عنوان مقاله [English]
The jurisprudence of traditions, enjoys an elevated stance among the Imams'
teachings. This is to the extent that it is said: "understanding one tradition is
worthier than repeating a thousand." Several fundamental principles are
stressed upon by the Imams for a clear understanding of the traditions. The
most significant conditions are: striving to communicate the self same words,
having the license to communicating the meanings instead of the words under
specific circumstances, paying added attention to the extensiveness of the
meanings of words, paying added attention to understanding the difference
between figurative and literal meanings of the sayings, using effective
strategies in order to solve the apparent conflict or contrast between the
sayings, avoiding oblivion in depicting the hierarchy and diversity of sayings.