The Grand Ayatollah Nouri: Imam Ali’s (AS) letter to Malik Ashtar the most comprehensive document on Islamic government

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SHAFAQNA – Talking in Qom on Wednesday (29 Apr.), the Grand Ayatollah Nouri Hamadani explained: Prophethood and Imamat are only legitimate by divine appointment, according to Islamic teachings not anyone can lead Islamic society, Shia Islam believe that the successor to the Prophet (PBUH) must be infallible. He added: The successor to the Prophet (PBUH) must be the most pious and learned person, in many occasions and places the Prophet (PBHU) stressed these points and appointed Imam Ali (AS) as his successor.
The Grand Ayatollah Nouri pointed to the problems of the Islamic world after the Prophet (PBUH) and said: Surely, if the instructions left by the Prophet (PBUH) would have been followed, the Islamic world would not have faced so many problems today. He continued by saying: Imam Ali’s (AS) letter to Malik Ashtar is the most comprehensive document on Islamic government, in this letter Imam Ali (AS) referred to all the aspects of government and ways of treating people.

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