Make a wish upon a tree

Superstition, Iranian style



Too smart

by MRX1 (not verified) on

This tree is too smart for it's own good. It may even plot against this regime. So I suspect it will be cut down shortley!


Chahe Jamkaran

by Mullah Baaji (not verified) on

I know very well educated Iranian scholars from Sorbonne, Harvard and Yale who visit Chahe Jamkaran in Iran, write their wishes on a piece of paper and drop it down the well of Jamkaran every year but still wonder why their wishes were not granted by Imam Mahdi.

Marjan Zahed Kindersley

Positive thinking is a great

by Marjan Zahed Kindersley on




Just a bit too ego-centric for my taste.


تا بوده همین بوده....

خرافه (not verified)

اگه این عمل باعث بشه که به این درخت زیبا احترام بگذارند و ازش مراقبت بکنند، اونوقت همون بهتر که فکر کنن حاجتشون رو بر آورده می کنه! چونکه متاسفانه توی این فرهنگ فقط به چیزایی احترام می گذاریم که ازشون می ترسیم و حساب می بریم!
افکار و رفتار خرافی در تمام اقشار جامعه (حتی در قشر روشن فکرترمون) شایع و رایجه و چیزی نیست که لزوما به اسلام مربوط باشه، قبل از اسلام هم همین بوده. اما حالا چون امروز دین اسلام درکشورمون بیشتر رواج داره این رفتار شکل "اسلامی" به خودش گرفته. قبل از اون هم آتش می پرستیدیم و پیشتر از اون سنگ و ماه و خورشید و فلک...



by KouroshS (not verified) on

As someone who comes from a family who believes in imamzade granting nazrs and wishes, and seeing and experiencing it personally, I must tell you thatyes there is a big difference.

It is really hard to explain if you are a die-hard liberal and you are hell bent on insisting that there absolutely is a reason for every damn thing in the world. I can't place spirituality in scientific terms, it has been an on-going debate that i am sure you are aware of, but that does not mean that it does not exist or it equals stupidity.


Don't be afraid, experiment with science

by Not A Believer (not verified) on

Actually these people are very scientific. They are doing a scientific experiment, they tie a piece cloth on a part of the tree and wish for something. There are only two possibilities: either their wish does not come true, which then it is a none issue, or if their wish comes true, then their experiment would be repeated by them or others over and over again, and over a long period of time they can deduce for themselves whether the tree can grant a request or not. My brother and his wife for years tried to conceive but they could not. So, a few times they went to this tree near her ancestral village and wished for a child. Needless to say that their scientific experiment did not work, so now they don’t believe in it anymore.

Masoud Kazemzadeh

that was a good one :-)

by Masoud Kazemzadeh on

Iran Dokht jaan,

You have a wonderful sense of humor.  I am laughing sooooooooooooooo hard.





MK jan

by IRANdokht on

At first I had some reservations about posting a comment here...  but

estekhareh kardam, khoob oomad ;-) 


Masoud Kazemzadeh

kofr nagin

by Masoud Kazemzadeh on

Iran Dokht khanum,

estakhforellah, kofr nago. Na salamati shoma seyedeh ham hastid. Bah bah.




Poor tree

by Ghanbari (not verified) on

I feel bad about the outcome. The next thing you know is the Friday Imam will chop it down.



by ahvazi on


There are many cultures who do this, its an ancients practice. Overall better than sine-zani and sigheh!!! 


Mullahs do not want competition

by choghok on

They call these kind of things superstition but if you wrestle each
other to a supposed holy man's "zarih" and touch it then you have done
a good deed and will be blessed. Also if you throw money on it... Nah
the thing is that Mullah has patent and copy rights on the
superstitious acts so no one else could have it.

/Bidar bash ke ma bekhabim



by kishbeach on

Read this article about cutting the trees in IRI for fight against superstitions:







does it make a difference?

by IRANdokht on

does it really make a difference if it's a tree or emamzadeh? too much a hypocrite if you think these folks are stupid and the ones who ask emamzadeh for their wish and nazr etc...  are being spiritual!!