The Study of the Moral Education from Imam Sadeq’s (AS) Point of View (Bases, Principles and Methods of Education)



 This is the study of moral education from Imam Sadeq’s (P.B.U.H) point of view. Analytic method has been applied to the documents to extract the bases, principles and techniques of moral education. The data were obtained from firsthand works attributed to Imam Sadeq (P.B.U.H) and also from secondhand Islamic sources such as traditions and sayings cited from him on websites and published studies in this regard. To this end, purposeful sampling was applied to the above-mentioned data. The instrument was note-taking. The findings indicated that Imam Sadeq divided the educational basis into six categories of seeking God and His servitude, rationality, dignity, weakness, ability to be guided, and inclination to beneficence. The first category includes abstinence and piety, the second consists of moderation and invocation, the third embodies the principle of esteem, the forth encompasses tolerance and easygoing principles, the fifth is related to propaganda, guidance and teaching, and the last but not the least, contains virtue, modesty and merit. In sum, six bases, eleven principles and 29 educational methods were inferred from Imam Sadeq’s (P.B.U.H) moral and ethical point of view.