#Understanding_the_concept_of_Velayat_Faqih (the Authority of the Jurist)
✅In the name of Allah
Understanding the concept of Velayat Faqih
(the Authority of the Jurist)
❌ The questions about Velayat Faqih:
❓What kind of qualifications should a Jurisprudent have in order to be the leader of an Islamic society,?
✅**Absolute divine law:
A jurisprudent who governs over an Islamic system in occultation era and is Quran's executive, preserver and announcer, should be aware of all its aspects. He should have a complete recognition of Islamic laws..
If some Islamic problems are not solved for him yet and can not have a deep concept of them, he is not Muslim's leader. That means he can not order nor can make others to do them. (Javadi Amoli, Velayat Fagih, Velayat of Jurisprudene and and Justice, p138)
ولا یحمل هذا العلم الا اهل البصر و الصبر و العلم بمواضع الحق
Nation's leadership's flag should be on some one's hand who has insight, enough ability and complete knowledge to the truth and be able to separate it from falsehood.
So one who is at the top of power's pyramid , should have complete knowledge about Islamic laws because he is responsible to perform divine laws in society. Since he might do something or order some laws which are opposed to Islam if he is without a complete knowledge of it, . It's obvious, that is a start of an astray way from the main road and an Islamic goal. (Mohamad Taghi Mesbahe Yazdi, B, Islamic government and Velayet Faghih , p: 152)
A jurisprudent with a complete qualifications should have religion's knowledge in addition to do the right things in his life and in the Islamic society, It's necessary for him, to do his religious duties and prophecy to the people whatever is about religion and not to hide anything from them.
A just jurisprudent shouldn't do anything upon his selfishness, shouldn't obey his worldly desires and not to do any sin, not to leave any necessities and not to do falsehood.
Muslim's leader should have high ranking virtue and be free of all selfish ambitions.
Imam Hussain (as) addresses Kufa's people and writes about society's leader:
ما الامام الا الحاکم بالکتاب، القائم بالقسط، الذائن بدین الحق، الحابس نفسه، علی ذات الله.
(A leader isn't someone but whose government is based on Quran, establishes justic, believes and behaves based upon the true religion and devotes himself to God's path.
(Islamic government and Velayat Faghih. P: 152_153)
If enough virtue doesn't exist, he might destroy Islamic values and Muslim's interests for the sake of power. So an Islamic leader should have high ranking virtue and be free from selfishness.
***Next question: what is the third qualification?