The key concept in the MDI political science course is this: sort yourself out, before trying to sort society out. That is why the first – and most important – course that is taught in MDI is character-building (تهذیب الاخلاق)or self-purification (تزکیة النفس). Moving on from the self, the next most important unit in society is the family. So the second course that is taught in the MDI Political Science department is Organisation of the Home (تدبیر المنزل) – one could call it Home Economics. Only then do we come to Civil Politics (السّیّاسة المدنیّة.