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Research Institute for Political Thoughts of Islam

Research Institute for Political Thoughts of Islam
The administrative board of the Assembly, through a statute enacted in 2008, upgraded the Center for Scholarly Researches to the Research Institute for Political Thoughts of Islam. In 18th of March 2009, the research institute successfully received the general agreement license from the Ministry of Science and Research according to license no. 23463/22 and began drafting statute to receive the final license. However, it was decided by the Supreme Council for Research that the final license is pursued through the committee for granting licenses related to the Supreme Council of the Seminary of Qom.
This research institute has four research departments: political philosophy, political jurisprudence, constitution, and the experts and officially, 14 members of the faculty have been doing research within these departments.   
Research Departments
The members of the mentioned four research departments were chosen and began to conduct research on drafts enacted by the Supreme Council for Research. So far, 5 studies by political jurisprudence department, 4 studies by political philosophy department, and 2 studies by the experts department have been presented, 5 of which have been published and the rest are being edited to be published.  
Heads of departments:
1. Mr. Wa‘ezi, the head of political philosophy department
2. Mr. Ka‘bi, the head of political jurisprudence department
3. Mr. Kadkhoda‘i, the head of constitution department
4. Mr. Araki, the head of the experts department
Conferences
Since the duty of the secretariat of the Assembly of Experts is elaborating the theory of welayat-e faqih for common people and defending the leadership, a statute has been passed which requires [the secretariat of the Assembly] to hold conferences on this topic at Qom and the center towns of provinces’:
A. Qom
Due to the need of Qom Seminary students for achieving knowledge about the theory of welayat-e faqih and its arguments, the secretariat of the Assembly together with the Society of Teachers of Qom Seminary and the Supreme Council of Seminaries have held conferences at Feyziyyeh Seminary (on Mondays after Maghrib prayer) as follows:
1. In 2009, Ayatollah Mo’men was invited for four sessions  
2. In 2010, Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi was invited for four sessions and Ayatollah Mohsen Araki was also invited for four sessions. Ayatollah Mohsen Araki was also invited in 2011 for two sessions.
B. Provincial Conferences   
Due to the need for knowledge about the theory of wilayat-e faqih (its arguments, position, and background) in the Islamic society of Iran, especially the elite and also the Supreme Leader’s management of various national and international affairs, the secretariat of the Assembly in cooperation with governorate of different provinces has held provincial conferences with the titles of: scholarly explanation of wilayat-e faqih and the Supreme Leader’s management at provinces of Golestan, Bushehr, Khuzestan, Hamedan, Lorestan, Ardebil, etc.    
H. the Center’s works
The center’s works can be divided into three categories:
1. Published works
2. Finished works
3. Works under research
4. Works of the Research Institute for Political Thoughts of Islam

1. Published works
1. Azadi, ‘aql, wa Iman [Freedom, Reason, and Faith], A critical research on theological, jurisprudential, and legal bases of freedom of beliefs by Mohammad Sorush Mahallati in 432 pages, published by the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in Qom:2002.
Freedom is a controversial subject. It is the common claim of many schools, but its basic principles are not the same in different schools. It is the same about Freedom of belief. In Islam, freedom of beliefs is based on two principles of “freedom of reason” and “freedom of faith”. In this book, both principles have been reviewed theologically, jurisprudentially, mystically, and legally. Additionally, the results of different viewpoints have been shown through the explanation of their principles in Islamic and Western culture.  
2. Al-Dawlah al-Islamiyyah, Dawlat ‘Alamiyyah (Islamic government, unversal government), ‘Abd al-Karim Āl-i Najaf, published by the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 192 pages, Qom, 2003.  
Islam is an eternal, comprehensive, and universal school and all these features together manage social and individual life of human being. When the Islamic government is viewed from this angle, a global government is pictured in mind. Al-Dawlat al-Islamiyyah, Dawlat ‘Alamiyyah which has been written in Arabic, is an effort to explain this fact. It contains a preface and three chapters of “Islamic government and the concept of universal government”, “global dimensions of the Islamic government”, and “The contemporary Islamic government”.  
