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  Iran - MSN Encarta
The population of Iran was estimated at 68,688,433 in 2006.
Northern and western Iran are more densely populated than the arid eastern half of the country, where population density in the extensive desert regions is only 1 percent of the national average.
At the time of the 1979 Islamic revolution, only 60 percent of Iranian children of primary school age, and less than 50 percent of those of secondary school age, were enrolled in public schools; overall adult literacy was only 48 percent.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761567300_3/Iran.html   (1197 words)

 Iran - Islamic Conquest
The Islamic conquest was aided by the material and social bankruptcy of the Sassanids; the native populations had little to lose by cooperating with the conquering power.
Another legacy of the Arab conquest was Shia Islam, which, although it has come to be identified closely with Iran, was not initially an Iranian religious movement.
Under their rule, the Islamic world experienced a cultural efflorescence and the expansion of trade and economic prosperity.
countrystudies.us /iran/9.htm   (1341 words)

 Iran - WikIran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Iran is also expanding its trade ties with Turkey and Pakistan and shares with its partners the common goal of creating a single economic market in West and Central Asia.
From 1950 to 2002 the urban proportion of the population increased from 27% to 60%.
It was after the Islamic conquest of Iran in particular when the synthesis of the Arabic and Iranian tongues took place to create a re-vitalized Persian language that is still the language of Iran today.
www.wikiran.org /w/index.php?title=Iran   (4451 words)

Iran's relations with the United States were severely strained after the revolution, especiallly when Iranian students seized US embassy personnel on November 4, 1979, labeling the embassy a "Den of Spies" and accused its personnel of being CIA agents trying to overthrow the revolutionary government.
Iran is a founding member of the United Nations organization and also a member of the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Non-Aligned Movement.
Iran is one of the world's most mountanious countries, its landscape is dominated by rugged mountain ranges that separate various basins or plateaus from one another.
www.iranrocks.com   (7347 words)

 History of Iran - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The history'of Iran (Persia) covers thousands of years, from the ancient civilaztion in Iranian plateau, Mani civilization in Azarbaijan and Shar-e sookhteh in Zabol and ancient Kingdom of Jiroft, followed by established kingdom of Elam to the modern Islamic Republic of Iran.
Iran greatly increased its defense budget and by the early 1970s was the region's strongest military power.
A border dispute between Iraq and Iran was resolved with the signing of the Algiers Accord on March 6, 1975.
www.tvwiki.tv /wiki/History_of_Iran   (3048 words)

 Iran (10/06)
Iran underwent something of a revival under the Safavid dynasty (1502-1736), the most prominent figure of which was Shah Abbas, who expelled the Uzbeks and Ottomans from Persia.
Iran now has a variety of groups engaged in political activity; some are oriented along ideological lines or based on an identity group, others are more akin to professional political parties seeking members and recommending candidates for office.
Iran defended itself and demanded the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Iranian territory and the return to the status quo ante for the Shatt al-Arab as established under the 1975 Algiers Agreement signed by Iraq and Iran.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5314.htm   (4911 words)

Turning to the 13 centuries since the Islamic conquest of Iran the number of intellectual thinkers and reformers who died at the hands of autocratic kings and religious reaction are truly uncountable.
After the occupation of Iran by the Allies in 1942, in the interregnum of freedom after the dictator was removed, he was stabbed to death by two fanatical Muslims right inside the Justice Ministry.
Although Iran was never directly colonialised, the colonial powers, and in particular Imperial Russia and Great Britain repreatedly intervened in the internal affairs of the country.
www.iran-bulletin.org /art/Momeni1.html   (3318 words)

 Place:Iran - Genealogy
Iran is currently led by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and overseen by the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
Iran is a member and co-founder of OPEC and is important in international politics due to its large supply of petroleum.
The Middle Ages saw the unfolding of many critical events such as the Islamic Conquest of Iran, the destruction of Persia under the Mongol invasion beginning in 1220, the conquest of Tamerlane, and the establishment of Iran's first Shi'a Islamic state under the Safavid dynasty in 1501.
werelate.org /wiki/Place:Iran   (832 words)

