عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Religion has been one of major culture-making pillars of societies throughout history. Among these, Mahdaviat culture as one of the most important Shiite principles can be elaborated in the socio-cultural arena of Islamic-Shiite societies, this is in fact a progressive Shiite belief and a comprehensive religious doctrine that has a high potential for guiding contemporary humanity. Today, the newly-emerged western schools such as liberal-democracy, globalization, global village, post-modernism, and the end of history are trying to organize the world's political, economic and cultural affairs in accordance with their own colonial objectives and exploit both material and spiritual possessions of the world in that direction. Mahdaviat culture has the potential to neutralize these and instead lead mankind towards perfection and bliss under the banner of monotheism and equality, thus actualizing the inviolable divine promises. The article has therefore attempted to elaborate both the theoretical and practical aspects of Mahdaviat culture by relying on its pertinent beliefs, values, norms and symbols in accordance with the recognized scientific principles of culture.