3. Andisheh-ha-ye Siyasi-ye Mohaqqeq Naraqi (political thoughts of Mohaqqiq Naraqi), Mohammad Sadeq Mazinani, published by the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 372 pages, Qom, 2002.  
Studying and compiling political thoughts of contemporary jurisprudents and Shia intellectuals is the most essential requirement for a system which is going to protect its cultural purity. Explanation of the political ideas of Mohaqqeq Naraqi is a step towards this goal which has been written in ten chapters: scientific and political life of Naraqi, the condition of Iran at the time of Naraqi, government and legitimacy, the role of Naraqi in the survival of wilayat-e faqih theory, the realm of wali faqih’s authority, the fall or continuation of a government, etc.
4. Bazshenasi-ye Ahkam-e Sadereh az Ma‘sumin (a), (Studying decrees issued by the Infallibles (a)) Mohammad Rahmani, 255 pages, Bustan Ketab, Qom, 2003.
What is understood from religious sources and is apparent in the conduct of the Infallibles (a) is that the Infallibles (a) have various authorities among which is the authority of governing and managing the society. Therefore, studying the decrees issued by the Infallibles’ (a) can yield beneficial results. Bazshenasi-ye Ahkam-e Sadereh az Ma‘sumin (a) is an effort to do so in the following four chapters: definition and different kinds of decrees, the noble Prophet (s) and Imams’ (a) positions and authorities, examples of the Infallibles’ (a) wilayah (authority), fuqaha (jurisprudents) and their positions.
5. Porsesh-ha wa Pasokh-ha’i darbareh Majles-e Khobregan-e Rahbari, a group of researchers, published by the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 160 pages, Qom, 2006.
Due to the important responsibilities and duties of the Assembly of Experts and also the questions which rise about jurisprudential, legal, and political status of the Assembly, the secretariat of the Assembly have received many questions from different social groups. In order to answer these questions, the secretariat of the Assembly put the Center for Researches on Islamic Government, which is established to conduct extensive in-depth researches on various issues of Islamic government and political thoughts of Islam, in charge of researching and answering the questions.
A selection of these questions and answers has been collected and compiled in the book of Porsesh-ha va Pasokh-ha’i darbareh Majles-e Khobregan-e Rahbari.
6. Pazhuhesh-i dar Andisheh Siyasiy-e Na’ini, Seyyed Jawad Wara‘i, published by the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts of Leadership in 176 pages, Qom:2003.       
Prominent Shi’a Ulema’s involvement in the Constitutional Movement is an important subject for research, especially because some of Ulema struggled in opposition to and some of them in protection of the Constitutional Movement in theory and practice. Although ‘Allamah Shaykh Mohammad Hussein Na’ini was not a distinguished ‘Alim in the Constitutional Movement, his Tanbih al-Ummah wa Tanzih al-Millah which was approved by two fuqaha of Najaf Seminary, Khurasani and Mazandarani, made him a religious leader of the Constitutional Movement and his work became an important source in defending the Constitutional Government. In this research, the most important issues of Na’ini’s political thoughts have been discussed and compared with legitimists and constitutionalists’ point of views. It has been also emphasized that Na’ini was a pious and inventive faqih who had theoretical insight and one could not neglect his theoretical insight when reviews his thoughts and opinions. If there is any ambiguity in his works, they should be interpreted through his explicit words.
7. Pishineh Nazariyyeh Welayat-e Faqih, Mostafa Ja‘far Pisheh, published by the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts of Leadership in 280 pages, Qom:2001.
One of the important dimensions of welayat-e faqih theory is its backgrounds in various periods of Shi’a’s fiqh. This research, through investigating jurisprudential sources and fuqaha’s opinions and classifying them into seven periods, shows that the theory of welayat-e faqih dates back to the first days of Shi’a history, and afterwards during history, it has always received considerable attention of Shiite fuqaha.  
