The tradition of wearing black as a symbol of mourning is a Jewish and Christian tradition, alien to orthodox Islam.
Images of Iranian (Baloch, Persians etc.) Sunni fighters (Anti-Daeshand Anti-Bashar and Anti-Iran regime) in Syria.
Our Prophet (peace be upon him) the Prophet of all Arabs and all Ajam (non-Arabs) promised us that Persia will be conquered *and* that that the arrogant Persian Zoroastrian empire will never rise again.
As Iranian Sunnis ourselves who studied Sunni sources in depth we can assure you that …
For some time now the well established Persian Sunni satellite channel ‘Kalame TV’ (run by ethnic Persian Sunnis of South Iran, of course from abroad Iran, Sunnis in Iran aren’t even allowed to run a radio station) has aired readings of the translation of the notorious ‘Minhaj Al-Sunnah’ book of Shaykh Al-Islam Abul-Abbas Ibn Taymiyyah. The book is a classic, originally a refutation against ‘Allamah’ Hilli the Rafidi of Iraq, who by Allah is as dumb as their modern Ayatullats when it comes to ‘refuting Sunnism’. The irony is that this book has been never translated into Persian except recently in this very century, roughly twenty years ago by an ex-Shia Ayatullah named Abul-Fadhl Al-Borqei from Qom/Iran who was an opponent of Khomeini and Shiism during the revolution (!), they tried to assassinate him many times, he even write a whole book I refutation of the pillars of Shiism such as grave worship, the belief of Wilayah and a whole book in refutation of Al-Kafi (he named that book ‘The idol breaker ie breaking Al-Kafi and Shiism). These are hidden (to most Shias and even Sunnis) gems and facts that due to the poor support of Sunni countries haven’t been exposed to he Muslim masses, however at least they are being aired 24/h on air and the Iranian regime has little to no chance to block satellite TV channels in our modern world so the axe that will break the Rafidi idol has entered the homes of Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan etc. wal-Hamdulillah.
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).
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).
Abu Sabrah ibn Abi Rahm sent Al-Hurmuzan with a detachment of his troops to ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattab. When they reached Madinah, they dressed Al-Hurmuzan in his silk garments with gold ornaments and his ruby-inlaid crown so that ‘Umar could see him in this form. They did not find ‘Umar in his house but inquired and learned he was in the mosque.
When the group entered the mosque with Al-Hurmuzan, they found ‘Umar in a nook lying asleep on his burnoose with his stick in his hand. On seeing this, Al-Hurmuzan wondered aloud, “Where is ‘Umar?”
The Muslims pointed at him and said, “Here he is.”
Al-Hurmuzan was astonished. “Where are his guards and chamberlains?” Still unable to believe, he added, “He must be a prophet.”
They said, “No, but he lives like the prophets.”
Seyyed Mostafa Husseini Tabatabi is a former Twelver Shiite cleric, based in Tehran, Shemiran district. He is the grandson of the famous ‘Ayatollah’ Seyyed Mohammad Tabatabai. and his grandfather from his mothers side is the famous ‘Ayatollah’ Mirza Ahmad Ashtiyani. The young Mostafa managed to have a huge influence on his mother (a daughter of an ‘Ayatollah’ after all!) and even convince d her to abonden alot of superstitions and deviant Shiite Imamite beliefs that she was brought up with (just he like he himself) all her life.
He entered the Shia religious centre (Hawzah) of Qom and by the age of twenty he received Ijazat (permission) of Ijtihad. Nevertheless he refused to wear the Shia clerical clothing and never wore it to this very day (Al-Hamdulillah). Raised in a religious family he studied Arabic (he mastered Arabic), Fiqh, Usool Al-Fiqh, Hadith, Tafsir, history and Philosophy under his grandfather (‘Ayatollah’ Mohammad Tabatabai).
We already made a post about how the Prophet (صل الله عليه و على آله و سلم) knew little bit of Persian. Some companions where also familiar with Persian, companions such as Abu Hurayrah Al-Dausari (from Yemen, the very Sahabi who narrated in about the virtues of the Persians and Al-Hassan and Al-Hussein!), a great Sahabi that the Rafidah hate with a passion and have lied upon him alot. Here an interesting narration:
Hilal ibn Usamah quoted Abu Maimunah Salma, client of the people of Medina, as saying:
Ahmed al-Katib (this is the nom de plume under which he publishes his writings, his real name is Abdilrasool ‘Abd al-Zahraa ‘Abd al-Ameer Hajj Habeeb Lari], he is of Iranian origin) was born in Karbala. He received a traditional Shi’ite Islamic education at the renowned Hawza or ‘seminary’ of Najaf, i.e. according to Shia Hawza traditions he can wear the clergy Shia cloth, yet he never used to wear it.
There is a hadith in Sahih al-Bukhari that reports the Prophet صل الله عليه و على آله وسلم knew a little bit of Persian:
2907 – حدثنا محمد بن بشار: حدثنا غندر: حدثنا شعبة، عن محمد بن زياد، عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه:
أن الحسن بن علي أخذ تمرة من تمر الصدقة، فجعلها في فيه، فقال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم بالفارسية: (كخ كخ، أما تعرف أنا لا نأكل الصدقة)
Narrated Abu Huraira: Al-Hasan bin ‘All took a date from the dates of the Sadaqa and put it in his mouth. The Prophet said (to him) in Persian, “Kakh, kakh! (i.e. Don’t you know that we do not eat the Sadaqa (i.e. what is given in charity) (charity is the dirt of the people)).” (Book #52, Hadith #306)
Note: The Persian spoken in the times of the Sassanians i.e. the Prophet’s (صل الله عليه و على آله و سلم) time was much different than today’s Farsi.
Anas reported that Allah’s Messenger (صل الله عليه و على آله و سلم) had a neighbour who was Persian, and he was expert in the preparation of soup. He prepared (soup) for Allah’s Messenger (صل الله عليه و على آله و سلم) and then came to him to invite him (to that feast). He (Allah’s Messenger) said: