عنوان مقاله [English]
The purpose of the present study is to explain political power from the perspective of Shahid Motahhari. In this regard and according to the three-lateral theoretical framework of internal system, efficient system, and final system that are innovations from a Muslim thinker, power principles and resources as the internal system, power agents as the efficient system, and power purposes as the final system were studied based on the implication method explained in logic. Āyatollāh Motahhari recognizes power as an evidence of perfection denoting taking measure in case of having a will. He believes that based on anthropological principles, cosmology, epistemology, and axiology, spiritual power assists the power of will to make true decisions and is a foundation, guidance, and fortification for material power. The only independent resource of power is the power of God Almighty. Only those who have the most closeness to the center of power deserve to take hold of the power. Therefore, the purpose of power is to liberate humans from evil powers and inner and outer Satan in different aspects, while power is commonly known among people as imposing one's own will over that of others.