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Here is Another Reason to Love Iran: This Lil’ Place Called Tooskestan!

*Updating Beyond the tourist destinations of Gorgan, beyond the crowded “hot spots ” like Nahar Koran, and beyond some winding roads; a tank full of gas will take you to the beautifully mesmerizing forest of Tooskestan, Iran.   The first thing you notice about Tooskestan are these ginormous trees, with amazing, glistening leaves that are… Continue reading Here is Another Reason to Love Iran: This Lil’ Place Called Tooskestan!

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Possible ISIS/MKO linked Terrorist attacks send shock-waves through Iran

This post will be updated as more news from Iran media and witnesses pour in… In the wake of several terrorists attacks over the past month, in places like London, the Philippines, Afghanistan, today Iran has been added to the list of ISIS claimed attacks. Iran is one of the few countries in the Middle… Continue reading Possible ISIS/MKO linked Terrorist attacks send shock-waves through Iran

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General Qassem Suleimani: The Thinker Of Our Time

Originally posted on Iranian Hiker:
In an attempt to explain the failure of aggressive western operations against Syria and Iraq, proposals have been put forth by the western media that suggest “Iran is financially funding Iraq against ISIS” or delivering “heavy arms” to regions threatened by ISIS like Iraq and Syria, as some journalist have…

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A New Ashuradeh is Underway in the Islamic Republic of Iran

A New Ashuradeh is Underway in the Islamic Republic of Iran Ashūradeh Island is the only island off the Iranian coast in the Caspian Sea. Located in Gorgan Bay, Ashuradeh’s surface comprises of 2,000 acres. The western end is known as Miankaleh, after the peninsula of Behshahr country in Māzandarān, a Province of Iran. The… Continue reading A New Ashuradeh is Underway in the Islamic Republic of Iran

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Persian Omelet 4-2 Please!

Persian Omelet 4- 2 Please! When I first visited Iran, I knew less than little of Persian cuisine…“what is sabze pollow, kuku, juje, ghorme sabze, khoreste goje badamjan?”… I would often ask my husband so many questions, but I learned! Al an/right now, you could say I moved up to a safe intermediate level in… Continue reading Persian Omelet 4-2 Please!

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The Corridor to Religious Tolerance in Islam: ( A recommended read)

“Surah An Nahl was the first surah that really spoke to me, we all have those moments of lucidity as Muslims–I think. I began to gain a clear understanding of tolerance in Islam by way of this Surah. Today, it happens to be one of my favorite Surahs, with little to no obscurity, depicting the… Continue reading The Corridor to Religious Tolerance in Islam: ( A recommended read)

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Breastfeeding USA vs. Iran: Legal Rights, Social behaviors, and Support of Nursing Mothers

*These issues, as I have learned, will not be touched by some Muslims who have adopted the ideology that breastfeeding is somehow “taboo”; although, Quran mentions breastfeeding, prolonged practice of it, and has nothing negative to say on it. Most well educated human scientists, mothers, and medical doctors agree that breast milk is the best… Continue reading Breastfeeding USA vs. Iran: Legal Rights, Social behaviors, and Support of Nursing Mothers