Document Type : Research Paper
Professor; in the Faculty of Islamic Studies and Politics, Imam Sadiq University
M.A., Islamic Studies and Politics, Imam Sadiq University
One of old and permanent questions in political thoughts is about the relationship
between morality and policy. Thinking and discussing about this question resulted to
different attitudes. Some of thinkers believe that using political power is not suitable
with obeying the moral rules therefore no goal even “Justice” is achievable without
applying political power. In the opposite side some other thinkers believe that moral
principles themselves are so venerable that should constantly control declinations of
people having political power. So policy is worthless unless it’s controlled.
This article is about to analyze this question in the thought and action of Imam
Sajjad and finally offer an appropriate solute on to it.