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  The Institute of Ismaili Studies - Sectarian and National Movements in Iran, Khurasan and Transoxania During Umayyad ...
Khurasan was the first region of Khurrami revolts after Abu Muslim's murder; these revolts frequently involved the idea of avenging Abu Muslim's death.
The da'wa was officially taken to Khurasan during the first decade of the tenth century, although earlier it had been introduced there on the personal initiative of Ghiyath, one of the chief da'is of Jibal.
In Khurasan and Transoxania, both wings came to be represented, though the Qarmatis predominated until the middle of the eleventh century.
www.iis.ac.uk /view_article.asp?ContentID=101275   (7951 words)

Throughout most of the second half of the 18th century, Khurasan was, in effect, an independent kingdom, a situation that allowed Ishak to implement his policies unimpeded.
In 1982 the weavings of the KhuraSan Arab tribes were separated from those of the Baluch on the basis of structure.
This influence is directly attributable to the transfer of several Lesghi clans to this district by Nadir Shah in the second quarter of the 18th century.
www.rugreview.com /orr/9-2-51.htm   (4721 words)

 Iranica.com - KARAÚ÷I
As Vladimir Minorsky wrote, "The name of the Kara@÷i may in fact be connected with that of the famous Mongol tribe, the Kere÷it, who, because of their Christian Nestorian faith, were imagined to be the good people of Prester John" (personal communication).
The Kara@÷i of Khurasan began to play an important role in the province when, in 1162/1749, their leader, Amir Khan, was put in charge of Maæhad by the Afghan ruler Ahámad Khan Dorra@ni (q.v.; Yate, p.
In 1227/1813, he took advantage of a rising tide of resentment against Qa@ja@r rule in Khurasan to seize Maæhad, along with the Haza@ras and other discontented tribes, and to imprison the governor-general of the province, the Qa@ja@r prince Moháammad-Wali Mirza@, in his own palace.
www.iranica.com /articles/sup/Karai.html   (1009 words)

 Samanid Renaissance & Establishment of Tajik Identity - (The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies - CAIS)©
The first Eastern Iranian state to break away from the Abbasid caliphate was the province of Khurasan which, under the brief rule of the Taherids (827-881), became the symbol of the hopes and aspirations of all Iranians of the former Persian Empire.
Rising to prominence from among the ranks of the Khawarij and the 'ayyars of Sistan, Khurasan, and Transoxiana two brothers, Ya'qub Laith and 'Amr Laith, sons of a tinsmith (saffar), rose against Arab sovereignty in the region.
This includes the role of the Turks vis-à-vis the Iranians; the role of the Iranians at the court of Baghdad and in provincial centers in Transoxiana and Khurasan, and the role of the Turks in the administration of the caliphate and its satellite states, such as the Samanid State.
www.cais-soas.com /CAIS/Geography/samanid.htm   (11107 words)

 Arabs in Afghanistan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Most of Khurasan (today’s Afghanistan) was controlled by Sasanians, where the people were the followers of Zoroaster, but eastern and centre of today’s Afghanistan was controlled by Hindo - Shahan dynasty and Kabul was their capital.
“The provinces of Khurasan and Sistan, for from the Arabs’ headquarters at Kufa and Basra, were especially troublesome for the Arabs.
Amir was forced to withdraw from Khurasan, and Arabs lost the control of the province.
www.ympd.0catch.com /articles/arab.html   (1701 words)

 Chronological Timeline
734-46 Rebellion of al-Harith ibn Surayj in Khurasan: mawali.
748 Qahtaba defeats the Umayyad governor of Khurasan.
873 Ya'qub al-Saffar of Sistan conquers Khurasan from the Tahirids.
www.princeton.edu /~batke/itl/chron.html   (6732 words)

Khurasan is the largest province in Iran and is also the riches.
It is located to the north-east of the country and expands to the western border of Afghanistan, towards the Oxus River (Amu-Darya) in the north, and to the Barren and Salst Deserts (Dasht-e lut and Dasht-e Kavir) in the south.
He was born in 1120 in Nishapur and was martyred by a Mongol soldier during a massacre following Mongol attacks on Khurasan.
www.rumi.org.uk /sufism/attar.htm   (1260 words)

