The philosophy of friendship in Iraqi political theory Understa nding Political Philosoph y fro m Mytho logy to Theocra cy
Keywords:History, Education, Sociology, Psychology, Cultural Studies, Humanities
I would like in this paper to shed light on the politics of
friendship that is foremost in our minds and thinking, and thus
forced us to postulate and mobilize the most important views in
First of all I will interpret why friendship is considered one of
the most important issues in modern philosophy, particularly in
Islamic thought, and what its repercussions on political action.
There is no exaggeration in saying that both in the past and the
present, and maybe in the future, the idea of friendship is highly
influential, simply because political awareness is grounded in a policy of friendship.
Our concept of friendship takes us to three main significant
areas that need to be reconsidered These will be examined
from the mythical point of view of the epic of Gilgamesh. The
first is Rivals Friendship which is established on the basis
of an equality among the available resources between two
members, according to a coalition concept whether from a
common side interest or to ensure a nonhostile environment
at the least This is exemplified in a story told by Abo Heian
Al Tawhidi which will be discussed later in this paper(1).