Velayat-e faqih

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Velayat-e faqih (the Rule of the Jurisprudent) is a type of theocracy wherein senior Islamic jurists exercise temporal authority.

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  • O’ ye who believe! Obey Allah and obey the Apostle and those vested with authority from among you.
    • Qur'an 4:59, Those "vested with authority from among you" is interpreted by proponents of Velayat al-faqih to mean experts in Islamic laws--the Islamic clergy--who should apply the divine decrees.
  • Because you are over them and your responsible Commander (Imam) is over you, while Allah is over him who has appointed you.

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