Avoiding Cruelty and Violence in Imam Ali's Political Course

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Ali Amin-Rostami / MA of the History of Islam from the Imam Khomeini Education and Research Institute                                                                                                                                                       ali.amini1353@yahoo.com

Received: 2019/04/12 - Accepted: 2019/08/10                                                                  ali.amini1353@yahoo.com


In Shiite School, the worldly and political affairs of society have been defined in close connection with the issues of the hereafter. Religion and politics are inseparable and the infallible leaders have been introduced as the most important politicians in the Ummah. Politics in the course of the infallible leaders of Islam has principles that distinguish it from the political systems of the world. In this article, we intend to study the principle of "Avoiding Cruelty and Violence" in the political course of Imam Ali through a narrative and historical method and examining the sources of Islamic history. Imam Ali's statements and letters to the rulers and governors, in particular his letter to Malik al-Ashtar, and also historical narrations indicate that except in the case of law enforcement and the implementation of revelation orders, Imam Ali's effort was to seek justice and to avoid violence and oppression. He was reluctant to seize power and maintain it at any cost, such as bloodshed, suspicion, and the use of sword to compel society to obey.

Keywords: Imam Ali's Political Course, Cruelty, Avoiding Cruelty, Law Enforcement.




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