International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss


Discourse Analysis of Nahj-ol-balaghe (a road to eloquence) Statements: Reacting to Some Social Issues
Mostafa Morady Moghaddam, Mina Gholamzadeh

Discourse analysis of Nahj-ol-balaghe statements provides useful information in order to resolve some social problems we have encountered or may encounter in present world. In this paper, we are going to perceive some features of holy Ali’s discourse about a better world by evaluating the content of Nahj-ol-balaghe which is a book of Imam Ali’s comments and policies. In the same vein, we have juxtaposed it with other philosophical thoughts which have been proposed through history of governments. Since the content of Nahj-ol-balaghe has gone much further than its time and its spiritual instructions are one of the best and most comprehensive examples of a divine theology, we can use it to investigate the competency of governments. Some of the challenging viewpoints in contemporary era, including anarchism, capitalism, Islamic banking and other related issues are evaluated in this passage on the basis of Nahj-ol-balaghe perspective. The picture of a complete human is presented in Nahj-ol-balaghe and this is why it has significant implications for governments. Since government and its theology is presented in an eloquent way by Imam Ali (peace be upon him), examining this everlasting book can be a clear route for governments in contemporary era just like the spiritual instructions of Confucius which has guided Chinese people—and is continuing to affect them—for a long time.

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