The Mechanisms of Teaching People and Managers for Improving the Interaction between People and Government: Implications from Al-Mizan Commentary

Document Type : Original Article


1 Associate professor at the Faculty of Islamic Knowledge, Imam Sadegh University

2 Full professor at Tarbiat Modarres University

3 PhD candidate of public administration, Tarbiat Modarres University


Interactions between people and government stand at the centerpiece of governments, and governmental administrators are always looking for the best mechanism to increase this relationship both quantitatively and qualitatively. Following a qualitative approach and based on the investigative implications of the wonderful commentary of Al-Mizan and problem-oriented analysis of the Holy Qur’an, this research conceptualized the training mechanism of improving interaction between people and government through deriving 496 themes from 1921 verses. The Holy Qur'an addresses different mechanisms for the training of both managers and peoples to improve public participation in the community. Eighteen mechanisms were identified for this purpose, including training to interact with one another, training public participation, (Jihad, Zakat, Inf’agh), training accountability and leadership, clarifying the companionship of faith and good practice, instructing how to enjoin good and forbid evil. Seven mechanisms were identified for training managers, most important of which include training how to strengthen the relationship between the leader and people based on companionship and sympathy, training of tolerance and readiness for advice, training explicit and fluent speaking to managers and the leaders, and teaching piety and evading from worldliness to managers and the leaders. Based on the instructions of the Holy Quran, therefore, we come to the conclusion that, firstly, teaching and learning are the key components of the establishment and improvement of interaction between people and government, and, secondly, they are necessary for both people and managers in various regards.


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