عنوان مقاله [English]
The current study aimed to analyze Islamic and religious perspectives and teachings in order to identify the features of effective media and Islamic requirements in receiving the media. In order to analyze the data in the first stage, the researchers investigated the theoretical principles through an extensive literature survey of scientific references through note-taking. Then, substantial concepts and themes on the axis of media were extracted and categorized according to the dimensions of Islamic requirements through content analysis. To increase the reliability of the study, experts outside of the research procedure were asked for their opinions for revising the research design. According to the findings of this paper, with a deeper look at religious and Islamic teachings, one can conceive of individuals and societies that can recognize and receive man-made tools especially the media and use such powerful tools of communication in the contemporary world in the best possible way for establishing a unified Islamic Nation (Ummah). In the meantime, paying special attention to an interactive approach and competitiveness instead of attraction, abstinence or indifference is specially highlighted considering the unpredictable development of newly developed technologies. The present study used a qualitative analytical research design via content analysis. The objects of study included all Islamic texts and resources on media. Because of the diversity and multiplicity of the resources, all available printed and electronic documents were used for sampling. Data were collected through an extensive literature survey of both printed and electronic resources at libraries, internet databases and electronic journals. Data collection instruments included researcher-made forms and notes.