Hawzah News Agency - An istifta' from Ayatollah Khamenei about the necessity of referring to a qualified mujtahid.
Q: Is it better, in your opinion, to act with caution or to follow a marji‘?
A: Acting according to caution depends upon knowledge of its cases (instances in which it is applied) and its method. In addition, acting according to caution is time consuming. Thus, it is preferable to follow a qualified mujtahid.