✅In the name of Allah
#Willayat(The lecture of Ayatollah Khamenei in Ramadan of 1394 in Mashhad): We present you it's summary:
✅ Of course when we cite such examples about relations between the Islamic world and other countries, we never mean that Islamic societies should live in political isolation from the rest of the world, no, not at all. We could have diplomatic, political and commercial relations with non-Islamic countries and we do exchange ambassadors with them. 👉But we should never allow them to have wilayat over us; our relations with them are not like the kind of united, coherent and ideological relations we have with other Islamic communities.
📣As I said earlier, these are two dimensions of wilayat:
1️⃣brotherly, religious with other Muslims and
2️⃣ prevention of any non-Islamic or domination by non-Muslims.
We have talked about Quranic wilayat. We must also explain wilayat as believed by the Shi’ites because some people think these are two different kinds of wilayat! There is a very delicate point here: the wilayat or imamat in Shi’ism derives from the Quran. We must answer the Question why we attach great importance to our relations with Imams and obey their orders, advices and injunctions with our hearts and souls. The answer, as I pointed out earlier, lies in the Quran: if an Islamic society is to move in one direction, to unite all its forces and to prevent all external, harmful influences, it must, according to Quranic wilayat, have a central authority in a pious leader so that all Muslims could be inspired by him, listen to him and be at his command; this Imam is the one who knows all about exigencies of the umma, the corrupting elements among them and is able to decide upon what’s good for the umma. It is absolutely necessary for the Islamic umma to have this central authority to lead the affairs of the Islamic society; this leader should not fear anything on the path of God, and if necessary to be ready to give up his life for the interests of the umma. What do we call such a person? We call him👉 "Imam".
📣 Imam is the person who is ordained by God to administer the affairs of the umma. What does it mean to be chosen by God? Does God introduce him to you by name? The same way that Imam Ali (AS) chose Hassan and Husain as future Imams of the umma? Well, let’s take a glimpse at the Quran again when it says that the divine prophets are also Imams: “He (God) said ‘I am making you an Imam for the people’…”*. This is what God Almighty says to Abraham; Imam means the ruler of the faithful, the leader and the sublime guide of the people.(Be continued)
* Sura 2, Aya 124.