Investigating the characteristics and principles of Islamic city based on Islamic literatures

Hamed Hayaty, Fatemeh Monikhi
2015 unpublished
Social and political systems, regardless of their type and nature, are always based on complex philosophical, moral and normative mechanisms such that it can be claimed that without the existence of an intellectual and theoretical system, social systems can't be objectively realized and if possible its continuation is impossible. Political and social system in an Islamic society is not also excluded from this general rule, and its realization and continuation in outside world is dependent on
more » ... is dependent on theoretical and philosophical backing. This paper aims at the role of Islamic architecture and culture in the formation of urban spaces. Culture is the method of living in a mass. This paper also tries to consider the principles governing on urbanity relations in Islamic literature briefly. The principles governing on urbanity and citizenship relations in different societies are formed in terms of its historical and religious cultural characteristics which this issue causes the difference in relations' structure in the country and different societies. Islamic society is also not excluded from this regulation. In Islamic societies, some principles are located as the basis of forming the structure of urbanity and citizenship system among them some fundamental moral and legal and humanity principles can be mentioned. This is a descriptive analytical research and based on using library resources. In this research, in addition to stating governing principles on Islamic city, the relation between urban spaces, culture, Islamic architecture and their influences on each other are investigated.