عنوان مقاله [English]
Man, due to his nature, is always seeking his God. However, this search sometimes leads to some deviations. An example is to consider God as a worldly physical creature who is visible and has corporeal organs. According to The Holy Qur’an, it is impossible to see God with our eyes. Moreover, Imams, Imam Ali (PBUH) in particular, have made valuable remarks in this regard. In some of his sayings, Imam Ali (PBUH) rejects the possibility of physical perception of God whether with our eyes or other senses. He also refers to the prime evidence of perception and, accordingly, finds it impossible to see God. However, he states that the impossibility of seeing God cannot be a reason to deny Him. In some of his sayings, Imam Ali (PBUH) not only rejects the possibility of physically seeing God, but also denies the feasibility of perception of His essence. But he considers it sometimes possible to spiritually perceive God through faith, reason, wisdom, science, and signs of His power. The difference between the two viewpoints lies in the fact that the former is based on the impossibility of perception of God, while the latter regards it possible through contemplation on His traces and attributes.