Identifying the Requirements of Appropriate Communication between Mosques and Schools

Document Type : Original Article


1 MSc student of Islamic Knowledge and management, Imam Sadegh University

2 Associate professor at the Department of Public Administration, Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Knowledge and Management, Imam Sadiq University


Although the educational functions of mosques have decreased due to the establishment of schools and educational centers, it is necessary to establish profound interactions between them to complement the growth and education of the youths. This is necessary because mosques play important roles in the growth and excellence of individuals. Employing thematic analysis method, this research aims at identifying the requirements of the mosques for establishing a long-lasting and effective relationship with schools. The researchers interviewed the educational authorities of 14 mosques across the country, including Tehran, Isfahan, Ahvaz, Qazvin, Qum, Islamshahr and Varamin, all of whom had successful experience in communicating with schools. The interviews ended in 48 basic themes, ten organizing themes, and four comprehensive themes. Finally, the analysis resulted in four dimensions and ten components coinciding with organizing themes and comprehensive themes. The dimensions included interaction, programming, human, and communication arrangements. Consequently, if the cultural bodies of the mosques are successful in these four dimensions and their components, they can do well in establishing a proper and constant relationship with schools.


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