Thursday, September 28, 2023 AD / Rabi’ al-Awwal 12, 1445 AH
Mansoor Hashemi Khorasani
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considering that the basis of whatever intellectuals do is the intellect, and their government in accordance with the opinion of the majority of people, if the opinion of the majority of people is based on the intellect, is considered a government based on the intellect, not based on the opinion of the majority of people, and if it is not based on the intellect, then government in accordance with it is not the work of intellectuals.

It is hereby understood that the republic, in the sense of government based on the opinion of the majority of people, regardless of whether their opinion is rational or not, has no place in Islam, nor is it acceptable in any way, although there is nothing wrong in consulting with people concerning the government in order to discover the most rational opinion that exists, and this is regardless of the basis of the government in Islam, which is not compatible with the basis of the republic in the aforementioned sense.

As a result, imitating the majority of people has no basis in the intellect and, accordingly, in Islam, and Muslims must follow the truth, even if it is contrary to what the majority of them say and do.

[Fourth; imitating oppressors]

Another common type of imitation is following the sayings and actions of oppressors; because many Muslims follow their oppressive rulers, while their oppressive rulers, on the one hand, are not allowed to rule considering the basis of legitimacy in Islam, and on the other hand, they do not rule in accordance with the intellect and Sharia because they are oppressors, and therefore, following them is rationally and religiously not obligatory, but rather it is definitely forbidden; because those who do not have the right to rule do not have the right to be followed, and following them, since they oppose the intellect and Sharia, is contrary to following the intellect and Sharia, and this is one of the clear and essential matters; as God Almighty has said frankly: ﴿وَلَا تَرْكَنُوا إِلَى الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا فَتَمَسَّكُمُ النَّارُ وَمَا لَكُمْ مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ مِنْ أَوْلِيَاءَ ثُمَّ لَا تُنْصَرُونَ[1]; “And do not tend toward oppressors, lest the fire seize you, and you have no guardian but God, and then you will not be helped,”

↑[1] . Hud/ 113