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What is the purpose of the creation of man?

Question 178: What is the purpose of the creation of man?

Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Abundantly Merciful, the Intensely Merciful,

Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds. And may the prayers of Allah be upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad, the Imams and the Mahdis.

Allah swt created Adam pbuh as a Successor on His earth, this is a matter which is accepted by all the Divine religions. Also Allah swt [commanded] all of His angels to prostrate to Adam pbuh, and prostration is a sign of submission and compliance and obedience to the command of the one whom they prostrated to. And the matter was not only obedience to the command of Allah swt, otherwise specificity would be absurd/random, and far away is Allah swt from being absurd/random! So the fact that the one whom prostration was made to was Adam specifically, is a matter which must be accurately observed. Also the preference of Adam pbuh over the Angels as well as the aspect of this preference is also a matter which must be observed in order to know the purpose of the creation of man.

The First matter: The matter of the successor of Allah on His earth, and here is an issue which we must know and expand on, and it is that the successor must be qualified to perform the purpose/objective for which he was made a successor. So the question is: what is the purpose/objective of this succession?

The answer: The purpose/objective is performing the role of Allah (swt) regarding managing the earth and whatever is on it of worshipers of Allah swt from among the human beings and Angels and Jinn, and what is in it of the physical and the high and the low kingdoms. So if this is the objective, then what are the qualifications?

In order to know these qualifications I shall give you this parable, if you had a factory which you manage very well from every angle and aspect, so it needs someone who knows how to manage and the malfunctions and how to fix them. And it needs a character who is capable of dealing with the workers in the factory. And now if you wanted to establish in your place a character to succeed you in the factory, then you would choose someone who is adequate and a character who is qualified to deal with the workers in the factory. And if you have an ideal character then you shall choose someone whose character is ideal as well, or close to that, in order that the condition of the factory during your management, and the condition of it during your successor’s management be one and the same.

And therefore, when Allah swt appoints a successor for Him on His earth, indeed He makes His successor possess His swt characteristics, for He is powerful over all things, so therefore His successor would be an image of Him and His face among His creation and the best of His names. The Messenger of Allah pbuhap said, “Verily Allah created Adam upon His image.” 1

And in order for the successor to be as such he must be disintegrated in the names of Allah swt, and His characteristics, so that his command would be the command of Allah, and his actions would be the actions of Allah, and his management would be the management of Allah swt, just as what is present in the Qudsi Hadith, “My servant shall keep drawing near to Me through obligatory acts – meaning by allegiance to me – until he becomes my hands and my eyes and my hearing.” 2 meaning, until he becomes Me among My creation.

And just as in the narration, “Verily the close soul rises to Allah, Allah addresses it, so He says, ‘I am alive and I shall not die and I have made you alive and you shall not die, I say to things be and they be, and I have made you so that you may say to things be and they shall be.’” 3

And now we return to the objective/purpose of the successorship, so I say: if the successor is the image of the one he is succeeding and the one who performs his role on Earth,  and if the owner of the earth is absent, meaning absent from realization and achievement, otherwise he would be the absent witness, and if his successor is the image of him, so therefore knowing the successor would be in fact the possible knowing of the one he is succeeding, for he is an image of him, and this is the real objective/purpose of the successorship, which underlies the first objective/purpose, which is the fact that the successor performs the role of the the one he is succeeding, and it is the knowing and the true knowledge, so therefore by the prophets and messengers Allah swt was known. The Almighty said, {And I have not created the Jinn and the human beings except to worship} 4 meaning to know.

And the Almighty said, {He said, “O Adam, inform them of their names.”} 5 so Adam, the successor of Allah, taught the Angels and made them aware of the divine names, for the Angels were created from the names of Allah swt, and in al-Ziyarah al-Jami3a, “Peace be upon the exponents of knowing Allah.” 6

Ahmed Al-Hassan

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1 – Usul al-Kafi: Vol. 1, page 134

2 – Already mentioned above from him pbuh this narration is a Qudsi Hadith and the interpretation is in Allegories, Vol. 3, Question number 100.

3 – Bihar al-Anwar: Chapter 90, page 376.

4 – 51:56

5 – 2:33

6 – al-Zyarah al-Jami3a/Mafatih al-Jinan


“Verily our acts of worship are among the greatest sins…”

Question 71: Al Sayyed Al-Khomeini, may Allah bestow mercy upon him, said in the forty what means: “Verily our acts of worship are among the greatest sins against Allah.” What is the validity of such talk?

