Platonic Concept of Communism of Family and Private Property: From Islamic Perspective
Keywords:Plato, socio-political, environment, harmonious, imagination
Plato according to his prevailing socio-political environment tried to introduce reforms to restore a peaceful and harmonious society wherein man could a happy life without any sense of insecurity. For this, he introduced various concepts – Ideal State, Justice, Education, Classification of Society into three classes, Functional specialization, Communism, etc. – based upon imagination; and these are not workable in the modern society in their true spirit. In this piece of work, the main focus is on Platonic concept of Communism and its evaluation in the light of Islamic teachings. His concept of communism given in his famous work Republic contradicts with Islamic social and economic systems.