Author: Jahanshah Rashidian

Women’s Day faces Islam

The International Women’s Day (IWD) on March 8 was celebrated with the Clara Zetkin’s idea declared by the International Socialist in a conference of Copenhagen in 1910. Clara Zetkin was...

How Sharia Works?

1/3/2014 Introduction Sharia or Islamic laws for both civil and penal spheres began to emerge as the new Muslim community grew after the “Hijra” (immigration of early Muslims from Mecca...

The Muslim Converts

11/26/2013 Introduction Why the process of 1.5 billion Muslims’ conversion is little discussed? Have these Muslims’ ancestors freely converted into Islam or were forced to do so? This question has...

Hajj Duty

According to the news, this year around 1.4 million foreign pilgrims went to Mecca to perform their Hajj duty in Ka’be. Ka’be was the chief spiritual place of pre-Islamic tribes-people...

No International Reaction to Massacre of 88 in Iran

We, all freedom-loving people, expect from this tribunal to release an official list of victims and perpetrators. Such a tribunal should not have much trouble forming the lists if political and economic interests of key powers would not dam it. The damage caused in the infamous genocide to the humanity must be handled in a fair and transparent court. To neglect such genocides cannot juggle the superpowers to secure credibility for their own people and peace for the world.

Iranian but not Muslim

Because of my appearance, name, and my lineage I have no complexes. Embarrassing to me is that despite my non-Muslim beliefs, the same people always ask if I am Muslim. To clarify: in totalitarian countries such as Iran, there are no correct statistics, with the help of which can be found, what percentage of the population have any convictions.

Syndrome of Iranians’ Submission to Islam

Syndrome of Iranians’ Submission to Islam

Unsaid explanations left many generations of the people in Iran in their long puzzlement of submission to Islam. Although, after the freedom of Iran from the two-century occupation of the Muslim horde Iran became free, people did not restore their previous religion and culture, but remained faithful to Islam.

The reasons of this attitude remained long time a taboo until thanks to the plague of the Islamic regime, inner calls of the new generations finally slipped through approval of the facts. The obvious reasons of attitude are no longer unnoticed, a revolution of collective awareness in Iran. Among other socioeconomic factors, a psychological factor called Stockholm syndrome is one of the hypothetical factors.

Norooz Resists in Iran

Norooz resisted Islam when, in the 7th century, Muslims invaded Iran and resists today the Islamic regime. Despite all the ups and downs, Norooz keeps its genuine non-Islamic values and remains in the hearts and minds of most Iranians as a joyful festival and cultural heritage of pre-Islamic Iran.

Privileged Caste of “Seyeds” in Iran

It is important to avoid any prejudice towards all Iranian Seyeds who are not clergymen, but happened to be born as Sayed. They are not forcibly close to the anti-Iranian Islamic regime. Many of them do not truly believe in Islam or at least are secular and have proved patriotic duty to defend their country against enemy of Iran. While we have great men with the title of Seyed or “Mirza” (maternal descent to the Prophet), turbaned Seyeds remain the most influential caste in Iran.