The Third Knowledge (Foreknowledge)

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It is the name of one the works of Ayatollah Sobhani, on foreknowledge, written in Persian. It is written based on the Muslim philosophers and naturalists’ viewpoints.

The author
Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani was born in 1930 in Tabriz – Iran, into a religious and educated family. He studied in Tabriz Seminary called “Talebiyeh”. The following were his master:
- Ayatollah Khomeini
####- Sheikh Hasan Nahvi
- Mirza Muhammad Ali Modarres Khiyabani
- Allameh Tabatabaee

Ayatollah Sobhani is one of the masters in Islamic Dar al-Tabliq in Qom, also the founder of Islamic Kalam (Theological) Studies Center (Imam Sadeq Institution) and a significant master in Qom Seminary.

Works:
- Theological books
- Eternal Brightness
- Wahabism

Structure of the book
It consists of 12 chapters as following:
1- let us become familiar with the reality of the invisible
2- man and foreknowledge
3- The prophets and Imams’ foreknowledge has been taught by God
4- The scholars’ ideas on the prophets and Imams’ foreknowledge
5- Treatises on saints’ foreknowledge
6- The Quran and divine saints’ foreknowledge
7- Some invisible news of the Prophet
8- “Peak of Eloquence” (Nahj al-Balaqa) and Imam Ali’s foreknowledge
9- The invisible news of the other Imams
10- The ten answered questions on the third knowledge
11- If the saints know foreknowledge why do they have bad events in their lives?
12- The Imams do not apply foreknowledge in their lives

Sources

The third knowledge (Ayatollah Sobhani)

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