The Practical Solution to Attract Youth toward Prayer (Case study: Students in Ardabil Province)

Document Type : Original Article


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Theology, Ardabil Branch, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil, Iran,

2 Preacher of the General Directorate of Islamic Propaganda in Ardabil Province, Ardabil, Iran



According to sociologists, one of the dimensions of religiosity is the ritual dimension, and praying is one of the most important indicators of the ritual nature of religion. Prayer is the highest manifestation of the need, which has a wide connection with different dimensions of human life. The research method is survey and the sample size is equal to 300 students. Prayer has a great influence on the individual and social life of a person, and his conditions and conventions regulate and correct the entire system and human relationships. In today’s word that cultural breakthrough heavily has threatened the health and safety of many societies, every day we see an uproar and rebellion and it is only the prayer and trust in God and non-help relives that can be the savior of the fall in the scriptures of sins. The family, which is the fundamental unit and the center of human growth and excellence, play an important role in attracting the youth to prayer. In the present studies results obtained from statistical and analytical research that has been done among all of the elementary, first and second period students of high school in Ardabil province, their parents from - among the various components – have dedicated the highest statistics to themselves (46.3 percent) in attracting the youth to the prayer. So, the role of parents has been undeniable in encouraging their youth to prayer and mosques for the purpose of maintaining and enhancing the Islamic and national identity of the family and society. The present research also seeks to provide effective working methods for parents to achieve this goal.


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