An Explicatory Approach to Imamate Studies, an Unknown Approach

Document Type : Original Article


Qom Hawza Student and Researcher in Bonyad Farhang Ja'fari



An explicatory approach to imamate-oriented themes attempts to study its relevant topics in the realm of imamate scholarship. It tries to approach imamate first from a revelation-based perspective. As such, the differences between it and comparative imamate-oriented studies are highlighted. In contrast to comparative imamate studies, the explicatory approach to imamate attempts to extract the real status of the infallible imam, hence that of imamate. Applying ijtihad-based techniques, it mainly draws on Shiite as well as Quranuc sources a, with its audience being mainly Shiites.