 THE IRANIAN: Dictatorship and democracy, Masoud Kazemzadeh
First, the modern definition of Iran in terms of a linguistic, ethnic, racial and territorial entity distinct from its foreign, and specifically Arab, neighbors appears in fully articulated form in the Shu'ubiyya movement of the 10th and 11th centuries, and indeed much earlier.
Ferdowsi's sense of tragedy over the conquest of Sasanid Iran stems not so much from the religion of the conquerors (Ferdowsi was, after all, Muslim), but because of the nomadic and uncivilized nature of the victorious Arab tribesmen who brought the saga of the Iranian nation to an end.
In Iran, unlike the U.S., we have had terribly oppressive regimes (Qajar, Pahlavi, Islamic fundamentalist) where each was an exclusive group composed of a terribly brutal clique that oppressed and discriminated against the people of Iran (the public).
www.iranian.com /Opinion/2004/June/MK/index.html   (4586 words)

 Islamic Barbarian Theocracy: Invaders and Occupiers of Iran - Persian Journal Opinion Latest Iran news & Iranian ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Islamic Barbarian Theocracy: Invaders and Occupiers of Iran
The mullahs and their Islamic followers' allegiance is understandably only to themselves and their ideology which binds them to Arabo-Muslims.
The only times he mentioned Iran was in relation to how it could serve Islam and the Islamic agenda.
www.iranian.ws /iran_news/publish/article_13586.shtml   (2109 words)

 Iran: Exporter of Pistachio Since Achaemenid Era - CAIS Archaeological & Cultural News of Iran©
The Achaemenid people were the first who grew pistachio in ancient Iran and exported this Iranian fruit to their neighboring countries more than 2500 years ago.
In his book titled Iran From the Earliest Times To the Islamic Conquest, Professor Roman Ghirshman has mentioned that the first pistachio trees were first taken to Aleppo in Achaemenid era.
Pistachio tree was taken to other parts of Iran and the world after the Islamic conquest of Iran by Muslims, and Qom was the first city that received the tree and started growing it in 8th century.
www.cais-soas.com /News/2005/january2005/05-01-iran.htm   (296 words)

 Ethnic Cleansing and Dictatorship vs. Pluralism and Democracy:
Ethnic sub-nationalism in Iran is of recent origins and goes back to the resistance to the fascistic polices of the Pahlavis and the Islamic fundamentalists in the past 80 years.
In Iran, Islam is the ideology of the invading foreign colonizers.
The Arab-Islamic conquest of Iran was in effect the cultural genocide of Iranians: Iranians lost their independence, sovereignty, culture, alphabet, religion, and mores.
www.ghandchi.com /iranscope/Anthology/Kazemzadeh/ecp.htm   (4644 words)

 Killings for Islam
The Islamic invasion of western Europe was halted at the Battle of Tours (also called the Battle of Poitiers), France, 732.
Islamic states are some of the worst human rights abusing states in the world.
Iran, Nigeria, Sudan, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia all have the death penalty for homosexuality.
markhumphrys.com /islam.killings.html   (2573 words)

 History of Iran: Islamic Conquest
The Prophet Mohammad, a member of the Hashimite clan of the powerful tribe of Quraysh, proclaimed his prophetic mission in Arabia in 612 and eventually won over the city of his birth, Mecca, to the new faith.
The Abbasid army consisted primarily of Khorasanians [Khorasan, a region in the north east of Iran] and was led by an Iranian general, Abu Moslim Khorasani.
They brought Abu Hamid Ghazali, one of the greatest Islamic theologians, and other eminent scholars to the Seljok capital at Baghdad and encouraged and supported their work.
www.iranchamber.com /history/islamic_conquest/islamic_conquest.php   (1329 words)

