Thursday, January 24, 2008

Mevlana, the national poet of Iran

The Beloved is all in all; the lover merely veils Him;
The lover is all that lives, the lover a dead thing.

Persian Mevlana, of course you know him. A theocentric and Sufi poet whose books have been widely translated in several live languages in many countries. There is a lot of uproar and controversy around the subject of his nationality. Turkish government claims that he is a Turkish poet and recently I’ve heard that there is a same acclamation about him in Afghanistan!

Besides all these, I have a great question in mind and that is about the “lost intelligence” in the mind of world people. It is impossible to imagine that how a mature and smart person could be impressed by this modern type of anarchism and fascism that is growing considerably all around the globe.

It is the result of founding a new school of “Cultural terror” that is based on the foundations of falsifying and forging the historical and documented facts and it is clear that how it is being controlled and managed…

Everyone who loves culture, poem and literature knows that Mevlana born in Balkh that was historically part of Ancient Persia and currently located in Afghanistan. And also he has been buried in Konya that was either a small part of Ancient Persia, but now in Turkey.

If you try some historical resources and books, you will simply find out that Iran’s frontiers were spread through the world from the Egypt to China. So Turkey, Afghanistan, Yemen, Oman, Bahrain, Emirates, Qatar, Lebanon, Tajikistan, Syria and Turkmenistan were all the provinces of Iran with their special archaeological names.

Iran, Greece and Rum were the dominant empires during the era of Mevlana’s life and there were not any kind of today’s geographical divisions between Iran and its states. So Mevlana’s journey from Balkh to Konya was simply such as the travel of an American citizen from New York to Dallas.

But these geographical portions don’t matter to us. The question is about Mevlana’s Persian poems. There is not even a simple couplet of Turkish poem in Masnavi or Divan-e-Shams therefore everyone who loves to read the original texts of Masnavi or other books by Mevlana must learn Persian, the official language of Iran.

With these all, I am not trying to prove that Mevlana is Iranian because of his Persian poems. It is an obvious fact and anyone who uses his mind will recognize it. So there is not any need to blame up struggle in this field!

I think that pretensions by our Afghan and Turk friends about Dual or Triple nationality of this genius Sufi poet, are based just on political satire and media propaganda.
It is accepted that Mevlana belongs to the entire Muslim world and all of his lovers are using of his advice and words of wisdom, but it is not legal and logical to falsify the nationality of someone who is the national symbol of Iran.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Happy 2008

You will not believe if I say that I was even busier than US President within past few weeks!
We passed the 2007 and entered the New Year that is named after Maragheh Observatory by UNESCO so it is time to congratulate to all Christians and Jews all around the world and specially the religious minorities inside Iran. I hope you accept my pardon for the occurred delay.
I wish you all a peaceful, warm, memorable, successful and happy New Year with special unexpected gifts by Santa Claus!
I hope the long war between US and Iraq to be finished soon, Afghanistan and Pakistan could meet the peaceful and calm situation again, French people could endure their "Wonderful" Sarkozy who is really the cause of shame for the whole Europe and African poverty ends with the expire of British invasion and occupation on their sources.
But let's explain about why I didn't update my blog in the last month.
At first, I am still busy passing my mid-term exams of pre-university degree and the time of University entrance exam is coming near so I am training hard to pass these exams properly.
Second, after the impressive accomplishment of
Yahoo Mail project that met a propitious global media coverage, I decided to convert its website into an informative source about Persian culture, literature, arts and history in order to inform the addressees and readers about delightful and glorious past of Iran so as to not allow themselves to compare my country with these so called new Arabic Islands or any other region in the world.
Iranians are the first mathematicians, architects, essayists, poets, scientists and navigators during the completion process of human civilization so I invite you to wait a few more days until the website is charged completely and the final design is ready to be released.
Also, I and my colleagues are working hard on an international project about Mevlana the Persian who is known to be the greatest Sufi poet of all times, a real intelligent who comes from Khorasan, an Eastern province of Iran.
Here is the website of project that is currently only available in Persian but the English edition will be unveiled too.
Also renovated my old personal website and changed it into an Electronic magazine dedicated to Iranology. It currently provided information about top 10 astonishing personalities of Persian rich culture during the past 2500 years such as Farabi the Iranian scientist, Avicenna the Persian biologist and mathematician and Khayyam the Persian founder of Solar calendar. The website is titled "Persia, the Empire of Honor" and could be access through
this address.