Miscellaneous Issues of Taqlid | Islamic Laws by The Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei

Miscellaneous Issues of Taqlid


Q 46: What is meant by the "blameworthy ignorant person"?

A: He is the person who realizes his ignorance and knows the possible methods by which he can overcome his ignorance, but deals carelessly with learning religious rulings.


Q 47: Who is the unblameworhty ignorant person?

A: He is the person who is not at all aware of his ignorance or he/she is aware of it, but there is no way out of it.


Q 48: What does obligatory caution mean?

A: It means that the obligation of performing or refraining from an action is a matter of caution.


Q 49: Does the phrase there is a problem in it, mentioned in some fatwas, mean prohibition?

A: It differs from one case to another. If the problem is in permissibility, it indicates prohibition on the practical level.


Q 50: Are the following statements fatwas or do they call for caution: (1) there is a problem in it; (2) it is problematic; (3) it is not void of problem; and (4) there is no problem in it?

A: All of these phrases call for caution, except for there is no problem in it which is a fatwa.


Q 51: What is the difference between the terms impermissible and Haram?

A: Practically, there is no difference between them.