Historical Persian Martial Arts



Shirzad is extremely happy to have started learning Historical Persian Martial Arts! He will be updating this page frequently, please visit often to get continous updates on his development here!

















بنام خداوند بخشنده و مهربان

که ایران چو باغی‌ست خرم بهار ❁ شکفته همیشه گل کامکار
اگر بفکنی خیره دیوار باغ ❁ چه باغ و چه دشت و چه دریا، چه راغ
نگر تا تو دیوار او نفکنی ❁ دل و پشت ایرانیان نشکنی
کزان پس بود غارت و تاختن ❁ خروش سواران و کین آختن
زن و کودک و بوم ایرانیان ❁ به اندیشه بد مَنه در میان
هوا خوشگوار و زمین پرنگار ❁ تو گفتی به تیر اندر آمد بهار
همه سر به سر، دست نیکی بَرید ❁ جهانِ جهان را به بد مسپرید
نخوانند بر ما کسی آفرین ❁ چو ویران بود بوم ایران زمین
دریغ است ایران که ویران شود ❁ کَُنام پلنگان و شیران شود
ز ضحاک شد تخت شاهی تُهی ❁ سر آمد بر او روزگار مِهی
چنین است کردگار گردان سپهر ❁ گهی درد پیش آردت، گاه مهر
به کام تو گردد سپهر بلند ❁ دلت شاد بادا تنت بی گزند
چنین روز روزت فزون باد بخت ❁ بداندیشگان را نگون باد بخت
بیا تا همه دست نیکی بریم ❁ جهانِ جهان را به بد مسپریم
وزین پس بر آن کس کنید آفرین ❁ که از داد آباد دارد زمین
بسازید و از داد باشید شاد ❁ تن آسان و از کین مَگیرید یاد
کسی باشد از بخت پیروز و شاد ❁ که باشد همیشه دلش پر ز داد

شاهنامه فردوسی



























لَا حَوْلَ وَ لَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ الْعَلِیِّ الْعَظِیمِ
هیچ نیرو و توانى جز از سوى خداوند بلند مرتبه و بزرگ نیست‏
There is no force or power other than Allah

KNOW THE TOOLS YOU USE:

Read all about the concept of Swords (in "Christian Scripture") here!

Read all about the concept of Swords (in "Hindu\Buddhist Beliefs") here!

Read all about the Victory Sword of Stalingrad (in "World War II") here!

Read all about the concept of Spears ("Neyzeh") here!

Read all about the concept of Maces ("Gorz") here!

Read all about the concept of Bow and Arrows ("Tir-o-Kaman") here!


Shirzad is deeply inspired by the Ancient Persian Historical and Legendary Battalion Called the (دیوسران) Deev-Saran (Devil Headed) Warriors and hopes to acquire and re-create the famous & glorious Persian warrior armour and aesthetic soon!

The Deev-Saran (Devil Headed) symbolized the legendary Rostam-e-Dastan and his famous horned helmet of the Shahnameh (Book of Kings) which he acquired by killing the white demon (Deev-e-Sepid) which was in this shape. Their aesthetic also signified having conquered evil and was also designed to symbolize the end of times (روز قیامت) and raising hell and striking fear deep into the hearts of the enemy!

Various forms of these types of Persian arms and armour were also exported to other countries such as Sweden and were actively used by the Vikings and possibly the Goths which had established trade routes and imported arms, armour, fabrics and silk from Persia. Recent excavations and findings have found Persian arms and armour onboard Viking ships which prove the existance of these trade routes during those times.








Persian Concepts of the Sword



“To fight the darkness do not draw your sword, light a candle.”
― Zarathustra, Zartosht, زرتشت












For humans and mankind it is wisdom (خرد) which allows us to evolve and survive, this is true because if size, might & power were important for survival humans in this day and age would be extinct instead of dinosaurs (Dragons) which used to exist and roam this planet till the sun went dark.

It is also very simple for us humans to easily become extinct just as well as it is only a very fragile balanced life that sustains us, slightest changes to our planets climate or living conditions and we will easily become extinct just as well! All praise be to Allah (swt)!


Mystical Islamic Martial Arts Concepts






Sheikh Maulana Nazim el Kibrisi (ks), Defending the Truth of Islam! The Naqshbandi'ya distinguished itself by an Iron Discipline, the disciples' unquestioned obedience to the masters & teachers (sheikhs)... One must also employ the Sword!



The purpose of performing Mystical Islamic Martial Arts is to become Beautiful and Heavenly both Inside and Outside (ظاهِرٌ و باطِنٌ), spiritually and physically, the same in our behaviour, in our families, with our friends, in our homes and in our jobs and in our community, in our country and the worlds and all of its creations. This is a main principal in Islam and what we try to do is become as heavenly as possible, Insha'Allah! The Prophet ﷺ also stated that Allah (swt) is beautiful and loves beauty!




به نام خداوند بخشنده و مهربان
In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

“Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” has been granted to the Prophet’s Ummah of the Last Days, and it is the biggest mercy. When Allah created the Tablet and the Pen and ordered the Pen to write “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” it needed 700 years for this magnificent writing. Who can say “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” with ta’zeem – with magnification of Allah’s Glory – gets the reward of 700 years.

Now all ways are closed except the way of “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” no matter what is to be done. If you use “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” all doors open, if not, they are closed and of no use. When they took away the Basmala everything went down. So now they are asking: “What is going to become of us?” Their way is towards Allah’s Divine Punishment, hell. For them it is finished in Dunya and in Akhirat.

Write “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” everywhere – on your house, over the door, as people go in under the Basmala; in the car – write it and don’t be afraid, for with “Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim” nothing bad can happen. They are asking you to have strong faith.

Say, Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. From the majesty of this Bismillah the Heavens were torn apart. The Heavens opened when the Bismillah was descending. It is Azamat! What a magnificence! When Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim was descending, the Heavens opened like this, they got astonished! "Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wa liLlahi-l Hamd. What is happening?" they said. The earths and Heavens trembled. Allahu Akbar. Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim descended from the Arsh, to His servants so that they recite it. It is the thawb of izzah, the dress of honour. Say Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. The heavens and earths started shaking, quaking and fell into sajdah: "Allahu Akbar! O our Lord! You are Subhan. You are Sultan. Is it possible to stand when Your Majestic Name is mentioned?"

We don't need any medicine or doctors, nor do we need any planes. Every miracle is in BismiLlahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim. Neither technology nor any other thing has any value, it is all the power of the Bismillah. Shame, pity on the people who don't even say it once. Go ahead O Shah Mardan, the field belongs to you. "Then say with me O my Yaran Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim and don't fear". Even if a person who says Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim goes to hell, the fire of hell extinguishes. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. The Prophet has said anything that doesn't start with Bismillahi r-Rahmani r-Rahim is struck down and destroyed. You owe a debt of gratitude to Your Creator. Make shukur and give thanks!

- From the teachings of Mawlana Shaykh Nazim Haqqani (Q)

The Beautiful Divine Attributes & Names of Allah (swt) explore the most perfect properties and by discussing these divine attributes we can better connect to the source. One of these attributes is "Nazm/نظم" or "Discipline" & Allah (swt) is the best "Nazim/ناظم" which means "Disciplinarian” or “Organizer”. All of Allah (swt) creations in the planes of existance, universe and cosmos exhibit this order & discipline! یا ناظم - Ya Nazim! Another divine attribute of Allah (swt) is "The Sublime" (al-Ali/ٱلْعَلِىُّ) which means The Sublime/ Ever-Exalted/ Supreme/ Most Highest/ Most Lofty. Insha'Allah we will be able to have sublime love for Allah (swt) and be on the correct path (way/صراط) - Ya al-Ali! - یا ٱلْعَلِىُّ



THE SUBLIME WAY OF THE ANT

وَأَنْ لَوِ اسْتَقَامُوا عَلَى الطَّرِيقَةِ لَأَسْقَيْنَاهُمْ مَاءً غَدَقًا
و اگر بر راه پایدار بودند آب (علم و رحمت و رزق) فراوان نصیبشان البته می‌گردانیدیم
And [Allah (swt) revealed] that if they had remained straight on the way,
We would have given them abundant provision.
-The Holy Quran (72–16)

با قدرت پیل مور میباید بود - پوریای ولی
With the power of an Elephant
You should be like an Ant!
-Pourya-ye-Vali

ترا آنگه به آید مردی و زور
که خویشتن را ببینی کمتر از مور
You will then gain strength and become a man
When you see yourself less than an ant!
-Attar of Nishapur





Dedicated to My Wife who is my personal fitness trainer and has inspired me to get in good shape (the above tree is named after my wife for her hard work in promoting sports throughout the city in a park in Tehran called Azadegan, congratulations!!! I love you so much! You inspire me to be a better man!), My Parents, My Son, My Sister, My Family & Friends, Sheikh Nazim Haqqani (Q) and the Ant Man of Sri Lanka Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Q) who lived to be over 300 years old! Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral.) used to tell us, “I am very small, smaller than an ant. I am a little Ant Man beside whom even the ants look enormous.”





السلام علیک یا باوا محی الدین (ق)

Very little is known about the early life of Muhammad Raheem Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Ral.) as his life is rife with the miraculous and supernatural and the few early accounts we do have of his life were told by Bawa himself, there are stories told of how Bawa was adopted by a wealthy and powerful king as a young boy. The king died when Bawa was six and he then inherited the king’s fortune and land. As a result, three assassins set out to kill the young Bawa in an attempt to steal his newfound wealth. However, after these assassins failed to kill Bawa, he relinquished the wealth and land of his adopted father and handed it all over to the assassins who were all three deeply impoverished. The assassins were so completely moved by the boy’s generosity and compassion that they then revered him as a saint.

He tells of how he “went looking for God in temples, churches, and mosques, going without food, drink or sleep for twenty-one years.” In one story, Bawa spent forty-one years in meditation atop a hill. In another, he spent twelve years in hermitage in the Himalayas standing on one leg. All of these extreme and chronologically befuddling attempts however, were ultimately futile. Bawa seems to use these tales as a means of highlighting how misdirected any seeking is, as is revealed to Bawa in one of his mystical experiences, God is not to be found, but experienced, felt, and perceived in the present moment.

What little hardship that is mentioned in Bawa’s autobiography revolves around his many occupations. Bawa claimed to have lived in Egypt and Iran, Jerusalem, India, and even in the mountains of China and throughout these travels took up many varied jobs.

He writes, I used to do this frequently, roaming around, doing jobs for people. In one place I worked as a laundryman for someone, in another place I cleaned the toilets carrying buckets of waste from latrines. No swami or wise man or learned teachers could ever imagine the kinds of jobs I have done… No matter what was needed, I could fit right in and do it… God assigned me these jobs, and I went to do them; that is all.





The whole of Bawa’s early life is filled with tales that ring of something torn from the pages of a storybook. Stories in which jinn and fairies are commonplace, where time ceases to exist as we know it, and miracles like raising the dead, curing blindness, or being catapulted into sublime realities to converse directly with God and his prophets are less miraculous as they are mundane. Another story tells of how Bawa settled for a time in an ashram and studied with a guru, this is the only mention of a teacher in Bawa’s life, and he eventually supplanted his teacher through his clairvoyance by revealing his teacher as a fraud. He did this all before he reached the age of 13.

For the following decade after Bawa’s discovery, he lived in the village with the pilgrim brothers and served the village as a healer and exorcist, largely for low caste Hindus. However, as time progressed and stories of his healings and services spread, he began building something of a reputation. By 1952 he had gathered a cadre of students and with their help, constructed an ashram and a sizable farm to feed his students and the poor in the surrounding area. By 1962 he was offering regular sohbet, the Sufi equivalent to the dharma talk, in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo to a predominantly wealthy Muslim crowd. This gathering eventually formed into a Sufi study circle which functions still to this day.

It was in Colombo that Bawa first encountered and took on his first western students. One such student was a close friend of Caroline Andrews, an American woman who upon hearing about Bawa began a series of correspondences with him. It was at Caroline’s behest that Bawa travelled to Philadelphia in 1971. Bawa referred to his coming to America as the “tree that fell to the west” as his roots were still in Sri Lanka, but the fruits of his practice, he said, were to be spread in the States. Bawa would travel between Sri Lanka and Philadelphia over the next 15 years, staying in America for several years at a time.

Over this time, Bawa amassed a following of over a thousand students. During his time in Philadelphia a Sufi tekke, or spiritual community, formed around him into what is now called the Bawa Muhaiyaddeen Fellowship. Additionally, Bawa envisioned and oversaw the construction of a mosque on the Fellowship land which was built in 1984. Branches of the Fellowship now exist throughout the United States and Canada, Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K. And among his most notable students is the contemporary translator of the 13th century mystic Persian poet Jalalluddin Rumi, Coleman Barks.

Luckily I was fortunate enough to have visited his Blessed Mazar (Burial Site) in Philadelphia while I was living in the United States, it was the most supernatural experience of my life, as I was on my way to his Mazar I turned on the satellite radio (SiriusXM) and an electronic dance music song was playing on the radio and the DJ had mixed in the Azan (Call to Prayer) with his dance music and so on the way to his Mazar I got to listen to the Azan!

May Allah (swt) sanctify his pure soul, and illuminate his blessed grave and return to us of his blessings and overflowing knowledge! Insha'Allah!

😊 🐜🐜🐜 This is how the Way of The Ant was conceived, for a while I had been studying how the US Marines and Royal Marines of the UK train and March, then I saw a video of Arman Marching to The Marching Ants Song on TV! May Bawa's Blessed Soul Always be With Us! Asalamu Aleykom Ya Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (Q) 🐜🐜🐜 😊







The Way of The Ant is Based on and for People of All Faiths!

