Nora Elisabeth Mary Boyce (2 August 1920 – 4 April 2006) was a British scholar of Iranian languages, and an authority on Zoroastrianism. Boyce was anything but a fanatic or ‘Islamist’ who wanted to bad name Zoroastrianism and Pre-Islamic Persia. A quote from Wikipedia shows that if anything she did her utmost (and apparently succeeding in many fields) to clarify many misconceptions about Zoroastrianism:
In Zoroastrian Middle Persian (Pahlavi) texts, the term xwēdōdah (Av.xᵛaētuuadaθa, khevtuk-das) is said to refer to marital unions of father and daughter, mother and son, or brother and sister (next-of-kin or close-kin marriage, nuclear family incest), and to be one of the most pious actions possible. The models for these unions were found in the Zoroastrian cosmogony. Men were allowed to marry their daughters, sisters, and mother. It was “not merely tolerated, but indeed regarded as acts of piety and great merit, and even efficacious against the demonic forces.” The religious leaders of the time promoted marriage within the family, claiming it imitated the creation. Moreover, priests claimed that incestuous marriage “produced stronger males, more virtuous females, and higher quality and quantity of children, and it protected the purity of the race and propagated it.” This was met by much resistance, led to more conversions from Zoroastrians to Christianity, and is thought to have led to the downfall of the Zoroastrian religion. Finally, The number of wives a man had, was reliant on the means of the man. Thus, there wasn’t as much polygamy in the lower classes as in the wealthy class because men could not afford it.
Most Muslims know the famous Sahabi (sing. for Sahabah) named Salman Al-Farsi (may Allah be pleased with him). However, many are not aware that there were more than just one Persian Sahabi. Apart from Salman Al-Farsi رضي الله عنه we have:
– FAYRUZ AL-DAYLAMI (originally from north Iran) رضي الله عنه
(also known as “Abu Al-Dhahhak” or “Abu Abdul-Rahman”): A Persian from the descandants of Persian Zoroastrians. He belonged to the descendants (abna) of Persians that had been sent by Khusraw (Kisra) Anooshiravan to Yemen, conquered it, and drove out the Abyssinians (the south of Yemen was basically occupied and ruled by Persians).
The sad evolution of Shiism (Tashayyu’). It started off as a political movement and eventually turned into a whole seperate religion, envolving further and further into a heretical state of non-Islamic beliefs, heresies, superstitions (and even Zoroastrian elements) all attributed to the Household (Ahl Al-Bayt) of the Final Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him)
The following video was shared on a Shia facebook group, translation is also from them. Be warned as a Muslim, the amount of lunacy and heresy has reached new heights (although we did ourselve translate and post some unbelievable stuff from the Mullahs in Iran in regards to their saint worship and exaggeration with the personality of Khamenei, here, here, here and here)
but then, what can you expect from a people who are so cockey as to take the mick of their own people and brainwashing them with the most retarded lies possible such as that the first words of Khamenei when he was born (no, nothing to do with Tawhid of course) were Ya Ali (invoking Ali). As for their latest drama, then check the following.
He was born in the historical region known as Shirvan (located now in present country of Azerbaijan), under the Shirvanshah (a vassal of the Seljuq empire) and died in Tabriz (Tabriz used to be a majority Persian city of staunch Sunnis, today it’s majority Azeri and Rafidi), Iran.Ironically many Iranians (including nationalist) love to attribute him to themselves, not realising that
1. He was a proud and believing Muslim
2. He was a Sunni, a orthodox Muslim who despised the Rafidah with a passion
TAWUS IBN KAYSAN (Arabic: طاووس بن كيسان) (died 723). he was named Tawus because of his fine reading of the Qur’an. Tawus means ‘peacock’:
He was one of the scholars of the Tabi‘in, one of the narrators of hadith, and a companion of, Ali Zayn al-Abidin, Ali Ibn al-Hussein. Ibn Hajar related that Tawus was a Persian who inhabited an area called al-Jund and that he was the master of Hamadan in Iran. Ibn Hayyan said about him: “He was among the worshipers of the people of the Yemen* and the masters of the leading members of the next generation.” He performed the hajj forty times and narrated some of the whispered prayers of Imām Zayn al-‘Ābidin. Ibn Kaysan was also a student of Abdullah ibn Abbas. It was said that he was a great tabi’i who met over 50 companions. Tawus heard all the ahadeeth from the mouth of ibn Abbas (Radiyyallahu ‘anhumaa). Tawus himself was the main teacher of Umar ibn Abdul Aziz.
