عنوان مقاله [English]
This paper deals with Farabi on the civic role of women including higher administrative posts even as a president. The presupposition is that position of women as political and social actors has always been challenging and provoking questions. The main question is “what is the civic personality of women?” As it were, what is the position and social and political role of women in a government and political system? The assumption is: “In Farabi’s political philosophy, women are political and social beings, who are qualified to play their active political role even at higher political management.” For more explanation of the assumption: probably, women’s delicate nature may cause many misunderstandings or even worse, historical misuse of them. As a result, due to their delicate nature, women have the competence to play a softer political role (rather than a rough or violate one); however, this must is in need of preparation of the ground.
Method: the analysis of the text and content of Farabi’s works and political views about women.
It is noteworthy that al-Farabi is the greatest interpreter and founder of civic theosophy and Islamic political philosophy.