عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
The present study is an attempt to reflect and expound on demonstrable and intuitive ways of knowing Allah. The Transcendent God in His holy Qur’an and Imam Ali (PBUH) in Nahj al-Balāghah have addressed these two ways of knowing God in especial ways. The first way (demonstrable theology) is reflecting upon the world of creation by means of wisdom and thought which are based upon knowledge of the Transcendent God and through the creatures finds a way to substantiate the Creator; the second way (apocalyptic theology) which relies on internal and divine vision, is the safest, firmest and at the same time the most difficult way of knowing God; the purified men, with the special attention and guidance of the Almighty, benefit from this method spiritually.