عنوان مقاله [English]
One of the concerns of Muslim philosophers is how some people take cognizance of some facts about the future via veridical dream, inspiration and revelation. The present paper seeks to answer the question from the viewpoint of Sohrevardi and Mulla Sadra, given their position in Islamic mysticism. Accordingly, it is argued that the wayfarer, passing various stages of spiritual journey and bearing ascetic practices, is able to connect to the hidden realm in which the truths have been recorded and take cognizance of the matters related to the future as well as the facts to which lay people have no access, in the light of such connection. This hidden realm is the very imaginal world and a person, whether awake or asleep, can connect to this world through imagination, and some truths are revealed to him. Veridical dream happens through spiritual journey of the soul in the imaginal world and the details that prophets and saints receive from the hidden world at the moment of revelation are all related to such a world. Therefore, the paper aims to explicate these matters on the basis of that world.