عنوان مقاله [English]
The relationship between mysticism and politics has been mentioned from the past and some Muslim mystics like Najm al-Din Razi were experts in the field of politics. (History) In this regard, works of some advocates and opponents regarding Razi have been presented; however, still the need for raising new issues is felt. (Background) Nevertheless, there still exists disagreement about this relationship in the viewpoint of thinkers like Razi! (Problem) Therefore, in analyzing the relationship between mysticism and politics in his thoughts, we face the following question: What is the relationship between mysticism and politics in his point of view? (Question) The present paper assumes that: Razi believes in combining mysticism and politics and thus he has reached the close relationship between mysticism and politics and the equal relationship of the four relations between these two. (Hypothesis) Using the analytical-interpretative method, (Methodology) the present article seeks to show this relationship. (Objective) The result shows that Razi considers man’s achievement of real mysticism, spiritual perfection, and happiness in this world and the Hereafter dependent upon managing worldly affairs or politics which is in line with mysticism or the reality of Islam (Finding).
Mysticism, Politics, Najm al-Din Razi, Political Thought, and Mystic Thought