Writers on this site have their own reasons & priorities for writing either in Farsi or English & here I am not going to get into its pros & cons.I simply try to share with you how I feel, not what I ask everbody to do!
We as Iranians,have an obligation toward our culture & language,regardless of our political,religious,social….. differences. If we claim to love Iran,wearing a ” FERAVAHAR ” necklace or tatoo it on our bodies,campaign for preserving the name ” PERSIAN ” in ” Persian Gulf “,find pure Persian names for our newborns,write about the plight of religious / ethnic minorites in Iran, & ………they are all very good deeds.But , I beleive we can do more by preserving our language for ourselves & our children.I know a lot of poeple on this site,have been born out of Iran & is very difficult for them to read & write in Farsi, but at the same time many others can . The site is called Iranian.com; but if you take a good look at it,everyday that passes, you see less and less posts in Farsi ( including mine ).Definitely there are a lot of good reasons for it,including technical ones. Just remember,if you review our history,we were invaded many times,but we never lost our language;either the invadors were Mecodonians , Arabs or…..
Aryo-Barzan, Babak-Khorramdin , Afshin , Abumoslem Khorasani , Amir kabir , Ghaem Magham Farahani, and many others did a lot of good for Iran,but which one of them had an everlasting effect ; comparing to Ferdowsi & for that matter Hafez !? I believe none!.
What Ferdowsi did for Iranians is beyond imagination! we are the only nation on earth that after the Arab invasion,kept our language identity & only changed our religion.Egyptians with nearly 7000 years of civilization ( more than 5000 years of it before Islam ),speak Arabic! so do many others like,Syrians,Iraqis,……
To make a long story short,what do you think ? can we do something on this site to preserve Farsi?
Just a thought; nothing less , nothing more !.VIVA IRAN, VIVA FARSI.
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