Answer: If what he intended was the obedience itself then no, but if what he intended was the performance then yes [his speech is valid]. And the reason being that the type of people’s performance of obedience is a sin because they do not know whom they are worshiping, rather the majority of the people are heedless regarding Allah (swt) while they are performing prayers between His hands, so thoughts move them right and left like waves.

And to further clarify the picture I shall put forth this parable: If you approach a great person and speak to him and are hopeful that he speaks [back] to you, so when he accepts [to speak to you] you turn your face away from him to the right or to the left in order to play with a carcass which is lying on the ground, should not this great [person] become angry with you? Then when he becomes angry with you should not the people say that he is right and you are in error? Then should not the people describe you as being impertinent/foolish?

And even those who are not overtaken by thoughts and are devoted to Allah (swt) during their prayers through humility, submission and subservience, verily they are also among those whom turn their face away from Allah (swt) as much as their ignorance regarding Allah (swt).

Ahmed Al-Hassan


The Rights of Animals

The Rights of the Animals:

The issue regarding the rights of the animals and respecting them which Dr. Sagan mentioned, rather and even that it is possible that they recognize the religion to an extent, and therefore, they are fit for religious informing according to their state; This is recognized by the Islamic religion and the Qur’an, and at the very least it is possible for us to say [by] the doctrine/ideology of the progeny of Muhammad (peace be upon them). And we have in the Qur’an and the traditions from the Prophet and the Imams (peace be upon them) that animals are nations just as us and respecting them is obligatory. {And there is no creature on [or within] the earth or bird that flies with its wings except [that they are] nations like you. We have not neglected in the Book a thing. Then unto their Lord they will be gathered.} 1

And the progeny of Muhammad (peace be upon them) clarified that if a person raises and is kind to a sheep, then it is hated for him that he slaughters it. For indeed this sheep became used to having this person treating it with kindness. And this is an evidence upon the fact that the true Islam brought by the Ahlul Bayt (peace be upon them) consider that the sheep has feelings and emotions which are supposed to be respected.

“Narrated from Muhammad ibn Al Hassan, with its Isnad, from Muhammad ibn Al Hassan Al Saffar, from Ya’qoub ibn Yazeed, from Yahya ibn Al Mubarak, from Abdullah ibn Gabla, from Muhammad ibn Al Fudhayl, from Abi Al Hassan (peace be upon him), who said: ‘I said to him, “I had a ram that I fattened for slaughter, so when I took it and put it to sleep, it looked towards me, so I had mercy upon it and felt sympathy towards it. Then I slaughtered it.” He said, ‘So he (peace be upon him) said, “I don’t like for you to do that. Do not raise anything from these then kill it.” 2

As for religious informing, in terms of the Prophets (peace be upon them) and the Vicegerents it is certain that many of the animals heard their call. And in the Qur’an there are stories regarding animals which heard the calls of the Prophets, such as the hoopoe and the ant in the story of Solomon (peace be upon him).

Ahmed Al Hassan (From the Delusion of Atheism)

1 – Holy Qur’an, Chapter 6, Verse 38

2 – The source: Al-Hurr Al-‘Ameli – Wasa’il Al-Shia, Volume 24, Page 92


This world and the hereafter are two different paths…

Question 165: Allah the Exalted’s saying, {Whoever should desire the immediate – We hasten for him from it what We will to whom We intend. Then We have made for him Hell, which he will [enter to] burn, censured and banished. ۞ But whoever desires the Hereafter and exerts the effort due to it while he is a believer – it is those whose effort is ever appreciated [by Allah ].} 1

Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Abundantly Merciful, the Intensely Merciful,

Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and may Allah send prayers upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad, the Imams and the Mahdis.

This world and the hereafter are two different paths, this is to the east and that is to the west. So whoever faces toward one of them he has given the other his back. Therefore they do not gather in the eyes of a human being, nor do they gather in the heart of a human being. Love for this world and love for the hereafter do not gather in the heart of a human being. 2 How? By Allah this world is not worth the wing of a fly to Him, and if this world had any worth with Allah then the disbeliever would not have had a drink of water in it. 3 How? By Allah, He has not looked toward the world of the bodies since He created it. 4 How? And how?

{so let not the worldly life delude you and be not deceived about Allah by the Deceiver.} 5

{Whoever should desire the immediate}: meaning this world, {We hasten for him from it what We will to whom We intend.}: meaning Allah gives him from it if Allah wants to, and Allah gives what He wants of His givings to whoever He wants to give. So perhaps the human being requests this world and loses the hereafter, however he does not receive anything from this world, thus he loses this world and the hereafter.

