ethical governance in light of The holy Quran

Document Type : Original Article


1 Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Iran

2 Professor Department of Public Administration, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

3 Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies

4 Assistant prof; Department of Public Administration, Faculty of Management, University of Tehran, Iran


Since the governance of societies is intertwined with the moral system of that society, it is important to understand moral values ​​according to the word of revelation. Therefore, the current research is trying to extract the principles and effective moral principles and components required for the governance of societies based on the teachings of the Holy Quran by using the thematic research method of the Holy Quran. For this purpose, the concept of ethics under the axis of governance has been examined in 678 verses. The result of this research is a set of moral principles and components that the rulers or agents, people, cultural, economic, political and administrative fields should be created in order to be able to lead and direct affairs in the light of the Qur'an. They should wear practical clothes and their hard work will improve morals in Islamic societies. The most important ethical principles that have been identified in this research are: the rule of compassionate relationship, the rule of justice, public satisfaction, expertise and commitment, wisdom, public participation, reform and public supervision, and transparency and accountability for rulers. Obedience to the Islamic government, empathy with the people, empathy and helping the government for the people and in the political, economic, cultural and administrative spheres, innocence from arrogance and maintaining dignity, attention to livelihood, creating a healthy economy, importance to the family, education and training, Righteous legislation and competent appointments.


Volume 30, Issue 4
Winter Quarterly
March 2023
Pages 219-249
  • Receive Date: 13 July 2022
  • Revise Date: 09 October 2022
  • Accept Date: 10 December 2022