8. Chalesh-ha-ye Fekri-ye Nazariyyeh-ye Welayat-e Faqih, Mostafa Ja‘far Pisheh, published by Bustan Ketab Qom in 191 pages, Qom:2002.
The theory of welayat-e faqih is considered as the political thoughts of the founder of the Islamic republic government and its basis. Although it has roots in Shi’a fiqh, reissuing it by Imam Khomeini made new challenges in the field. This research mostly aims at answering the questions which address welayt-e faqih as the only current theory of Shi’a fiqh about government. The author has classified questions into three categories: the concept of welayat, appointment [of the wali faqih], and jurisprudential management and questions concerning whether it is compatible with management as discussed in academia.
9. Hakemiyyat-e Siyasi Ma‘suman (a), Mohammad Ali Rostamiyan, published by the secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 332 pages, Qom:2002.   
Political government is among the main subjects of political studies. Hakemiyyat-e Siyasi Ma‘asuman (a) (in their political government, the infallibles (a) managed the society, made laws, and implemented them in the society which is explained in four following chapters: the concept of political government and similar issues, political governorship of the Prophet (s) and Imams (a) from Quran and hadiths’ point of view, and their manner of acting in political governorship.
10. Hoquq va Vaza’ef Shahrvandan va Dolat-mardan, Seyyed Javad War‘i, published by the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 592 pages, Qom:2002.    
Rights and duties of citizens and politicians have great importance in Islamic political system, explanation of which in the Islamic society, in one hand, shows prominence of divine-political school of Islam in comparison with schools proposed by human during history, and on the other hand, makes people and politicians familiar with their duties. This book has two chapters: the first chapter explains and analyses rights and duties of citizens in the Islamic society, and the second chapter discuses rights and duties of politicians in an Islamic society.    
11. Hekmat-e Hokumat-e Faqih, Hassan Mamduhi, published by the Office for Islamic Propagation in 288 pages, Qom:2002.
Government of faqih is a significant and fundamental achievement of the Islamic revolution which was established in an Islamic society after fourteen centuries and stood against western political schools. In various studies and researches conducted on religious government, some questions about welayat faqih have been risen. In order to answer such questions and support the theory of welayat faqih, conducting deep researches seems necessary. The book of Hekmat-e Hokumat-e Faqih is a research on religious principles of faqih’s government and the necessity of its establishment in the Islamic society which also answers the questions relating to this matter. The content of the book has been organized into six following chapters: religion, the concept of guardianship (welayat) in jurisprudence (fiqh), religious government, the necessity of establishment of religious government, historical background of welayat faqih, and discussing issues raised about welayat faqih.  
12. Hokumat-e ‘Alawi, Hadaf-ha va Mas’uliyyat-ha; a group of authors, published by the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 333 pages, Qom:2002.
In this book, Imam Ali’s conduct regarding social goals and responsibilities has been discussed under the titles such as “national power”, “duties of the governor”, “rights of people”, “aims of government”, “reformations”, and etc.    
13. Hokumat-e ‘Alawi: Sakhtar va Shiveh Hokumat; a group of authors, Published by the secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 215 pages, Qom:2002.
“Ali’s fundamentalism and Umayyad’s Machiavellism”, “vengeance and toleration”, “the origin of freedom and being a free spirit in Imam’s (a) political thoughts”, and “judicial system” are some issues discussed to explain Imam Ali’s (a) political conduct.
14. Hokumat-e Alawi, Kargozaran, a group of authors, published by the secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 215 pages, Qom: 2002.
Topics such as “the methods of political training of governors”, “the criteria for appointing governors”, “governors and geopolitical position of Imam Ali’s (a) government”, and “factors of efficiency in Imam’s (a) thought” have been discussed in this book.
15. Hokumat-e Alawi, Bonyan-ha va Chalesh-ha, a group of authors, published by the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 246 pages, Qom: 2002.
