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Traditions are one of the sources used to demonstrate religious teachings. The unanimous traditions (reported repeatedly), and also single ones (reported only by one source) tied with certain contextual evidences, are authentic in jurisprudence, theology, interpreting the Qur'an, history etc. Some of the traditions that are reported only by one source and are valid are used by jurisprudents, as well, in the process of discovering legal norms. But can we use them in issues not related to jurisprudence, such as theological issues or not? After examining the different ideas and views offered about this subject, we will present a proper answer to this question. Some of the results of this survey are as follows: distinguishing between unanimous, valid single, and invalid single traditions; the issuance of tradition and its content; and the method of inference in rational or traditional discussions.