Concepts of Wilayat al-Faqih 6item Can you briefly describe wilayat al faqih? 1) who is the Wilayat al-Faqih in these days? 2) Is it obligatory to do taqleed of the Wali al-Faqih? 3) If someone does taqleed of a marja other than the wali al-faqih and in a particular issue the fatwas of both differ, what is the duty of the moqallid? Can he follow his marja, or does he have to follow the Wilayat al-Faqih? What difference does Wilayah and the system of Wilayah have with a monarchial system? Where has the concept of the Wilayat al-Faqih been mentioned in the Quran? Vilayat does not mean ‘ruling’ in Islam (whereas according to the theory of Vilayat e Faqih (Guardianship of Jurist) vilayat has to mean something like ‘ruling’). Please explain about this issue. What is wilayat-e faqih?