The Consultation in the Quran and The Peak of Eloquence

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This book is one of the great works of Ayatollah Sobhani, on consultation about caliphate. It is discussed whether appointing the caliphs is a divine affair or should be done by a council.

The author
“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.

Structure of the book
- The introduction
- Consultation in the Quran
- Explanation of the terms: consultation and order
- When the consultation should be done?
- The Peak of Eloquence and consultation
- The value of consultation
- Who should we consult with?
- The Imam Ali and consultants
- The Imam’s view on the council which appointed the 1st caliph (Abu Bakr)
- The Imam’s view on the six-man council which appointed the 2nd caliph (Umar)


The Consultation in the Quran and The Peak of Eloquence


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