عنوان مقاله [English]
Modern political sphere in Islamic societies is based on a large body of fundamental issues such as freedom, democracy, and rule of law, all being ignored in the old political texts of Muslims. Hence, the dynamics of political jurisprudence in the complex society of today requires its systematic and serious introduction in explaining new issues and modern problems in the context of society and politics. Nonetheless, a high volume of the works in the field of political jurisprudence are still focused on classical definitions of politics and power, precisely, the government and the features and roles of its ruler. Few works can be found on the examination of fiqh teachings (jurisprudence) with a focus on the role of people. Mohsen Tabatabaifar's book "Fiqh Aspects of the Role of People in the Government" is evaluated as an effort to fill this gap. The author discusses the role of the people in the government from two aspects, namely traditional and modernist approaches. Considering the significance of such works, their evaluation and review would be even more critical. In terms of the analysis of the subject, enjoying outstanding points, the book has some weaknesses which are addressed through the review of its form and content.