The Holy Bible Tells Us:

"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest. How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest— and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man.

A troublemaker and a villain, who goes about with a corrupt mouth, who winks maliciously with his eye, signals with his feet, and motions with his fingers, who plots evil with deceit in his heart— he always stirs up conflict. Therefore disaster will overtake him in an instant; he will suddenly be destroyed—without remedy.

There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community." -The Holy Bible, New International Version (6:6-19)




RUN! RUN! RUN LIKE YOU HAVE GOT ANTS IN YOUR PANTS!



What is the connection between the mighty man and a tiny ant?

Humans the crown of all creations with their great wisdom compared to ants, a tiny insect too tiny to be seen which is nothing compared to man is truly abysmal. Solomon the Great, to whom, “God gave great wisdom and understanding, and knowledge as vast as the sand on the shore” tells us to go to the ant and learn lessons from it. Look at the Ants, how they march in unison with perfect discipline! Army ants when swarming can be the most ferocious soldiers, a swarm of army ants can kill 100,000 insects, spiders and even large prey, such as scorpions, are no problem to army units, sometimes they even hunt small mammals. Some army ant colonies contain as many as 20 million ants, all serving a single queen. Ants are very loyal to their own colony, but they can be quite nasty toward outsiders. Competition among colonies for food and other resources often leads to aggression. Thus, the worst enemy of ants is other ants, not humans.



They are so well organized, Nothing is left undone in the Ant colony, Ants have an unbelievable spirit of unselfish unity. If they find out something eatable immediately they pass on the message to others. They have a spirit of sharing, ants share everything they get. They never eat anything alone. They show great interest in sharing. Ants have an amazing sense of discipline, the sense of discipline among the ants is really amazing. Without any mistake they march one after another in a line. How pleasant is their marching sight! Without any dispute or accident they move about in order. Think of man’s spirit of division. He is more interested in division than in unity.



The active nature of the ants attracted Solomon very much. That made him rebuke the lazy man saying, “You idler, go to the ant, watch her ways and be wise. She has no master, no steward or overseer. She secures food in summer and stores up provisions during harvest time.” He reminds man to be forewarned and active. Ants are tireless, Ants always keep themselves busy all day long. However, they are busy doing something, unlike many individuals who are busy doing nothing. To be tireless implies never slacking or stopping. That is a very classical attribute of the Ant. Also Ants are patient, they patiently continue doing what they do till the goals and objectives are reached.




Ants are persistent, Whenever an obstacle is placed in the way of Ants, they always find a way round such obstacles. Napoleon said, "Victory belongs to be persistent" We must never give up so easily in the face of obstacles. There are many obstacles in life that have to be overcome. As long as you keep trying you will get past whatever is blocking your path. Ants have incredible speed, Ants may be smallish in nature, but never underrate their speed. This is a big lesson for those who are sluggish in doing things or taking decisions.



Ants are great planners, When it is winter, they store up enough food in their colony. During winter, when the cold is becoming unbearable, they never lack anything. Ants are better planners than some individuals. It was not raining, when Noah built the Ark. He had to plan ahead, because He knew the flood would surely come. Ants are strong and hardworking, Ants are noted for carrying objects that are bigger than them. This is only made possible through sheer hard work and determination. Ants are not only strong, but also hard working. They are not afraid or are scared of heavy tasks, but rather take pleasure in lifting these objects to their colony. If we don’t look at how big a task is, we would easily accomplish task that seemed insurmountable.



Ants have teamwork, Everything an ant does is for the benefit of the colony and they will work together until they are done. Almost on auto pilot each ant knows their duties and they do everything they can to get those duties completed. Some are tunneling, some are moving material and others are looking for food. If any of the ants is not working with the team it will be noticed. Ants are clean, they take care of the colonies living quarters and nest, they build perfect clean tunnels, if the tunnels are clogged and dirty they cant move about. Ants are builders, they build the colonies nests, colonies live inside nests that can be built in trees, underground, or even inside special ant plants.



Ants are social insects, which means they live in groups, or colonies. Ant colonies are highly organized, usually ruled by a single queen, and each ant has specific jobs to do. Ants make the most of every opportunity. The problem is that many people live their lives without taking advantage of their opportunities. Watching ants at work and play is amazing! The lessons from these tiny ants are great challenges for modern humanity. The lessons they teach lead us to enlightenment and unity. They should enable us to handle the resources of nature very seriously.

Ants can attack and invade your castle and take away all of your food as bounty in a battle, and if they wanted to you wouldnt even be able to kill a single one of them! In fact you would probably never even be able to kill a single ant with your sword even if you tried.

Until, when they came upon the valley of the ants, an ant said, "O ants, enter your homes so that you do not be crushed by Solomon and his soldiers while they do not feel it." - Holy Quran (27:18)

Follow them and you will succeed & be victorious!!!
سبحان الله - Subhan Allah! - All Praise to Allah (swt)!

Another perfect attribute of Allah (swt) is the "Conqueror/غالب", by conquering our ego (Ants have no egos) and getting more disciplined in our lives and becoming like Ants we can progress and better serve Allah (swt) & Allah (swt)'s creations, InshaAllah! یا غالب - Ya Ghalib! As mentioned above Allah (swt) is the most perfect arranger and disciplinarian, hopefully by getting more disciplined in our daily lives we can get closer to Allah (swt), InshaAllah!





أَعُوذُ بِٱللَّٰهِ مِنَ ٱلشَّيْطَانِ ٱلرَّجِيمِ بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ
الله لا اله الا هو الحی القیوم لا تاخذه سنة و لا نوم له ما فی السماوات و ما فی الارض من ذا الذی یشفع عنده الا باذنه یعلم ما بین ایدیهم و ما خلفهم و لا یحیطون بشی ء من علمه الا بما شاء وسع کرسیه السماوات و الارض و لا یؤده حفظهما و هو العلی العظیم

پناه میگیرم بخدای از شیطان رانده شده به نام خداوند بخشنده و مهربان
هیچ معبودی نیست جز خداوند یگانه زنده، که قائم به ذات خویش است، و موجودات دیگر، قائم به او هستند هیچگاه خواب سبک و سنگینی او را فرا نمی‌گیرد (و لحظه‌ای از تدبیر جهان هستی، غافل نمی‌ماند) آنچه در آسمانها و آنچه در زمین است، از آن اوست کیست که در نزد او، جز به فرمان او شفاعت کند؟! (بنابراین، شفاعت شفاعت‌کنندگان، برای آنها که شایسته شفاعتند، از مالکیت مطلقه او نمی‌کاهد.) آنچه را در پیش روی آنها (بندگان) و پشت سرشان است می‌داند (و گذشته و آینده، در پیشگاه علم او، یکسان است.) و کسی از علم او آگاه نمی‌گردد جز به مقداری که او بخواهد. (اوست که به همه چیز آگاه است و علم و دانش محدود دیگران، پرتوی از علم بی‌پایان و نامحدود اوست.) تخت (حکومت) او، آسمانها و زمین را دربرگرفته و نگاهداری آن دو (آسمان و زمین)، او را خسته نمیکند. بلندی مقام و عظمت، مخصوص اوست

I seek refuge in Allah from the cursed Satan
In the Name of God the Compassionate and Merciful
Allah! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), Al-Hayyul-Qayyum (the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists). Neither slumber nor sleep overtakes Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter. And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.






[This Verse 2:255 of the Holy Quran is called Ayat-ul-Kursi]





کلید فتح دو عالم دست توست ای مسلمان قدر خود بدان و به مسلمانیت افتخار کن
The Key to Conquering Both Worlds is In Your Hands Oh Muslim, Be Proud of Who You Are!

هنرهای رزمی اسلامی بر پایه و اساس اصول دین مبین اسلام

Islamic Martial Arts System Based on the Foundation and Pillars of the Blessed Religion of Islam


Some very important Sports and Martial Arts concepts & principles (اصول) to remember & adhere to based on the Principles & Pillars of Islam (اصول دین) include the following tenets, all you have to do is want to start on this path and Insha'Allah the rest will be taken care of for you, it's like having the best trainer in the world, one that loves you, automatically sets in motion all things for you, transports you to another realm (عالم) and puts you on the right path, guides you, guards you and preserves you and never gets tired of taking care of you! Allah (swt) in the Most High and the Most Great! His command is: Be, and it is! (کن فیکون) Allahu Akbar! Blessed are those that start on this endeavour!

• START, GO! (Al-Hayy / الحیّ)
• Begin with good Intentions (Niyat / نیت) - To Serve Allah (swt) and all of God's Creations!
• Say and Start your daily practice with - Audhubillah Min Al-Shaytan Rajim, Bismillah Rahman Rahim, Ash-hadoan La Ilaha Ila Allah, Ash-hadoan Mohammad Rasul Allah, Ali Vali Allah
أَعُوذُ بِٱللَّٰهِ مِنَ ٱلشَّيْطَانِ ٱلرَّجِيمِ بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا ٱللَّٰهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ ٱللَّٰه و عَلِيٌّ وَلِيُّ ٱللَّٰهِ
(Shahada \ شَهَادَة) for Muslims Only, There is No Compulsion in Religion! (لا اكراه في الدين)
• Practice HU (هو) - Focusing on Breathing Techniques (Renew Yourself with Every Breath, Every breath has the power to take us in the right direction! Slow Breathing, Fast Breathing)
• Be Organized & Be Disciplined! (نظم)
• Practice in Moderation! The Ummat Al-Nabi is a Moderate community! (حد وسط / اعتدال)
• Have Faith! (ایمان)
• Be like a Sword (Go in and with Truth (Haqq \ حق) and Be Sharp & Carve your own Path)
• Very Slow Walking (Slow Steps - Starting with Slow Steps in the Right Direction) in Meditation with the Force becoming one with chi and be very aware of your surroundings & the beauty & wonders that surround you! Great things start with small steps, when you take a step in the right direction you are doing the right thing, when you take a step towards Allah (swt) everything will be fine! (توحید)
• Very Fast Walking (Running - Running Towards Alah (swt)) in Meditation with the Force becoming one with chi and be very aware of your surroundings & the beauty & wonders that surround you! When your running towards Allah (swt) you are running in the right direction! (توحید)
• Active Use of Medicinal Herbs and practice of Islamic Medicine, see below: i.e. drink flower juices to stay healthy! (طب اسلامی، عطاری و عرقیات و طبیعت)
• Practice Humility to Contain and Control Your Ego (Become Like an Ant) - (نفس)
• Use Elements of Dancing (Whirling & Turning) - Everything is turning in the Universe (حج)
• Daily Excercise and Movement - Everything is moving in the Universe on a Schedule (حرکت)
• Make your Weekness Your Strength! (حکمت)
• Use of Broom to Clean (Fly) and Sweep Away & Get Rid of Dirt (Inside and Outside) - (ظاهر و باطن)
• Look beyond Victory & Defeat, Time & Space, Life & Death, Fame, Fortune & Wealth (دنیا)
• Practice Love and Ishq (Physical and Spiritual) - Love What You Do! (عشق)
• Find and Take On a Lover (معشوق) - You are stronger as a pair! (ذوجین)
• Control your Diet and Eat Healthy, Fasting - You are what you eat! (روزه)
• Practice Self Restraint! - Do Not Over Eat! (Wastefulness \ اصراف)
• Give Thanks when you Eat for What Has Been Provided To You! (Thanksgiving \ شکر)
• No Intoxicants, It is Haram! (No Drugs and No Alchohol) (حرام)
• Work Hard, Struggle & Be Patient (صبر، مجاهدت و مقاومت)
• Go with the Flow dont Fight it! (Submit to the Will of Allah (swt) - (مسلمان))
• Practice \ Listen to Quran and Zikr Meditation (ذکر)
• Be Social, go to Khanqah (خانقاه), Masjid (مسجد) and Pray in Gatherings (نماز جماعت)
• Always Seek Spiritual Guidance - Find Awliyah Allah & Guide, Sheikh (امامت)
• Be Obedient to the Master Practitioner (استاد) and Show Respect and Gratitude! (ادب)
• Keep Good Company and Be With Good Friends! (صالحین)
• Dont Judge People! (غریب نوازی)
• Pray - Only Even if in Your Heart! (ٱلصَّلَاة \ نماز)
• Be Peaceful! (توسل به حضرت عیسی(ع))
• Be Gentle! (لطافت)
• Be Righteous! (شرافت)
• Dignity! (کرامت)
• Be Just! (عدل)
• Practice Cleanliness! (وضو و نظافت)
• Share with Others and Give to the Needy! (زکات)
• Always Be Willing to Learn! (Learn from your Mistakes!) (تعلیم)
• Be Human & Kind - Dont be an Ant and get eaten by an Ant-Eater Be Like an Ant! (انسانیت)
• Stay on the Path and Be Persistent! (صراط المستقيم)
• Listen to and Pay Attention to Your Heart (قلب)
• Do What's Right! (Have a Good & Clean Conscience / وجدان)
• Do Not Hurt Anyone (Make Istighfar / ٱسْتِغْفَار‎ and Ask for Forgiveness)
• Forgive Others for their Mistakes! (بخشش \ رحمت)
• Give Thanks to Allah (swt)! (عبادت / الحمدالله)
• Sleep Well and Get Sufficient Sleep! (استراحت)
• DO (عمل) & Get the Barakat! (از تو حرکت از خدا برکت)
• Sacrifice (ایثار)
• Start with Bismilla (بسم الله) and End With Saying Asalamu Aleykom (السلام علیکم)
Asaluma Aleykom va Rahmatu Allah va Barakatu - وَالسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
(هُوَ الْأَوَّلُ وَالْآخِرُ) - He is the Beginning and the End, Insha'Allah we will be Successful! (انشاالله)




Huvel-Baqi : God alone is Eternal


الله اکبر - Allahu Akbar


هو حق مدد - Hu Haqq Maddad


سُبْحانَ رَبِّی العَظِیمِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ


سُبْحانَ اللّه، وَالحَمْدُ للّه، وَلا اِلهَ اِلاَّ اللّه وَاللّه اَکبَرُ


یا علی مدد - Ya Ali Maddad!