Then the consequence, of requesting this world, in the hereafter is a great loss, {Then We have made for him Hell, which he will [enter to] burn, censured and banished.} 6

{But whoever desires the Hereafter and strives/exerts the effort due to it while he is a believer -}: desiring this world does not require anything except for the intention and turning away from the hereafter, as for desiring the hereafter indeed it requires faith in the greatest successor of Allah and the proof [of Allah] (the Hujjah) in every age, and it requires striving with the successor of Allah and the proof [of Allah] upon the people in every age. And this striving is one of the loans which Allah, the Exalted, said regarding it: {Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He will multiply it for him and he will have a noble reward?} 7

And loan Allah: meaning he connects with the Imam by a connection (Sila), 8 either materially in terms of money, or he strives/exerts his efforts with the successor of Allah, and he strives with the successor of Allah by his tongue and his hand, and the latter connection is most certainly better than the first.

And those are the ones who strive with the successor of Allah after believing in him; because believing in him is believing in Allah swt, {their effort/striving is ever appreciated [by Allah ].} And the One Who appreciates them is Allah swt; because they loaned Allah swt, so He swt made this matter (striving/exerting effort with the Imam) a loan to Allah and upon Allah is to repay him. So the repayment of Allah is appreciation to those ones, because they are grateful servants/worshippers, they appreciated the blessing of Allah upon them through the successor of Allah and they strove/exerted effort with him toward Allah, {And few of My servants are grateful.} 9

And Allah’s appreciation of a servant is the best of all blessings; because certainly it is specifically for the progeny of Muhammad pbut. Thus the one who Allah appreciates is as though he is from them, “Salman is from us Ahlul Bayt.” 10 Look at what Allah, the Exalted, said in their Surah which is (Has there [not] come): {[And it will be said], “Indeed, this is for you a reward, and your effort has been appreciated.”} 11 And those whose effort has been appreciated in Surah (Has there [not] come) they are: Muhammad pbuhap, Ali, Fatimah, Al-Hassan, Al-Hussein, the Imams and the Mahdis pbut. Thus whoever strives like them and supports them and strives with them by/with his money, heart, tongue and his hand is from them, {it is those whose effort is ever appreciated [by Allah ].} 12 meaning, from us Ahlul Bayt. – Ahmed Al-Hassan

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1 – 17:18 & 19

2 – The Messenger of Allah pbuhap said, “This world and the hereafter have to be chosen between, because when you get close to one of them you get further away from the other.” ‘Awali Al-La’ali: volume 1, page 278, hadith no. 106. And Ali pbuh said, “Certainly this world and the hereafter are like two disparate enemies or two roads running in opposite directions. Whoever likes the world and assumes it, hates the hereafter and becomes its enemy. They are like the east and the west and a walker between them; the more he walks towards one direction the more he gets further from the other. A man has to choose one of them.” Nahj Al-Balagha: short saying (103).

3 – Imam Al-Sadiq pbuh in his advice to one of his companions said, “O Fudayl ibn Yasar, had the world been worth the wing of a fly, Allah, the Majestic, the Glorious, would not have allowed His enemies to drink even a drop of water from it.” Al-Kafi: volume 2, page 246, hadith no. 5.

4 – In Al-Mulla Sadr Al-Mut’alheen’s interpretation of Surah Al-Fatihah, the Messenger of Allah pbuhap said, “Certainly Allah has not looked toward the bodies since He created them.” And in Al-Jami’ Al-Sagheer by Al-Siyouti: volume 1, page 273, hadith no. 1780, the Messenger of Allah pbuhap said, “Certainly Allah the Exalted has not created a creation more hateful to Him than this world, and has not looked toward it since He created it because of His hatred to it.”

5 – 35:5

6 – 17:18

7 – 57:11

8 – See: Al-Kafi: Volume 1, page 537, door of ‘Connection to the Imam’, and in this door are seven Hadiths, from them are: Narrated from al-Khaybari and Yunus ibn Zubyan who both have said we heard abu ‘Abdallah pbuh say the following, “There is nothing more beloved to Allah than the Dirhams taken out (of one’s property) to pay to the Imam pbuh. On the Day of Judgment Allah will make his Dirham as [big as] the mountain of ’Uhud.” He then said, “Allah, the Most High has said in His book, {One who generously lends/loans to God will be paid back in many multiples of the loan. . . .}” (2:245) The Imam pbuh said, “By Allah this is a special reference to the Sila (connection/payment) made to the Imam.” And from Ishaq ibn ‘Ammar from abu Ibrahim (a.s.) who has said the following, “The narrator has said that he asked abu Ibrahim (a.s.) about the words of Allah, the Most Majestic, the Most Gracious, {Whoever gives a virtuous loan to God will receive double from Him in addition to an honorable reward.} (57:11). The Imam (a.s.) said, “It was revealed about the Sila (connection/payments) to the Imam.”

