The Authority in Charge of Khums 6item Should one acquire permission from the mujtahid whom he follows to use that portion of the khums which relates to the Imam (a.) for a good deed like using it for an Islamic seminary or a hostel for orphans or acquiring the permission from any mujtahid is sufficient? Generally speaking, is permission from a mujtahid necessary for this purpose? Sometimes, when we give our khums to your attorney in our area, he returns the portion related to the Imam (a.) to us saying that he has your permission to do so. Can we spend this returned money on our families or not? Are your attorneys, or those who are not your attorneys, obliged to give a receipt to those who pay khums? A person purchased property with money on which khums had not been paid. He then spent a lot of money refurbishing it. Afterwards he gave it as a gift to his son, who had not yet reached the age of ritual maturity. He also registered it officially as his son’s property. It must be noted that the person who gave the gift is still alive. Please advise what would the situation of khums with regard to this issue? Considering the honorable view of the late Imam Khomeini (q.) and that of yours and of some other mujtahids that khums, zakāt, and the like should be paid to the leader of Muslims, what is the ruling of paying such things to a person other than the leader of Muslims? Is one permitted to use sayyids’ share of the khums for a good deed like the marriage of a sayyid?