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Category: Religion

Ta’zieh, a uniquely Iranian form of theater, intertwines the threads of religious devotion, historical narration, and dramatic performance into a rich cultural tapestry. Rooted in the Shia Islamic traditions, Ta’zieh transcends mere storytelling, transforming into a profound ritual that resonates…
Across cultures and continents, the reverence for the deceased forms a significant part of human tradition. These rituals, deeply embedded in the collective memory of societies, serve as a bridge between the living and the dead, allowing for a continued…
Amidst the rugged landscapes of southwestern Iran, where the undulating hills meet the vast horizons, live the Qashqai people—a semi-nomadic tribe whose life and culture weave a rich tapestry of history, resilience, and artistry. The Qashqai, renowned for their vibrant…
The Kurmanj Kurds, also known as Northern Kurds, are a significant ethnic group within the broader Kurdish population in Iran. They inhabit the northern and northwestern regions of the country, primarily in the provinces of West Azerbaijan, Khorasan, and Kurdistan….
Iranian Arabs, an integral part of Iran’s rich cultural mosaic, have contributed significantly to the country’s social, cultural, and historical landscape. This article delves into the history, genetics, regional distribution, and cultural practices of Iranian Arabs, highlighting their unique identities…
In the rugged and mountainous terrain of Iran, amidst the stark beauty of the landscape, two nomadic tribes have thrived for centuries, preserving their rich cultural heritage and traditional way of life. The Qashqai and Bakhtiari tribes, known for their…
Zoroastrianism, a venerable Iranian religion with roots stretching back millennia, stands as a testament to the enduring spiritual legacy of the ancient Persian civilization. Known as Mazdayasna in its native tongue and colloquially referred to as Behdin, Zoroastrianism has played…