Imam Khomeini revived Islamic political philosophy

Imam Khomeini revived Islamic political philosophy

Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic is considered as one of the revivers of Islamic political philosophy.

The contemporary leader of the Islamic world repudiated the indecent station and inhuman contemporary concept of politics that was translated into tricks and ruses, according politics its right status.

From Imam Khomeini’s perspective, politics is the knowledge, virtue and instrument to guide man in the course of virtue, 'Idalah and proximity to God. One can construe this definition of politics in his works. Take the following for instance:

"Islam is entirely politics. Islam has been presented in a bad light. The politics of civil societies emanate from Islam."

As a matter of fact, the amalgamation of religion and politics is so obvious that anyone who envisages a border between them has not understood neither of them.

Islam is a religion of politics with all the positions conceived for politics.

This point is so clear to anyone with the least reflection on governmental, political, social and economic rules of Islam.

Hence, if anyone construes religion as being separate from politics, one knows neither Islam nor politics.

If we accept the above definition of politics and religion, then the main goal of politics and religion is to establish 'idalah in society.

Islam is synonymous with government with all its positions, and Islamic rules consist of laws of the government system and a position of the Islamic government.

In fact, the rules consist of accidental desiderata and organic affairs enacted for the actualization of an Islamic government and the promotion of 'Idalah in society.



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