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In this paper we will attempt to compare the characteristics of Imam in the Ismaili theosophy, as described by Nasir Khusraw, with properties and traits of Ideal King in ancient Persian wisdom. We emphasizes on essential qualities in the Iranian political thought that throughout a long historical period, from establishment of contents of ancient Persian thinking to today, has had an impact on our political culture. If we can consider correctly the characteristics of Ismaili’s Imam (or Fatimid Caliph), as portrayed by Nasir Khusraw, we would diagnose some fundamental affinities between them and descriptions of the Ideal King in the ancient Iranian political thought. By surveying of essential concerns of Nasir Khusraw in both of historical-social and intellectual-dogmatic sides through detailed study of his works, we can mark out the continuity of a distinct approach towards nature of political relations and especially of the sovereign’s characteristics without which the history of political thought in Iran is not understandable.