One of the most influencial Sunni scholars of Iran (from Zahedan city), Shaikh Abdulhamid Ismail-Zehi reminded the Iranian regime of their (empty) rhetorics of “Shia-Sunni” unity and asks for the permission of building a real Mosque in Tehran for the Sunnis, where Sunnis can pray the five prayers seperately (not like Shias at three times a day, Tehran is the only capital in the Islam world where you can hear three Adhans a day only!), according to their rites, after all Christians and Jews (they even own a massive hospital!) call over 40 churches and synagoges their own in Tehran. There are Zoroastrian (Majoosi) temples (and even high schools), there is even a Sikh temple in Tehran, all visible, yet Sunni are squashed in their private rented rooms in some areas in Tehran (which the deceitful Shia press sells as “Sunni Mosques in Tehran”!)
Shaykh Abdul-Hamid Esmail-Zehi, after giving this speech had his passport confiscated by the authorities. They have done this numerous times. They have stopped him from travelling many times and confiscated his passport sometimes for months. Not to forget tens of major Sunnis figures who were before him were assassinated and killed simply because they would ask for rights of the Sunnis. So I agree with you that they haven’t ‘harmed’ him yet.
ٌWe were literally the first English platform on the Internet to write in-depth about one of the most perverted and bizarre practices that you won’t find in any other ideaolgoy, let alone religion.
Verily, they ARE Majoos & enemies of Islam: Eid Ghadir, Nowrooz and Omar’s death, the Rafidhite holidays!
“Omar Koshan”, an ancient practice rooting in post-Islamic Majoosi (Zoroastrian) grudge (although given an “Islamic” to cover it up). A nonsensical and pathetic Safavid (one of many) Bid’ah against the carriers of Islam, the companions of the Prophet Muhammad (صل الله عليه و سلم), in particular Omar Ibn Al-Khattab (رضي الله عنه), the one who broke the ribs of the forefathers of the Rafidah (Twelver Shias). Common in these practices is to wear black, express joy and to use the most vulgare language possible. It is also common to represent Omar as an homosexual or effeminate man man like in the following clip here that has leaked years ago where in a Shia Rafidi gathering (one of their self-flagellation temples also known as “Husseiniyyah”) a bunch of “men’ clapped and chanted “Barikallah Abo Lo’ Lo’ (which translates as: Well done, Abo Lo’lo) encouraged a pathetic Rafidi version of an transexual with beard and boobs (representing Omar). The Rafidi Shia “scholar” is enjoying the dance and show too and even gives the dancer a slap on his backside:
The 28th Islamic Unity Conference was held in Iran’s Capital City of Tehran. The so called Shia-Sunni ‘unity-week’ began this year on Monday 5 January. The audacity and hypocrisy the Iranian Zion-Safavid regime and the Rafidi clergy has reached new hights. Those familiar with the struggle of the Sunnis of Iran know some shocking facts about the ‘Islamic Republic’, including the following things that you will never find (or hear) in the capital of the ‘Islamic Republic’ that is (no jokes) as per constitution the property of ‘Imam Al-Zaman’ (Shia Mahdi):
– Five Adhans a day (Shia combine the 5 prayers, on a daily basis which can be argued as valid practiced under certain conditions, as Sunnis also combine prayers. However, the Sunnah of the Prophet that was followed by his family and companions always was that it is better to pray all prayers at five different times a day, yet in Tehran even the Mosques and religious people combine their prayers, hence it is the only ‘Muslim’ capital in the world where you will hear only three Adhans a day. Yet this regime and the Shia clergy claim to follow the “true” Sunnah!
The following is is a very important video, shedding some light on the deceitful agenda of the Iranian regime and the Mullahs of Qom. The clip is over 7 min. long but here a rough summary:
After Muslim conquest of Persia (currently known as Iran), Persians adopted Arabic alphabet for Farsi language by modifying it. They added 4 new letters to 28 letters in Arabic alphabet and thus, the new Persian alphabet -based on Arabic letters- was introduced as 32 letters. Arabic hence served the Persian since even before the arrival of Islam, the Persians used to write in script that also originated from a semite nation, namely the Arameans. The Middle Persian script developed from the Aramaic script and became the official script of the Sassanian empire (224-651 AD). It changed little during the time it was in use, but around the 5th century AD, it spawned a number of new scripts, including the Psalter and Avestan scripts. Essentially there is no “pure” Persian script, hence adopting Arabic (just like Aramaic script in the past) was not forced upon Persians nor did it strip them of their identity (as Anti-Islam bigot and Iranian chauvinists usually claim to tarnish the image of Islam).
