عنوان مقاله [English]
Preserving the self and achieving safety and peace are deemed among the basic human desires. Theories on security are formed based upon the type of worldviews the theorists have. Western theories on security are built on the worldviews which have risen from the renaissance era with a materialistic view. This view looks at humans as evolved versions of monkeys with animalistic urges and lives in a world ruled by the struggle for survival. There is an eternal insecurity and threat so man needs to have as much power as he can so as to avert human threats. However, in Imam Khomeini’s view, security is formed based on Islamic teachings. Humans are everlasting creatures with a pure, justice-seeking, altruistic and god-seeking nature, looking for perfection. Security in both this world and the other one can be achieved through faith and trust in God. People in a society try to assimilate into God and its ruling by divine responsible leaders that answer to people and religion. This paper uses the library method together with content analysis and comparing the two theories in order to develop an independent theory.