Governments, Rulers and Islamic Philosophy: The Conception of a Utopia

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Governments, Rulers and Islamic Philosophy: The Conception of a Utopia
Every government is different. Every governmental body, according to many philosophies surrounding the governmental bodies’ culture, dreams of a utopian government and utopia in general. This is where everything would go right within the government and society. These preconceived utopias are based on the philosophies of many knowledgeable philosophers. Based on the philosophies of famous Muslim philosophers Farabi (Ehsa al_Olum), Razi (Kimiya ye Saadat), Hasan ben abd olrazagh Lahiji and Khaje Nezam ol Molk (Sayar al_Molk) there are ideas of what a good form of government should entail and what characteristics a good ruler should have. This would form an...
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.....Still, I think it is important to have a bit more democracy concerning a government, especially in the distribution of power and in religion. This is perhaps I have a more western viewpoint on the government. Still, it is useful to look into these differences and see how modern Iran is taking into account ancient governmental philosophies from their top philosophers.
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