An Interview with Professor Ayatullah Khamenei, President of the Sadra Islamic Philosophy Research Institute on “Rights in Nahj al-Balaghah



Professor Ayatullah Seyyed Mohammed Khamenei, President of the Sadra Islamic Philosophy Research Institute, in an interview with the Research Deputy of the Seminary of Hazrat Zaynab Kubra (a) referred to some important points regarding the subject of “Rights in Nahj al-balaghah”. In his view, the criteria for the truth are the same existence, realization, and objectivity of the truth rather than assumption, imitation, imagination, and claims.

Quoting the Commander of the Faithful (a), Imam Ali, who said the truth is visible and not audible, Professor Ayatullah Khamenei concluded that what philosophers call fact-by-itself refers to the same definition. That is, the external and actualized “self” of everything is the truth of that thing, and as long as something lacks external reality, it cannot be called the truth or contain the truth. It is necessary to mention that this interview was done on the occasion of “The ‘Alawite Pledge” Conference, which was held with the purpose of a study of rights in Nahj al-balaghah.


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