While Shah Abbas was in Tabriz, he received an envoy from the Habsburg emperor, Rudolph II. The envoy, Georg Tectander von der Jabel, was one of only two survivors of an embassy sent by the emperor in response to the visit to Prague of Sir Anthony Sherley and Husain Ali Beg. All the others, including the ambassador, had died of fever in the humid heat and insectinfested swamps of Gilan. Tectander himself was in a very weak state when he arrived and had an unnerving experience when he met the shah. An Ottoman prisoner was brought in and Abbas called for two swords, which he then proceeded to examine. He chose one and sliced off the prisoner’s head. Tectander feared the shah had heard that the Emperor Rudolph was making peace with the Ottomans and would use the second sword on him. Instead Abbas turned to Tectander with a smile and said that was how the Christians should treat the Turks. (6)

Shah Abbas : The Ruthless King Who Became an Iranian Legend. 

Chapter 7: Abbas Expels the Ottomans

by David Blow

.عن الإمام الرضا (عليه السلام) قال: إن الإمامة خلافة الله وخلافة الرسول (صلى الله عليه وآله)، ومقام أمير المؤمنين (عليه السلام) وميراث الحسن والحسين (عليه السلام). 📚المصدر:(الكافي ج1 ص200)
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Singing in the Shah Mosque in Isfahan, Iran

The acoustics  in the 400 year old mosque are amazing & notes hang in the air with crystal clarity. The singer is a student from northern Iran visiting Isfahan & had always wanted to sing in the mosque because of its unique acoustic resonance qualities. You have to stand on the tiled square for perfect effect.


Kimia Alizadeh becomes the first woman from Iran to win an Olympic medal

Kimia Alizadeh is just 18 years old and is already viewed as an icon by fellow Iranians on Twitter for her incredible feat Thursday night. She became the first woman to win an Olympic medal while representing Iran when she won the bronze in taekwondo.

Alizadeh defeated Sweden’s Nikita Glasnovic in the under-57 kilogram division by 5-1 for the bronze medal, Yahoo News reported. In doing so, she became an inspiration for a whole generation of young Iranian women.

Alizadeh, who competed in a sports hijab under her combative gear, already has a successful career in the martial arts.

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The Complete Persepolis (2007)

“Persepolis is the story of Satrapi’s unforgettable childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trials of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming–both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland. It is the chronicle of a girlhood and adolescence at once outrageous and familiar, a young life entwined with the history of her country yet filled with the universal trials and joys of growing up.

Edgy, searingly observant, and candid, often heartbreaking but threaded throughout with raw humor and hard-earned wisdom–Persepolis is a stunning work from one of the most highly regarded, singularly talented graphic artists at work today.”

 by Marjane Satrapi

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Marjane Satrapi (Persian: مرجان ساتراپی) is an Iranian-born French contemporary graphic novellist, illustrator, animated film director, and children’s book author. Apart from her native tongue Persian, she speaks English, Swedish, German, French and Italian.

Satrapi grew up in Tehran in a family which was involved with communist and socialist movements in Iran prior to the Iranian Revolution. She attended the Lycée Français there and witnessed, as a child, the growing suppression of civil liberties and the everyday-life consequences of Iranian politics, including the fall of the Shah, the early regime of Ruhollah Khomeini, and the first years of the Iran-Iraq War. She currently lives in Paris, where she is at work on the sequel to Persepolis. She is also the author of several children’s books.

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Men in Iran are wearing hijabs to stand up for their wives.

In Islam, modesty should be equally applied to both men and women. This is not the case in Iran.

The “morality police,” or religious police, have been enforcing strict religious dress codes on women ever since the end of the Iranian Revolution in 1979. Iranian women are required to wear the hijab, or headscarf, or be subjected to fines or imprisonment — and now men in Iran are standing up to say that this is enough.

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