Q: What is the difference between legislative guardianship and generative guardianship with respect to the Infallible? A: They are two separate expressions the first of which refers to having more claim on the believers or being closer to them than their own selves. God, the Glorified, says: The Prophet has a greater claim on the faithful than they have on themselves. (Quran 33: 6) The second expression i.e. generative guardianship (al-Wil?yah al-Takwiniyah) means the ability of the Infallible (A.S) to manipulate all matter of creation, albeit with God’s permission. May Allah Grant you success.