عنوان مقاله [English]
The present study seeks to explain the role and political and social functions of the sacred defense in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The main question of the present study is to address the question of what are the political and social functions of the sacred defense. The findings of the present study show that the holy defense, while strengthening the geographical, social, historical and political dimensions of the Iranian elements of national identity, also provided a unique opportunity to revive, reconstruct and strengthen the religious elements of the Iranian society. The holy defense and Ashura capital of Imam Hussein (AS) movement, and its symbols such as justice, freedom, martyrdom, struggle, uprising and perseverance in the way of God and sacrifice and self-sacrifice play a key role in mobilizing people against internal and external threats, legitimacy It has played a part in the Islamic system and the reproduction of national power in Iran. In general, the approach of this research is qualitative and for collecting information, the library method and valid Persian and Latin sources have been used.