Wednesday, June 18, 2003

How Arabs Changed Iran's Fate

I have always been wanting to figure out the reasons for which the lizard eating Arab tribes succeeded in conquering the Persian Empire and forcing them to give up their religion and rituals while they had been standing against the more powerful Roman Empire for all those centuries. Well, in fact, the defeat of the Persian Empire had little to do with the Arab armies being too strong. Arabs moved towards Iran with the purpose of popularizing their new religion, Islam and dystroying Zoroastriasm. At this time Persia was under the influence of Sassanian royal family whom in a little while became extremely weak. "Ghobad II", had killed all the members of the royal family, hence, there where no strong rulers left to role the Empire, (in a pariod of 3 years 10 rulers gained power and got exterminated). To introduce to you the reasons for our loss, I will put them in point forms below:

- the disability of the royal family to perform their duty and to keep the Empire toghether as a result of their conflicts.
- the lose of faith in the Mazdiyasmi religion since it required people to spend a good part of their days performing the rituals and limiting their behaviours accordingly (one of the rituals was to keep everything clean at all times). These somewhat hard to fallow rituals resulted in people getting tired and look for something different.
- the sensetized population of the Western part of the Empire, ( Semitic race whom lived in todays Iraq).
- the unhuman like treatment of the citizens of the Iranian cities by the invaders (Arabs).

There has been many evidances of the harsh treatment of Persians by Arabs when they conquered their cities. Forexample, in "kazeroun", the birth place of "salman-e-Parsi", the invaders beheaded one thousand non-Muslims everyday! How much do u think the over all population of "kazeroun" was in those days to have 1000 people killed everyday? In "kharazm", they band people from speaking Farsi ordering their soldiers to cut off the tongue of anyone who dared to speak Farsi. That is how people of "Kharazm" stopped speaking their mother tongue and the popular "kharazmi" dialect vanished. This is why in Arabic, Iranian people are called "Ajam", meaning mute!

2 Comments:

Blogger Hussain said...

O proud iranian, it is never too late...
why not leave the religion of arabs and go back to your own religion and your own persian way of life... why to call Islamic Republic of Iran... better call it zorastrian Republic of Faaris... or whatever....

6:01 AM  
Blogger sunflower said...

Ai nói với tôi chỉ là một bụi, không có ai xung quanh để quản lý
Quá khó khăn, sau đó có hoặc được hình vuông
thuê làm báo cáo tài chính tại bắc ninh
dịch vụ làm báo cáo tài chính tại hưng yên
dịch vụ làm sổ sách kế toán tại bắc ninh
Chấn thương, nhẹ nhõm sau khi tất cả tôi phải giả định
Tôi chỉ là một bụi, nhỏ nhưng bảo vệ tình yêu của tôi

10:19 AM  

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