Volume 17 (2024)
Volume 16 (2023)
Volume 15 (2022)
Volume 14 (2021)
Volume 13 (2020)
Volume 12 (2019)
Volume 11 (2018)
Volume 10 (2017)
Volume 9 (2016)
Volume 8 (2015)
Volume 7 (2014)
Volume 6 (2013)
Volume 5 (2012)
Volume 4 (2011)
Volume 3 (2010)
Volume 2 (2009)
Volume 1 (2008)
Desecularization of Instagram users; providing grounded theory

M.H. SayahTaheri

Volume 15, Issue 2 , June 2022, , Pages 39-71


  The main view of thinkers, with respect to the impact of cyberspace on religion, is that its continuous use would help lead to “secularization” of individuals and society. However, it seems that this process, under the influence of some interfering factors, has overturned and, in some cases, ...  Read More

Challenges of religion and music in contemporary Iran (1971-2018); A historical research

H. Sarvi; H. Mohaddesi Gilvaei; R. Samim

Volume 14, Issue 2 , July 2021, , Pages 1-37


  This paper discusses the government's view on contemporary Iranian music as well as the relationship between religion and art during the years 1971 to 2018. Thus, the relationship between the two institutions of religion and art was examined through sociological perspectives. For that matter, qualitative ...  Read More

Fresh footprint; Religion and agency of pious traditional Muslim women

Z. Mesgartehrani; A. Kazemi

Volume 13, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 65-94


  Studies in the field of religion and women consider the emancipation of women from the structure of patriarchy and the challenge of the beliefs and interpretations of traditional Islam to belong to the upper class and elite of society. In this study, this question arises whether traditional pious women ...  Read More

Media representation of Arbaeen pilgrimage in Iran (1392-1396)

M.S. Zokaei; R. Eslami

Volume 13, Issue 2 , July 2020, , Pages 1-36


  In recent years Arbaeen pilgrimage in Iran has many practitioners and visitors, so it becomes one of the main aspects of Shiite identity and Iranian religiosity actions. Relying on a case study of discourses and representations of Arbaeen pilgrimage, we try to understand Arbaeen pilgrimage as a social ...  Read More

Representation of ritual communications in cyberspace: A case study of Arbaeen Hosseini's walk on the BBC Persian Website

G. Bayat; M. Ghasemi

Volume 13, Issue 2 , July 2020, , Pages 37-65


  National-religious events attract media attention but different media views events differently in ideological frameworks which facilitate the failure or success of public diplomacy efforts all around the world. In this regard, Persian-language foreign media, including the BBC Persian, is among the sources ...  Read More

Post-Saddam Shiism and the end of the holy geography regret syndrome in Shiism

J. Rahmani

Volume 13, Issue 2 , July 2020, , Pages 67-86


  Religious systems spread across geographical contexts and thus form their own historical and geographical formations. The existing understanding and analysis of Shiite formulation is mainly concentrated on its time and historical developments. In this article, I have tried to deal with geographical aspect ...  Read More

Religious charity as religious experience; Redefining the types of religious experience by studying the Arbaeen pilgrimage

M.R. Pouyafar

Volume 13, Issue 2 , July 2020, , Pages 87-115


  The largest religious community of Muslims is formed every year on the occasion of the 40th Day of Ashura by walking to Karbala and during the Arbaeen procession. This pilgrimage walk, while being a wonderful manifestation of religious experience, is a diverse field of Charity services to pilgrims, as ...  Read More

Types and areas of collective participation in the Arbaeen walk

S. Ramezani Tamijani

Volume 13, Issue 2 , July 2020, , Pages 117-143


  Studying the types of participation in Ashura rituals in Shi’a’s societies has great importance due to intense intermixture that has been established with collective conscience of the followers of this religion. Meanwhile, the study of the Arbaeen walking ritual, which has shown wonderful ...  Read More

Arbaeen walk and understanding the pilgrimage of the youth

Gh. Tajbakhsh

Volume 13, Issue 2 , July 2020, , Pages 145-168


  Pilgrimage is considered as part of the culture of religions and religion is an important motivation and stimulus for travel and every year millions of people travel to religious holy places in different parts of the world for religious purposes. In this article, the study of the act of pilgrimage on ...  Read More

sociology of vow and Barriers to social responsibility and Social Participation of Activists in Financial vows

N. Arabi; M. Noghani Dokht Bahmani; Gh. Sedigh Ouraee

Volume 12, Issue 4 , April 2020, , Pages 105-135


  From a sociological perspective Financial vows are Socio-economic, participatory, and community-based actions that have the potential to empower vulnerable groups and address poverty, given the current conditions of our society. Accordingly, the purpose of the present study is to describe and ...  Read More

Primitive thought, religiosity and higher education

M.R. Taleban

Volume 13, Issue 1 , January 2020, , Pages 1-38


  For more than two centuries, the social sciences have been subjected to the “irrational actor axiom" in the scientific study of religion. Religiosity and religious behavior were explained on the basis of primitive thought, neurotic impulses, and social conditioning; and the decline of religion ...  Read More

An analysis on the Effective Attitudinal development of Social Interactions among the Members of the new Spiritual SecT of Faradarmani

N. Jaberian; A. Rabiei; H. Mohaddesi; M.J. Zahedi Mazandarani

Volume 12, Issue 2 , July 2019, , Pages 67-100


  The current study is an attempt to analyze the attitudinal developments that have occurred in the social transactions of the members of the so-called Psymentology spiritual group. The study is a descriptive one and has been conducted according to the principles of the Grounded Theory on fourteen current ...  Read More

Maktab Qur'an; Believers in the Nostalgia of Ummah; Case Study of Kurds in Iran

S. Shari’ati Mazinani; S. Ebrahimzadeh

Volume 10, Issue 3 , November 2017, , Pages 79-99


  In recent decades, Maktab Qur'an(MQ),founded by Ahmad Muftizadeh (Iranian Sunni Kurdish scholar and political activist) in 1977,as the oldest Iranian Sunni Islamist group, has experienced different phases in its evolution, bothstructurally and discursively. In this study,using grounded theory,we have ...  Read More

A Sociological Look at the Growth of the Emerging Spirituality in Tabriz

N. Jaberian; A. Rabiei; H Mohaddesi Gilvaiei; M.J. Zahedi Mazandarani

Volume 10, Issue 2 , June 2017, , Pages 119-150


  The conversion of a large number of people to the emerging spiritual sect (hereafter mentioned as “the M sect” in the current study) indicates a socio-cultural trend and the current study attempts to identify its causes and effective factors. Qualitative methodology in the form of Grounded ...  Read More