84. What are the attributes of the “Wilayat Faqih”?
Society as a whole is in need of a ruler because without appropriate management and leader chaos will ensue. The leader must be a Muslim not only knowledgeable in the field of Islam, but be amongst the most literate, brave, virtuous and aware of current Islamic affairs. Wilayat Faqih is nothing but to have a leader of the Islamic world being a Mujtahid, far from whims and desires, pious, visionary and brave. The recognition of such a person is the responsibility of a group of people selected by the population for their known piety and well versed in the laws of Islam, who in turn are then given the responsibility to elect the individual they deem the most learned pious person for the role.