نوع مقاله : علمی - پژوهشی
استادیار گروه جامعه شناسی دانشگاه بیرجند
عنوان مقاله [English]
As affirmed by many verses of the Quran and sociological findings, piety provides immunity against social deviance and lays the groundwork for reducing it. However the questions remains that: how come some pious people are also deviant? Why is it the case that sometimes piety not only provides immunity but it brings about the expansion of social deviance and issues with new forms? Therefore the goal is to explain this by referring to Quran and related interpretations. The realization of this goal has been made possible by implementing an interpretive and phenomenological approach together with a qualitative content analysis. The results show that the secret of the study lies in the fluidity of piety. Since piety from a reductionist perspective has seven grades that could be experimentally measured, at first stages due to weakness in faith, the risk of social deviation is high and as we move on from early stages to higher ones, piety is strengthened.