Iran booye madar ra midahad!


by Kamangir

The region has seen great conquerors come and go. One of the first was Alexander of Macedonia who plundered and pillaged the region with his savage-like army from Greece. The Greek invasion ended a chapter of glory and prosperity for the Persian culture and civilization. During his time, Alexander tried eradicating anything associated with Persian. He burned the magnificent capital of Persipolis, which was built by the Acheamanid Dynasty. When Alexander reached Herat, the core of the Persian Empire, he encountered fierce opposition led by Satibarzan. Though Satibarzan waged fierce guerilla warfare against the invaders in ancient Aria, he was ultimately defeated and Alexander headed towards the Hindu Kush to Balkh were he defeated Satrap Bessus. Afterwards, Alexander moved on to ancient Samarkand where he burned down most of the city and massacred half of the population. For hundreds of years afterwards, his descendants tried to force their Hellenistic culture on the natives. However, they failed and a strong opposition grew and the Parthians liberated all of "Ancient Iran" from the Greeks and thus the second era of the Persian Empire commenced. But the land can never erode the tell-tale signs of pain felt at the hands of Alexander and his horde of mercenaries. History shows that the Persians fought until the end to keep their culture, language, and identity from being deracinated by the Greeks. The second era of the Persian culture and civilization ended when the Arabs invaded during the time of the Sassanid Empire of Iran. The Arabs entered Iran like animals on a desperate hunt for prey. They destroyed, burned, and pillaged the great cities and towns. They killed all intellectuals, burned great books of literature and science and enforced their culture, language, and religion on the people of the region. There are legends of the Arabs invasion of Kabul led by "Shah e du Shamshera" i.e. "The King with two Swords." At the hands of the Arabs, the Persians faced genocide far worse than that of the Jewish Holocaust during World War II. Arabic replaced the Persian language and anyone caught teaching or learning Persian was put to death. Though all non-Arabs were mistreated, the Persians were treated far worse during the Arab occupation. Mu'auiyah in a famous letter addressed to Ziyad ibn Abih, the then governor of Iraq, wrote:

Be watchful of Iranian Muslims and never treat them as equals of Arabs. Arabs have a right to take in marriage their women, but they have no right to marry Arab women. Arabs are entitled to inherit their [the Persians’] legacy, but they [the Persians] cannot inherit from an Arab. s far as possible they are to be given lesser pensions and lowly jobs. In the presence of an Arab a non-Arab shall not lead the congregation prayer, nor are they to be allowed to stand in the first row of prayer, nor to be entrusted with the job of guarding the frontiers or the post of a qadi…” The hatred that the Arabs and their rulers had towards the Persian language and culture was no secret. This anti-Persian policy continued for at least two centuries. During the Umayyad dynasty the Persians were called Mawali. The excerpt is taken from the work of an Arab historian named Obid: The Mawali were not allowed to lead the prayers or receive booty even if they had participated in battles and distinguished themselves. They were not allowed to ride horses, marry into Arab families, or administer governmental or religious affairs. Even the offspring of mixed marriages were not exempt. The Mawali did not have the right to walk alongside an Arab; if a Mawali met an Arab carrying a load, he had to carry that load to the Arab's home without expecting any payment. If a Mawali were riding a horse and saw an Arab, he had to dismount and allow the Arab to ride instead. In fact, he had to take the Arab to his destination. Furthermore, the Mawali did not have the right to marry their daughters without prior permission from their Arab masters. Even in death rituals, there was a distinction. As a rule, Arabs did not participate in funerals held for the Mawali and the Mawali were not allowed to perform funeral prayers for a deceased Arab The Persians were not able to do anything under Arab rule; they suffered under these oppressive rules and all of their accomplishments were used to educate the Arabs. The Persian Language was forbidden all over the Arab Empire and its literature was banned. Hallaj ibn Yusuf had ordered that the language of the ‘divan’ in the eastern regions of the Empire be replaced by Arabic. In Beruni's From the Remaining Signs of Past Centuries, it is written: When Qutaibah bin Muslim under the command of Al-Hajjaj bin Yousef was sent to Khwarazmia with a military expedition and conquered it for the second time, he swiftly killed whomever wrote the Khwarazmian native language that knew of the Khwarazmian heritage, history, and culture. He then killed all their Zoroastrian priests and burned and wasted their books, until gradually the illiterate only remained, who knew nothing of writing, and hence their history was mostly forgotten…"