الله اکبر - Allahu Akbar








The Quest for Eternal Youth





Alexander the Great is known to have been looking for the eternal fountain of youth and abundance. During his quest he finally found what he was looking for and went to go and drink from the river, when suddenly an old man screams No! Don’t drink this Water! He stops before drinking and asks why?

The old man then responds; I was like you, young and fearless, then I drank this water and now every day I wish for death, he then proceeds cautiously and then fills up his mussuck ("Moshk" / "Musk") with the water.

After a while he goes riding and ties his horse down and wraps the waterbag onto to a tree and tends to other matters, suddenly a crow comes and pokes its beak at the waterbag and drinks from the water as it all pours out, this is why crows can live up to 700 years. After that incident Alexander the Great was never able to find the fountain again.





The Holy Chalice, also known as the Holy Grail, is in Christian tradition the vessel that Jesus used at the Last Supper to serve wine. The Synoptic Gospels refer to Jesus sharing a cup of wine with the Apostles, saying it was the covenant in his blood.





The Gospel of Matthew (26:27-29) says:

And He took a cup and when He had given thanks He gave it to them saying "Drink this, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I shall not drink again of the fruit of the vine until I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom."



The Knights of the Round Table are the knights in the fellowship of King Arthur in the literary cycle of the Matter of Britain, first appearing in literature in the mid 12th century. In the legend, the Knights are an order dedicated to ensuring the peace of Arthur's kingdom following the period of early wars and later undergoing the mystical quest for the Holy Grail.

There were also those who were convinced the Holy Grail was protected by the Knights Templar who had seized the cup from the Temple Mount during the Crusades. The whereabouts of the Holy Grail are unknown and the quest for the sacred artifact continues to this day.

However there are many chalices one can drink from, we know of the Holy Chalice but there is also the Poisoned Chalice, we should be careful not to drink from that lest it bring about our demise. The Poisoned chalice can be an assignment, award, or honour which is likely to prove a disadvantage or source of problems to the recipient. Take Heed and Be Careful!





The Fountain of Youth is a mythical spring that restores the youth of anyone who drinks or bathes in its waters. ... These waters might have been a river, a spring, or any other water source that was said to reverse the aging process and cure sickness when drunk or bathed in.

The elixir of life, also known as elixir of immortality and sometimes equated with the name philosopher's stone, is a potion that supposedly grants the drinker eternal life and/or eternal youth. This elixir was also said to cure all diseases. Alchemists in various ages and cultures sought the means of formulating the elixir. The Fountain of Eternal Life is described as symbolizing "Man rising above death, reaching upward to God and toward Peace."

In the 16th century the story of the Fountain of Youth became attached to the biography of the conquistador Juan Ponce de León. As attested by his royal charter, Ponce de León was charged with discovering the land of Beniny.

Ponce de Leon and the Fountain of Youth are mentioned in Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story, "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment." Heidegger situates "the famous Fountain of Youth, if I am rightly informed...in the southern part of the Floridian peninsula, not far from Lake Macaco. Its source is overshadowed by several gigantic magnolias, which, though numberless centuries old, have been kept as fresh as violets by the virtues of this wonderful water."

It is stated that local caciques paid regular visits to the fountain. A frail old man could become so completely restored that he could resume "all manly exercises … take a new wife and beget more children." Herrera adds that the Spaniards had unsuccessfully searched every "river, brook, lagoon or pool" along the Florida coast for the legendary fountain.

However, Ponce de León did not mention the fountain in any of his writings throughout the course of his expedition.





Many Many Years Later, it become known that the Holy Prophet Jesus Christ (pbuh) was alive and living in the Amazonian jungle. Expeditions were sent out from all four corners of the planet in order to help find him and bring him back to save humanity! This was originally how the Americas were discovered after all.





As some expeditions set forth one of them first encountered a butterfly which told them to come this way, they followed it and it asked them why are you here and what are you looking for? They responded we have come a long way to find our saviour, the butterfly responded, he espaced from you humans and is here in paradise with us, please leave us and let us be in peace!





They didnt listen and continued on, until they found a giant spider staring at them, they stopped and the enormous spider said, why dont you just leave, he is happy here with us, they replied we have come a long way to find him and have to take him back!





The spider then replied you have indeed come a long way, as it was a long time ago when you were using your swords to chop and mutilate people with your armies during the crusades, it seems now your chopping trees instead, this is an improvement, however you do understand that Blessed Jesus Christ (pbuh) would not even hurt a bug lest we get crushed like one, in fact you shouldnt even be here and should leave and not even hurt the trees like that and then it became very small again and suddenly disappeared!





After proceeding further they came across an enormously giant anaconda snake, the snake said, we know why you are here, we dont want you to take him, we love him and would do everything possible to protect him the way we normally do, at which point the missionary forces got very intimidated and tried to poke the snake with their machette, all of a sudden, their machettes all disappeared and they could no longer proceed in the dense thick Amazon jungle anymore because they didnt have any machettes anymore. The snake then left.





They finally found another path and continued onwards and came across a naked fairy sitting by a pond, she said, we know why your here, we have decided to help you, if you promise to leave, you may drink from this pond and will then die the most peaceful and beautiful death one can imagine, all your grief will then end, please drink, forget and lose all your worries and leave! Many did, Many did not...





Those that remained then saw a dragonfly nearby tell them, go back, you can fly and see him from above! So, they went back, got a helicopter and decided to find him from above.





They came back after having not found him and saw a poor hungry village boy looking at them from amongst the trees. A missionary priest brought him some food and the kid ran away. The expeditionary forces went to sleep and the priest then asked them, did you find Jesus Christ (pbuh)? They said no, unfortunetly not.





Eventually they left the Amazon and on their way back to the airport the women driver who was with them said: your lucky you got to see Jesus Christ (pbuh)! Many arent that lucky and dont find or get to see him! They got very suprised as she continued to say Jesus Christ (pbuh) was right there when that little hungry village boy got fed! That act of Kindness was Jesus Christ (pbuh)! At least you got a glimpse of Paradise!





The Cup of Jamshid (Persian: جام جم‎, jām-e Jam) is a cup of divination, which in Persian mythology was long possessed by the rulers of ancient Greater Iran. Its name is associated with Jamshid (Jam in New Persian), a mythological figure of Greater Iranian culture and tradition. The cup has also been called Jam-e Jahan nama, Jam-e Jahan Ara, Jam-e Giti nama, and Jam-e Kei-khosrow.

The latter refers to Kaei Husravah in the Avesta, and Sushrava in the Vedas. In the Avesta, sacred book of Zoroastrianism, Ahura Mazda, the creator god asks a kind shepherd named Yima to be in charge of the Earth. Yima’s duty is to make certain all living beings can prosper. Yima rules as king for hundreds of years and gets rid of the devas, evil demons. Under Yima’s rule, good humans never age nor are they sick.

Jamshid was credited with many great inventions, and he possessed extraordinary powers as an individual. He was the fourth king of the world, and he stood above all angels and demons. During the time he ruled as a mighty king, sickness vanished, longevity increased, and people co-existed peacefully. He was also instructed humans and taught them how to build houses of bricks and navigate the oceans in sailing ships. People learned the art of medicine and discovered how perfume, jewels, wine can be produced.





The cup of Jamshid, sometimes visualized as a crystal ball was believed to be the key behind the success of the Persian Empire. Jamshid’s cup was remarkable. Anyone who consumed the elixir of the cup became immortal, they would then see Heaven after Heaven, Infinite Heavens, Heaven upon Heaven, Light upon Light and people would watch. This is why ("Time") on a persons wrist is called ("Watch").

This magical object could also be used to see the future. By looking into this cup of divination, one could see all the seven heavens of the universe and the artifact revealed deep truths. The cup has been the subject of many Persian poems and stories. Many authors ascribed the success of the Persian Empire to the possession of this artifact. It appears extensively in Persian literature.





The cup ("Jām") was said to be filled with an elixir of immortality and was used in scrying. As mentioned by Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda, it was believed that all seven heavens of the universe could be observed by looking into it (از هفت فلک در او مشاهده و معاینه کردی). It was believed to have been discovered in Persepolis in ancient times and why the Ancient Persian Army had what was known to be the Immortals.




There are Islamic Sufi Mystics that can pierce their bodies and not get hurt or bleed as well. It is said many of these Sufis would defend the Islamic Empire not even wearing armor or even shirts. They were known as the ("سینه چاکان امام علی (ع)") or the ("Naked Chested Devotees of Imam Ali (as)").

WARNING: THESE ARE HIGHLY TRAINED MYSTICAL AESTHETICS, DO NOT ATTEMPT OR TRY THIS ON YOUR OWN!





نشسته بود كيخسرو چو جمشيد
نهاده جام جم در پيش خورشيد

The whole world was said to be reflected in it, and divinations within the cup were said to reveal deep truths. Sometimes, especially in popular depictions such as The Heroic Legend of Arslan, the cup has been visualized as a crystal ball. Helen Zimmern's English translation of the Shahnameh uses the term "crystal globe".

The seven-ringed Cup of Jamshid is spoken of in the classic poem Rubaiyat by the 11th century Persian Omar Khayyam. See the 5th verse in the 5th translation by Edward Fitzgerald:

Iram indeed is gone with all his Rose, And Jamshyd's Sev'n-ring'd Cup where no one knows; But still a Ruby kindles in the Vine, And many a Garden by the Water blows.

It also finds mention in the Sawāneḥ, authored by Persian Sufi mystic Ahmad Ghazali:

As long as the world-displaying goblet is in my hand, the wheel of heaven on high lowers itself before me / As long as the Kaʿba of non-being is the qebla of my being, the most sober man in the world is intoxicated by me.

It is also mentioned in the Diwan of Khaqani as such:

Do you know what I benefitted from this world? Nothing
And what I gained from the days of life? Nothing
I am a candle of wisdom; but when extinguished, nothing
I am the cup of Jamshid; but when broken nothing


براستی که باید پرسید منظور از جاودانگی چیست؟

بعضی افراد با انجام کارهای بد جاودانه میشوند و مورد لعن و نفرین ابدی قرار میگیرند و بعضی افراد نیز با انجام کارهای بزرگ و خیر و خدمت به بشریت به جاودانگی واقعی میپیوندند مانند حافظ، مولانا، فردوسی و... انشاالله که ما نیز با انجام کارهای خیر، انسانیت و تولید شاهکارهای مختلف هنری و غیره نیز به جاودانگی واقعی برسیم، نصر من الله و التوفیق


حافظ میفرماید
سال‌ها دل طلب جام جم از ما می‌کرد
وان چه خود داشت ز بیگانه تمنا می‌کرد
گوهری کز صدف کون و مکان بیرون است
طلب از گمشدگان لب دریا می‌کرد
مشکل خویش بر پیر مغان بردم دوش
کو به تأیید نظر حل معما می‌کرد
دیدمش خرم و خندان قدح باده به دست
و اندر آن آینه صد گونه تماشا می‌کرد
گفتم این جام جهان بین به تو کی داد حکیم
گفت آن روز که این گنبد مینا می‌کرد
بی دلی در همه احوال خدا با او بود
او نمی‌دیدش و از دور خدا را می‌کرد
این همه شعبده خویش که می‌کرد این جا
سامری پیش عصا و ید بیضا می‌کرد
گفت آن یار کز او گشت سر دار بلند
جرمش این بود که اسرار هویدا می‌کرد
فیض روح القدس ار باز مدد فرماید
دیگران هم بکنند آن چه مسیحا می‌کرد
گفتمش سلسله زلف بتان از پی چیست
گفت حافظ گله‌ای از دل شیدا می‌کرد


سنایی میفرماید
قصه جام جم بسی شنوی
اندر آن بیش و کم بسی شنوی
به یقین دان که جام جم دل توست
مستقر سرور و غم دل توست
چون تمنا کنی جهان دیدن
جمله اشیاء در آن توان دیدن


مولانا میفرماید
آب حیات عشق را در رگ ما روانه کن
آینه صبوح را ترجمه شبانه کن
ای پدر نشاط نو بر رگ جان ما برو
جام فلک نمای شو وز دو جهان کرانه کن

"Love is the water of life, jump into this water." -RUMI





Aab-e hayat or Ab-e Hayat (Persian: آب حیات‎, lit. 'water of life') has been widely talked about as the Fountain of Youth in Persian literature.





It is worthy to note the very drum Shirzad performs on is known as the "Chalice Drum", on the above Tonbak the poetic calligraphy at the top reads: "When it sounds, it makes everyone in the world happy!"





As we read these stories we must contemplate what is Immortality. Is it simply drinking from the fountain of eternal youth and simply becoming eternal or is it done by our good deeds and becoming Immortal throughout history! Some become immortal by doing bad things, such as all the tyrants which remain cursed throughout history and thereafter, some remain Immortal by the grand works of art they create and the good deeds they do to serve humanity, we must strive to become Immortal this way! Insha'Allah! For this is a metaphor and not really Immortality in the literal sense of the word. This is the Wisdom behind the above.




May the thirst for all who are thirsty be quenched, may all that are hungry be fed and may we all drink from the fountain of Kauthar (A River in Paradise)! Ameen Ya Rabil Alameen! Ya Hussain (a)!

Surah Al-Kawthar (Arabic: ألْكَوْثَر‎, "Abundance") is the 108th and shortest chapter (sūrah) of the Holy Quran. It consists of only three verses.




