History On Iran
- Total Area of Iran: 1,648,195 km 2 (636,372 sq mi)
- Iran Capital: Tehran
- Iran Official Language: Persian language
Religion Ratio in Iran
Percentage of Religious Beliefs and Freedoms in Iran.
|Rank||Religion Name||Adherence Among Contemporary Iranian Population|
|2||Other Forms of Islam||6%|
Iran Revolution 1979.
In History of Iran: The Islamic Revolution is considered to be the biggest event of Iran in modern times. Ayatollah Khomeini declared Iran an Islamic republic by ending the rule of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Iran’s last king. Anger against Muhammad Raza Pahlavi had been arising for a long time due to the tremendous engagement with Western countries. The general impression among the people was that the king has given the right to the natural resources of the country to the western countries. History of Iran
On the other hand, the non-respect of the religious wishes of the Shia community by Shah was also one of the main reasons for developing anti-Semitism. Shah himself wanted Iran to move along the lines of Western civilization. This is the reason why even today, Shah’s time in Iran is given the highest priority in western countries. But all these reasons were going against the Shah in Iran. History of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini was getting the support of religious organizations in overthrowing Shah’s rule from power. But the biggest challenge before him was that he must also take support of pro-democracy Liberal parties and leftist parties along with him. In the year 1977, a big anti campaign against Shah was waged by liberals who believed in the Constitution. This group largely belonged to the middle class people of Iran who wanted the Shah to follow the Iran Constitution of 1906. History of Iran
History of Iran and Relation with World
Significantly, before 1953, there used to be a democratic government in Iran and it was overthrown by the Pahlavi dynasty. This coup was also done by Shah with the support of America. Well, if you talk about liberals, Mehndi Bazargan was the biggest leader and his party’s name was Freedom Movement of Iran. He also had the support of the National Front, a pro-democracy organization. History of Iran
1979 was the year when these organizations succeeded. The special thing of the Islamic Revolution was that there was not much bloodshed in it. When Shah felt that he could not handle the situation, he himself left the country and escaped. Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran. And the country turned into an Islamic republic.
Today’s Iran is completely different from Iran of ancient times. Iran was then known as Persia or Persia. Before that it was called Aryana (Aryan are Hindus). A branch of the Aryans was then inhabited by the Persian country. It is believed that all the land from Persia to a large part of present India was called Aryabhoomi, which was divided in many regions.Just as the region around Punjab in India was called Aryavarta, similarly in Persia, the eastern region adjoining modern Afghanistan was called Arian and Ariyan, from which it later got the name Iran. Click Here Read For French Revolution
Iran before the Islamic Revolution
1. The West had a tremendous influence in Iran before the Islamic Revolution. There was no restriction on dress and living, nor religious restrictions.
2. At that time Iran was considered to be the most modern among Islamic countries and Iran’s environment was no less than that of cities like Paris or London. History of Iran
3. In 1953, the US and British intelligence agencies overthrew the democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddik. He wanted to nationalize Iran’s oil industry. Source
2022 Iran Revolution Against Iran Government
Mahsa Amini #MahsaAmini This beautiful young lady was brutally beaten to death by the egregious act of the wicked, immoral, hideous Islamic Republic Revolutionary Guards in Iran. This regime is constantly violating human rights, taking away religious freedom, and condoning misogyny. The majority of the people in Iran despise this regime and want separation of church and state yet can’t do anything about it because they would get killed if they speak up. Guess what? There’s also no freedom of speech! Mahsa was beaten to death because her hijab (head cover) was not up to standard.
Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Kurdish woman from the north-western city of Saqez, died in hospital on Friday, after spending three days in a coma. On September 16, 22-year-old #MahsaAmini passed away after being brutally beaten on the head by Iran’s “morality policy” for wearing her hijab “incorrectly”. The tragic news has shaken up the country as protests across the capital and western Iran have shed light on an entire people’s plight against the injustices that continue to loom over its women.
Supporting the thousands who are taking the streets to fight back, are some of Iran’s most influential women, from Her Imperial Majesty Empress Farah Pahlavi #FarahPahlavi, to actor Golshifteh Farahani #GolshiftehFarahani and visual artist Shirin Neshat #ShirinNeshat, along with international names including model Bella Hadid #BellaHadid. Head to Vogue.me to learn more about the heartbreaking case, and to see the reactions it has received from across the globe.
Women in Iran are chopping their hair and protesting on the streets after the death of Mahsa Amini. She was detained for not wearing the hijab properly and this has put focus on women’s freedom in Iran. While Iran seems regressive today, it wasn’t always like this. In 1979, the Iranian public voted to bring an Islamic republic that changed the country. Watch to know more.