A comprehensive example and an eternal model of Islamic political system and just government has been inherited from short period of Imam Ali’s (a) government after the Prophet’s (s). In this book, general issues in Imam Ali’s (a) government have been explained through the following subjects: approach towards Ali’s government, reviewing Ali’s government, the origin of Ali’s government, reasons of the impermanence of Ali’s government, reasons for oppositions to Ali’s government, Ali’s government and social movements, and etc.     
16. Khobregan-e Mellat (autobiography of the members of the Assembly of Experts), first and second volumes, published by the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 1266 pages, Qom: 2000&2001.;
In this unique collection, autobiographies of the members of the Assembly of Experts have been compiled and many historical events have been mentioned which could help researchers much better know the Islamic revolution in Iran, especially the conditions of Shi’a seminaries.
It is notable that the third volume of this collection is being also compiled.
17. Din va Dolat dar Andisheh Islami, Muhammad Sorush Mahallati, published by the Office for Islamic Propagation in 727 pages, Qom: 1999.
Explanation of Islam’s government system and its principles is a necessity which was recognized after the establishment of the Islamic republic government and invited researchers and intellectuals to study it. Accordingly, Din va Dolat dar Andisheh Islami has discussed Islam’s government system and its principles. In this book, the author aims to explain the relationship between religion and government, Islam’s viewpoint on government, the origin of government, qualifications of the governor in Islamic thoughts, and authority of Islamic government.
18. Shari‘at va Hokumat, Seyyed Muhammad Mahdi Musavi Khalkhali, published by the Office for Islamic Propagation in 175 pages, Qom: 1998.
In Islam, our politics is like our religion; government and managing the country is a part of Islamic “legislation”. Islamic government is based on “divine legislation” and “the principle of wilayah”. Obeying wali faqih, in addition to scriptural evidences, has rational reasons. This book answers the questions about Islamic government and welayat faqih in four following chapters: the principle of legislation of Islamic government, legitimation of faqih’s governorship at the age of occultation, welayat faqih in Islamic traditions and hadiths, and the relationship between republic and welayat.
19. Mabani-ye Hakemiyyat dar Qanun-e Asasi-ye Jomhuri-ye Islami-ye Iran, Hussein Javan Arasteh, published by the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 288 pages, Qom: 2004.
This study tries to explain “governorship” and its principles in the Islamic system of Iran based on the constitution. Grounds of religious governorship, principles of national governance, and the relationship between them have been reviewed and the principles of governorship in the constitution have been explained from jurisprudential- legal point of view. The innovative view point of this research could be useful for law graduates especially public law.
20. Majles-e Khobregan-e Rahbari, Jaygah, ‘Amalkard, va Sharayet-e A‘za, a group of professors and experts, published by the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 224 pages, Qom: 2006.
The Assembly of Experts for Leadership is an institution which, in one hand, has a duty to choose the leader of the Islamic Republic, and on the other hand, it has a duty to supervise continuation of leader’s qualifications.
At the Center for Researches on Islamic government and the Islamic Government quarterly (related to the secretariat of the Assembly of Experts), some research have been conducted on subjects such as jurisprudential- legal principles, religious obligations, and legal position of the Assembly of Experts and some articles have been written.
Some of the above mentioned researches and articles have been published in Majles-e Khobregan-e Rahbari, Jaygah, ‘Amalkard, va Sharayet-e A‘za.
21. Modiriyyat az Manẓar-e Ketab va Sonnat, Seyyed Samsam al-Din Qavami, published by the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 525 pages, Qom: 2004.
Islamic management is a main factor for [establishment of] Islamic government, detailed implementation of which could promote efficiency of religious government. Paradigm of Islamic management is the product of the union of rational management and religious teachings; those teachings which manifest values and methods of management and have been inherited from Prophet (s) and Ali’s (a) managements in Medina and Kufa. This book analyses the paradigm of Islamic management relying on two rich and glorious resources of revelation and the Infallibles’ [unlimited] capacity of dealing with management problems; the capacity through which Islamic scholars, many times, have answered their theological, economic, legal, and … questions.
Remarkable this book has been greatly welcomed and reprinted many times.
