عنوان مقاله [English]
In the wake of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, new institutions were established to realize the ideals of the Islamic Revolution. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is one of these institutions. So far, numerous disputes have been raised about the functions of this institution. Some, with an emphasis on the military nature of this institution, consider entering into other areas such as the cultural arena as inappropriate. In contrast, others emphasize on principles such as the 150 article of Constitution to defend its multilateral functioning to "safeguard the revolution and its achievements." In this study, to clarify the issue, we will consider the subject of the entry of the Revolutionary Guard Corps to the cultural sphere in terms of the constitution of the Islamic Republic.
Based on the findings of this paper and the provision of "Quranic-narrative", "principle" and "jurisprudential" evidence, it became clear that the IRGC is a multi-purpose institution which has designed to deal with the various threats that threaten the Islamic Revolution, so has various functions including cultural functionality. Therefore, entering into a cultural arena to confront threats is one of the main missions of this institution.