Spatial Inequality and Social Rejection based on the Institution of Religion

One of Marja’ Taqlids has recently met a number of officials of the city of Qom, emphasizing the need to pay more attention to the problems of this city by the city managers. He demands that both people and the government account for the city of Qom as a distinct city in Iran, apart from other cities. Such demands have been made before, all displaying a common theme: the clergies’ demand for exclusive privileges for the official institution of religion from the government and the people.


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“Circle of Sociology of Shia Studies”, is a group of social scholars and researchers that focus on sociology of religion, especially Shia studies. This circle has been established because of shared perturbation of its members which is lack of sociological approach towards “Tashayo” in Iran. The necessity of such Sociological approach was the initial force for establishing a sociological religious studies circle.

About Sociology of Shia

“Sociology of Shia” is one of the Sociology of religion subdivisions. Study of religious representatives instigates from the very first religion that everyone encounters with, which in case of Iran is “Tashayo”. In Addition to “Imamate (Incumbency of an Imam) and Justice”, which is the essential, distinctive and characteristic aspect of “Tashayo”, the key domains of “Sociology of Shia” can be categorized in eight fields follows: ... Continue Here

Sociological bibliography of Tashayo

Bibliography is an essential part of every research. We have established identification of all texts produced in the field of “Sociology of Shia” in Iran available in National Library of Iran, as our focus in “Sociology of Shia Study Circle”. Hundreds of books were identified which were further examined, discussed and sorted based on our criteria and we selected books and texts having social approaches in each of the above domains. ... Continue Here

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