Basic Information and Facts on Surah Al-Kauthar:

Surah (Chapter) Number: 108
Number of Verses: 3
English Meaning: A River in Paradise


Surah Al-Kauthar (A River in Paradise) English Translation:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
1. Verily, We have granted you (O Muhammad ( )) Al-Kauthar (a river in Paradise);
2. Therefore turn in prayer to your Lord and sacrifice (to Him only).
3. For he who makes you angry (O Muhammad ( )), – he will be cut off (from every good thing in this world and in the Hereafter).




Recite this surah on water and drink from this heavenly fountain for this water comes from the overflowing and never ending abundance and barakat bestowed upon the holy prophet (pbuh), all praise be to Allah (swt)!

However be warned this could be the formula for water from the fountain of eternal youth, you have been warned, choose wisely! Lest you end up wishing for death! If you do drink you should think about what you will do and the future and your past! Go with God! (فی امان الله)

It is said after this Surah was recited, The Holy Prophet (Pbuh) drank from a Cup of Water because he was thirsty and became Immortal and will be in hiding till the end of times (Imam Mahdi (a)), he could be walking next to you on the street and you would never know, be careful of all who Allah (swt) sends your way, for the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has told us: "The best amongst you are those who have the best manners (adab) and character.".

The word kawthar is derived from the root ك - ث - ر k - th - r, which has meanings of "to increase in number, to outnumber, to happen frequently; to show pride in wealth and/or children; to be rich, plentiful, abundance." The form kawthar itself is an intensive deverbal noun, meaning "abundance, multitude." It appears in the Qur'an solely in this sūrah.

In Islam, the Pond of Abundance (Arabic: حوض الكوثر‎, romanized: Ḥawḍ al-Kawthar) refers to a pond or river that exists in Paradise. The traditional Muslim belief is that on the Day of Judgement, when people will be resurrected, they will rise in great thirst and be eager to quench it in an atmosphere of chaos. Then, Muhammad would be the one privileged by God to respond to the pleas of believers to quench their thirst by offering them a cool and refreshing drink from the pond.

This concept is also in Christianity in John 7:37–38.

In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, 'If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water'.

Imam Ahmad recorded from Anas bin Malik that a man said, "O Messenger of Allah! What is Al-Kawthar He replied: (It is a river in Paradise which my Lord has given me. It is whiter than milk and sweeter than honey. There are birds in it whose necks are (long) like carrots.) `Umar said, "O Messenger of Allah! Verily, they (the birds) will be beautiful. The Prophet replied, (The one who eats them (i.e., the people of Paradise) will be more beautiful than them, O `Umar.)

Narrated Sahl ibn Sa'd : I heard the Prophet saying, "I am your predecessor at the Lake-Fountain of (Kauthar), and whoever will come to it, will drink from it, and whoever will drink from it, will never become thirsty after that."







































Same concept as the Shaolin Monks of Kung Fu!
Buakaw Banchamek, a world champion of Thai boxing or Muay Thai
Pictured above he has earned the nickname of the world’s strongest man!









MY DOJO - The formal gathering place for students of martial arts such as judo or karate. Dojo literally means “place of the way” in Japanese. A dojo is considered to be a special place and must be treated with respect. Shoes must not be worn inside a dojo, and in some martial arts, it is customary to ritually clean the dojo before and after training sessions.






Thinking (Tafakkur) Secrets

Tafakkur could be translated as “contemplation”, “spiritual reflection”, or “meditation” on God, based on the wisdom of Naqshbandi shuyukh to think means:

Find Allah (swt) in his creations. If your a biology student or chemistry physics student, you see all kinds of amazing systems Allah (swt) has created. Focus on his creation. Be Thankful and Praise Allah (swt) when you see the beauty in Allah (swt)'s creation. That is Tafakkur.

The Quran refers to tafakkur in many passages and invites believers to observe the universe, to examine their own souls, to reflect on creation and revelation, to be attentive, to be aware, to be mindful – to remember God.

When knowledge enters the heart, the state of heart changes. When this changes, the functions of the organs change. Functions follow the state of the heart, and this follows knowledge. And knowledge follows thought. Thought, then, is the beginning and key to all good. Critical thinking skills when applied correctly help shield and arm people against accepting lies blindly.

“What you think, you become.
What you feel, you attract.
What you imagine, you create.”
― Buddha

Watch your thoughts;
They become words.
Watch your words;
They become actions.
Watch your actions;
They become habits.
Watch your habits;
They become character.
Watch your character;
It becomes your destiny.
-Lao Tzu, Ancient Chinese philosopher
and the founder of philosophical Taoism





Namaz Prayer (Salat)

When we pray, we are in a continuous and constant state of prostration to our Lord Allah (swt), kneeling and bowing down before the creator. This meeting and communion with Allah (swt) first starts with the Niyat (Intention) and then the Wudu (Abolution) to prepare us and take us on the journey to see our lord Allah (swt) and be in his divine presence. Insha'Allah! This movement, bowing down, prostration and state is known to have many many good effects on the state of your health and well being, both emotionaly and physically. Insha'Allah all our prayers will be heard and we will get the barakat for praising our lord. Ameen Ya Rabul Alameen!





Meditation (Seclusion)

Seclusion [khalwat] is better than isolation [cuzlat] العزلة . It is a kind of isolation, that can only be prescribed by the shaikh. Its shortest time limit is 40 days, as mentioned in the Holy Qur’an about Sayiddina Musa (s), “And remember We appointed forty nights for Moses” (Surah al-Baqarah, 51). Muslim narrated that the Prophet (s) made seclusion in the cave of ara for one complete month. Its aim is to clean the heart of connection to this world of material pleasures, and to bring it to a state of remembrance of Allah, Almighty and Exalted. In it countless visions occur, and it elevates the murid to a state of knowing the self, and from there to a state of knowing Allah.

Seclusion requires the seeker to disconnect himself from people and to disengage himself from all material interactions for a set period of time. His heart must be engaged only in God’s Remembrance, and his mind relaxed from daily concerns. All this must take place under the guidance of a gnostic shaikh, to teach us if we forget, and to remind us if we are heedless, and to throw out of the heart all gossip and whispers of the ego.

The shaikh orders the murid to seclude himself in a room where he will be served every day only with what is necessary for survival. Then he will teach his tongue the way of reciting Dhikr, until he will be engaged with that recitation. The shaikh will support his murid in opening the Vision of the Divine Presence in the heart (surat al-mushahada fil-qalb). Whatever happens to the murid during the seclusion, he must tell his shaikh, and he must conceal it from anyone other than the shaikh.

Seclusion is not an innovation but is an order of Allah, Almighty and Exalted, in his Holy Book and in the example of the Prophet (s). The Prophet (s) used to make seclusion in the cave of Hira in the mountains of Makkah, remembering Allah, Almighty and Exalted. It is indicated in the Qur’an, in Surat al-Muzzamil, (73, 8): “So remember the name of thy Lord, and devote thyself to Him with full devotion.” Allama Abu Sacad in his commentary on the explanation of the Qur’an by Fakhr ad-Din ar-Razi, volume 8, p. 338, says, “The meaning of this verse is to keep seclusion”

Allama Abu Sacad in his commentary on the explanation of the Qur’an by Fakhr ad-Din ar-Razi, volume 8, p. 338, says, “The meaning of this verse is to keep secluding yourself from anyone other than Allah, Almighty and Exalted, remembering Him day and night, by tasbih, tahmid and tahlil, and to disconnect yourself, by all the power you have, and approach Him through the meditative stations such that you will not see anyone except Him, and be away from connections to other than Him through that meditation.” Meditation here rests on seclusion. The proof for this in the Qur’an can be found in the story of Maryam (s), the mother of Jesus (s): “So her Lord accepted her with a gracious acceptance, and caused her to grow an excellent growth, and made Zakariyya (s) her guardian. Whenever Zakariya visited her in her seclusion he found with her provision. He said, ‘O Maryam, whence hast thou this?’ She replied, ‘It is from Allah. Surely, Allah gives to whomsoever He pleases without measure.’” (Ali Imran, 37)

Allah said in the Qur’an, in Surat al-Kahf (ayat 16), mentioning the story of the companions of the cave, they were ordered, “Betake yourself to the Cave: your Lord will shower His mercies on you and dispose of your affair towards comfort and ease.” Similary, seclusion has a proof in the sunnah. Bukhari reports that Ayesha said, “The Prophet loved to make seclusion. And he was secluding himself in the Cave of Hira.” Imam Nawawi, explained the hadith of Ayesha, “To be alone with the one you love is the real seclusion. It is the way of the pious and it is the way of knowers.”

He said, in his explanation of Sahih Muslim, “The Prophet (s) said, ‘Seclusion was made to be loved by him,’ because with it the heart will be empty of all this materialistic life, and it will be in peace. It helps to deepen the meditation on Allah’s Divine Presence, and with it his attachments to dunya will decrease, and with it his reverence will increase.” Imam Zuhri said, “I wonder at people, that they have left seclusion. The Prophet (s) was doing some things and then leaving them, yet he never left seclusion until he died.” Abi Jamra said in explanation of this hadith, “The Prophet, when he secluded himself and left people behind and disconnectd himself from this world, received revelation from Jibril in the Cave of Hira. Anyone who will imitate the Prophet in doing seclusion, under the order of his shaikh, will be lifted to the state of sainthood. “The proof of seclusion is that the Prophet (s), through his seclusion in the Cave of Hira, was lifted up to the state in which he received revelation. During his seclusions the first fruit was true dreams, and from that state he was elevated to the state in which he received revelation, to the state where he could receive revelation from the angel Jibril. Then he was lifted up more and more until he reached, during the Night of Ascension, the Divine Presence, to the station of two bows’ length or nearer.” “All these stations were the fruit of his seclusion in the Cave of Hira. We see from this, that if we follow the footsteps of the Prophet (s), we will be lifted from one state to another, until we reach the high states of sainthood, and we will find ourselves in the Divine Presence.”

Shaikh ‘Abul Qadir said, “From the cave of Hira, where the Prophet (s) used to make seclusion, the light emanated, the dawn shone forth, and sunrise came. The first sparks of the luminescence of Islamic Sufism were struck. Never did the Prophet (s) leave his seclusion, even when he left the cave of Hira. All his life he was making seclusion, in the last ten days of Ramadan every year.” Imam Qastallani, in explaining this hadith, in his book “Rashad us-Sari” vol. 1, p. 62, “Seclusion will put the heart in peace and open in it fountains of wisdom, because it will disconnect the murid from the materialistic life and enable him to remember Allah, Almighty and Exalted. In his seclusion he must also isolate himself and seclude himself from himself, to see only Allah, Almighty and Exalted. At that time only will he receive Unseen Knowledge, and his heart will be a foundation for it.” Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani said, in explaining the hadith of ‘Ayesha, “The seclusion is emptying the heart of everything except Allah.” [Fath al-Bari, v.1, p. 18]

Abul Hasan ash-Shadili said, “There are ten benefits from seclusion:

Safety from all misconduct of the tongue, because there is no one to talk to in seclusion
Safety from all misconduct of the eyes, because there is no one to see from human beings
Safety of the heart from all kinds of show, and other like illnesses
It will lift you to the state of asceticism
It will save you from accompanying evil people
It will give you free time to do dhikr
It will give you the sweet taste of worship, and prayers and supplication to the Divine Presence
It will give satisfaction and peace to the heart
It will keep your ego from falling into bad manners
It will give you the time to meditate and make account of yourself, and to make your goal the Divine Presence.

That is what the Prophet mentioned in his hadith, narrated by Bukhari, in the book of Riqaq. Abu Huraira reported that the Prophet said (s), “There are seven who will be kept under Allah’s Shadow, on the Day when there is no shadow other than Allah’s Shadow… One of them is a man who makes dhikr in seclusion, and the tears are coming from his eyes.”

Explanation of Seclusion by Shaikh ‘Abdullah ad-Daghestani

Once a famous French orientalist came to grandshaikh Abdullah Daghestani in Damascus and said, “O my master, I am coming to you after studying the Psalms, the Torah the Bible and the Holy Qur’an. I have studied all kinds of philosophy, all the religions, and many other systems of knowledge. But still, I feel nothing in my heart. I feel no satisfaction. On the contrary, it is as if I were standing on the edge of a cliff and were about to fall. I have become so shaky that I am going from one center to another, seeking what is real. Where can I reach that reality and gain satisfaction in my heart? Where can I find my Lord?” “I have been everywhere. I have asked famous philosophers, orientalists, people whom I considered saints. I have read everything I could. Yet, when I have asked any scholar a question, I felt as if they were giving me an answer I already knew. They were not giving me anything new. I am confused.” “I heard your name and I have finally come to you. After you I am not going anywhere. Will you give me an answer to my question? Whatever you say I will follow and believe. But if you do not give me an answer, I shall remain as I am, confused and uncertain for the rest of my life.”

Grandshaikh said, “My son, if you take the seed of an apple or any fruit and leave it there dry, for hundreds of years, it will remain dry. But if you take that seed and put it in a field and plant it, then come back after one month, you will find that a green sprout has come out. If you dig and try to find that seed you will not find it anymore, it has vanished, replaced by something new. If you continue to water that plant it will become a tree and that tree will give fruit. But where is the original seed? It has disappeared. There is no original seed anymore. The seed has become a large tree now, with fruit coming forth, giving people fruit to eat.” “Similarly, if you take an egg and put it under a chicken for 21 days, after exactly twenty-one days that egg disappears and a new chick comes. Something new comes into being. If you look under the chicken you will no longer find the egg there. The egg has vanished. It was the twenty-one days under that chicken that turned it into a new generation.”

