عنوان مقاله [English]
The mosque is the most important social institution of the Islamic society and is considered the axis of other social systems and institutions. The type of relationship and interaction with this holy institution determines the meaning and place of other social institutions in Islamic society. Undoubtedly, in such a structure, the mosque can use all its capacities to create a desirable map in the Islamic society and be effective. Examples of this role-playing can be found in the historical and social experience of Muslims, especially in the early days of Islam. Nevertheless, it seems that in the current society, despite the efforts of those in charge of the Islamic system in the arena of the mosque, the place and function of the mosque has always changed and, as expected, it has not performed its desired social functions in society. The main question of the paper is that "What are the reasons for the change in the place and reduction of the social functions of the mosque in the contemporary era?" The study aims to find out the most important causes. The research method is descriptive-analytical and documentary method is used to collect information. The findings suggest that changes in the levels of legislation, policymaking and management, the emergence of similar institutions and the type of practical programs in the mosque, has changed the social status and, consequently, reduced the ideal functions of the mosque, especially in the face of social problems and harms.