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Sadijeva politička misao
Sa‘dī’s political thought

Author(s): Saeid Abedpour
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Theology and Religion, Middle-East Philosophy, History and theory of political science
Published by: Fondacija “Baština duhovnosti”
Keywords: Sa‘dī; Siyāsatnāme; Bustan; Gulistan;

Summary/Abstract: In the cradle of Iranian-Islamic civilization the political thought had numerous branches. This thought shaped the political opinion on the Iranian and Ottoman territory and can be considered the most important contribution to political opinion in a period when the Islamic civilization was at its peak. The genre of Siyāsatnāme is considered to be one of the branches of political thought. Nizam al-Mulk and Ghazali with their works Siyāsatnāme and Nasīhat al-mulūk placed themselves among the most prominent representatives of the genre of Siyāsatnāme which, thanks to them, turned into a powerful current in the political thought of Iranian-Islamic civilization, so that after them, many thinkers followed them as role models in this field. Sa‘dī also belongs to the group of authors who expressed their political opinion by writing Siyāsatnāme. The topics that Sa‘dī disscussed in his Siyāsatnāme are: the divine right of authority, the position of ruler, righteousness, security, gentleness, balance in rule, moderation and veziership. In Bustan and Gulistan Sa‘dī insists on the role of ruler and righteousness and in his work Nasīhat al-mulūk, in addition to these two categories, he talks about security as well. This paper will present the main characteristics of Sa‘dī’s political thought.

  • Issue Year: V/2019
  • Issue No: 16
  • Page Range: 24-32
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bosnian