 Mohammad Ali Jamalzadeh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
His panegyric in honor of the Seljuk sultan Sanjar, or Sinjar (1117–57), ruler of Khurasan (Khorasan), won him royal favor, and he continued to enjoy the patronage of two of Sanjar’s successors as well.
Anvari (or Anwari) prophesied that a certain combination of the stars in October 1185 would be accompanied by a frightful storm and dire disasters.
His elegy Tears of Khurasan, translated into English in 1789, is considered one of the most beautiful poems in Persian literature.
www.farhangsara.com /anvari.htm   (137 words)

 Tok Khurasan Homepage
TOK KHURASAN (1875 - 1944) — petikan dari Ensiklopedia Malaysiana Edisi 1996 Jilid 13 m.s.
Allahyarham (Yusuf Zaki Yaacob) pernah memberitahu saya, dua orang gurunya yang sangat beliau kagumi, iaitu Allahyarham Tok Khurasan (ulama' dari Pakistan) dan...
Diantara ulama-ulama itu Tok Khurasan, Tok Bachok, Tok Kemuning, Tok Selehor, Tok Mesir dan lain-lain.
members.tripod.com /~aashraff/intro.htm   (232 words)

 History of Iran: Ghaznavid Dynasty
When the Samanid Emir Abu ol-Hasan died in 961 CE and Alptigin's candidate was rejected by the court ministers, he retired from Khurasan (northeastern Iran) to Ghazna, where he ruled as a largely independent sovereign, thus starting the Ghaznavid list in 962 CE.
In 999 CE, the Ghaznavids defeated the Samanids (laying claim to Khurasan) and the Qarakhanids captured Bukhara, the Samanid capital.
From mounds of rubble at the feet of the minarets, however, Italian archaeologists, under the direction of Umberto Scerrato, have rescued impressive evidence of the splendor and glory that once radiated throughout the world from this great capital city.
www.iranchamber.com /history/ghaznavids/ghaznavids.php   (1068 words)

 Morgan. Shah Isma'il I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In Khurasan the Timurids were no more: since 911/1506 the real enemy was Muhammad Shaybam Khan, ruler of the Ozbegs, who were to remain dangerous eastern adversaries of the Safawids at least until the end of the sixteenth century.
Despite the defeat of 918/1512 and the failure of Babur, Isma'il's policy in Khurasan could on the whole be counted a considerable success.
It was no longer the old Turkmen state with Khurasan added on: instead it was something more like Iran as we think of it today, although Shah Isma'il still controlled Iraq, as well as lands in the Caucasus and in the east which Persia later lost.
coursesa.matrix.msu.edu /~fisher/hst373/readings/morgan.html   (4601 words)

 Historical Sikh Events at Gateway to Sikhism:Nadir Shah's Invasion(1738-1739)
A son of a poor shepherd in Khurasan, a province of Iran, Nadir had joined a robber band when he was still a boy.
He grew up to be its leader at about the time in 1717, when the Afghans occupied Khurasan and later the capital of Iran.
By 1725, he had hecome a national hero, who drove the Afghans out of Iran, and who hecame a sort of regent with a boy of the royal family as King of Iran In 1736, when the boy King died, Nadir assumed the title of Emperor of Iran.
allaboutsikhs.com /events/nadir.htm   (1221 words)

 Chronology of Islamic History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
In the Muzaffarids empire, On the disintegration of the II Khan rule Mubarazud Din Muhammad established the rule of the Muzaffarid dynasty.
Turkomans of the White Sheep empire, Uzun Hasan defeated the Timurids at the battle of Qarabagh whereby the White Sheep became the masters of Persia and Khurasan.
In Khurasan Hussain Baygara came to power and he ruled during the remaining years of the fifteenth century.
islamic-world.net /islamic-state/chronology.htm   (8830 words)

