عنوان مقاله [English]
Rule of Velayat-e-Faqih, in the Occultation Age, is followed by the question that, “does the scope of powers of Velayat-e-Faqih equal scope of powers of the Immaculate (‘a)?” In other words, is he empowered around or bound to absolute sovereignty and politics? In this respect, there are two ideas posed: some of the Islamic scientists hold that Valiy-e-Faqih has as expanded power as the Immaculate (‘a), but some others say he is limited in sovereignty. In this article, considering jurisprudent approach of salient ulema with an emphasis on jurisprudent idea of Imam Khomeini (ra), it has been proven that powers of Valiy-e Faqih are not only unbound to sovereignty, but also they are extended to securing of interests of Muslims as it is exigent; meaning that the ruling Faqih is authorized to decide and involve in running the country’s affairs. In fact, he has all authorities of government like an expansively empowered leader. Otherwise, Muslim interests, among the duties of the Islamic ruler, are not secured. Therefore, sovereignty of non-Immaculate does not differ from that of the Immaculate in this connection.