22. Mafahim-e Asasi-ye Nazariyyeh-ye velayat-e Faqih, Mostafa Ja‘far Pisheh Fard, published by the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 144 pages, Qom: 2001.
Welayat faqih theory is based on some fundamental concepts which should be studied and clearly introduced before discussing the theory itself. Mafahim-e Asasi-ye Nazariyyeh-ye velayat-e Faqih is a study on this subject and has three chapters: the concept of velayat-e faqih, the concept of appointment, and the concept of fiqahat (jurisprudence).
23. Manabe‘-e Qanun-gozari dar Islam, Seyfollah   Sarami, published by Bustan Ketab in  304 pages, , Qom: 2003.
An Islamic state is governed by law and law in Islam has its own sources; just like setting out appropriate rules to address human’s needs and control human community require certain approches and framework. The research on Legislation Sources in Islamic Government has presented those references which can be used for legislation to manage the Islamic society and state. This book includes an introduction and two parts, the first one of which discusses about “identifying and checking the credibility of the sources for community and government rules in Islam” and the second part is about “credibility of the sources of the rules for managing society and government in Islam”.
24. Mansab-e Emamat-e Jom‘eh dar Hokumat-e Islami, Mostafa Ja’far Pisheh fard, published in the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 232 pages, Qom: 2005.
Friday prayer is an obligation the political and religious dimensions of which are undeniable. One of those political dimensions is “the leadership of Friday prayer” implying that [appointment of] the leader of Friday prayer is among the privileges of the Supreme Leader. Based on the Shi’a principles and the consensus of the Twelver jurisprudents, this position is originally in possession of the infallible Imams (a), but when there is no access to the Infallibles (a) or in case of the limitation of his power, whose would be in this position? In response to this question, there are three viewpoints which have been completely studied in this book.
25. Mabani va Mostanadat-e Qanun-e Asasi-ye Jomhuri-ye Islami-ye Iran beh Revayat-e Qanun-gozar, Seyyed Javad Vara‘i, published by the Secretariat of the Assebbly of Experts in 1335 pages, Qom: 2007.
26. Dolat va Amniyyat, Seyyed Mahdi Musavi Kashmari, published by the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 500 pages, Qom: 2009. , 500 ps.
Security has always been an essential need of human community. Close relation between the two issues of government and security has made this need the most fundamental demand of people from the Islamic government which has been discussed in this book in detail.
The importance of security in Islamic government, kinds of security, causes of insecurity, and those in charge of providing security are among topics discussed in this book. The book consists of the following chapters: first chapter: general issues, second chapter: kinds of security, third chapter: threats to security, fourth chapter: institutions in charge of providing national security.      
27. Bey‘at va Qodrat, ‘Abbas Pasandideh, published by the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 272 pages, Qom: 2009.
There are many questions about the nature of allegiance and its role in political system of Islam; questions such as: Is the right to govern depend on allegiance? If yes, is there any difference between allegiance of the common people and the elite? And if no, what is its position; is it the prerequisite of possessing authority or prerequisite of exerting power? Is there any difference between the political function of allegiance at the Age of Occultation and the age of Imam’s presence?
This book reviews various existing models and viewpoints in this regard and indicates that, according to Islamic references, “neither the right to govern nor having the authority depend on allegiance, but rather allegiance is an important factor which provides the one who has the right to govern with necessary power to establish his authority and there in no difference between the Age of Occultation and age of Imam’s presence. It is also notable that there is a subtle difference between having power and dictatorship”.   
This book consists of the following chapters: first chapter: generalities, second chapter: the nature of allegiance, third chapter: comparative study of allegiance
28. Me‘yar-ha-ye Islami Budan-e Hokumat, Seyyed Javad Vara‘i, published by the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 223 pages, Qom: 2009.,
A government must meet certain criteria to be called Islamic and become distinct from other kinds of government; criteria such as “the origin of legislation”, “goals and ideals”, “qualifications of politicians”, and “duties of politicians”. This book, besides explaining minimum criteria for Islamic government, studies other kinds of government suggested as alternatives to “Islamic republic”.