“Something similar happens with human beings when they are in their mother’s womb for about nine months and ten days. Inside that womb they are without any connection to anything outside, alone. Yet after those nine months and ten days of loneliness there will come forth a new generation, a new creation. My son, in everyone of these three examples there was something that went into seclusion. The seed cut itself off from the material world above the ground and went into seclusion for several weeks, then a new plant emerged. The egg went into seclusion under its mother, with no connection to the material life outside its shell and came out a new generation. The sperm went into seclusion in the egg within the mother’s womb for nine months, without connection to the external world of their materialistic life, but after the seclusion it emerged a new generation.” “My son, if you do not enter into seclusion, then never say to yourself, as the seed says to itself, ‘I want to cut myself off from the materialistic life of this world and vanish from it for the love of God and for the benefit of other human beings.’ For the seed begets fruit. If you do not experience a retreat like this, if you don’t cut yourself from the materialistic life, forsake your ego and complete sacrifice and vanish into nothingness to exist only in God, never will you find your ultimate reality, your true self. Never will you be like that tree that gives fruit for people to eat. If you will not be like that egg and sever yourself from materialism, retreating into the shell of seclusion and existing only in the presence of your Lord, meditating, concentrating on Him, worshipping Him in your heart, keeping His Presence always in your heart, never will you find that satisfaction and happiness you seek.”

“Why must you imitate that sperm that enters into seclusion for nine months? The mother’s womb consists of three layers. This was mentioned 1400 years ago in the Holy Qur’an in Surat az-Zumar, 6;, at a time when no microscopes existed. The Prophet (s) also said, ‘The womb of a mother is composed of darknesses, i.e. of layers.’ You must enter into this loneliness, severing your bond to everything external, cutting yourself off from the material things of this world, to be alone with your Lord, and thus make connection to your ultimate reality, by fitting that image you wear here to its original in the Divine Presence.” “Never will you know satisfaction, no matter how many books you read, for when you read, you only hear the books. The knowledge they contain is only hearsay knowledge, and not real. Yet in seclusion, you not only hear but you feel. You will not only see, but you will smell. It is then that the eyes of the heart open. My son if you don’t enter into seclusion, your heart will never feel the contentment you have been so long seeking.” Immediately the scholar said, “You have given me an answer to my question and a solution to my problem that I have never yet received from anyone. My heart is open. Show me the way.” Grandshaikh gave him permission to enter into seclusion in a designated place, cutting himself off from everything. He entered that place an ordinary man, but after one year he left it a saint.”




Walking Meditation (Kinhin) - نظر بر قدم / سفر در وطن

اطلبوا العلم ولو بالصین
در حدیثی از پیامبر(ص) آمده که: علم را بجویید حتی اگر در چین باشد
Seek knowledge even as far as China! -Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

30 years ago I was a kid visiting Tokyo and I saw one of these monks upclose, it was absolutely amazing seeing them in person, a lot of people didnt pay any attention to them, some gave them money, I was in awe and my parents kept telling me to go but it had a profound effect on me... 30 years later we meet again, this time virtually...



Ma Laichi's mausoleum (Hua Si Gongbei) in Linxia City, is the earliest and most important Naqshbandi Sufi monument in China. Many disciples of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Sufi Order remain in China & all through-out Southeast Asia today.

Based on the wisdom of Naqshbandi shuyukh we must journey into our own homeland (Safar dar vatan - Persian سفر در وطن): An internal journey that moves the person from having blame-worthy to praise-worthy properties. This is also referred to as the vision or revelation of the hidden side of the shahada.

Besides the journey embarked upon with the intention of finding a murshid-i kamil (mature master), this also implies the journey undertaken by the aspirant towards casting off bad morals and the stifling density of sins and embodying good morals and sublime feelings, a journey towards his true identity, his homeland.

The aspirant must never perceive the spiritual state he reaches as ultimate and must always seek improvement. Simpler put, he must always be on the move, on a journey, from one spiritual state to another higher.

During the sayr-u suluk (spiritual training - Persian سیر و سلوک), the aspirant thus becomes pervaded by the consciousness of approaching closer to his Lord with every step, akin to Ibrahim (a.s), who said “I will go to my Lord.” (as-Saffat, 99)

Based on the wisdom of Naqshbandi shuyukh one must always be watching one's step (Nazar bar Qadam - Persian نظر بر قدم): This means do not be distracted from purpose of the ultimate journey.

It means that the seeker while walking must keep his eyes on his feet. Wherever he is about to place his feet, his eyes must be there. He is not allowed to send cast his glance here or there, to look right or left or in front of him, because unnecessary sights will veil the heart.

Wherever the gaze is directed at, that is where the heart flows; and that is a fact.

Most veils on the heart are created by the pictures which are transmitted from your eyes to your mind during your daily living. These may disturb your heart with turbulence because of the different kinds of desire which have been imprinted on your mind. These images are like veils on the heart. They block the Light of the Divine Presence.

So the seeker is ordered to lower his gaze in order not to be assailed by the arrows of devils. By lowering our gaze we are protecting the eyes from haram and most importantly, loyalty to the Sunnah of the Beloved Prophet (Upon Him Blessings and Peace).

Lowering the gaze is also a sign of humility; proud and arrogant people never look at their feet. It is also an indication that one is following the footsteps of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), who when he walked never used to look right or left, but used to look only at his feet, moving steadfastly towards his destination.

By performing walking meditation based on the Naqshbandi Principles we are essentially trying to reach the state of "Readiness" in attempting to approach the threshold of the Footsteps of the Prophet (pbuh). Those are the footsteps we wish to follow, Insha'Allah!


HOW THE BODY FUNCTIONS




In order to propely perform martial arts and sports, one must also understand the inner workings of the body. How the internal organs work, how amazing they are and how they function and what one needs to do in order to be able to be become fully fit and healthy. In essence as a martial artist and expert in the field of death we should be concerned with how to live, heal, kill and die.

Based on Bawa Muhaiyaddeen's (Q) teachings: There are a thousand different kinds of cells in the body, moving around in the blood, in the body fluids, and in the tissues. Of these, seven kinds have been identified by science.

Out of those discovered so far, there are two main types: the red cells, which foster the growth of blood, and the white cells, which eat up the blood. This is as far as scientific research has gone.

But there are also some cells that transform water into blood and others which turn blood into milk. Still other cells transform air into a kind of gas, imbued with energy. Certain cells can create acid and fire from other cells. There are even some that can drink up the blood and others that can suck the energy of the body and blood and swallow it. Some cells transform the blood into a watery state and send more water into the nerves. Some cells turn that same water into a form that makes the blood and the water sweet and creates sugar in the body. Still other cells use that sugar to create a kind of energy that can ‘melt’ the body, so that no matter how much food is eaten, this energy consumes it first, thus preventing the food energy from reaching the muscles and skin, just as a tree cannot take in fertilizer if the earth absorbs it first.

Some cells take the water we drink, increase the amount, and send it out as urine. Some cells soak up the water, pull out its energy so it cannot be absorbed by the body, and send it out as semen. (Which encompases billions of other cells and the Human DNA to recreate life)

Some cells melt the energy of the bone marrow and send it out through the urine, which gradually depletes the body’s energy, causing it to waste away. There are other cells of a similar nature that can drain the energy from the body and bring about coughs, consumption (tuberculosis), asthma, etc. As a result, the appetite might be reduced and the strength of the body depleted. It is due to the changes in these different cells that various diseases are produced. Thus there are many different kinds of cells, some dwelling in the warmth of the body, some in the coolness, some in the fire, and some in the water.

For the most part, only the white and red cells are easily identified. The proportion of red cells to white does not remain steady. Sometimes white cells will eat up red cells, reducing their number, while the white cells proliferate. Rarely are the amounts balanced. But whenever both red and white cells are reduced in number, it means that other kinds of cells are taking over cells that cause the body to ‘melt’. Worry can cause this. Grief, worry, or sorrow, most of all worry, can eat up a person’s body. It can virtually melt the body away. We need to do more research on this in order to discover the right treatment.



عقل سالم در بدن سالم است
A Healthy Mind Can be found in a Healthy Body


In fact blood cells themselves are like Armies as well, some defend, others attack and these cells need to be in tip top shape and performing correctly or else the whole body falls apart.

The same applies to the brain, imagine what wonders would happen if all of the cells of our body and mind get aligned with the universe, that every single cell in our body would be activated to be in complete synchronization with the will of Allah (swt) and be programmed to receive the blessings in store for us. In fact we should be praying like this when we pray and pray with every cell in our body.

When our minds, bodies and spirit are in complete unison and synchronization with the will of Allah (swt) this is called the state of Annihilation in the Beloved or (فنا فی الله), for once we get fully activated and put properly on the path of Allah (swt) in reality what is happening is that everything that stands in opposition to the will of Allah (swt) gets Annihilated! Alhamdulillah! Insha'Allah our minds, body & spirit are all in obedience to Allah (swt), Ameen Ya Rabul Alameen!

Grandshaykh Abd-Allah Daghestani (Q) said this Ayah has the power to put the servant in a state of continuous obedience: أَطِيعُواْ اللّهَ وَأَطِيعُواْ الرَّسُولَ وَأُوْلِي الأَمْرِ مِنكُمْ
Obey Allah, obey the Prophet, and obey those in authority among you. (Surat an-Nisa, 4:59)

Recite it when walking, driving, sitting, even silently, because Allah will create angels who read it on your behalf and you will receive its reward in Dunya and on the Day of Judgment.
-Shaykh Hisham Kabbani ❤️❤️❤️




Healing with Water and the Holy Quran Secrets


In 1960, the Swiss scientist Hans Jenny found that the sound affects the various materials and reform their particulars, and that each cell of the body has its own sound and gets affected by the sounds and rearranges the material inside it. In 1974, the researchers Fabien Maman and Sternheimer made an astonishing discovery; they found that each part of the body has its own vibration system, subject to physics laws. A few years later, Fabien and Grimal, another researcher, discovered that sound affects cells especially cancer cells, and that certain sounds had stronger effect; the strange thing the two researchers found was that the sound that had the strongest effect on body cells is the sound of the human himself!!

"The human sound has a special spiritual ring making it the most powerful healing device. Fabien found that some sounds easily explode the cancerous cell, and at the same time activate the healthy cell. The sound affects human blood cells which transfer the frequencies of this sound to the whole body through the blood circulation".

The human body is 70% water, It is a known fact that water molecules shape changes when exposed to sound; thus, sound greatly affects the water we drink. If you recite the Holy Quran on water, its characteristics would change and it would carry the Holy Quran's effect to every cell in the body causing them to heal! In the picture above, we see a frozen water molecule; the electromagnetic field around this molecule changes continuously because of the sound effect.



A cancerous cell exploded by using sound frequencies captured with Kirlian camera! (Above)





The sound of the Holy Quran changes the information cells carry and makes them more powerful and capable of fighting viruses and the defects resulting from malignant diseases. Each verse of the Koran has an amazing healing power for a specific disease, that's why listening to Quran is the best way to activate your bodies cells and has a great impact on treating the most dangerous cancer cells and incurable diseases!

The Above Recitation of Quran (Ayatul Kursi) by Abdul Basit or Surahs of Kauthar, Hamd, Falaq, Khalaq should be used for this purpose and the process should be repeated at least once a week (if not daily) to fully charge the cells. Since water also has awareness and changes form based on thoughts and energy, you should could also direct & guide the blessed water to help cure a certain ailment by specifying intention ("Niyah") saying for example; Auwdibillah Minal Sheytan Rajim Bismillah Rahman Raheem I am drinking this blessed water to help rejuvenate my body and cure such and such disease Ameen Ya Rabal Alameen!

Ideally we would and could and should use Rain water as the effects of that are clearly mentioned literally in the Holy Quran, you can collect this water and drink it the same way, this water is ideal because it comes from above. Zam Zam water which is a fountain and well in Mecca has earthly (Zamini) properties which have proven to not be able to get crystalized.



Dr. Emoto stated that The quality/purity of Zamzam water has and will not be find anywhere else in the water on this earth. Also if one drop of Zamzam water mixes in 1000 drops of regular water, regular water will get the same quality like Zamzam water. He also found in some tests that the quality or ingredients of Zamzam water cannot be changed, why, science does not know the reason. The minerals in one drop of Zamzam water were far superior to any other water he had tested. He also found the quality of Zamzam water could not be changed even after he recycled the Zamzam water, there was no change… it was still pure.



The Zamzam Well (Arabic: بِئْرُ زَمْزَمَ‎) is a well located within the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, 20 m (66 ft) east of the Kaaba, the holiest place in Islam. According to Islam, it is a miraculously generated source of water from God, which sprang spontaneously thousands of years ago when Ibrahim's (Abraham's) son ʾIsmaʿil (Ishmael) was left with his mother Hajar (Hagar) in the desert, thirsty and crying. Millions of pilgrims visit the well each year while performing the Hajj or Umrah pilgrimages in order to drink its water.



Image of the water molecules from the Zam-Zam well in Makkah


Not a single drop of water is without purpose, if it rains too little we get droughts and famine, if it rains too much we get floods and destruction, everything is meassured and is aware of its purpose. Japanese scientist Masaru Emoto proved water has memory and that water stores inside its memory all the events that take place around it! He wrote: “I have proven that water is capable of thinking, fathoming, feeling, and expressing itself.”, his study also suggests that water from different parts of the world would carry different properties and benefits.

Water can make barren land full of life and gives life to everything, some water is sweet and others salty, although water is placed in containers it is also a container itself for all kinds of creatures big and small, whales, sharks, fish & even microscopic organisms and viruses all live in water.

