Analysis of the role of the Islamic Revolution in constructing religious identity and preventing identity crisis
Keywordsthe Islamic Revolution, identity, religious identity, the young, the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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Abstractgenerally, identity is what distinguishes one person from another. Identity is rooted in the natural human need to be recognized and introduced to thing and place. The need of belonging is an essential need that there exists in any human. So, identifying identity is very important for people. Nowadays, all people in society, especially among young people of different identities provided by the environment are in following a stable identity to determine the behavioral and belief values and norms. Therefore, surveying identity formation in this periods and the related identity crisis followed by recognizing the effecting factors are issues which are essential to help a healthy and favorite society an creating commitment among the young. Regarding to the issue of identity, in this study by using library method and valid documents, we seek to analyze the role of the Islamic Revolution in constructing religious identity and preventing identity crisis as the main goal of our research. In this study, after examining the most important theories related to identity, the nature of religious identity are discussed. Then, the influence of the Islamic Revolution has been discussed in constructing religious identity. In this study, we see that Iran's Islamic Revolution have had effect with various measures on their religious identity. These criteria include social movements based on religion, the role of Imam Khomeini in religious revival, the occurrence of the Islamic Revolution based on religion and the influence of the Islamic Republic to strengthening religion in Iran.