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    • Scientific Progress
    • Education is another objective of the theocracy. Qur’an says “[God] purified them [unlettered] and taught them the Book.” (Al-Jumu`ah: 2). Education and teaching education as well as ...
    • Economic Self-sufficiency
    • Islam has a moderate view towards freedom. According to Islamic principles, freedom is not the ultimate purpose and value. It is means for man to consciously move towards ultimate perfection because of his own accord. Based on ...
    • Development and Eradicating Poverty
    • Is providing the material needs of the society and managing people’s livelihood, particularly supporting the poor, among the duties of the government? Or a personal endeavor? The truth is that Islam attaches great importance to ...
    • Freedom and Liberalism
    • Therefore Islam has a moderate view towards freedom. According to Islamic principles, freedom is not the ultimate purpose and value. It is means for man to consciously move towards ...
    • Freedom
    • Many modern theoreticians of the philosophy of politics believe that apart from security, freedom is the most important objective that a government must strive to achieve. According to this view freedom takes ...
    • Does End Justifies the Means?
    • The responsibility of learned men towards oppressed people of the society. According to Islam, responsible elite and scholars of the society have the responsibility of defending the rights of the oppressed in addition to ...
    • Justice
    • Although Islam recognizes security as solidifier of all social activities, but the ideal of a theocracy is security along with justice. Sustainability of government and security also depends on ...
    • Security Issues in Previous Goverments
    • By giving people hope that the last divine Hojjat (proof) would establish the government of justice at the opportune time, they kept the thought of establishing a government based on truth, justice and ...
    • Enforcing Law in Islam
    • The ideal of a government is to pass and enforce laws in a just manner. But if this objective cannot be achieved for any reason, establishing a government to safeguard the security of the people and ...
    • Objectives of a Theocracy
    • Although Imam Reza’s remarks were made with regards to the rule of Innocent Imams, since theocracy in the Era of Occultation metalizes in the form of the rule of the Just Jurisprudence and ...
    • Government’s legitimacy
    • Muslims, however, disagree about the source of government’s legitimacy: some believe that the ruler is appointed by God. The other groups do not agree with this view but there are no ...
    • Tax system in Islam
    • Since Islam is the last religion, its tax systems are everlasting and in effect until doomsday. On the other hand, the establishment of a government by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is the best proof of relation between religion and politics. In addition to ..
    • Duties of Theocracy from Religious Point of view
    • Carrying out Islam’s criminal laws such as fix punishment (Hadd), blood money (restitution) and Equal Retaliation (Qisas) and also the holy duty of Jihad (fighting with the enemies of Islam and defending Muslims’ lands and rights) is not possible ...
    • Imam Ali’s Advice to Malek (Part 4)
    • I swear by God if I remain wakeful at night by standing on the prick of Saadan while my hands and feet have been shackled and pulled over the pricks and brushwood in the desert, I consider this act more favorable than ...
    • Imam Ali’s Advice to Malek (Part 3)
    • Therefore, your best saving should be your meritorious deeds. Therefore, exercise control over your carnal desires and passions; resent what is not permissible and admissible for one’s self. Envy for this because ...
    • Imam Ali’s Advice to Malek (Part 2)
    • Verily, people look at your works in the same way that you look at the functions of previous rulers; that which you say about they are told about you. Fear God in view of the ...
    • Imam Ali’s Advice to Malek (Part 1)
    • Malek, appoint one who entertains God’s majesty in one’s heart and appreciates His esteem, it is appropriate to denigrate greatness of other than Him. … Verily, the meanest states of rulers in the sight of ...
    • Imam Ali’s Advice to Malek in Selecting Officials
    • O, Malek, habituate your heart to mercy for the subjects and to affection and kindness for them. Don’t stand over them like greedy beasts who feel it is enough to devour them, since they are of two kinds, either your ...
    • Islamic Jurisprudence
    • Islamic jurisprudence and the formation of Islamic government are among the most important precepts in Islam. It is prior to other Islamic precepts such as even praying and fasting. Some, however, have likened Islamic jurisprudence to ...
    • Religious Democracy
    • The need for the organs of the government stem from the fact that human beings are not satisfied with what they have. They may be selfish and aggressive. Therefore, the society needs laws. But mere good laws are not enough; we need ...
    • Fundamental Theories of Extra-Religious Approach
    • Extra-religious approach seeks to find out through rational analysis and deduction that what kind of government is required according to psychological realties and personal as well as social aspects of man’s life, without ...
    • Views of Hobbes and Machiavelli and Liberalism
    • It should be mentioned that the views of Hobbes and Machiavelli are in contrast with liberalism. Liberalist views are optimistic about man, but the views of Hobbes and Machiavelli are based on ...
    • Liberal Democracy
    • In liberal democracy, all decisions are equal in the domain of values. The argument that certain “Good” are more ...
    • Farabi’s Viewpoint on Happiness
    • Greek philosophers maintain that although city is established to fulfill the basic needs of life (mainly economic needs), its survival is meant for fulfilling a good life, that is, ...
    • Classic Theories of Happiness (Aristotle)
    • Aristotle believes that the government is obliged to provide grounds for the citizens’ ethical and spiritual growth in addition to providing their material needs, and the main and ultimate purpose of ...
    • Classic Theories of Happiness (Plato)
    • Classic philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle and Farabi believed that the purpose of government is to pursue goodness, virtue and happiness of people. They believe that in addition to maintaining order, security and ...
    • The Purpose of Government
    • Contemporary governments have vast capabilities to exercise control. Therefore they can play influential role in different economic, cultural, social and educational fields. Governments can influence thoughts, orientations, values, way of ...
    • The Concept of Theocracy
    • Theocracy is “a government that has accepted the authority of a particular religion in managing the society and the field of politics” . Therefore a Theocracy does not require people or rulers to be religious, rather, it means ...
    • Criteria of Rightful and Unlawful Leadership (Part 3)
    • The core of rightful imamate and righteous leadership is to serve people and fulfill religious obligations, whereas the materialistic and despotic rulers tend to gain hegemony and their ultimate goal is materialism. “Do you expect me to ...