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23 May 2017 / 26. Shabaan 1438

The Saudi Ulema and the Shi'a of Saudi Arabia

Posted on Mon, 2014-02-24 07:37

The Saudi Ulema and the Shi‘a of Saudi Arabia

By RAIHAN ISMAIL
Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies, Australian National University, Canberra ACT, Australia


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This is an un-edited translation of selected sections of the book entitled The sunshine of Wilayat
(والیت آفتاب) from the esteemed scholar, Ayatullah Misbah Yazdi, with the hope that any benefit the
honourable reader derives from it would please the heart of my master, الفداء له روحی.


Summary of question

How can one become sure which of the ulema giving advice and lectures are worthy and qualified to so?

Question

We live in a community of hundreds of thousands of Muslims and have many ulema--many of whom we do not believe are qualified. How can a person obtain assurance (or certification) that the ulema that are giving advice and lectures are supported and qualified according to the rules of the Shia faith?