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An Essay on Ikhwan al-Safa’s Treatise on Politics

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This essay aims to present Ikhwan’s classification of politics and examine in details prive and personal politics. This will be done with special reference to their treatise on Politics. On the basis of this treatise, the article examines mainly the governance of body and soul. Under these main titles it examines Ihkwan’s understanding of man, man’s relation with God, himself, his family and his friends. The article concludes that Ikhwan consider every activity that has any contribution to man’s happiness within the concept of politics.