Message Number 13 Ahead to the Arrival:
In the name of Allah the Merciful the Compassionate
Our duty in Present Karbala (Is to obey Vilayat-Faqih) Imam Hossein (A.S.), the chieftain and master of Karbala's martyrs has said: The helm of people's matters is in authority of the learned ones who have achieved their knowledge from the oracle source, and they are trustworthy to "Halal" (permissible) and "Haram" (prohibited) issues that Allah has determined. (Mostadrek-al Vasael, vol.17, p. 315) Imam Sadeq (A.S.) has commissioned: People should be prudent and choose one among all jurisprudents who narrate our "Hadiths", and are expert in the commandments of "Ahl-al-Bayt (PBUH) ", and put him at the position of Governor, since I have put him governor upon you. (Kafi, vol.1, p. 67) Imam Mosa-bin-Jafer Alkazem (A.S.) has uttered: Faithful jurisprudents are like Islam's protective fort as city's guard, who protect Islam against enemies. (Kafi, vol.1, p. 38) Imam Mahdi (A.S.) has adduced: As for the issues come up to you, refer to our Narrators of Hadiths, for they are my Hujjah (reason) upon you, and I am hujjah (reason) of the Allah upon them.(Vasael-al-Shia, vol.27, p.140) And Imam Khomeini has said: the colonialist have instilled in us that Islam has no government or governmental organization. Assuming it to have some commandments, but it doesn’t have any executive. In brief, Islam is just a legislature. The theory of “Vilayat Faqih” (the primacy of the top spiritual leader) and authority of the Islamic clergies (Foqaha), is in the continuity of the theory of “Imamah” and the government of the immaculate Imams (PBUH)… Vilayat Faqih is the perpetuation of the movement of the prophets. We believe in “Vilayah”. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) didn’t just express and apprise the laws in his days, but he executed them.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was the executive of the laws… this is why organization of the government and establishment of the executive is necessitated. The belief in the necessitation of organizing and establishing the executive is a part of the belief in “Vilayah”, as the combat and endeavor for it is a part of this belief. (Vilayat Faqih and Jihad Akbar, by Imam Khomeini, p.17) By a careful reflection, we would comprehend that peremptory abidance and obedience of the Orders of Vilayat Faqih is the lone way to oppose criminal conspiracies of the enemies, and if everyone be subservient to the orders of the “Vali” of their time, the disasters like Karbala would not be repeated in the history, and “Valis” like Hossain-bin-Ali (PBUH) would not be hauled to Karbalas, and thus, everything would be prepared for the reappearance of the savior of the world, Baqia-tal-lah al-azam (A.S.), En-sha’-Allah.