Ayatollah Hosseini-Nassab on the Permissibility of Appointing Women as the source of emulation (murjia, see glossary):

Fatwa, posted 4.22.2010, from Canada, in:
Religious Authority: 
Seyed Reza Hosseini
Fatwa Question or Essay Title: 
Ayatollah Hosseini-Nassab on the Permissibility of Appointing Women as the source of emulation (murjia, see glossary):

We have been unable to find any credible evidence about requisite of manhood for a "source of emulation." Therefore, if other requirements are satisfied, a woman can reach this position.

[Note: For other opinions on this topic search: emulation.]

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