Paper Information

Journal:   QURANIC & HADITH STUDIES   SPRING-SUMMER 2009 , Volume - , Number 82/3; Page(s) 127 To 158.
 
Paper: 

SOCIAL NORMS FROM THE VIEWPOINT OF NAHJ AL-BALAGHA

 
 
Author(s):  MIRIYAN FIRDOWS, SAMADIYAN MUHSIN
 
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Abstract: 

The social norms and anomalies are among the issues discussed in sociology. In psychology, norm is a rule and criterion for behavior and arrangement of relationships that the majority emulate, and non-conformity with it would entail punishment. In one respect, norms are certain conducts which are based on the observance of social values which would bring orderliness to the society. Imam ‘Ali (A.S.) assumed the reins of government as an Islamic ruler and proceeded to reform the Muslim community a quarter of century after the Holy Prophet (S.A.W.)'s demise while some problems had arisen in the community. ‘Ali (A.S.)'s sayings in Nahj al-Balagha, especially some major parts of it which had been delivered during his direct rule and responsibility in running the community, are of special significant in this regard.
The present article seeks to express the viewpoints of Nahj al-Balagha and analyze the norms and values in order to there by achieve trusted approaches in strengthening helpful norms, restraining abnormalities, and transforming norms to social values. Teachings of Nahj al-Balagha in this respect suggest that Imam ‘Ali (A.S.), besides encouraging people and creating the elements and circumstances to follow religious norms, enjoined them to follow useful social norms and stressed on not following detrimental and paganist norms.

 
Keyword(s): IMAM ‘ALI (A.S.), NAHJ AL-BALAGHA, COMMUNITY, NORM, VALUE, TRADITION
 
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