 Iran-Iraq War information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Iran's embassy in London was subsequently attacked by Iraqi-sponsored terrorist forces a few months prior to the war in 1980, in what came to be known as The Iranian Embassy Siege.
Iran especially had the opportunity to cut off Iraq from the Persian Gulf at Faw Peninsula and win the war in the late stages of the conflict.
It was hoped Iran would, in exchange, persuade several radical groups to release Western hostages, though this did not result; proceeds from the sale were diverted to the Nicaraguan Contras in what became known as the Iran-Contra Affair.
c10-ss-1-lb.cnet.com /reference/Iran-Iraq_War   (6011 words)

 Islamic conquest of Iran - Sean Hannity Discussion
The Islamic conquest of Iran led to the collapse of the Sassanid Empire, the eventual decline of the Zoroastrian religion in Iran, and the birth of Islamic civilization.Introduction
The Bedouin Arabs who toppled the Sassanid Empire were propelled not only by a desire for conquest and plundering but also by a new religion, Islam.
Thus, as Frye verifies, the conquest of Persia and beyond was thus frankly intended to raise new revenues.
www.hannity.com /forum/showthread.php?t=32008   (1276 words)

 Persian literature. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Islamic conquest of Iran in the 7th cent.
As Islam became the dominant theme, Arabic became the literary language, until the emergence of local dynasties in the 10th cent.
The first extant Islamic Persian poetry dates to the Samanid state (874–999); the first famous representative of this literature was the poet Rudaki (d.
www.bartleby.com /65/pe/Perslit.html   (870 words)

 Farsi (Persian)
Old Persian and its descendant, Middle Persian, are thought to have originated in Parsa (or Fars), the center of the Persian Empire in southwest Iran.
Old Persian is attested from the inscriptions left by the Achaemenid Dynasty (559 to 331 B.C.) which ruled the territory that is now Iran until the conquest of Alexander the Great.
The bulk of the surviving Persian literature comes from the times following the Islamic conquest of Iran in the 7th-8th centuries AD when the Persians, who wrote in both Persian and Arabic, became the scribes and bureaucrats, as well as writers and poets of the Islamic empire.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/february/farsi.html   (1120 words)

 A History of Muslim Philosophy
An attempt at a philosophical reinter­pretation of the Mazdaic outlook can be based, in our opinion, exclusively on the only concrete and systematic form of Mazdaism we know: the late Mazdaism of the Pahlavi books of the Sassanian period and the early times of Islam.
An accurate dating of the materials between these two chronological limits (the seventh century B. and the ninth century A. D.) seems still impossible and all the learned conclusions of the scholars (who often change their minds from year to year) appear to be no more than conjectures.
It is now necessary to say a word on the impor­tance of this thought for the development of the subsequent phases of the philo­sophical history of Iran and Islam.
www.muslimphilosophy.com /hmp/6.htm   (6820 words)

Various dialects of Dari are also spoken by some 15,000 people in Iran (including Zoroastrian Dari), and by 1 million people in Pakistan, as well as in emigré communities in the Middle East, Europe, Canada, and the U.S. The total number of Dari speakers around the world is estimated to be around 7.6 million (Ethnologue).
Old Persian and its descendant, Middle Persian, are thought to have originated in Parsa (or Fars), the center of the
Persian poets such as Sādi, Hafez, Omar Khayyam and Rumi have left a significant mark on the literature of many countries.
www.nvtc.gov /lotw/months/february/Dari.html   (1158 words)

 Persian literature: Pre-Islamic and Early Islamic Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Persian poetic quatrains; Daqiqi, a Samanid court poet and a precursor of Firdawsi; and Baba Tahir Uryan, author of
The excellences of the Qur'an: textual sacrality and the organization of early Islamic society.(fada'il al-Qur'an genre)
Mizra Fath Ali Akhundzade and the call for modernization of the Islamic world.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/ent/A0860322.html   (258 words)

 Iran: Exporter of Pistachio Since Achaemenid Era
Tehran, Jan. 5 (Iranian Cultural Heritage News Agency)—The Achaemenid people were the first who grew pistachio in ancient Iran and exported this Iranian fruit to their neighboring countries more than 2500 years ago.
Journey from the Land of No : A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran
Taken Hostage: The Iran Hostage Crisis and America's First Encounter with Radical Islam
www.payvand.com /news/05/jan/1044.html   (266 words)

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