Dark times had indeed been cast down upon the Persians. But the time came when the Great Persians rose once more against their enemies and defeated them and sent them back to their deserts. The great civilization of the Egyptians had all but disappeared and they lost their identity, culture, language to the aggressive Arabs while the Persians strove for justice and victory, seeking a sort of immunity from such invading viruses. Heroes such as Behzad Khorasani (Abu Muslim Khorasani), Babak Khurramdin, Yaqub Saffari, Saman Khudah, like their forefathers before them, fought for and liberated the Persians and revived the Persian identity once again. Works produced by great personalities such as Ferdowsi, Saadi, Hafez, and Mawlana helped the Persian culture and language flourish

Now, 1400 years after those dark days, the descendants of those Arabs, are still imposing their harsh and primitive and sub-human way of life on all Iranians. They are destroying our national monuments, our Persian essence, they are replacing everything they destroy with their own heroes. With their own people, witgh those who once upon the time brought hell to my dear Iranian ancestors. In Tajikistan they build monumens for 'Saman Khoda' whereas in my homeland Iran they crave crazily for Kerbala and Mecca. For Hassan and Hussain and Abu bakr, Arabs, foreign to our Iran, invaders, killers and Iranian haters. Years ago I met a man from tajikistan who had managed to visit Iran, that was his dream, as he put it, he always wanted to visit the 'motherland' and to my surprise, he said that after spending time in Iran travelling here and there, he noticed that (Iran darad booye madar ra az dast midahad)and I didn't ask him why, I simply knew and understand what he meant. My country is being arabized by the descendants of those Arab savages who colonized our homeland by force. They call themselves Iranian, their real enemy is not the West, not . the neighbours but the Persian essence of Iran.They dislike our Iranian names, that's why the ban them, they dislike our Nourooz and mehrgan and Charshanbe soori, because their Arab ancestors hated it too. They impose their own meaningless events on us by force. What elese whould they do, how much time should pass by until we realize that our homeland is still in the hand of the Arab murderers, Iranian haters. Do you want to cry for someone who died bravely while defending his honour, then cry for Babak Khorramdin, do you want to remember a freedom fighter, then remember Behzad Khorasani. Get this straight, the Arabo-muslim sub-culture will never be embeded into Iran. Our Iranian soul and spirit and the imposed and forced arabness under the name of Islam will never go together. They are like oil and water


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A persian prince.

by Tahirih (not verified) on

I am taking a chance and will tell you all about a persian prince.
I know attackes will come but I do not care ,since after reading kamangirs article a door was opened in front of me.
I have always wondered why would God choose Iran to be blessed by Bahaullah.Why would He grace our land with his presence and wisdom,why us Iranians?
Now I know,it is because of all the cruelty that was done towards persians in the name of God.
Rasole Akram did not order all those atrocities,he did not want to impose such a cruelty on our forfathers.It was the interpretation of the power hungry arabs.
So to mend it and as a token of his kindness God has chosen the prince of peace from Iran.I do not care what some people will reply with accusations of this or that,just for those of you who are upset about the plight of your forfathers remmember that in this day there are many bahais who are not Iranians and they adore the land that he was born .If this not a consolation for the pain and suffering of our ancestores?what else would be?
with the hope of return of the glory of our land,


Vicious Circle

by Mehdi on

First, I must say I really enjoyed your description of the barberity that went on during the invasion by arabs. I had vaguely heard that it was barberic but I never knew much about it. I suppose it is a something to be censured by people themselves because they are now Muslims and describing those event would be embarrassing - to say the least. Maybe that's why I never really knew such details.

But having said that, my viewpoint is that somebody has to be brave enough and strog enough to break this vicious cycle of hatred and racism. I believe that unless we realize that mankind needs to live in brotherhood with all races and ethnicities, and the universe itself, we will not be able to come up with a stable solution. Despite what arabs did back then, I think we need to be able to not hate them. We can hate ignorance; we can hate the wasting of all culture; we can hate barberic behavior but there really is no need to hate people. Arabs, Persians, Westerners, Chinese, we are all in it together. Attempts to anhialate one race or ethnicity is, more than anything, foolish and a waste of time. It is not a worthy cause and it does not make the potential conqurer happy. The potential conqurer stands on the ruins of his "enemy" and tries to celebrate his "victory" but deep down he feels sadness - he feels like his friend has just died a tragic death - he feels lonely.

I believe that the race of people who can rise above this vicious circle and refuse to hate, and refuse to make "revenge" their motive, is the race that will be called "the great race!"


My question is

by Abarmard on

Do you think that our problems today are because of Arabs, Westerners, or Iranians themselves? Do you think that the Romans should be held responsible for the wars and crimes during the dark ages? The realization such as Islam has been evil and continues to be, or that Arabs were savages while the Persians were great, in what way would help Iran today?