Salaams, everyone. The passing of Ayatollah Fadlallah (may Allah have mercy upon him) has me thinking back several years to when I took shehadah and chose a marja. Although i'm not displeased with my choice, I've never been very proud of the process-- it seemed to come down more than anything else to convenience (whose opinions were most readily available in English, who was widely followed in the community I was living in at the time... stuff that really shouldn't be revelant, or at least s