Expressions and Schools of Islamic Political Philosophy

Document Type : Original Article


This article assumes that Islamic political philosophy exists, so it responds to the main question of what does Islamic political philosophy mean, and what expressions, interpretations and schools have taken shape under this concept. The nature and meaning of Islamic political philosophy have been analyzed by a variety of opinions, viewpoints and schools, some of which are close or similar to others. Some of them have dealt with one dimension of Islamic philosophy. The purpose of this article is not to approve or critique these expressions and viewpoints. It is rather to discover and classify them and to understand what is the substance and boundaries of Islamic political philosophy. The expressions and interpretations of Islamic political philosophy belong to contemporary researchers, and the schools of Islamic political philosophy belong to the scholars of the early or medieval period.