Message of Thaqalayn

A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies

Moral Governance of the Prophet Muhammad (s), Part I

The prophets’ aims in spreading the message were to teach monotheism, ethics, and religious law.  Since ethics is a means for achieving monotheism, Prophet Muhammad placed significant emphasis on morality and character building. This paper studies the meaning of morality and the various facets of the Prophet’s socio-political life from a moral perspective. To understand the moral nature of this governance, this series offers a description of the method of forming an Islamic nation and achieving power, form, structure, as well as the limits of power, the fundamental rights of citizens, the control of the public, and enforcement of the law. We will also study how the Prophet brought ethical features to the initial building blocks of the Islamic community as well as the ethical structure of political power. He appointed ethics as the basis of social solidarity and as the boundaries and responsibilities of a leader and its people. Moreover, we will observe how the Prophet's economic, military, judicial, political, cultural, educational, and social management were founded on ethics.


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