The Place of Secrets in the Geometry of Explaining Imāmiyya Knowledge

Document Type : Original Article


1 Islamic Azad University in Narāq

2 Imam Sadiq Islamic Sciences Research Institute


Accepting the existence of superior epistemological layers and its requisites reveals the importance of secrets in reaching an accurate understanding of religious knowledge. Having seman-tically examined secret and mentioned its origin in Islam, the present paper tries to adopt a descriptive-analytical approach and to use library data to express why the Shi’a leaders made use of secrets. Following this, it is going to deal with the im-portance of analyzing the issue of secret and transferring some of the secrets which are among Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)’s knowledge. It also reveals the positive and negative aspects of secrecy and disclosure, and while proving the corresponding layers of the Shiite doctrines, the article is going to have a look at secrecy consequences.