Ulil-Amr – 4:59


Allah said in the Quran:

[Pickthal 4:59] O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the messenger and those of you who are in authority; and if ye have a dispute concerning any matter, refer it to Allah and the messenger if ye are (in truth) believers in Allah and the Last Day. That is better and more seemly in the end.

Shias claim that under ” those of you who are in authority” here we should understand their 12 Imams. Shias do believe that these Imams have absolutely authority over all people. And they do believe that Imams better than all prophets, expect last one (sallalahu alaihi wa ala alihi wa sallam).

Question: Why in this case, Allah ordered us in the issue which we are differ in, refer only to Him and his prophet? And he didn’t order to refer it to ” those of you who are in authority”?