The Position of Qur’an and Hadith in Islamic Political Thought: The Case Study of Siraj al-Muluk by Abubakr al-Turtushi (D. 520 AH)

Fatemeh Ahmadvand, Alireza Ashtari Tafreshi, Ahmad Rabbanikhah


Siraj al-Muluk by Abubakr al-Turtushi, the Faqih of 5th century AH, is one of the most outstanding Islamic works of political thought describing his political theory. A great part of the language of theory in the work is based on the most trustful Islamic text or Qur’an; also Islamic narrations (hadith) have a good position in this language. The authenticity of Qur’an and Hadith, has helped the theory in presenting its ethical – political epistemology, virtual thought, the framework of theoretical and practical ethics, and political strategies to control the society and shaping the frames of government. The methodology of this research is using the approach of Thomas Spragens in understanding Turtushi`s political thought and the position of the concept of language through it. About the versis of Qur’an and the narrations, turtushi`s analytical view has been studied here. This research shows that the structured and selected use of verses and prophetic narrations, is the bases of Turtushi`s work; he has shaped the most part of his theory by the authenticity of verses and narrations. By this war, the practical part of his theory is the political repeat of Qur’an and Hadith which has made the theory an ethical one. 


Qur’an; Siraj al-Muluk; Turtushi; Hadith

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