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Imam Khomeini - Ethics and Politics - Sayyid Hasan Islami

Imam Khomeini - Ethics and Politics - Sayyid Hasan Islami

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Imam Khomeini, Ethics and Politics
 bySayyid Hasan Islami
Translated byMansoor L. Limba
Published by:
International Affairs Department, The Institute for Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini’s WorksReproduced with permission by theAhlul Bayt Digital Islamic Library Project team
 
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Imam Khomeini, Ethics and Politics
Contents
Translator’s ForewordLetter of AppreciationPrefaceIm
ā
m Khomein
 ī 
’s Code of EthicsIndescribability of the Human Being
-Thepossibilityofnurtureandtraininginallconditions-Coexistenceoffearandhope-Suspensionofjudgment
Man in the State of Nature
-Hobbes’view-Rousseau’s vie-Im
ā
mKhomein
 ī 
’s view-Righttochooseandselect-Necessityofsel-cognition-Combatwiththeselfas themajor
 jih
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{struggle
Regulation of Instincts
-Necessityofinstincts forperfection-Insatiabilityofinstincts-Socialparticipationas arequisiteofcombatwiththeself 
This World and the Hereafter 
-This worldas theplaceofcultivationforthehereafter-Whichis theblameworthyworld?-This worldandthehereafteras complementarytooneanother
The Philosophy behind Suffering
-Evilas relative-Evilas constructive-Thehereafteras theplaceforreward
Is Knowledge a Mental Aid, or Burden?
The place of knowledge
1. Knowledge makes a man2. The universe itself is a large university3. Knowledge as a requisite for prosperity4. Knowledge and expertise as a criterion of superiority5. Knowledge as continuous learning
The instrumental role of knowledge
 
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-Thebranches ofknowledgeandrealms ofhumanexistence-Ignoranceas apretextinneglectingknowledge
Behaviour as Emanating from the Principles of EthicsEthics and Politics Relationship
-Viewontheseparationofethics andpolitics-
Criticism of the view
-Viewonthesubservienceofethics topolitics-Criticismoftheview-Viewonthedualityofethics andpolitics-Criticismoftheview-Viewontheoneness ofethics andpolitics
Im
ā
m Khomein
 ī 
and Ethical Politics
-UniversalityofIsla-Themeaningofpolitics andthestatus ofpower-Politics as indispensablefortherealizationofIslam-Oneness ofethics andpolitics inIslam
Three Ethical Pillars of Politics
-Sincerity-Openness tocriticism-Simpleliving-NegativeAsceticism-PositiveAsceticism-Whatis asceticism?-Is asceticismabstentionfromtheblessings?-Is asceticismahindrancetoeconomicactivity?-
What is the political utility of asceticism?
EpilogueBibliography

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