We can also get from point A to point B in water like submarines & swimming below or above water like boats & ships, water has energy and without water there is no life. We are 70% water! We are born from water! Water can contain the entire human DNA, Water is amazing as it also cleanses our bodies both inside and outside!

There is earthly water that springs forth from between rocks and earth and heavenly water that comes from the sky in the form of rain, drinking that water is the best!

“And We sent down from the sky of blessing water. We then grow it with the trees and the seeds of the plants that are plotted.” (Qur'an, Qaaf 50:9).

Also Allah says: “It is Allah who sends the winds, and they stir the clouds and spread them in the sky however He wills, and He makes them fragments so you see the rain emerge from within them. And when He causes it to fall upon whom He wills of His servants, immediately they rejoice.” (Qur’an, 30:48)

Everything is completely inline with the life force energy of the Universe and this is what we want to be in line with. Insha'Allah!



The same technique can be applied to water by using various Vedic & Buddhist chants such as OM, Christian Hymns, etc. However because the Holy Quran recitations have the embued energy of "In the Name of Allah the Compassionate, the. Merciful" in it, the Holy Water becomes the most balanced of all, Alhamdulillah!

By drinking blessed holy water we are in essence activating the very cells in our body. We do this to be in synchronization with the universe and the will of the creator. Once our cells are synchronized and submit to the will of Allah (swt) we must then accept to submit our soul to the will of Allah (swt) which is completely different and seperate from our body (ظاهر و باطن), this is conscience choice one must make in order to receive those blessings.

It is also beneficial to use this water and wash ourselves and our skin with it as well in order to fully benefit from it both inside and outside!






Healing with Crystal (Minerals and Stones) Secrets

Everything in this universe is a vibration, including you, Each one of your organs, chakras, mind, and thoughts are vibrations as well. As a whole, you are an intricate symphony of resonances, with some vibrations out of whack. Crystals have a specific and clear vibration. By openly engaging with these vibrations, crystals can act as a tuning fork to help recalibrate your vibrations to a more 'in-tune' place, helping you to be more balanced physically, emotionally, and spiritually.





Heavenly Crystal Infused Water Elixirs

Elixirs are traditionally water that contains the essence of the energies of the healing substance (the crystals) which is placed within them. Crystal or gem elixirs are easy to make if you have the crystals ready at hand. Gem elixirs are one of the best ways to multiply the healing energies of water manifold, by empowering it with thought, prayers, mantras or Holy Quran recitations as discussed above using the crystals as the tools to amplify and tune your body & chakras with the high vibrations of the crystal and heavenly holy water.





As mentioned above water (H2O) is the basic building block of life, and has been found by an eminent Japanese scientist, Dr Masaru Emoto, to be one of the easiest elements that can be manipulated through thought and intent. Dr Emoto has shown that water crystals can change their basic crystalline shape or form altogether, just by focusing a thought on it. Actually, this principle also applies to our entire universe and all matter in it. It is easily demonstrable in water only because water is not solid matter.





In much the same way as mentioned above, we can impart thought energies to water via programmed crystals which facilitates the transfer of the energies from the crystal into the water.

The reason why you are urged to program your crystal is because without programming, the energies from the crystal are not directed, and the elixir just ends up as a general tonic (although that is also beneficial for health when drunk).





When you program a crystal, say for healing a specific illness, and soak it in water to make an elixir, the elixir’s effect becomes a lot more enhanced. Studies done on elixir water have shown that elixir water tastes “sweeter” and is more “alive” than normal tap water. Fruit juice and wine also taste better if “energized” with gems and crystals.



Crystals can also be used on the outside of your body by holding them as shown above or by placing them certain places of your body for healing.

If you take on the energy of others too easily or are constantly battling bad vibes or experience psychic attacks you can use "Psychic Protection Crystals". By creating strong and healthy energetic boundaries you are empowering yourself with simple to advanced techniques in order to strengthen your aura and shield yourself from negative energies, people and environments. The utilization of Crystal Chandeliers in Royal residences has always historically been used for this purpose and helps with ease of mind, healing and balancing the self.

Quite often you might need to use mental visualization in order to win these mental battles. For example a defending character might envision a brick wall or a Shield of Pure White Light.

You can also Subdue your attacker as well which will definetly conquer & quiet the mind. An attacking character may use a weapon of some kind, a Sword or Spear.




Healing with Salts (Minerals) Secrets

Real sea salt has been used for thousands of years by our ancestors and have been a precious commodity to season food and boost their health. I’m talking about unrefined, health-promoting salt like Celtic sea salt and Himalayan sea salt that are gray, black, or pink in color. These salts are actually very helpful in balancing the body and providing the body the nutrients it is lacking from our modern diet and also enhances the flavor our food!

Contrary to popular belief, sea salt is extremely beneficial in keeping us hydrated. The amount of nutrients in sea salt also satisfies our thirst for a longer period of time and keeps us holding on to the fluids for longer. However, with real sea salt, the opposite happens because of its balanced ratio of minerals, especially potassium and sodium, which help release retained water. Eating real food and salting your own food with sea salt will help eliminate bloat and water retention.



Leave & soak your feet in sea salt water for 30 minutes, using this method you can detox your whole body. Leave your feet in the sea salt water for 30 minutes if the water gets gray then it means the detoxification was successful.

High-quality sea salt has 84 trace minerals that nourish and strengthen our body, Because of its amazing mineral content, sea salt is a great source of electrolytes like magnesium, calcium, potassium, and sodium. These electrolytes are vital for muscle, brain and heart health, because of its critical role in the nervous system. Instead of the typical sugar-filled electrolyte drinks you can find at the supermarket, try adding sea salt to water with a squeeze of lemon juice.

When your electrolytes are low, you can experience muscle soreness, cramps, charley horse, and even restless leg syndrome. The lack of minerals keeps the muscles from relaxing and cause contractions that are out of your control. This is why epsom salt baths are recommended for any kind for muscle fatigue. The magnesium in epsom salt plays a huge role in loosening and calming the muscles and your entire body. If you know you’ll be doing a strenuous activity, make sure to add sea salt to your water before and after to replenish your body with the minerals that it loses during the exercise.

Because of its potent mineral content, sea salt has anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial for skin health. There are many beauty products that use sea salt, because it has the power to detoxify the skin, while exfoliating, increasing circulation, and providing the skin with nutrients. Sea salt has been shown to be especially beneficial for acne, psoriasis, eczema, and anti-aging.

Sea salt is necessary in the role of digestion, and it starts in the mouth. The salivary amylase, an enzyme which helps break down carbohydrates in the saliva, is activated by the flavor of salt.

Also, salt plays a huge role in the making of hydrochloric acid, which is secreted in the stomach for the breakdown of food, especially protein. Most people are insufficient in hydrochloric acid, and this can cause numerous digestive issues like bloating, gas, heartburn, indigestion, and can eventually lead to leaky gut and chronic disease.

Adrenal fatigue of varying degrees is extremely common today, resulting from stress and poor diet. With adrenal insufficiency, one of the main symptoms is salt cravings. This is because the body is craving the nutrients it needs from sea salt.

Among their numerous demanding functions, our adrenal glands release hormones that regulate sodium and potassium in the body. So in order to make this particular job easier, the adrenals need a balance of these minerals through high quality sea salt. This is especially important when they are already tired from the stress we put through them everyday.

High quality sea salt is greatly beneficial for regulating blood pressure. The rise in blood pressure is the result of inflammation in the body, which is primarily caused by a high sugar, processed food diet, which also includes white table salt that’s devoid of most nutrients. Real sea salt actually reduces inflammation by bringing in the necessary minerals that the body uses to boost its immunity. By providing the body with enough water and potassium, it actually helps prevent heart disease and improve cardiovascular health.

Don’t be afraid to incorporate sea salt into your diet everyday, because it truly is a nourishing and healing superfood! Always reach for salt that has color. It shouldn’t be white, because that means it has been refined and stripped of all its beneficial minerals. For example Persian Blue Salt has many health benefits, including a high percentage of iron (which is fantastic for the body, especially for women who regularly lose iron), calcium (great for our bones) and potassium (in which we are all deficient).




Healing with Color(s) Secrets

Color is a function of the human visual system, it is not an intrinsic property. Objects don’t “have” color, they give off light that “appears” to be a color. Spectral power distributions exist in the physical world, but color exists only in the mind of the beholder.



What our eyes see that is being reflected (or absorbed) by the light. Each color found in the visible light spectrum has its own wavelength and its own frequency, which produces a specific energy. Our eyes have cones inside them to help us see the waves as color.



Each color has a different wavelength, Red has the longest wavelength, Violet has the shortest wavelength, When all the waves are seen together, they make white light. Light flows through our eyes and triggers hormone production, which influences our entire complex biochemical system. This biochemical system then affects our being.



We know some rays can be dangerous if we are exposed to them. BUT the visible light, the rainbow, has a soothing effect on us. Light consists of the seven color energies = seven vibrational/electromagnetic frequencies (light). Each color is connected to various areas of our body and will affect us differently: physically, emotionally and mentally.



Light consists of the seven color energies = seven vibrational/electromagnetic frequencies (light). Each color is connected to various areas of our body and will affect us differently: physically, emotionally and mentally.



The colour green has a special place in Islam. It represents balance and harmony and also helps with healing, that is why surgeon scrubs are green. It is in the middle of the spectrum which is why Islam is considered a religion based on balance and moderation.

The color Green is used in Islam in the decoration of mosques, the bindings of Qur'ans, the silken covers for the graves of Sufi saints, and in the flags of various Muslim countries. Green has been associated with Islam for many centuries. The colour green was the colour used by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)'s tribe on their flags. And according to Muslims the colour green symbolizes nature and life.

In the Qur'an (Surah 76:21), it is said that the inhabitants of paradise will wear green garments of fine silk. The colour green has been considered specially Islamic for centuries. Crusaders avoided using any green in their coats of arms, so that they could not possibly be mistaken for their Muslim opponents in the heat of battle.

Color can affect your mood, researchers have generally found the following to be accurate:

Black

Black is the color of authority and power. It is popular in fashion because it makes people appear thinner. It is also stylish and timeless. Black also implies submission. Priests wear black to signify submission to God. Some fashion experts say a woman wearing black implies submission to men. Black outfits can also be overpowering, or make the wearer seem aloof or evil. Villains, such as Dracula, often wear black.

White

Brides wear white to symbolize innocence and purity. White reflects light and is considered a summer color. White is popular in decorating and in fashion because it is light, neutral, and goes with everything. However, white shows dirt and is therefore more difficult to keep clean than other colors. Doctors and nurses wear white to imply sterility.

Red

The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. It is also the color of love. Red clothing gets noticed and makes the wearer appear heavier. Since it is an extreme color, red clothing might not help people in negotiations or confrontations. Red cars are popular targets for thieves. In decorating, red is usually used as an accent. Decorators say that red furniture should be perfect since it will attract attention.
The most romantic color, pink, is more tranquilizing. Sports teams sometimes paint the locker rooms used by opposing teams bright pink so their opponents will lose energy.

Blue

The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors. It causes the opposite reaction as red. Peaceful, tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, so it is often used in bedrooms. Blue can also be cold and depressing. Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes loyalty. People are more productive in blue rooms. Studies show weightlifters are able to handle heavier weights in blue gyms.

Green

Currently the most popular decorating color, green symbolizes nature. It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing color. People waiting to appear on TV sit in "green rooms" to relax. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients. Brides in the Middle Ages wore green to symbolize fertility. Dark green is masculine, conservative, and implies wealth. However, seamstresses often refuse to use green thread on the eve of a fashion show for fear it will bring bad luck.

Yellow

Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. While it is considered an optimistic color, people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. Yellow enhances concentration, hence its use for legal pads. It also speeds metabolism.

Purple

The color of royalty, purple connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication. It is also feminine and romantic. However, because it is rare in nature, purple can appear artificial.

Brown

Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature. Light brown implies genuineness while dark brown is similar to wood or leather. Brown can also be sad and wistful. Men are more apt to say brown is one of their favorite colors.

Colors of the Flag

In the U.S. flag, white stands for purity and innocence. Red represents valor and hardiness, while blue signifies justice, perseverance, and vigilance. The stars represent the heavens and all the good that people strive for, while the stripes emulate the sun's rays.

Food for Thought

While blue is one of the most popular colors it is one of the least appetizing. Blue food is rare in nature. Food researchers say that when humans searched for food, they learned to avoid toxic or spoiled objects, which were often blue, black, or purple. When food dyed blue is served to study subjects, they lose appetite.
Green, brown, and red are the most popular food colors. Red is often used in restaurant decorating schemes because it is an appetite stimulant

The Meaning of Colors

Red
¨      Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love.
¨      Red is a very emotionally intense color. It enhances human metabolism, increases respiration rate, and raises blood pressure.
¨      It has very high visibility that’s why stop signs, stoplights, and fire equipment are usually painted red.
¨      In heraldry, red is used to indicate courage. It is the color found in many national flags.
¨      Red brings text and images to the foreground.
¨      Use it as an accent color to stimulate people to make quick decisions; it is a perfect color for 'Buy Now' or 'Click Here' buttons on Internet banners and websites.
¨      Red is widely used to indicate danger (high voltage signs, traffic lights).
¨      This color is also commonly associated with energy, so you can use it when promoting energy drinks, games, cars, items related to sports and high physical activity.

Light red represents joy, passion, sensitivity, and love.
Pink signifies romance, love, and friendship. It denotes feminine qualities and passiveness.
Dark red is associated with vigor, willpower, rage, anger, leadership, courage, longing, malice, and wrath.
Brown suggests stability and denotes masculine qualities.
Reddish-brown is associated with harvest and fall.
Orange
¨      Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and tropics.
¨      Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.
¨      To the human eyes, orange is seen as a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat.
¨      Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people.
¨      As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite.
¨      Orange is the color of fall and harvest. I
¨      In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.
¨      Orange has very high visibility, so you can use it to catch attention and highlight the most important elements of your design.
¨      Orange is very effective for promoting food products and toys.

