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Ghazali's Politics in Context by Yazeed Said

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5 Ethics and society

Introductory remarks

In the last chapter we saw how Ghazālī presents three major themes: the first relates to public life and order that require an active government, Sulṭān; the second is an emphasis on the affairs of the common good, matters outside the scope of government that bear upon the quality of common life, such as knitting, farming, and the medical profession; the third points to the place of fiqh and the fuqahā' as that which gives society its identity grounded in its source of existence, and its purpose in life, but not in a Church-like form. In this way, Ghazālī is defining the foundation of the community as it relates to the different roles in society, which cannot be achieved without a defined political structure. ...

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