Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 3 – Issue 10) / studies

Islamic Political Thought: Pillars, Approaches and Issues

April 2018


Political thought is the product of the work of thinkers, a translation of their cognitive systems (their perceptions of existence and life) and their systematic perspectives. Hence, Islamic political thought is the sum of ideas and methods of thinking related to the political phenomenon presented by scholars and thinkers throughout the ages of Islam. This thought was built through the interaction of the Muslim mind with three aspects: with the reference origins (from the Qur’an and Sunnah), and with the systematic structures produced by basic Islamic knowledge, in addition to interaction with the civilized and realistic environment in which these philosophers, jurists, and thinkers lived.

The study attempts to present a brief vision of the most important foundations of Islamic political thought within the system of the principles of civilized jurisprudence, including a review of the most important pillars of Islamic political vision, a map of the introductions to Islamic political thought, and its system of issues (the case of the Caliphate).

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