عنوان مقاله [English]
The current paper seeks to examine the relationship between social harms and the mosque as a symbol of religion. Social harms in contemporary Iran are the continuation of global harms that modernity has been its main reason. Therefore, religion and the mosque, which had a preventive role in the face of social harms, have lost their special function of repelling harms and have been shrunk to functions for removing the harms due to diminishing their presence in the contemporary era. This paper aims to draw a phenomenological approach to mosques in the contemporary era and its method of research is documentary and descriptive-analytical. The findings show that mosques have historically played the ideal, jihadist, and civic role in the absence of modern specialized institutions or functional dysfunction of society. However, with the expansion, invasion of the civilizational, cultural, and media harms, there is a need for an ideal response from the same specialized institutions, of course with an Iranian-Islamic model. In case of urgency and need for the role of the mosque, strengthening the facilities, equipment and setting appropriate budgets in the mosques are considered necessity and introduction to establish a balanced confrontation, otherwise the expectation of removing and treating harms from mosques is illogical and requires the acquittal of modernity.