Shafaqna (International Shia News Agency) – The Grand Ayatollah Sistani answered some questions regarding governance of jurist ( Wilayat-e Faqih) . According to Shafaqna the questions and answers are as follows:
Question: What is Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s opinion about Wilayat-e Faqih (governance of jurist)?
Answer: Every jurisprudent (Faqih) has wilayah (guardianship) over non-litigious affairs. Non-litigious affairs are called “al-omour al-hesbiah”. As for general affairs to which social order is linked, wilayah of a Faqih and enforcement of wilayah depend on certain conditions one of which is popularity of Faqih among majority of momeneen.
Source: Ayatollah Sistani