Ramezan Ali-Tabar Firoozjaee
One of the most important discussions mentioned in religious studies is religious knowledge and understanding. A great amount of the questions raised in the field of religious knowledge is due to disregarding the principles and bases of religious knowledge and understanding. On the other hand, accepting some incorrect principles and presuppositions in the process of religious studies and religious beliefs ends up with the same problem. Therefore this article will try to extract and explain the most important principles and bases from the view of religion, and will also explain its result and output in the field of religious knowledge and understanding.
Therefore one of the principles and bases of religious knowledge is the principles of religious cognition. It is necessary to become aware and understand the features and characteristics of religion before understanding religion’s teachings and statements and discovering the purpose of God. In fact understanding religion is based on knowing its characteristics. We will treat three important and effective bases here as follows: 1. divinity of the existential root of religion, 2. religion and its propositions have nafs-ol-amr (a reality behind it), 3. guidance of religion.