This book concludes Laws on cleanliness, prayers, fasting, hajj, transactions, marriage, and other topics according to the Islamic law of Ayatollah Abul Qasim al-Khu’i.
It is necessary for a Muslim to believe in the fundamentals of faith on the basis of proof and he cannot follow anyone in this respect i.e. he cannot accept the word of another with regard to the fundamentals without demanding proof. However, in order to act on Islamic code (except in those matters which are considered by all to be indisputable e.g. the obligatory nature of the five daily prayers, fasting during the holy month of Ramadan etc.) a person must adopt one of the following methods:
– The man concerned should be a Mujtahid (jurist) himself and should know the Articles of Acts on the basis of Ijtihad and reason (i.e. he should be a man of such high learning and scholarship that he can solve problems from his study of the Qur’an and Hadith).
– If he is not a jurist himself, he should follow a jurist i.e. he should act according to the judgment (fatwa) of the jurist without demanding proof.
– If he is neither a jurist nor a follower (muqallid) he should act after taking such precaution that he should become sure of his having performed his religious duty. For example, if some jurists consider an act to be unlawful and some others say that it is not unlawful, he should not perform that act and in case some jurists consider an act to be obligatory (wajib) and others consider it to be recommended (mustahab) he should perform it. Hence it is obligatory for those persons who are not jurists and cannot also take precautionary measures (ihtiyat) to follow a jurist.
Title: Articles of Islamic Acts
Author: Ayatollha Sayyid AbulQasem Musavi Khoei
Publisher: Islamic Seminary Publication
Pub. Date: 2014/05/05