Posted 12 February 2004 - 05:44 PM
Oh, This is perfect! I am writing my sociology paper on Iran.
I talked to my professor today... Actually, at the end of class, he and this student were having a discussion about Iraq
On July 1st, the government officially leaves Iraq on its own, as my professor was saying. He was saying although they went in there to make Iraq democratic, they won't allow the Iraqis to hold their own elections, because obviously it will become Shi'a like Iran then, and that is the last thing America wants.
Anyway, the student and professor started talking about how Iran wants to reform... They want to change...
In what ways??? My professor was saying something about Khamenei and Khatami... he said he didn't like one of them, can't remember which..
Unfortunately I don't know much about this topic
But I want to write my paper about Iran and how Iran became a Shi'a state. Any advice/suggestions?
And could someone please elaborate for me what my professor was talking about??? I'm a bit confused. Why should Iran want reform? What's wrong with the way it is now?
Take care, ma'Salaama
Posted 13 February 2004 - 12:01 PM
Sis, the topic you refer to has been discussed here on this forum (without exaggeration) at least 100 times. It is hard to get an unbiased opinion on the matter, so I suggest you review the threads discussing Iran to get a grasp of the various views. If you find this tiresome or this doesn't yield fruits, then I'm sure either myself or others will be glad to render further assistance.
You will read many traditions about the Ziyara to the shrine of Al-Hussain (S) and come to know how a great thing it is to commit yourself in his service. I go in search of this very thing, to stand at the door of the 'Great Sacrifice' and offer my respects. The tears that flow from my eyes in these days will avail me on the day rivers will be cried by the people. I come to the Imam (S) in humbleness asking him to intercede for me, when "every soul shall know what it has done". It is then, as they drag the sinner to the depths of the Fire, he will say: "not this one, he cried for me on the day of Ashura".
Posted 14 February 2004 - 07:21 PM
Sister he was most probably talking about Imam Khamenei.
As for how Iran became a Shia state, that was a long time ago, during the Safawid ages. Maybe alittle earlier, but the Safawids really made it the official way of the state.
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