نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
عنوان مقاله [English]
The widespread importance given to finding a “Proof from Religious Experience” for the existence of God is a new phenomenon pertaining to the “Christian” philosophy of religion of the second half of the twentieth century; and as such, this endeavour has been influenced by the intellectual and cultural ethos of Western civilisation. The article covers the historical context which led to such a proof and gives the Islamic response, in particular the opinions of ÝAllÁmah JawÁdÐ ÀmulÐ. The reliance of Muslim scholars on metaphysical proofs for the existence of God, in particular the Proof from Necessity and Possibility, has curtailed the development of all other possible methods and proofs, including the Proof rom Religious Experience. Nonetheless, it is possible to find the necessary bases and rationales within the corpus of the ÀyatullÁh’s writings that would allow for an informed response to the proof at hand as well as other proofs that are comparable to the different variants of the Proof from Religious Experience.