عنوان مقاله [English]
There are two historical paradigms in Iranian family law: love law and libido law. Understanding the two approaches is possible by thinking on the four categories of love:
1. Libido: the passion of life and manifestation of sexual drive.
2.Eros: the romantic love and the genuine material of poem and literature.
3.Philia: the mere love purified from libido.
4. Agape: the spiritual love in mysticism.
Love law ceases at libido but love law promotes to the philia passing through libido and Eros.
1. In libido law, the concept of marriage is equal to sexual intercourse but in love law the purpose of marriage is relatedness of man and woman to each other and their children.
2.Libido law treats woman as an object and instrument, but love law tries to treat her as an end.
3.The literature of libido law comes near to the pornography but the literature of love law has a chaste language.
4.In libido law, this is only woman who has to remain faithful towards her husband and family. But in love law the man is, in his turn, obliged to faithfulness to his wife and family.
5.Libido law, in spite of its name, treats libido in a cursory and perfunctory manner, but love law respects the values of libido and puts it in its correct place. For example in libido law if man and woman undertake, under marriage contract, to abandon the sexual intercourse, this contractual term will be correct and effective but in love law, the term is certainly void because of the serious role of sexual intercourse, in the frame of marriage, in faithfulness of both man and woman.