The spread of Islam in Persia
Before Islam empowered them, the Arabs were the most disliked of all peoples. But Islam, a psychological state of believing that one is right and that one can only feel self worth when everyone conforms to one’s beliefs sent them to get revenge by conquering the world.
The Muslim conquest of Persia or the Arab conquest of Iran, led to the end of the Sasanian Empire in the year 651 and the eventual decline of the Zoroastrian religion.
The success of Muslim invaders coincided with significant political, social, economic and military weaknesses in Persia that had been a major world power. The Sasanian Empire had exhausted its human and material resources after
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A great drying
When attempting to piece together the fragments of history, historians we need to take into account the ice ages and climatic changes. So what has been going on?
It is said that the drying out of the Sahara desert began some 20 or 30,000 years ago. In fact much of the region was an inland sea which over time dried out giving way to vast freshwater lakes and rivers. It seems probable that much of the region spreading from North Africa to central and southern Asia was well watered during the ice age and it seems likely that there were many great tracts of forest and wetlands across the region.
It is generally thought that about 5000
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Persia, The Islamic Republic of Iran
Until the arrival of Islam, Persia was famed over the known world for it’s modern and rich civilisation. Its roots can be traced back to 7000 BC but it’s widely accepted that the region was first unified under proto-Elamite and Elamite kingdoms in 3200–2800 BCE.
Modern historians prefer to say that Medes unified the country in 625 BCE, after which it became the dominant cultural and political power in the region comprising the Anatolia, the Bosphorus, Egypt to the borders of Ancient India and the Syr Darya in the east, and from the Caucasus and the Eurasian Steppe in the north to the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman in the south.
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