The book consists of the following chapters: first chapter: the criteria for the origin of government’s legislation, second chapter: the criteria for goals and ideals of the government, third chapter: the criteria for leader’s qualifications, fourth chapter:  the criteria for duties of the government
29. Khobregan va Tadavom-e Sharayet-e Rahbari, Mostafa Ja‘far Pisheh Fard, published by the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 196 pages, Qom: 2009.  
According to Articles 107 and 111 of the constitution, the members of the Assembly of Experts for Leadership have a duty to supervise the continuation of leader’s qualifications, and most importantly, being able to recognize leader’s incompetency and vote for his dismissal in such a situation. Here the question is, “what is legal and legitimate grounds based on which the members of the Assembly of Experts could play their crucial roles? This book answers the mentioned question based on jurisprudential and legal principles.
Khobregan va Tadavom-e Sharayet-e Rahbari consists of the following chapters: First chapter: concepts and general issues, second chapter: analyzing the theory that says in Islamic system leader is not supervisable. Third chapter: studying jurisprudential grounds for the legitimacy of supervising the leader, fourth chapter: studying legal grounds of legitimacy of supervision for leader, fifth chapter: political legitimacy and limits of religious supervision, sixth chapter: limits of supervision from the constitution’s viewpoint, seventh chapter: methods of supervision.

Finished Works
1. Amr beh Ma‘ruf va Nahy az Monkar, Muhammad Rahmani
2. Barresi-ye Mabahes-e Hokumat-e Islami dar Salha-ye 1320 ta 1357, Rasul Ja‘fariyan
3. Tarh-e Jam‘ Avari-ye Asnad va Madarek-e Maktub va Shafahi-ye Marbut beh Tadvin va Baz-negari-ye Qanun-e Asasi, Seyyed Javad Vara‘i
The author has compiled a list of works including journals, pamphlets, books, newspapers, and documents related to composition and revision of the constitution to be used by researchers. The following steps have been taken:
1. Seeking information from various centers and institutes and collecting thousands of documents
2. Building an archive of newspapers, weekly, and monthly journals published by various groups in 1979 and providing a table of content related to composition of the constitution
3. Carrying out interviews with some members of the Assembly of Experts and Constitutional Amendment Council.
Works on the Research
1. Azadi-ha-ye Ejtema‘i va Siyasi dar Jame‘eh Islami, Mohammad Sorush Mahallati
2. Shiveh-ye Rahbari-ye Imam Khomeini, Seyyed Samsam al-Din Qavami
3. Din va siyasat, Mohammad Mahdi Behdarvand
4. Sireh-ye Siyasi-ye Imam Ali (a) dar Barkhord ba Jaryan-ha-ye Siyasi, Seyfollah Sarami
5. Mabani-ye Feqhi Hoquqi-ye Majle-es Khobregan, Mohammad Javad Arasta
6. Vazayef va Ahdaf-e Hokumat dar Islam, Mohammad Ali Rostamiyan
7. Barresi Tatbiqi Shiveh-ha-ye Gozinesh-e Rahbaran, Mohammad Ali Rostamiyan
8. Hokumat-e Islami va Gostaresh-e Akhlaq, Mahdi ‘Alizadeh
9. Sekularism va Hokumat-e Islami, Ahmad Reza Yazdani Moqaddam

Works Published by the Center for Research on Islamic Political Thoughts
1. Porseman-e Welayi (1) Welayat-e Faqih va Mashru‘iyyat, Mostafa Eskandari, published by the Center for Research on Islamic Political Thoughts, the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts in 80 pages, Qom: 2011.  
Imam Khomeini: “(Ignore) words of those who are against Islam and think they are intellectuals and do not accept welayat faqih. If there is no faqih, there is no welayat faqih, there is no obedience, it [government] will be illegitimate. If it [government] is illegitimate, it would be tyrant. Obeying him is as obeying the tyrant, … (Sahifeh Imam, vol. 10, p. 221)
The book addresses the following topics: the origin of government, the meaning of welayat and welayat faqih, the origin of government’s legitimacy in Islamic political thoughts, the role of people in Islamic government, and etc.
