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الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): الاستِشارةُ عَينُ الهِدايَةِ ، وقد خاطَرَ مَنِ استَغنى بِرَأيِهِ

Seeking to consult someone [in one’s affairs] is guidance in itself, and the one who suffices himself with his own opinion endangers himself.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Saying 211; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 220

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا ظَهِيرَ كالمُشاوَرَةِ

There is no better support than good counsel.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Saying no. 54; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 220

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّما حُضَّ على المُشاوَرَةِ لأنّ رَأيَ المُشيرِ صِرْفٌ ، ورَأيَ المُستَشِيرِ مَشُوبٌ بالهَوى

Seeking counsel has been highly emphasised because the opinion of the counselor is unadulterated whereas the opinion of the one seeking counsel is polluted with his own whims.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 3908; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 220

4ـ رسولُ اللهِ‏ِ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ) ـ للامام عليّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ: يا عليُّ ، لا تُشاوِرْ جَباناً فإنّهُ يُضَيِّقُ علَيكَ المَخرَجَ ، ولا تُشاوِرِ البَخيلَ فإنّهُ يَقْصُرُ بكَ عن غايَتِكَ ، ولا تُشاوِرْ حَريصاً فإنّهُ يُزَيِّنُ لكَ شَرَها

O Ali, do not seek counsel from a coward for verily he will confine the way out for you, nor from the miser for verily he will hold you back from your goal, and nor from the covetous one for verily he will make greediness fair-seeming to you.
Holy Prophet Muhammad al Mustafā (s.a.w.w.)
Ellal al-Shara’ie, p. 559, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 221

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا تَستَشِرِ الكَذّابَ ؛ فإنّهُ كالسَّرابِ: يُقَرِّبُ علَيكَ البَعيدَ ويُبَعِّدُ علَيكَ‏القَريبَ

Do not seek counsel from a liar for verily he is like a mirage – he makes that which is far appear near, and he makes that which is near appear far.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 10351; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 221

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): إنّ المَشورَةَ لا تكونُ إلّا بِحُدُودِها الأربَعةِ ... فأوَّلُها أن يكونَ الذي تُشاوِرُهُ عاقِلاً ، والثانيةُ أن يَكونَ حُرّاً مُتَدَيِّناً، والثالثةُ أن يكونَ صَديقاً مُواخِياً، والرابعةُ أن تُطلِعَه على سِرِّكَ فَيكونَ عِلمُهُ بهِ كَعِلمِكَ ثُمّ يُسِرَّ ذلكَ ويَكتُمَهُ

Counsel should only be sought whilst fulfilling its four terms. Firstly that the one whose counsel you seek must be a man of intellect. Secondly that he must be a free and religious man. Thirdly, he must be brotherly and friendly, and fourthly that when you disclose your secret to him whereby he knows as much about it as you do, he would keep your secret and guard it well.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
Makarim al- Akhlaq, v. 2, p. 98, no. 2280; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 221

الإمامُ زينُ العابدينَ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): حَقُّ المُستَشيرِ إنْ عَلِمتَ أنَّ لَهُ رَأياً أشَرتَ علَيهِ ، وإن لَم تَعلَمْ أرشَدتَهُ إلى مَن يَعلَمُ

The right of the one who seeks your counsel is that you point him in the right direction if you know that he is inclined towards a certain opinion, and if you do not know [which way to point out], then you must guide him to someone who does
Imām `Alī ibn Husayn (a.s.)
al-Khisal, p. 570, no. 1; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 222

الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مَنِ استَشارَ أخاهُ فَلَم يَنصَحْهُ مَحْضَ الرَّأيِ سَلَبَهُ اللّه‏ُ رَأيَهُ

Whoever seeks counsel from a fellow brother who refuses to advise him with even an opinion either way, Allah wrests him of his opinion.
Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (a.s.)
al-Mahasin, v. 2, p. 438, no. 2521; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 222

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): مِن كتابٍ لَهُ إلى معاويةَ : إنّما الشُّورى لِلمُهاجِرِينَ والأنصارِ ، فإنِ اجتَمَعُوا على رَجُلٍ وسَمَّوهُ إماما كانَ ذلكَ للّه‏ِ رِضا

Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.) said in a letter that he wrote to Muawiya, ‘…rather counsel is confined to the muhajirun and the ansar [muhajirun – early Muslims who migrated from Mecca to Medina with the Prophet (ed.) ansar – Medinan Muslims who helped the Meccan Muslim migrants settle in Medina (ed.) ]. If they agree on an individual and take him to be their leader, it will be deemed to mean Allah’s pleasure.’
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Letter 6; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 222

الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا تَكُفُّوا عَن مَقالَةٍ بِحَقٍّ ، أو مَشورَةٍ بِعَدلٍ ؛ فإنّي لَستُ في نَفسِي بِفَوقِ أن اُخطِئَ ، ولا آمَنُ ذلكَ مِن فِعلي ، إلاّ أن يَكفِيَ اللّه‏ُ مِن نَفسِي ما هُو أملَكُ بهِ مِنّي

Do not desist from speaking the truth, nor from offering your counsel with fairness, for verily I do not regard myself above erring, nor do I consider myself immune from erring in my actions. It is only that Allah makes up for my shortcomings and helps me avoid errors in all these matters wherein He is more powerful than I.
Amir al-Mu'minin Imām ‘Alī ibn Abī Tālib (a.s.)
Nahj al-Balagha, Sermon 216; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 222

الإمامُ الحسنُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) مِن ‏مُعاهَدَتِهِ مَعَ معاويةَ : ليسَ لِمُعاويةَ بنِ أبي سُفيانَ أن يَعهَدَ إلى أحَدٍ مِن بَعدِهِ عَهدا ، بَل يكونُ الأمرُ مِن بَعدِهِ شُورى بَينَ المسلمينَ

Muawiya b. Abi Sufyan has no right to delegate anybody after him to power. Rather the matter will be for the Muslims to decide in counsel amongst themselves.
Imām Husayn ibn ‘Alī ibn Abī Ṭālib (a.s.)
Bihar al-Anwar, v. 44, p. 65, no. 13; Mizan ul Hikmah, page No. 222