Social freedom from the point of view of Mohammad Abdo, Seyyed Qutb and Allameh Tabatabai with an emphasis on the interpretations of al-Manar, in the shadows of the Qur'an and al-Mizan.

Document Type : Original Article


1 عضو هیات علمی دانشگاه تهران

2 Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tehran


The present study seeks to study the concept of social freedom and its comparative study in three interpretations of Al-Manar, Fi Zalal Al-Quran and Al-Mizan. Using a conceptual approach and a case study of the documents of the concept of social freedom as a modern concept, in verses related to the three issues of enjoining the good and forbidding the evil, the necessity of jihad and non-compulsion in religion were examined and the results of all three interpretations were compared. Tafsir al-Manar by Muhammad Abduh, with its empirically rationalist approach to liberal thought, relates social freedom to two other commentators. Seyyed Qutb and Allameh Tabatabai have a maximum approach to Islam and consider social freedom valid in the form of Islamic society. With a liberal view, Mohammad Abdo is on one side of the spectrum, and Allameh Tabatabai, by accepting social freedom within the limits of Islamic law, is in front of Mohammad Abdo, and Seyyed Qutb is close to Allameh, with a slight difference.


  • Receive Date: 15 August 2022
  • Revise Date: 28 September 2022
  • Accept Date: 01 October 2022
  • First Publish Date: 01 October 2022