The addressee of the verse “Thee alone we worship” اِیَّاکَ نَعْبُدُ “according to Sheikh Ahmad Ehsaee

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Calling God as an unknown entity, Sheikh Ahmad Ehsaee considered the Excellency Ali (peace be upon him) as the addressee for the verse “ایَّاکَ نَعْبُدُ” in the prayer. However, what’s his reason for saying so?! A claim which later on ended in a claim of divinity for the Baha’i forged prophet.

Sheikh Ahmad Ehsaee had assumed position for the holy Imams (peace be upon them) which were contrary to the view of Shiite religion. So, he called God as an unknown entity and considered the Excellency Ali (peace be upon him) as the addressee for the verse “ایَّاکَ نَعْبُدُ” in the prayer. As late Tonekaboni has written in the book “the stories of scholars” narrated by Sheikh Ahmad Ehsaee: “Know that Sheikh Ahmad Ehsaee has written an epistle about the one who prays. He/she must intend the Excellency commander of the faithful (P.H.) because God is unknown.[1]

However, it is necessary to be known criticizing and investigating Sheikh Ahmad Ehsaee’s claim:

1)   Why has Sheikh Ahmad Ehsaee considered God as unknown entity to address the Excellency Ali (P.H.) in slavery verse?! While such claim seems to be blasphemy contrary to the divine verses and Shiite beliefs. As Imam Reza (P.H.) stated: “A person who believe in Imam Ali (P.H.) to be beyond God’s slave is of those who will get God angry[2].

2)   It is interesting to be known that this Sheikh Ahmad Ehsaee’s thesis justified the claim of the forged prophet of Baha’ism for divinity and made its acceptance sense for the Baha’is. As stated in the Baha’is resources:

     “During praying, if you feel needy to embody a person, consider the Excellency Abdul Baha because it is possible to caress with the Blessed Beauty via Abdul Baha.[3]


[1] Mirza Muhammad Tonekaboni, the story of scholars, Bija, Elmieh Islamieh publishing house, 2nd edition, 1364, p. 55

[2] Muhammad Mahdi Reyshahri, the extract of Mizanul Hekmah, e-library of Feqahat, p. 433, H. 4866.

[3] Akbar Amri magazine (leaflet of the Iranian Baha’i national assembly), No. 6, 1328 S.H.


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