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Following Shi’i Fiqh

I wanted to learn the meaning of the expression ‘ul al-‘amr (those vested with authority) in Q 4:59. The verse says:

O you who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger and ‘ul al-‘amr minkum.
TheShi’is take it as a basis for their concept of imamat? Secondly would you kindly tell me if I can follow fiqh-e Ja‘friyah if it appeals me? What about the small differences for example in method of wudu and placement of hands in the Prayer?

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Thank you for writing to us. We believe that the words ‘ul al-‘amr minkum refer to the rulers. They do not refer to the religious scholars. As for the question of following fiqh-e ja'friyah it is upon you to decide. Though the questions dealt with in a fiqh are mainly of practical nature and we may adopt any of the existing ones or found a new one yet we must appreciate the fact that fiqh-e…

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Taqleed

Is it necessery to fallow one imam or one muslak? Are we rewarded just for reciting the Holy Qur’an?

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We do not need to follow a particular school of thought. God Almighty has revealed the last religion of God on the Prophet Muhammad (sws) and has decreed it to be the final and purest form of guidance. He requires from human beings to study, ponder over and accept the truth revealed for them. God the Almighty says that God will not accept from us religions other than Islam. This demands that what forms part…

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Strictly Following A Particular School Of Thought

It is crystal clear that Islam is the divine religion and all its adherents are Muslims. Despite knowing this fact, people do not want to part from their fiqhs and enter the pure Islam. What is the reason behind this attitude?

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I am sorry I could not understand what do you mean by entering Islam? I believe that if the holy Prophet (sws) would be alive and we were enjoying the blessing of learning directly from him, there would not have been a chance for a believer to attach to any particular fiqh. But after the demise of the Prophet (sws), even the scholars of ḥadīth have no choice but to consult the opinions of other…

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