The older Persian province of Khorasan included parts which are today in Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Some of the main historical cities of Persia are located in the older Khorasan: Nishapur and Tus (now in Iran), Merv and Sanjan (now in Turkmenistan), Samarkand and Bukhara (both now in Uzbekistan), Herat and Balkh (now in Afghanistan), Khujand and Panjakent (now in Tajikistan). In its long history, Khorasan knew many conquerors and empires: Greeks, Mauryans, Arabs, Seljuk Turks, Safavids, Baloch, Pashtuns and others.
Kurds (Shafi’is) make up the majority Sunni population of Iran (followed by Balochi Hanafis, Turkmen Hanafis and Persian Lari Shafi’is of southern Iran and Khorasani Persian Hanafis), there are over 10 million Kurds in Iran, the absolute majority are Sunnis (some are Shia, especially in Kermanshah and in Khorasan were some Kurds were deported by the Safavids and forced into Shiism)
For obvious reasons( such as geographical ones) the close ties between Somalia and Yemen are a well covered historical fact. Adding to that that most Yemenis just like their Somali brothers on the horn belong to the same religion and even school of thought (Shafi’is) and sometimes even to the same tribes and clans, hence it is no wonder that the relationship between these two lands are not a secret to anyone who knows a bit about these two countries. However, next to the (mainly Yemeni) Arabs the Somalis encouratered another people, non-Arabs, the Persians. From the times of pre-Islamic Persia till pthe re-Safavid (Most Persians and other Iranian tribes were forced into Twelver Shi’ism by the Safavid dynasty in the 16th century AD) Sunni-Shafi’i one, Persians always had close ties to Somalia, they traded there, spread the religion there (Shafi’i school and sometimes even settled there (at the coastal cities).
Another gem of Persia, even many Arab scholars are not aware of the lineage of this giant of a man until they read up his full name and nassab/lineage that containts one of the most obvious Persian names, no Arab would ever carry, even if he was a Zoroastrian Arab (yes, there were some Zoroastrian Arabs, particularly before the Fath of Persia). Like many other Persian he was a mawla (client) of an Arab tribe, but his origin has been recorded in history.
Let me quote and then straight translate from Imam al-Dhahabi’s (who was of Turkmen descent) ‘Siyaar A’laam al-Nubalaa”:
سليمان بن مهران ، الإمام شيخ الإسلام ، شيخ المقرئين والمحدثين أبو [ ص: 227 ] محمد الأسدي الكاهلي ، مولاهم الكوفي الحافظ . أصله من نواحي الري . فقيل ولد بقرية أمه من أعمال طبرستان في سنة إحدى وستين وقدموا به إلى الكوفة طفلا ، وقيل : حملا .
ulayman Ibn MEHRAN, the Imam, Shaykhul-Islam, Shaykh of the Qur’an reciters (!) and Muhaddithin (!). He was originally from Ray (located today in Iran’s capital, Tehran. It is also said that he was born in a village in Tabaristan (north Iran, today’s Mazandaran), then as a young kid he moved to Kufa/Iraq.
al-A’mash is one of the major Salaf and giants of Ahl al-Sunnah. He met and learnt from a number of Sahaba, amongst them are:
– Anas Ibn Malik
– Abdallah Ibn Abi Awfa
he also narrated from all the major Tabi’in, including Said Ibn Jubayr
Abu Ja’far Muhammad ibn Jarir al-Tabari (Persian: محمد بن جریر طبری, Arabic: أبو جعفر محمد بن جرير بن يزيد الطبري) (224–310 AH; 839–923 AD), was a prominent and influential Persian scholar, historian and exegete of the Qur’an (known as the IMAM of the Mufassirin) from Tabaristan, modern Mazandaran in Iran, from the city of Amol. A polymath who on such subjects as poetry, lexicography, grammar, ethics, mathematics, and medicine. Amongst his teachers were Abu Abdillah Muhammad ibn Humayd al-Razi, another Persian giant of knowledge, a Hadithists from Ray (today’s Tehran which used to be a stronghold of many Ahl al-Hadith!). Amongst his teachers was also Muhammad bin Dawud al-Zahiri, the founder of the Zahiri Madhab who was from Isfahan (heartland of Persia!).