Dark orange can mean deceit and distrust.
Red-orange corresponds to desire, passion, pleasure, domination, aggression, and thirst for action.
Gold evokes the feeling of prestige. The meaning of gold is illumination, wisdom, and wealth. Gold often symbolizes high quality.
Yellow
¨      Yellow is the color of sunshine. It's associated with joy, happiness, intellect, and energy.
¨      Yellow produces a warming effect, arouses cheerfulness, stimulates mental activity, and generates muscle energy.
¨      Yellow is often associated with food.
¨      Bright, pure yellow is an attention getter that’s why taxicabs are painted this color.
¨      When overused, yellow may have a disturbing influence; it is known that babies cry more in yellow rooms.
¨      Yellow is seen before other colors when placed against black; this combination is often used to issue a warning.
¨      In heraldry, yellow indicates honor and loyalty. Later the meaning of yellow was connected with cowardice.
¨      Use yellow to evoke pleasant, cheerful feelings.
¨      Yellow is very effective for attracting attention, so use it to highlight the most important elements of your design.
¨      Men usually perceive yellow as a very lighthearted, 'kiddish' color, so it is not recommended to use yellow when selling prestigious, expensive products to men - nobody will buy a yellow business suit or a yellow Mercedes.
¨      Yellow is an unstable and spontaneous color, so avoid using yellow if you want to suggest stability and safety.
¨      Light yellow tends to disappear into white, so it usually needs a dark color to highlight it.
¨      Shades of yellow are visually unappealing because they loose cheerfulness and become dingy.

Dull (dingy) yellow represents caution, decay, sickness, and jealousy.
Light yellow is associated with intellect, freshness, and joy.

Green
¨      Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility.
¨      Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety.
¨      Dark green is also commonly associated with money.
¨      Green has great healing power. It is the most restful color for human eyes; it can improve vision.
¨      Green suggests stability and endurance.
¨      Sometimes green denotes lack of experience; for example, a 'greenhorn' is a novice.
¨      In heraldry, green indicates growth and hope.
¨      Green, as opposed to red, means safety; it is the color of free passage in road traffic.
¨      Use green to indicate safety when advertising drugs and medical products.
¨      Green is directly related to nature, so you can use it to promote 'green' products.
¨      Dull, darker green is commonly associated with money, financial world, banking, and Wall Street.

Dark green is associated with ambition, greed, and jealousy.

Yellow-green can indicate sickness, cowardice, discord, and jealousy.
Aqua is associated with emotional healing and protection.
Olive green is the traditional color of peace.
Blue
¨      Blue is the color of the sky and sea.
¨      It is often associated with depth and stability.
¨      It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.
¨      Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect.
¨      Blue is strongly associated with tranquility and calmness.
¨      In heraldry, blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity.
¨      You can use blue to promote products and services related to cleanliness (water purification filters, cleaning liquids), air and sky (airlines, airports, air conditioners), water and sea (sea voyages, mineral water).
¨      Blue is linked to consciousness and intellect.
¨      Blue is a masculine color; according to studies, it is highly accepted among males.
¨      Dark blue is associated with depth, expertise, and stability; it is a preferred color for corporate America.
¨      Avoid using blue when promoting food and cooking, because blue suppresses appetite.
¨      When used together with warm colors like yellow or red, blue can create high-impact, vibrant designs; for example, blue-yellow-red is a perfect color scheme for a superhero.

Light blue is associated with health, healing, tranquility, understanding, and softness.
Dark blue represents knowledge, power, integrity, and seriousness.
Purple
¨      Purple combines the stability of blue and the energy of red.
¨      Purple is associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition.
¨      It conveys wealth and extravagance.
¨      Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.
¨      Almost 75 percent children prefer purple to all the other colors.
¨      Purple is a very rare color in nature; some people consider it to be artificial.

Light purple evokes romantic and nostalgic feelings.
Dark purple evokes gloom and sad feelings. It can cause frustration.

White

¨      White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, and purity.
¨      It is considered to be the color of perfection.
¨      White means safety, purity, and cleanliness. As opposed to black, white usually has a positive connotation.
¨      White can represent a successful beginning.
¨      In heraldry, white depicts faith and purity.
¨      In advertising, white is associated with coolness and cleanliness because it's the color of snow.
¨      You can use white to suggest simplicity in high-tech products.
¨      White is an appropriate color for charitable organizations
¨      Angels are usually imagined wearing white clothes.
¨      White is associated with hospitals, doctors, and sterility, so you can use white to suggest safety when promoting medical products.
¨      White is often associated with low weight, low-fat food, and dairy products.
Black
¨      Black is associated with power, elegance, formality, death, evil, and mystery.
¨      Black is a mysterious color associated with fear and the unknown (black holes).
¨      It usually has a negative connotation (blacklist, black humor, 'black death').
¨      Black denotes strength and authority; it is considered to be a very formal, elegant, and prestigious color (black tie, black Mercedes).
¨      In heraldry, black is the symbol of grief.
¨      Black gives the feeling of perspective and depth, but the black background diminishes readability.
¨      A black suit or dress can make you look thinner.
¨      When designing for a gallery of painting or photography, you can use a black or gray background to make other colors stand out.
¨      Black contrasts well with bright colors. Combined with red or orange - other very powerful colors - black gives a very aggressive color scheme.




Healing with Stones (Gems) Secrets

The Holy Prophet (pbuh) wore a ring, some of these traditions say the ring was silver, and so was the stone (fass), some speak of an Ethiopian stone, with inscription on it, also the Prophet’s companions (Sahaba) also wore rings. There are a variety of important Islamic sources & numerous books which have some very interesting things to say about stones and wearing rings. Such an example is also al-Biruni’s al-Jamahir fi ma’rifah al-Jawahir.

All Muslims believe in the recommendation of touching and kissing the Black Stone in the holy Ka’bah, and the power it holds. Almighty Allah (swt) did not create these minerals and jewels for no benefit, or for no reason. In fact not a single stone turns without it's purpose and will of Allah (swt)



Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said: “I want every believer to wear five kinds of rings, in an agate, for it is the most sincere to Allah and to us…..”, It repels poverty. Imam al-Ridha (a.s.) has said: “The ‘agate repels poverty and wearing the ‘agate repels hypocrisy.”, It increases in rizq and sustenance: Imam al-Baqir (a.s.) said: “Whoever from among the followers of the progeny of Muhammad wears it, they will never see other than goodness, and expansion in sustenance.”, Increase in the reward of prayers: Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said: “Praying two rak’ahs with an ‘agate stone is equivalent to one thousand rak’ahs without it.”

The Attributes of Gems:

Hirz Sharaf al-Shams:
This hirz is written on a Yellow agate stone. A talisman is written on it, and it is also called the ring of Solomon (a.s.). It can be written only 1 hour in a year.
It has many benefits, especially in repelling all kinds of evil. Protects from many things.
Repel of evil eye, increase in rizq, luck, sicknesses, nerve problems, muscle problems, back pains, strengthens lung, kidney, liver, etc.

Turquoise (Feiruzaj/Feiruz)
Looking at it strengthens eye sight.
Putting it around the neck will cure sicknesses; strengthen voice tone, cures lung and breathing problems. Brings success in everything, and prevents from dying a bad death. Strengthens the heart, makes it more patient, relieves it of depression, stress, tension, mental and nerve problems, and it brings tranquility.

Repels negative energy, especially repelling evil eye and envy. It is similar to the ‘Aqiq, in that it helps in repelling all kinds of disasters and calamities, and it is considered an important Hirz in easing things and increasing income and rizq.

The Prophet (s.a.w.) said: “Allah the Almighty said: “Verily, I am shy from a servant who raises his hand has a turquoise ring on it and I reject his hand with disappointment.”

Imam al-Sadiq (a.s.) said: “Whoever wears a turquoise ring will never be poor.”

Red Yaqut, or Ruby:
Cures problems of the heart and blood, cleanses blood, prevents heart attack.
Red ruby strengthens the libido of both genders, cures problems of sterility, relieves menstrual pain, eases birth delivery. Brings respect among people, love and compassion.

Yellow Yaqut:
Organises the body metabolism, strengthens the digestive system, cures liver problems. Brings energy to the soul, decreases spiritual fatigue, strengthens the intellect, helps sleeping and gets rid of bad dreams and nightmares.

Blue Yaqut, or Saphire:
Strengthens the nerve system, cures epilepsy, migraine, headaches, lack of sleep. Brings positivity. Helps with rheumatism and joints,

Peridot (Zabarjad)
Repels Heart sicknesses, eases the digestive system, cleanses the liver. Cures skin disease, especially eczema, scratching, etc.
Takes away grief, depression that comes from loneliness.
Repels envy and takes it away from your heart.
Makes your soul light, kind, generous and harmonious.


Emerald (Zumurrud)
Prevents epilepsy, especially if there is a history of it in the family.
Controls the nerve system, and prevents all nerve problems. Cures blood clots, blocked veins, and blood problems. Relieves muscle pains, back pains, strengthens eye sight.

Strengthens digestive system. Repels magic, brings love and affection.
Very good for pregnant women, eases delivery.
The Prophet (s.a.w.) said: “Wearing an emerald ring repels poverty.”


Durr al-Najaf
A kind of Quartz.
One of the mustahab stones to wear in a ring. Wearing it is equivalent to a Hajj or Umrah pilgrimage. The reward of looking at it is similar to the reward of looking at the Prophet (s.a.w.).
It repels evil.


How to Cure All Disease & Ailments

Healing with Silver & Gold (Metal) Secrets

Avicenna, was a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant physicians, astronomers, thinkers and writers of the Islamic World.

Medical Utilization of Silver in Avicenna’s Canon of Medicine is a well documented fact. Archaeological researches indicate that the use of silver was common in various practices including Judaism and Islam, in the absence of Anti-Biotics, use of Silver Infused Water and even cooking with Silver was well established through-out ancient Persia.

Silver is a major anti-bacterial and anti-viral ingredient, it can eat away at bacteria and many viruses without harming any of the human cells. It is in use in water purification systems in Switzerland and many other countries.

Silver is proven effective against over 650 microorganisms including bacteria (both Gram-positive and negative), fungi and various viruses. Silver Water is the only naturally occurring and the most effective anti-viral and anti-bacterial substance known to mankind; it is beyond pharmaceutical antibiotics because as viruses mutate it still destroys the virus even though vaccinations do not.





The affect of Silver can be amplified using the utilizations of Crystals by making Holy Elixirs of Water Infused with Crystals and Silver. Holy water and Silver have been used in Iran since the beginning of Ancient Persia, when doctors were not available people would use their protection rings engraved with the inscriptions of various Surahs of the Holy Quran and then put it in a glass of water and drink the water to get cured. The stones themselves have a healing affect as well, along with the colors of the stones and also the type of stone used such as Agate which can be in different colors.

The Canon of Medicine by Avecinna documents different forms of silver in use for medicinal purposes in his book including splinters of silver (Sohaala), silver litharge (Qaleemia), dross of silver (Khobth) and burnt silver (Ihragh) along with their methods of preparation and medical applications. Some silver medical devices were also found in this book including a silver tube as a breathing tube, catheter with silver needle, a silver device called Anboob to excise warts, and a silver thimble for nail protection.

Ayat ash-Shifa - Six Holy Quranic Verses of Healing

In order to be able to heal we must first understand that this blessing and beautiful planet is always healing by the grace of Allah (swt), all animals, trees and humans are continously healing. This healing is because of the grace and kindness of Allah (swt), we must be aligned with this force in order to be able to heal, also Jesus Christ (pbuh) was also gifted with the gift & miracle of healing, Insha'Allah by approaching (Tawassul) his holy pressence we can heal and be healed, Ameen!





Holy Elixirs of Water Infused with Crystals and Silver

Silver has been a favored defense against infection since ancient times. Pliny the Elder reported in AD 78 that silver slag, the gunk left over from smelting silver, “has healing properties as an ingredient in plasters,” and Cyrus the Great, king of Persia from 550 to 529 BC, stayed healthy by drinking only boiled water stored in silver flagons. (According to Herodotus, mule-drawn carts laden with silver urns followed King Cyrus “whithersoever” he went). Also it is a proven fact that the Ancient Maya civilisation used very advanced water purification systems, that used crystalline quartz crystals and zeolite filtration systems comparable to advanced modern water filteration systems.

Zeolite has long been recognized as a mineral with excellent absorptive properties. Approximately 2700 years ago, Greek and Roman engineers used zeolites as a pozzolan in cement in the construction of large scale hydraulic structures such as aqueducts, bridges, dams, and harbors. However, it has been assumed that zeolites were not used for water purification until the beginning of the twentieth century. It also has been presumed that the oldest forms of water purification occurred in Europe and southern Asia. Evidence for the oldest known zeolite water purification filtration system occurs in the undisturbed sediments of the Corriental reservoir at the Maya city of Tikal, in northern Guatemala. The Corriental reservoir was an important source of drinking water at Tikal during the Late Preclassic to Late Classic cultural periods. X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD) and six AMS radiocarbon ages show that between ~ 2185 and 965 cal yr B.P. the drinking water in the Corriental reservoir water was filtered through a mixture of zeolite and coarse, sand-sized crystalline quartz.