Muhammad was succeeded to his claims by his son Ibrahim, who decided to concentrate his efforts on Khurasan; in 745 he sent his Persian mawla, Abu Muslim, as his personal representative to Khurasan.
The decision paid off: Abu Muslim was able to create a solid base of support and in 747 began the rebellion that would quickly lead to the end of the Umayyad caliphate.
The founding of the Tahirid dynasty in 820 in Khurasan by al-Ma'mun's Persian general Tahir inspired others with similar aspirations; although this dynasty and the ones that followed it recognized the suzerainty of the Abbasids, they effectively eroded Abbasid authority in Persia.
www.princeton.edu /~batke/itl/denise/abbasids.htm   (1085 words)

 Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures
A Turkish, Sunni dynasty which ruled the whole Iranian world (including Khurasan and Transoxania), Iraq, Syria, and parts of Byzantine Anatolia.
The Sunni Revival: The term used to designate the movement that culminated with the Seljuqs who actively sought the elimination of Shi`ite principalities in the eastern Islamic world and the Shiite grip on the Abbasid Caliphate of Baghdad, and who sponsored and fostered the renaissance in Sunni theology and jurisprudence.
It was the most popular type in the medieval period, and remained dominant in Iran.
web.mit.edu /4.614/www/handout09.html   (261 words)

 Khurasan - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "Khurasan" at HighBeam.
Abu Tammam and his 'Kitab al-Shajara': a new Ismaili treatise from tenth-century Khurasan.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-x-k1hurasan.html   (202 words)

 Alp Arslan Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
Alp Arslan (1026-1072) was the second Seljuk sultan of Persia and Iraq and a member of the Turkish dynasty which revitalized Moslem rule in the declining days of the Abbasid caliphate.
Alp Arslan was born Muhammad ibn Daud in the Arab Empire's Persian province of Khurasan in 1026 (or 1029 or 1032).
His father's cousin, Kutulmish, carried Khurasan into revolt in 1064, and his own brother, Kawurd (founder of the Kirman dynasty), rebelled twice, in 1064 and 1067.
www.bookrags.com /biography/alp-arslan   (491 words)

 Iranica.com - H®OSAYN KHAN ˆAÚMLU
135), was rewarded by the shah by his appointment as the governor of Khurasan (H®asan Rumlu, ed.
However, after the shah and the royal army had marched back to ¿Era@q-e ¿Ajam in the following year ¿Obayd Khan invaded Khurasan again and this time succeeded in forcing H®osayn Khan to surrender Herat (in Sáafar 936/October 1529).
Dickson, "Shah Tahmasp and the Uzbeks (The duel for Khurasan with ¿Ubayd Khan: 930-946/1524-1540)," unpublished Ph.D. diss., Princeton University.
www.iranica.com /articles/v12f5/v12f5044.html   (856 words)

 T'ovma Metsobets'i's History of Tamerlane and His Successors
He arose and went to Khurasan, crossed the Jehan river [ Amu Darya] [2] and arrived at the city of Samarqand in the East.
Observing that the entire land was lordless, he became the head of brigands and the chief of the murderers.
Thus did [the Timurids] capture the entire land of Khurasan, the city of Balkh (Bahl), Khurasan, Shiraz, Kirman, Isfahan, Nishapur, Kuran, Makuran, Tus, T'anjan, Damghan, Mazandaran, Ray (Re), Qazvin (Ghazuin), and they reached as far as Sultaniyeh to the borders of Tabriz in Atrpatakan.
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 Autobiography and Silence:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
While residing in Quchan one day in the presence of Shuja`u'd-dawlih, the great tribal chieftain of Khurasan, someone quoted verses of love and of divine ecstasy.
            Khurasan in the late 1880s was racked by local disturbances, especially those associated with Turkmen tribespeople, and Iran itself was on the brink of its first modern national dissident movement, the revolt against a British monopoly on the marketing of Iranian tobacco.
Qanun in those places:  "in Khurasan [we have] Shaykhu'r-Ra'is, who is at the moment still in Bombay, and from there will go to the shrine cities and on to Mashhad."
www.h-net.org /~bahai/diglib/articles/A-E/cole/rais.htm   (12959 words)

