Good Ruler in Political Thought of Najm Al-Din Razi
Mohammad Ali Tavana, Yosouf Haghighi

Two macro views exist about the connection of mysticism and politics. One, attached an absolute distinguish between them, another adjudicate on the partial and sometimes absolute overlap of them. Based on this recent attitude, it could be review on the thoughts of Najm al-Din Razi, the sighted policy mystic and the thinker of sixth and seventh Hegira century, and design this question: What are the subjects of his political mysticism? It seems that Najm al-Din Razi tries to introduce politics as the part of human intellectual-spiritual evolution process, with removal of inherent contradiction between wise and love, Therefore to join these together. Also, it seems that his political mysticism is about the good ruler. So he enumerates positive features ( such as, Divine charisma, justice, equity, beneficence, patience, toleration, consult vulnerability, anticorruption, pragmatism and moderation) and negative features ( such as, separation from passion, arrogance, corruption, blasphemy, depravity, denier, rebellion, greed, anger and asthenia, extremes) for a good ruler which are underlie of change and intellectual-spiritual evolution of society.

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