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The concept of “freedom” has long been a matter of controversy in the history of human thought and action. So, thinkers in each period have sought to deal with it. Āyatullāh Jawādī Amulī too has tried to present his views about it on the basis of Shi’a doctrines and in the context of the system of Transcendent Wisdom. However, the question is that why has the master directed his attention to the issue of freedom and, as a result, in what direction does freedom move? This article presumes that freedom in Āyatullāh Jawādī Amulī’s thought has been raised as a problem, and as a Muslim thinker he seeks to treat the compatibility or incompatibility of freedom, in its modern concept, with Islamic teachings. Putting forward anthropological discussions, he tries to offer a religious definition of freedom so that while benefiting from Islamic teachings, it could also be reinforced by Transcendent Wisdom. From this perspective, freedom would be an existential and gradational concept tied to such elements as thinking, invitation to good, protection of public interest, and observing law and discipline. In conclusion, real freedom will be achieved when it is based on the intellect.