عنوان مقاله [English]
From mystics’ viewpoint, the most sophisticated path to know God is through intuitive cognition. Achieving this type of cognition is not conceivable through theoretical thoughts but through witnessing realities, passing phases and stages, leave mundane life and to nurture yourself. Even though this is an arduous path and belongs to pure individuals, it is the nearest feasible path from a rationalistic perspective. In the present study, we intend to express Molana’s view regarding this issue with an analytical-descriptive approach. The results show that Molavi similar to other mystics, recognizes phases and stages in cognition. He believes intuitive cognition is the most credible knowledge in which mystics -without any intermediaries- know God through their own heartfelt cognition. He considers heartfelt knowledge and then sensory knowledge in lower stages and recognizes their credibility for people who are not able to reach upper stages. In Molana’s mind, heart is considered as the instrument for intuitive cognition. He argues that a heart which reflects God Almighty belongs to the purest of mankind that is the prophets and their true disciples. True monotheism exists in intuitive insight and this type of knowledge of God is dependent on reasoning, inwardness and façade.