Semantic Analysis of the Word "Wisdom" with an Emphasis on Narrative Sources
Hassan Ahmadnia, Abdolvahhab Shahroudi
In prophetic traditions, wisdom has been widely noticed and it covers numerous extensions. Then we need to study this frequently used term in prophetic traditions too. Given the definitions that have been offered in the domain of mysticism, traditions and exegeses of wisdomو one can conclude that all these definitions have considered three features to be necessary for wisdom; first, judgment, second, assurance and third, knowledge of the truth of things. To make the semantic aspect of this term clear, we need to recognize the term "wisdom" relying on the prophetic content. Accordingly, the aim of the present research is knowledge and assessment of original Islamic wisdom along with the narrative explanation. Therefore, in this study we first assay wisdom from lexical point of view and then we consider the fundamental and basic meaning of it in the light of exegeses and prophetic traditions.