عنوان مقاله [English]
The preliminary step in achieving an efficient research is recognizing its various dimensions. Knowledge of up-to-date and practical research methods, especially in religious studies, is to be attached a special importance. Studies on religious teachings particularly those related to the Holy Quran, have undergone ups and downs in recent centuries.
An effective factor in this regard has been the emergence of western thoughts most of which have become available through translation without considering Islamic/Iranian culture. Neglecting the ultimate goal of research in religious studies has almost confused scientific communities as it concerns the adoption of a correct methodology.
Meanwhile, by returning to religious and Quranic teachings as the main sources of guidance towards reflection and contemplation, and by utilizing diverse epistemological instruments, the researcher can be directed more effectively to his goal.
A survey of various research outlook and definitions and also the clarification of the true status of research in Quranic verses are among the topics covered by this article.