Erkol, Ahmet
June 2004
Ekev Academic Review;Summer2004, Vol. 8 Issue 20, p157
Academic Journal
Throughout history, the urge to know the Creator has driven human beings to meditate. Understandability of the revelation texts which are used in the dialogue between God and human beings represents another difficulty. In knowing and expressing God, who is unperceivable, human beings necessarily commence from their own perceptions. In Islamic thought, this method is called Comparison of the Unknown with the Known. This study examines how this method is employed in the Islamic thought.


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