On the Shore of Contemplation, Volume 1

Wilayatul Faqih, The Governance of the Jurist

This text is a response to some inquiries about the nature and role of the Governance of the Jurist (Wilayatul Faqih). The author discusses in this text some of the important issues related to Wilayatul Faqih; for example, whether the Jurist's authority is limited or absolute, whether he is elected or appointed, and whether it is obligatory to follow his orders.

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Written by Akbar Asad Ali Zadeh under the auspices of the Imam as-Sadiq Research Institute [Qum, Iran] supervised by Ayatullah Ja’far Subhani