2. Hokumat-e Islami va Harim-e Khosusi, Mostafa Eskandari, published by the Center for Research on Islamic Political Thoughts, the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts for Leadership in 712 pages,  Qom: 2011.
Everyone dislikes others disturb his privacy. By the way, is the concept of privacy the same in different people’s thoughts? Are the limits of privacy the same in different cultures? When was this issue brought up for the first time? What are the limits of privacy and what cases are considered as one’s privacy? How one’s privacy might be invaded and it should be safeguarded against what kinds of invasion? Are there any legal or real persons, other than the owner of the privacy, has the right to interfere in one’s privacy? In what cases and to what extent others have the right to interfere in one’s privacy? Based on what principles interference in others’ privacy is lawful? The author aims to provide precise answers to these questions through careful study of Qur’anic verses, traditions, conduct of Imams (a), and quotations from ulema.
The book consists of the following chapters: first chapter: the nature and principles of privacy, second chapter: the principles of privacy’s security, third chapter: domain of privacy, fourth chapter: fifth chapter: interference in one’s privacy.
3. Hokumat-e Islami va Eqameh-ye Sha‘a’er-e Dini, Nad Ali Ali Niya Khatir, published by the Center for Research on Islamic Political Thoughts, the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts for Leadership in 335 pages, Qom: 2011.
This book consists of five chapters: the first chapter is an explanation and fundamental discussion about the nature of religious practices, in the second chapter the philosophy of promoting religious practices has been discussed, in the third chapter rules about establishing religious practices in the views of Sunnite and Twelver Shiite fiqh scholars have been discussed, the fourth chapter discusses the role of Islamic government in establishing religious practices in the views of Qur’nic verses and traditions and views of Shiites and Sunnites, and the fifth chapter explains the most important Islamic, Shiite, and political practices such as pilgrimage, Friday prayer, congregational prayer, Ghadir Feast [Feast on 18th Zul-hijjah], Fitr Feast [Feast of Fast-breaking], visitation of the noble Prophet (s), the Household of the Prophet (a), and holy shrines.
4. Qanun-e Tabi‘i, Mohammad Hussein Talebi, published by the Center for Research on Islamic Political Thoughts, the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts for Leadership in 348 pages, Qom: 2011.
Natural Law is a body of most basic rational principles about human conduct. These principles are the foundation of very important subjects in the field of philosophy of social sciences such as philosophy of ethics, philosophy of law, and philosophy of politics. Although Natural Law has been a subject of study in the Western works for a long time, unfortunately it has not been studied in Islamic works especially Persian works.
This book is the first Persian work which appreciates Western scholars’ viewpoints on the doctrine of Natural Law from the ancient Greece to the contemporary age, criticizes these viewpoints and, in the end, presents a new theory on Natural Law based on rational Islamic thoughts. The author has a seminary degree and also doctorate in philosophy of law from Manchester University of England and he is doing research in the fields of philosophy of law and philosophy of politics.
The book consists of the following chapters: first chapter: general concepts, second chapter: Natural Law in ancient Greece, third chapter: Natural Law in ancient Rome, fourth chapter: Christianity and Natural Law, fifth chapter: Natural Law in the modern age, sixth chapter: Natural Law in Islam
5. Qodrat dar Andisheh-ye Siyasi-ye Imam Khomeini, Hasan‘li Salmaniyan, published by the Center for Research on Islamic Political Thoughts, the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts for Leadership in 484 pages, Qom: 2011.
There is no doubt that the Islamic revolution of Iran has been among the greatest revolutions of recent centuries; a revolution which triumphed with religion basics, leadership of a clergyman, and by people whose slogans and demands were completely religious. Although current political sciences after renaissance until the Islamic revolution of Iran denied the position of religion, especially in movements and social revolutions, and considered emergence of revolution from the heart of religion and Divine thoughts as impossible, the Islamic revolution of Iran proved them wrong and demonstrated the power of religion and the powerful religion to the world.
