[Once I was at Imam al-Askari (pbuh)’s house]. I asked his son; [Imam] Mahdi (mgehr),
‘Why aren’t people permitted to choose their Imam by themselves?’
He stated, ‘Who do you mean? A righteous or a corrupted Imam”?
I said, ‘I mean the Imam and leader who is righteous.’
He stated, ‘You are not aware of other people’s thoughts!’Read more ...