عنوان مقاله [English]
Since revelation is exclusive to prophets, it is impossible for others to understand its true nature.. It seems even that prophets’ explanation fails to shed clear light on such a phenomenon, and ordinary people would not understand but an opaque image of the mysterious world of revelation. This is like an inborn blind person who tries to have a picture of the views described to him by others. Nonetheless, theologians and philosophers have since long tried to explain the true nature and process of revelation in the light of celebrated principles and rules. Having confessed to their failure in the issue, they went to shed a little light on some of its veiled corners and characteristics.
Out of those characteristics known in the course of the proposed analysis, mention can be made to the externality of its origin; that is to say revelation does not stem from the inside of him who receives it. This characteristic may challenge many of the analyses of revelation proposed by the orientalists.