To Continue with Following a Deceased Marji | Islamic Laws by The Leader Ayatullah Ali Khamenei
To Continue with Following a Deceased Marji
Q 33: Someone has been following a certain marji since the late Imam Khomeini (q.) passed away and now he/she wishes to follow the Imam again. May he/she do so?
A: By caution, changing taqlid from a qualified living mujtahid to a deceased one is not permissible. However, in case the living mujtahid was not qualified when he/she started following him, changing to him in taqlid was void. And thus, the mukallaf enjoys the choice either to continue following the late Imam (q.) or to change to a living mujtahid whose taqlid is permissible.