9 – 34:13

10 – ‘Ayoun Akhbar Al-Ridha pbuh: volume 1, page 70, hadith no. 282.

11 – 76:22

12 – 17:19


First World Pizza Problems…


Questions 52 & 53 Jawab al-Muneer Vol. 2

Question 52: What is the interpretation of this noble verse: {Certainly has Allah showed to His Messenger the vision in truth. You will surely enter al-Masjid al-Haram, if Allah wills, in safety, with your heads shaved and [hair] shortened, not fearing [anyone]. He knew what you did not know and has arranged before that a near opening}? 1

Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Abundantly Merciful, the Intensely Merciful.

Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds. And may the peace and prayers of Allah be upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad, the Imams and the Mahdis.

This verse clarifies that the vision is from Allah swt, and it comes true if Allah wills even if after some time, and none disbelieve in it except for the oppressors/unjust. And that which Allah promised His Messenger in the vision came true, so Mecca was opened and even if it was after some time, and Khaybar was opened and it is the near opening. And the Qur’an is alive and runs the course of the sun and the moon, 2 and this is the time where this verse will come true again if Allah wills.

As for the inner meaning, certainly the near opening is the clear opening which occurred to the Messenger of Allah pbuhap. And I have clarified this in more than one place, in Al-Fatihah and The Allegories so refer to them.

And the path of the clear opening is open for every human being who wants to strive/pursue toward Allah through the successor of Allah and His proof upon His creation. So Al-Majsid Al-Haram is the successor of Allah, and the believers enter it, if Allah wills, in safety with their heads shaved. This means that: they do not have a thought or opinion with his sayings, rather they submit to him peacefully. As for the [ones with their hair] shortened they are below this rank. And the hair represents the thoughts of the human being and his opinions, so it being shaved or shortened means submission to whoever he shaved his hair or shortened it for.

– Ahmed Al-Hassan

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1 – Surat Al-Fath 48:27

2 – AbdelRaheem Al-Qaseer said: One day I was with Abu Ja’far (a.s) so he said: (O AbdelRaheem!) So I said: (I am at your service). So he said: (The saying of Allah {Verily you are but a warner, and there is a guide to every people}, the Messenger of Allah (sawas) said “I am the warner and Ali is the guide”. So who is the guide today?) So I became silent for a while then I raised my head and said: (May I be your ransom, it is in you, you inherit it one after the other, until it reached you. So you, may my soul be your ransom, are the guide). So he said: (You have said the truth, O AbdelRaheem. Verily the Qur’an is alive and does not die, and the verse is alive and does not die. If the verse dies when the people on which it descended die then the Qur’an would have died. But it runs through the living just as it ran through the previous ones). So Abdel Raheem said: (Abu Abdullah (a.s) said: “Verily the Qur’an is alive and has not died, and it runs just like the night and day run, and just like the sun and moon run, and it runs upon our last just as it ran upon our first”) – Bihar Al-Anwar Volume 53 Page 403. (The commentator)

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Question 53: What is the interpretation of this noble verse: {And We carried him on a [construction of] Alwah (planks) and Dusur (nails)}?

Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Abundantly Merciful, the Intensely Merciful.

Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds. And may the peace and prayers of Allah be upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad, the Imams and the Mahdis.

The planks are wood, and “Dusur” is nails, this is with regards to the apparent.

And the Messenger of Allah Muhammad pbuhap, he said, “… we are the Dusur (nails)…” 1

And Allah the Exalted said, {And We carried him on a [construction of] planks and nails, ۞ Sailing under Our eyes…} 2

And the owner/companion of the Wilayah and the proof of Allah upon His creation is the eyes of Allah in His earth, so what is intended by Our eyes is: the progeny of Muhammad pbut.

– Ahmed Al-Hassan

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1 – Al-Bihar: Volume 26, Page 333
2 – Surat Al-Qamar verses 13-14


Do not prostrate to the sun or to the moon

Question 157: Allah swt said, {And of His signs are the night and day and the sun and moon. Do not prostrate to the sun or to the moon, but prostrate to Allah, who created them, if it is Him that you worship.} 1

What are the sun and the moon? And what is the prostration to them that is forbidden? And has anyone prostrated to them and because of that it became forbidden?

Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Abundantly Merciful, the Intensely Merciful

Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds

The apparent of the verse is clear and does not need clarification. And there are those who believe or believed that absolute divinity is attributed to the sun and the moon, meaning to the proof of Allah and his successor in every time period, particularly Muhammad pbuhap and Ali pbuh. And I have previously clarified the story of Abraham mentioned in the Quran. 2 So what is forbidden is prostrating to them as if they have absolute divinity, and what is required is to consider them a Qibla (direction) toward Allah swt, meaning that through them, Allah is known. 3

As for those who embodied [the absolute divinity], the misguidance in the previous nations led them to believe that the sun and the moon have divinity in this physical world, and this deviation originates from that matter in the Kingdoms of Heaven, meaning that the sun is the proof of Allah and the moon is his successor, or in particular, Muhammad pbuhap and Ali pbuh.

Ahmed al-Hasan

Successor and Messenger of Imam al-Mahdi pbuh

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1 – 41:37

2 – In the beginning of The Allegories Volume 1, so refer to it.

3 – Imam Abu Abdullah pbuh said, “We are the guardians over the matter of Allah, the keepers of the knowledge of Allah, the containers of the inspiration of Allah, and the people of the religion of Allah. The book of Allah descended upon us, and by us, Allah is worshipped. And if it weren’t for us, Allah would not be known. And we are the inheritors of the prophet of Allah and his progeny.” Basair al-Darajat by al-Saffar, page 81.


What could harm you?

Question 580: In the Name of Allah, the Abundantly Merciful, the Intensely Merciful,

Peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah and His blessings.

O my master and my leader, I am writing to you while a fire is burning in my heart as a result of a trial/affliction that has stricken me. And praise to Allah for His trials/afflictions, I have not seen except that which is beautiful.

O my master and my leader, I am complaining to you regarding what has happened to me, perhaps my complaint and you knowing of the matter will make it easier for me. On the date the 21st of this last March was when we made my marriage contract, and after this by a week was my divorce. And the reason is that I am holding firmly to your call, and even though I did not take the path of insulting and slandering and [even though] my evidences/proofs were as you have presented, yet he felt powerless in front of the evidences/proofs, so he preferred divorcing me to staying with me. I feel deep pain in my heart for he has smashed my dignity. And now here he is with his mother roaming among the people informing them of lies that I have cursed/accused Sistani, and they accused my sister of being crazy, and we have heard that a sect intends/is planning an attack on our home; because we are spreading the Da’wa (the Call).

O my master and my leader, I am lost and honestly do not know what I truly need. However, I am pleading that you respond to me, I need something to alleviate my sadness. Guide me my master, supplicate for me that Allah gives me back my right. Please do not send me disappointed my master.

Peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah and His blessings

The Sender: Ansariya – Kuwait

Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Abundantly Merciful, the Intensely Merciful,

Praise to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and may Allah send His prayers and peace upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad, the Imams and the Mahdis.

May Allah grant you success to all that which is good. What could harm you if you hold firmly to the truth, even if all of the inhabitants of the earth waged war against you? Do you not say that you are Shia?! Then is there in Fatimah (upon her peace) and what happened to her an example for you? And is there in Zainab (upon her peace) and what happened to her an example for you?? And by Allah if you are patient and bite down tightly on your religion you will see all that is good in the world and the hereafter, while your enemies will not see except the evil in the world and the hereafter and Allah shall shame them and they will have lost the world and the hereafter. Indeed their appointed time is in the morning, is not the morning close enough??

Peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah and His Blessings,

Ahmed Al-Hassan

Mid Shaban/1431 A.H.


A question about voting

Question 547: Peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah and His blessings,

O Allah! Send prayers and peace upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad, the Imams and the Mahdis.

Peace be upon my master Ahmad Al-Hassan, the Yamani.

My master, I am an Ansar, but my family are not, however they pressured me with the issue of voting and so I went [to vote]. However I ruined the list and marked more than one name and I did not know who they were… I marked more than one name, is this considered/deemed forbidden (haram), or what? Please answer.

Is this considered/deemed a sin against me, or what?

Sender: The civil engineer – Iraq

Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Abundantly Merciful, the Intensely Merciful,

Praise to Allah, Lord of the worlds, and may Allah send His prayers and peace upon Muhammad and the progeny of Muhammad, the Imams and the Mahdis.

May Allah grant you success. If you were forced/compelled regarding this matter then Allah will forgive you, and He is the best of forgivers. And I ask Allah that He grants you the best of the hereafter and the world.

Peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah and His blessings,

Ahmed Al-Hassan

Rajab/1431 A.H.


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