Therefore, many questions about political power have been raised in the field of Islamic revolution and Islamic government. This book discusses power as an important element of politics and illustrates the status of power in the view of Imam Khomeini through studying his works, speeches, and his political conduct and explains how power is gained, protected, controlled and directed in the Islamic government. In this work, Imam Khomeini’s godly viewpoint on different aspects of political power has been explained.  
The book consists of the following chapters: first chapter: general issues, second chapter: legitimacy of power, third chapter: kinds of power in the field of politics in the view of Imam Khomeini, fourth chapter: goals of power, fifth chapter: corruption of political power, sixth chapter: protection of political power
6. Edalat dar Falsafeh-ye Siyasi-ye Islami-ye Mo‘aser, Ali Ramezani,   published by the Center for Research on Islamic Political Thoughts, the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts for Leadership in 354 pages, Qom: 2011.
“Justice” is a fundamental concept which has been of great concern to religions, intellectuals, and political philosophers throughout the history. Similarly, in Islamic political philosophy, especially Shiite political philosophy, justice has a great importance and it has a significant influence on political and social affairs; so it could be concluded that justice is among the greatest goals of establishment of Islamic government.  Muslim philosophers have sometimes discussed it in their works and studied different aspects of justice (definition of justice, kinds of justice, formative and legislative justice, moral and theological justice, social and political justice, and etc.). Among such works, those of ‘Allamah Tabataba’i are considered as milestones in explanation of social and political aspects of Islam. The book of ‘Edalat dar Falsafeh-ye Siyasi-ye Islami-ye Mo‘aser aimed at studying the fundamental concept of justice and its status in political affairs and also its relationship with the most important concepts and elements in politics such as freedom, welfare, equity, security, power, legitimacy, and etc. in political thought of ‘Allamah Tabataba’i and three students of him, Ayatollah Motahhari, Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi, and Ayatollah Javadi Amoli. This research also investigates the possibility of producing a new theory about justice from viewpoints of ‘Allamah Tabataba’i and his students.          
The book consists of the following chapters: first chapter: general issues, second chapter: the study and conceptual analysis of principles of justice, third chapter: the value and origin of justice, fourth chapter: the status of justice among individual and social values, fifth chapter: strategies of administrating social justice, sixth chapter: a review of mentioned viewpoints.

Finished Works of the Center for Research on Islamic Political Thoughts
1.    The previous name of this research center was “the Center for Scholarly Researches of the Secretariat of the Assembly of Experts for Leadership”; but in August 2004, it was changed to “the Center for Studies on Islamic Government” according to the new structure announced by the vice chairman of the Assembly of Experts and the director of the secretariat.
2.    On 26th of September 2004, the Supreme Research Council of the Center for Studies on Islamic Government passed a statute according to which two specialized groups with the names of “Islamic Government” and “the Assembly of Experts” were established.

National Awards
The year book chosen and awarded by the Islamic Republic [of Iran]
2003: Azadi, ‘Aql va Iman  
2003: Hoquq va Vazayef-e Shahr-vandan va Dolat-mardan
The year book chosen and awarded by the seminary
2001: Din va Dolat dar Andisheh-ye Islami
2003: Azadi, ‘Aql va Iman  
2003: Andisheh-ha-ye Siyasi-ye Mohaqqeq Naraqi
2003: Chalesh-ha-ye Fekri-ye Nazariyyeh-ye Welayat Faqih
2003: Hakemiyyat-e Siyasi-ye Ma‘suman (a)
2003: Hoquq va Vazayef-e Shahr-vandan va Dolat-mardan
The year book chosen and awarded by the secretariat of national researchers of religion
1999:  Din va Dolat dar Andisheh-ye Islami
2002: Azadi, ‘Aql va Iman  
2003: Hoquq va Vazayef-e Shahr-vandan va Dolat-mardan
2003: Modiriyat az Manzar-e Ketab va Sonnat
2003: Manabe‘-e Qanun-gozari dar Islam