Iran History Timeline
Iran Timeline and History Overview Iran
2700 – The Elamite civilization emerges in western Iran.
1500 – The Anshanite dynasties begin to rule over Elam.
1100 – The Elamite empire reaches the peak of its power. Assyrian Cavalry
678 – The Medes of northern Iran rise to power with the fall of the Assyrian Empire and form the Median Empire. Read 10 Oldest Religion in The World
|559 BC||559 – 332BC The Achaemenian Dynasty & the Great Persian Empire which was the dominant world power for over two centuries|
|550BC||Cyrus the Great established the First World Empire|
|525BC||Persia conquers Egypt|
|332 BC||Alexander the Great conquers Egypt and Persia|
|323 BC||323-141 BC – The Seleucid Dynasty was established by one of generals of Alexander the Great|
|247 BC|| 247 BC-224 AD
The Parthians conquered the Seleucids
|224 AD||224 – 642 The Sasanian Dynasty|
|570||The Prophet Mohammad was born|
|632||The Prophet Mohammad died and his teachings were compiled into the Koran, the name of the holy book of Islam|
|642||642 – 1220 The Arab Caliphate|
|1220||Mongol Era when Persia conquered by Gangis Khan|
|1271||The explorer Marco Polo journeyed through Persia en route to China|
|1295||Ghazan Khan becomes the first Mongol leader to convert to Islam|
|1501||1501-1524 – Safavid Dynasty founded by Shah Ismail I who united all of Persia under Iranian leadership|
|1851||1851-1906 – The Qajars lost central Asian provinces to the Russians and were forced to give up all claims on Afghanistan to Great Britain|
|1925||1925-1940 – Pahlavi Dynasty|
|1979||The Shah was overthrown by the Islamic Revolution ending 2,500 years of monarchy|
|1980||July 29: The Islamic Revolution|
Brief Overview of the History of Iran
Throughout much of early history, the land known today as Iran was known as the Persian Empire. The first great dynasty in Iran was the Achaemenid which ruled from 550 to 330 BC. It was founded by Cyrus the Great. This period was followed by the conquest of Alexander the Great from Greece and the Hellenistic period. In the wake of Alexander’s conquests, the Parthian dynasty ruled for nearly 500 years followed by the Sassanian dynasty until 661 AD.
In the 7th century, the Arabs conquered Iran and introduced the people to Islam. More invasions came, first from the Turks and later from the Mongols. Starting in the early 1500s local dynasties once again took power including the Afsharid, the Zand, the Qajar, and the Pahlavi. History of Iran
In 1979 the Pahlavi dynasty was overthrown by revolution. The Shah (king) fled the country and Islamic religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini became leader of the theocratic republic. Iran’s government has since been guided by Islamic principles. Source CNN.
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Who is the Leader of Iran?
- Ayatollah Khomeini is Leader of Iran. He is a Dictator.
Rouhollah Mousavi Khomeini was born on 24 September 1902 (20 Jamadi al-Akhir 1320), the anniversary of the birth of Hazrat Fatima, in the small town of Khomein, some 160 kilometres to the southwest of Qom. He was the child of a family with a long tradition of religious scholarship. His ancestors, descendants of Imam Mousa al-Kazim, the seventh Imam of the Ahl al-Bayt, had migrated towards the end of the eighteenth century from their original home in Neishapour (in Khorasan province of Iran) to the Lucknow region of northern India. There they settled and began devoting themselves to the religious instruction and guidance of the region’s predominantly Shi’i population.
Khomeini’s grandfather, Seyed Ahmad, left Lucknow (according to a statement of Khomeini’s elder brother, Seyed Morteza Pasandideh, his point of departure was Kashmir, not Lucknow) some time in the middle of the nineteenth century on pilgrimage to the tomb of Hazrat ‘Ali in Najaf. While in Najaf, Seyed Ahmad met Yousef Khan, a prominent citizen of Khomein. Accepting his invitation, he decided to settle in Khomein to assume responsibility for the religious needs of its citizens and also took Yousef Khan’s daughter in marriage.
Seyed Ahmad, by the time of death, the date of which is unknown, had two children: a daughter by the name of Sahiba, and Seyed Moustafa Hindi, born in 1885, the father of Khomeini. Seyed Moustafa began his religious education in Esfahan and continued his advanced studies in Najaf and Samarra (this corresponded to a pattern of preliminary study in Iran followed by advanced study in the “Atabat”, the shrine cities of Iraq; Ayatollah Khomeini was in fact the first religious leader of prominence whose formation took place entirely in Iran). After accomplishing his advanced studies he returned to Khomein, and then married with Hajar (mother of Rouhollah Khomeini).