Unknown to many: Imam al-Tabari wa well-versed in four of the five Sunni legal schools (except the Hanbali school with which he had a lot of differences) before founding his own independent, yet eventually extinct, school, the Tabari Madhab (that did not reach us just like many other Madhabs). Imam al-Tabari is not to be confused with another Persian al-Tabari, namely Muhammad bin Jarir bin RUSTUM. Rafidis usually misuse the narrations of the Rafidi one (ascribing it to Imam al-Tabari).
He is one of the most influencial Sunni scholars ever, his Tafsir is amongst the most ancient Tafsirs available, a gem of Persia who enriched the Ummah like many other Persian Sunni scholars. He died in Baghdad on February 17, 923. May Allah have mercy upon him.
Two men from Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority who were active in preaching Sunni beliefs after converting from Shi’ism to Sunni Islam have been charged with ‘causing corruption on earth’, a charge which carries a possible death penalty in Iran.
According to the indictment issued by the Public Prosecutor of Mahshahr city, 23-year old Hossein Saboori and 25-year old Sami Zebady Alboghobesh, have also been charged with ‘having contact with foreign [Sunni] political organisations’ and ‘having Salafi beliefs’.
The famous Imam Muhammad Abu Mansur al-Maturidi (853–944 AD) was a Persian (some mention that he was a descendant from the Sahabi Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari) Sunni from the ancient Persian city of Samarqand. Samarqand is located in Uzbekistan today (but used to be part of the Persian empire), however, the ancient Persian-Tajik parts of Uzbekistan are still Tajik-Persian to this very day, cities such as Bokhara (where Imam Al-Bukhari is from) and Samarqand (where many major scholars were from).
Tajik Persians (over 30% of Afghanistan’s population), the absolute majority of the inhabitants of Tajikistan and a minority in Uzbekistan and some other Asian states are a majority Sunni people. They are the Khorassani Persians of the east, the brothers of the Persians in the west (what is known as Iran today).
Some people need to stop whinning and always playing the victim role (claiming that Shias are being targeted around the world for no reason whatsoever except for being Shias). Ayatullat Hashemi Rafsanjani (he knows exactly what the lunacy of his sect leads to) admits that the extremist culture of Shiism which is based on pure hatred and particulary the cursing of the most beloved religious figures of the Muslim Ummah (nation), are one of the main causes for the very birth of extremist groups (who then in return target Shias).
A Sunni convert from Iran’s Ahwazi Arab minority was beaten and taken to an unknown location by Iranian security forces after his arrest last week.
27-year old Amin Mogheinemi was beaten in front of his family by agents from the Ministry of Intelligence who raided his home in Malkiya Allyeh in Ahwaz on 23 October 2014, before being taken to an unknown location.
A map about Arabs and Arabic speakers (including Iran):
Out dated Iranian gov. sources (and CIA sources) give a roughly estimate of 1-2 million (2-3% of the entire population). Some extremist Arab groups (particularly Ahwazis) represent the other side of the extreme, claiming there are 10 million Arabs in Iran. The truth seems to be somewhere in the middle (or close to it), for according to some independant sources there is an estimate of 3-5 million Arabs living inside Iran.
– He Studied Shari’ah in the Madinah University
– He acquired his PhD degree in Sudan
– Compiled many books in the field of Fiqh and Usool Al-Fiqh
– Known as the ‘Shaykh Al-Shafi’iyyah’ (Shaykh of the Shafi’is) in Iran
– He is of course fluent in Arabic (not like the absolute majority of Shia ‘Ayatullats’ who can’t even recite a Fatiha correctly)
– He is known for his orthodox Sunni-Shafi’i Aqidah and was more than once prevented by the Iranian regime to participate at major Sunni gatherings in Iran (what the regime also often does is to confisnicate the passports of Sunni scholars in order to prevent them to do Hajj or ‘Umra and to connect with the wider Sunni world in public)
– He runs many Shafi’i schools inside Iran (all under heavy pressure)
Security forces were deployed early in the morning around Sunni prayer sites in parts of Tehran on 5 October 2014, the day Iran celebrated Eid al-Adha, and prevented Sunni Muslims from entering prayer sites in the Sadeghiya district in northwest Tehran, and in Sa’adat Abad, north Tehran.
Despite Sunnis being the largest religious minority in the Shia majority Iran, with records indicating that there are more than a million Sunnis living in Tehran alone, the Iranian government has prevented a Sunni mosque from being built in Tehran.