Imam Ghazali’s Theory of Khilafa & Politics

In this impactful lecture, Shaykh Amin zooms into what Imam Ghazali calls siyãsat-al-‘ulema, one of his many categories/levels of siyãsah. Shaykh Amin talks about the need for an original nomenclature that gets away from the predominant Eurocentric vocabulary. The ‘ulema wrote books and commentaries to reform those in government and to hold them to a high standard, one that focused on the ãkhirah even as it served the masses.

A 12-page transcript follows.