَؤُولُ إِلَى الْعَقْلِ فَجَهْلٌ عَلَى جَهْلٍ، قُلْتُ: عِنْدَنَا قَوْمٌ يَتَبَرَّؤُونَ مِنَ الْعَقْلِ! قَالَ: وَهَلْ يَتَبَرَّءُ مِنَ الْعَقْلِ إِلَّا مَجْنُونٌ؟! قُلْتُ: إِنَّهُمْ يَقُولُونَ مَاٰلُ الْمَعْرِفَةِ الْكِتَابُ وَالسُّنَّةُ! قَالَ: وَهَلْ يُعْرَفُ الْكِتَابُ وَالسُّنَّةُ إِلَّا بِالْعَقْلِ؟! الْعَقْلُ أَصْلُ الْمَعْرِفَةِ، وَالْكِتَابُ وَالسُّنَّةُ سُوقُهَا، وَالْخُلَفَاءُ فِي الْأَرْضِ أَغْصَانُهَا، فَمَنْ تَرَكَ الْعَقْلَ فَقَدْ قَطَعَ أَصْلَ الْمَعْرِفَةِ، وَمَنْ تَرَكَ الْكِتَابَ وَالسُّنَّةَ فَقَدْ قَطَعَ سُوقَهَا، وَمَنْ تَرَكَ الْخُلَفَاءَ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَقَدْ قَطَعَ أَغْصَانَهَا، وَكُلٌّ مَحْرُومُونَ مِنْ أُكُلِهَا وَثَمَرَتِهَا.

Translation of the saying:

Abu Ibrahim Samarqandi 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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