عنوان مقاله [English]
There are three types of normative ethics including duty-based ethics, result-based ethics and virtue- based ethics. A fourth type of ethics can be also considered as "Caliphate – oriented ethics", which is based on the assumption and succession between man (as Abd) and God (as Rabb). In this article, we attempt to examine the concept of "Caliphate- based ethics" by examining the mystical ethics in the tradition of theoretical mysticism. This type of ethics may be the correct interpretation of "mystical ethics" - in the tradition of theoretical mysticism attributed to Ibn al-Arabi and Caliphate-based ethics is subordinated to virtue ethics. The Caliphate's ethics should be viewed as a virtue theory that differs in the nature of virtues, the method of recognizing virtues, and how to achieve virtues with conventional approaches to virtue ethics. In this theory, virtues are the attributes of God, the method of recognizing virtues is the knowledge of the virtues, and the method of becoming virtuous is to imitate God and then become the caliph of God through mystical conduct in three stages. Purification, Polishing and Adornation. This methodology is based on mystical anthropology, which is found in the mystical works of Imam Khomeini.