 National Consolidation Committee
The Báb would then arrange them in 18 sets with 19 names in each set, and with His own name and the names of the Letters of the Living He would include them in a Tablet of God, so that they would be specially remembered and blessed.
Mulla Husayn was also asked to send written reports on his activities in Isfahan, Tihran and Khurasan.
Mulla Husayn was refreshed and happy after being near Bahá'u'lláh and he set out from Khurasan.
www.bci.org /ukschools/ncc/les11.htm   (719 words)

 Science & Technology
Born in Naishapur in Khurasan, he fled the turmoil brought about by the Mongol invasions and ended up in Delhi.
When the Ghûrids had gained control over all of the former Ghaznavid holdings in Khurasan, Afghanistan and Northwest India, control over the Indian portions of the sultanate was passed to Muhammad Ghûri.
Following these victories Muhammad Ghûri returned to Khurasan, leaving his holdings in India in the hands of Qutb-ud-din Aibak, a slave who had been promoted to the rank of a general.
www.infinityfoundation.com /ECITTajulMaasirframe.htm   (3167 words)

 Islam during the Crusades by Sanderson Beck
Mongol khan Ogedei appointed Chin-Temur governor of Khurasan and Mazandaran; but he died in 1235 and was succeeded by a centenarian, who lasted four years.
Arghun Aqa was appointed to govern the conquered territories in the west for the Mongols.
Arghun was governor of Khurasan and plotted rebellion, and Teguder executed Prince Qongqurtai.
www.san.beck.org /AB19-IslamCulture1095-1300.html   (22585 words)

In Khurasan his Majesty visited all the gardens and the flower-gardens, and the splendid buildings put up by Sultan Husain Mirza, and the grand structures of olden days.
One day, when Shahzada Sultanam had entertained the begam, the Shah said to her: "When (next) you offer hospitality, let it be arranged outside the city." It was on a beautiful plain, rather more than four miles out, that they pitched tents and folding-tents and an audience-tent, and also set up chatr/1/ and taq.
In Khurasan and those parts they use enclosing screens, but they do not put them at the back.
www.columbia.edu /itc/mealac/pritchett/00litlinks/gulbadan/part11.html   (795 words)

 Carolina Seminar for Comparative Islamic Studies
Pourjavady articulated a theory that tied the development of early Islamic mysticism to the stylistic resources of the Persian language, especially in the region of Khurasan (now northeastern Iran and western Afghanistan).
While the vocabulary of Arabic became highly refined, especially in distinguishing subtle psychological and emotional conditions, it was only with the lucid and compelling imagery of Persian poetry that the full potential of this vocabulary was developed.
For this reason, he maintained, those Sufis in other regions who succeeded in communicating their insights in lasting literary forms ended up by using the mystical idiom that had been created in Khurasan.
www.unc.edu /depts/islamsem/970713.shtml   (302 words)

 Chronology for early Islam
Beginning of systematic Arab conquest of Transoxiana by Governor of Khurasan, Qutaiba b.
Soghdian ruler of Panjikent, Divashtich, surrenders to Arabs at Mt. Mug in upper Zeravshan Valley.
Tahirids rule Khurasan under nominal suzerainty of Abbasids.
faculty.washington.edu /dwaugh/hist225/225chron/islchr.html   (205 words)

 Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
A Scythian group in the northeast (Parthia) 247, Khurasan 185, Media, Fars, Atropatene, Babylon, and Elymais 141-138.
Their main tenant was that Abu Muslim (governor of Khurasan 748-755, murdered by Caliph al-Mansur) was not dead but had gone into hiding and would return either at the head of the Mahdi's army or as the Mahdi himself, ushering in a messianic era.
He was defeated and killed by Arsaces I. Nevertheless, Khurasan itself was retained by the Seleucids for another two generations before the general sweep of eastern Iran by the Parthians.
www.hostkingdom.net /iran.html   (2841 words)

 About Me
When I was a child we came to Pakistan and leave our homeland.
In these ten years in Pakistan-Peshawar I could continue to my lessons up to class 11 in Khurasan High School.
And also my School (Khurasan High School) is the best school in Hayat abad.
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