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Author Topic: New land dispute by Pashtuns in Takhar  (Read 22475 times)
rooyintan
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« Reply #60 on: October 04, 2008, 02:09:52 AM »

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Nobody said Iran didn't have shias before the safavids but the fact is that majority of Iran was sunni before the safavids and the safavids forecefully converted many sunnis into shiaism and made their lives miserable. There still is no sunni mosque in entire Tehran. Persians like Rumi, Imam Bukhari (rh), and many more were sunni but the overwhelming majority of persians were sunni before safavids.


Not true! Shiite population was already more than Sunni population in most of Iran only in eastern Iran Sunni population were more. So yes Safavid converted most of Eastern Iranians to Shiite Islam when they declared Shiite Islam as official faith of the empire.

If you read some history on Iran, you will notice that Northern Iran(Gilan & Tabarestan) were converted to Shiite Islam around 8th and 9th century AD by descendants of Imam Hasan Mojtaba, they formed a dynasty called Alavids. Also around the same time when Saffarids were in power there were many Shiite population in Fars & Kerman. In fact some historians claim that Yaqub Laith Saffar was a khawarej who then became a Shiite.

Later when the Seljuqs were ruling the middle east, Ismaili Shiite appeared in Iran and found many followers thus southern Khorasan known as Qahestan where Qaen and Birjand are located became a strong hold of Ismailis. Another stronghold was Alamut, Sabael Castle in Northern Iran that could not be captured by the Seljuqs and only became conquered by Hulegu Khan(grandson of Genghis Khan).

Azerbaijan & western Iran due to proximity to Iraq also had high Shiite population. Western Khorasan also became a Shiite stronghold after the collapse of Ilkhanid dynasty, when Sarbedarid State was formed with its capital at Sabzevar(Khorasan).
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« Reply #61 on: October 04, 2008, 03:51:10 AM »

Dear Rooyintan Jan,

please donĀ“t discuss with this guy with his Anti-Islamic links. His intention is to devide Persian speaking people more into Shia-Sunni as they did it in the past. They know Tajik-Iranian brothership take again more value and they are feared. This guy has no idea what he is talking about. He only repeat what uneducated terrorists preached to him.
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