You pure one! Faith resides in the heart, but it does not reside there unless it is filled with the love of The Most High God and His authorities on us. This makes us obey them in all our life affairs. This kind of obedience that springs from love is called guardianship.
None of you is considered to be a believer unless he/she loves me more than he/she loves him/ herself and my Household more than his/ her household.
The Noblest Prophet. (God's prayers bestowed upon him and his Household)
On head of God's authorities is Prophet Muhammad (God's prayers bestowed upon him and his Household) who is the best among human beings. The Most High God said about him, “The Prophet is more guardian of the believers than they are of themselves”. The Prophet's Purified Household succeeded him. God elevated them above shameful deeds and purified them from sins. The Most High God imposed on us to love them in His Saying, “Say I ask you no reward but the love of my family”.
“Indeed in the Messenger of Allah you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much” [Surah Al-Ahzab, 33:21]
The Purified Household are:
The Concluding Prophet
(God's prayers bestowed upon him and his Household)
1- Imam Ali ibn Abi Taleb (God's peace bestowed upon him)
2- Sayyda Fatima Al-Zahraa (God's peace bestowed upon her)
3- Imam Al-Hassan (God's peace bestowed upon him)
4- Imam Al-Houssein (God's peace bestowed upon him)
5- Imam Zein Al-Abideen (God's peace bestowed upon him)
6- Imam Muhammad Al-Baker (God's peace bestowed upon him)
7- Imam Jaafar Al-Sadik (God's peace bestowed upon him)
8- Imam Musa Al-Kathem (God's peace bestowed upon him)
9- Imam Ali Al-Reda (God's peace bestowed upon him)
10- Imam Muhammad Al-Jawad (God's peace bestowed upon him)
11- Imam Ali Al-Hadi (God's peace bestowed upon him)
12- Imam Al-Hassan Al-Askari (God's peace bestowed upon him)
13- Imam Al-Mahdi (May God hasten his honorable revelation)
The last one is The Master of Our Time who is our Imam now. He disappeared. Now, we are waiting for his appearance, so that he will spread justice as oppression was spread.
Imam Al-Mahdi (May God hasten his honorable revelation) ordered us to refer during his disappearance to the jurisprudent scholar. He said, “As regards the current events, refer to the narrators of our discourse; for they are my authority on you, and I am God's authority on you.”
Imam Ali Al-Khamene’i (May God lengthen his presence among us) is the jurisprudent guardian to whom we refer in the general daily affairs of the society, such as: political affairs. He represents the divine blessing bestowed upon us.
After me, there will be twelve princes, all of whom are from Quraish.
The Noblest Prophet (God's prayers bestowed upon him and his Household)
Opposite to guardianship is disavowal. Disavowal means to feel hatred in your heart towards God's enemies and their deeds and to consider that you belong to the party that opposes their party. You achieve this by refusing to obey the devil and to follow his supporters.
You have declared, through guardianship, your love and obedience to God, the Prophet, the Imams, and the jurisprudent guardian. Then, is it proper that your heart be penetrated by the love of the evil doer and the enemy of God and the Prophet and the believers like the pagans and the oppressors of people and the killers of babies like Israel and the American government for instance?
“You will not find any people who believe in Allah and the Last Day, making friendship with those who oppose Allah and His Messenger, even though they were their fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their kindred. For such He has written faith in their hearts, and strengthened them with true guidance from Himself. And We will admit them to gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein. Allah is pleased with them, and they with Him. They are the Party of Allah. Verily, it is the Party of Allah that will be the successful” [Surah Al-Mujadilah, 58:22]