During the Middle Ages, monks popularized the use of silver nitrate, a salt formed by reacting silver with nitric acid, to treat ulcers and burns. Relative to other premodern health tips, these were actually pretty good ideas, because—as scientists discovered once they finally figured out germ theory—silver does have germ-fighting abilities. The exact mechanism by which it attacks bacterial cells still isn’t clear, but scientists have some guesses. Silver is most toxic to microbes in its ionized form—AG+, same as in those silver nitrate salts—which seems to deactivate important microbial enzymes and potentially screw with DNA replication. Essentially “no microbe is known that is not killed by colloidal silver in laboratory experiments within six minutes.”

Directions to make Holy Water Infused with Crystals and Silver Elixirs:

You need water (rain water is best), a glass container or bowl (silver bowls are best) and of course your crystals and then place it into the glass container along with the water. You can make the Holy Elixir with or without the Crystals (Possible substitutes include Agate which is widely used in Persia), Silver, Copper and/or Gold depending on the illness and symptoms. It is generally understood that Silver is good for men (Increases Male Enhancement and the Male Reproductive Organs) and Gold is good for Women.

Recite the above Healing verses onto the water with good and positive intentions. You can also embue the Holy water, metals and crystals with exposure to the sun and moon and the above verses of the Holy Quran and after that consume the elixir. Theoretically you could also substitute silver with Wood (to get the wisdom of breathing and being as skinny as a stick) from Trees and\or substitute silver with Stones (to get the wisdom of getting rock hard) as well. One should note that prior to using Silver, Copper and Gold bowls to drink water, humans used to use Wooden and Stone Bowls to drink and also water does sprout out of stone and this could be as close as possible to original humankind healing as possible.

Music also has this kind of quality and effect as well. Many great books and manuscripts have been written by the likes of Abu Ali Sina (Avicenna) one of the greatest thinkers and medical scholars in history and one of the Islamic world's leading writers in the field of medicine on the effects and healing qualities of music.

Avicenna goes way beyond his predecessors; Aristotle and al-Fārābī in positioning music within the systems of communication and highlights music's special ability to create a flux of joy and sadness, tension and relaxation, based on the ephemeral character of sound that serves as a connecting thread through all levels of its communicative roles. Other scholars and their works must and can also be studied in this regard and hopefully we will add to this knowledge! Insha'Allah!





Healing with the Secrets of Food and Minerals

You should think and classify foods as friends or foes. Some food are good for you and some are bad. Special attention should be made to the diet, food intake should be based on moderation principles of Islam, also special attention should be made on the qualities and attributes of each of the ingrediants of your food. For example the qualities of beans, greens, fruits and the likes should be thought of and food intake should be based on those attributes.

Also the process that the food & minerals have undertaken to reach you and enter your body should be realized and meditated on, all minerals find their way into the human body and provide what is needed by the grace of the creator Allah (swt), that is their purpose! Subhan'Allah!

The knowledge of foods is important to understand, only then will you be able to benefit from their energy, their minerals and their wisdom. Every plant comes with wisdom in it. Wisdom to cure, wisdom to heal, wisdom to provide energy for you to do things in this world as well as wisdom to make you think!




If you meditate on the types of food your eating and what the attributes that those foods carry for you and what it will do for your body can you then benefit from it and focus on your bodies needs and then eat appropriately.

Also we must never forget to give thanks to Allah (swt) for all the diverse and miraculous food that has been provided and made for us to enjoy! Alhamduli'Allah!





Healing with the Secrets of Flowers

Herbal distillates, also known as floral waters, hydrosols, hydrolates, herbal waters, and essential waters, are aqueous products of hydrodistillation. These flower juices and cocktails are natural and heavily embued with all kinds of filterations and cleansing capabilities and properties unique to each flower. These "Arak" drinks have been used for thousands of years in Iran for healing and medicinal purposes in traditional Islamic medicine.

It is interesting to know that, according to historical evidence, Iranians were among the first to think of an evaporation and distillation system hundreds of years ago. The last remains of the soul of an ancient way of thinking about making perfume and fragrant water are now found in rose water festivals.



In the past, rosewater was sprinkled on guests and now its oil is a kind of concentrated liquid that people use for perfume. Also, Rosewater uses in various foods, sweets, and desserts, such as Halva and Faludah. In addition, it has some traditional medicinal uses and is effective in treating some diseases such as sore throat, heart disease, and headache. The same way we feel fresh when we smell flowers or enter a flower garden, the flower juices rejuvenate the body and it's internal organs and help us heal.



In Iran one can easily visit an "Attari" and get every imaginable flower juice in the herb shop and make cocktails to drink. These drinks all have medicinal uses and are used for specific ailments as shown in the chart below (In Farsi, right click to save & zoom in).



The most outstanding are the sharbat (sherbets), a range of tongue titillating cordials and syrups which are diluted (with water or milk) and enjoyed over ice. Many of them are rated for their health giving properties: they are, after all, derived from fruit and herbs. Favourites include sour cherry, quince with lemon, peppermint, anise, mulberry, rose, pomegranate (aka grenadine), orange and hibiscus. Perhaps the most curious is sekanjebin, a vinegar and mint syrup which is made into a terrific summer drink.





Healing with the Secrets of Milk

Did you know that our Prophet (peace be upon him) loved drinking milk? Milk is one of his favourite beverages because, based on one hadith the Prophet said that nothing suffices as food and drink except milk.

There are many hadith related to this miraculous drink. But first, let's see what Allah (swt) has said about it in the Quran. In Surah Al-Muminun, verse 21, It is said: "And verily in the cattle there is indeed a lesson for you. We give you to drink (milk) of that which is in their bellies. And there are, in them, numerous (other) benefits for you, and of them you eat."

Milk has numerous benefits for us, Milk gives us Life! It is given to newborns (both animals and humans) it is proven today that milk aids the development of strong bones and teeth, promotes the growth of healthy muscles, improves skin complexion and so much more. Milk is also a good source of countless vitamins and minerals, such as calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and riboflavin.

Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "Three things should not be rejected: cushions, oil (duhn) and milk.", our Prophet (peace be upon him) used to recite a simple supplication after drinking milk, but of course he would recite bismillah first, as usual before drinking the milk and also before he started any daily routine. Here's the beautiful prayer. 'Ya Allah, grant us blessings in it (the milk) and increase it for us.'

A milk bath is a bath taken in milk instead of water. Often other scents such as honey, rose, strawberries, daisies and essential oils are added. Milk baths use lactic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid, to dissolve the proteins which hold together dead skin cells. There are legends that Cleopatra bathed in milk daily for her complexion. These legends have not been confirmed and some historians believe that Roman Empress Poppaea set this bathing fashion after Cleopatra's death. Queens Catherine Parr and later Elizabeth I of England also used milk baths to make their skin appear more youthful and pale.




Healing with the Secrets of Honey

Honey contains a wide variety of vitamins, minerals, amino acids and antioxidants. The vitamins found in honey include niacin, riboflavin and pantothenic acid; minerals present include calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc. In addition honey contains a variety of flavonoids and phenolic acids which act as antioxidants, scavenging and eliminating free radicals.

Honey has had a long history in human consumption, and is used in various foods and beverages as a sweetener and flavoring. It also has a role in religion and symbolism. Medicinal importance of honey has been documented in the world's oldest medical literatures, and since the ancient times, it has been known to possess antimicrobial property as well as wound-healing activity. More than 1,400 years ago, honey is described as a source of healing in the Quran and it is also mentioned as one of the foods of Paradise.

Over four thousand years ago, honey was used as a traditional ayurvedic medicine, where it was thought to be effective at treating material imbalances in the body. In pre-Ancient Egyptian times, honey was used topically to treat wounds. Egyptian medicinal compounds more than five millennia ago used honey. The ancient Greeks believed that the consuming honey could help make you live longer. In Traditional Chinese Medicine honey is a key ingredient and the Prophet of Islam (pbuh) has also glorified the healing powers of honey. The Quran also praises honey's healing ability.

Honey provides an important part of the energy needed by the body for blood formation. In addition, it helps in cleansing the blood. It has some positive effects in regulating and facilitating blood circulation. It also functions as a protection against capillary problems and arteriosclerosis. This bactericide (bacteria-killing) property of honey is well known.

In the Holy Quran Allah (swt) and His Holy Messenger told us that honey can heal a variety of medical problems. Honey is described as a source of healing in the Holy Quran: "And the Lord inspired the bee, saying: Take your habitations in the mountains and in the trees and in what they erect. Then, eat of all fruits and follow the ways of your Lord made easy (for you)'. There comes forth from their bellies a drink of varying colors wherein is healing for men. Verily in this is indeed a sign for people who think"
-Holy Quran (Chapter 16:Verse 68 & 69).

It is also mentioned as one of the foods of Paradise: "The description of Paradise which the pious have been promised is that in it are rivers of water the taste and smell of which are not changed; rivers of milk of which the taste never changes; rivers of wine delicious to those who drink; and rivers of clarified honey, clear and pure"
-Holy Quran (Chapter 47:Verse 15).




Healing with the Secrets of Dates

Dates, a fruit that grows in tropical and dessert climates, have an important place in Middle Eastern and North African cultures, as they mostly grow in these regions. Dates are symbolic of life, fertility and fecundity. ... For local civilizations, such as the Assyrians and Babylonians, the date palm was considered the tree of life (i.e. the World Tree).

Both dates and date palms are considered a symbol of power, triumph, abundance and faith. Dates are a recurrent feature in art and clothing designs. The walls of Solomon's Temple were said to be decorated with date palm motifs. In the Old Testament's Book of Psalms, a person with good deeds resembles a date palm. Holding a date palm branch at holy festivals is a command in Judaism. Those who welcomed Jesus Christ (pbuh) in Jerusalem were also holding date palm branches in their hands. Christian pilgrims who bring dates from Jerusalem are frequently called "palmers" in Europe.

The Quran mentions dates 23 times. It is a symbol of wealth and abundance and has a special place in Islamic history and cultures. Indeed, Muslims consider date palms and their fruit are sacred. In Arabic, the word for date palm is "nahle" and its fruit is called "tamr." However, in Turkish the word for date is "hurma," because it means "respect" in Arabic. Dates have a very special place in Turkish culture as it is easy to understand their importance from the name. The most precious gifts brought by pilgrims from Mecca are "zam-zam" water and dates.

There are different types of dates, of course, the best and most precious one is the round-shaped, curled, black "Ajwa" which is grown in Medina. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) planted a date tree and recited an abundance of prayers. He said that those who eat seven dates on an empty stomach in the morning will be protected from any poison and ill-wishes.

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said dates have abundant features because they have everything [beneficial] inside. When dates are eaten, they become a part of a person and [its benefits] are transferred to that person. The date's supremacy can also be found in the person who consumes it. Those who eat dates as it was praised by the prophet benefit from it both earthily and spiritually."

Dates might be one of the most beneficial fruits for humans. According to modern medicine, dates have 10 element which are crucial for humans to stay healthy and fit. The sugar in dates is fructose as opposed glucose, and does not make people fat. Vitamin B6 soothes the nerves and is abundant in dates. Physicians advise the elderly and those with stress to eat three dates in the morning, afternoon and evening.

Dates also contain magnesium, which strengthens muscles and is good for pregnant women and to prevent cancer. Dates are also highly nutritious. In 100 grams of dates, there are 1.5 grams of protein, 50 grams of carbohydrates and 225 calories. This is why they are beneficial for those who work in jobs requiring either physical or mental effort or suffer from exhaustion or weakness due to illness. Dates are also good for anemia, tuberculosis and bone problems thanks to their levels of phosphorus, calcium and iron.




Aphrodisiacs ("معجون")

Majoon is a famous and delicious Persian drink made from (milk, ice cream, dates, bananas, coconut flakes- all mixed together, served with pistachios, walnuts, sesame seeds, jello & whip cream on top). It is a very popular aphrodisiac drink amongst men as it gives energy, stamina, girth and strength and is good for male health and sexual stamina and sperm regenration.





Healing with the Secrets of Pomegranates (Fruits)

Pomegranates originated in Iran and are considered a Royal fruit in Iran. The pomegranate was known as a fruit from Paradise (named four times in Quran) and therefor planted around the environment of many worship locations and religious schools. That is why some Iranian Muslims believe that at least one of its gem-like seeds has come from Paradise and therefore should not let any seed fall on the ground. Since the pomegranate used to be held dear to Iranians, the Immortals (Persian warriors during Achaemenid Empire) had pomegranate-shaped spears.

Furthermore, pomegranate has been penetrated into Persian art including poetry of Rudaki and Nezami, miniature paintings, to show love scenes accompanied by many Persian texts, and plaster works of Sassanid era like Ctesiphon Palace and Islamic motifs of Iranian mosques. Hafez who is a great Persian poet kept the erotic connotation of the pomegranate in his poetry and this became a recurrent motif, indicating earthly pleasure throughout the Qajar dynasty.

The red rich fruit is known to be one of the healthiest for a reason. It is called as a divine fruit because it is the most mentioned fruit in theological books. Pomegranate has anti-oxidant, anti-viral and anti-tumor properties and is said to be a good source of vitamins, especially vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as folic acid. It contains two compounds – punicalagin and punicic acid which give it all the potent benefits.

In fact, you will be surprised to learn that the antioxidants present in pomegranates are almost three times higher than wine or green tea. Eating pomegranates on a daily basis, or drinking the juice can be an excellent aid for your heart, blood, immunity, fight Type-2 diabetes, keep blood pressure in check, smoothen digestion and make your skin glow too.




Healing with the Secrets of Scents (Perfumes & Oils)

Aromatherapy, an age-old Islamic medicinal custom can not only heal every heart, but the prophetic model allows you to reclaim your life and heal the world. Scents have been used for generations in the Islamic world as an alternative healing method for insomnia, anxiety, headaches, nausea, and more. Perfume (عطر) is mentioned in many ancient texts as being for "Royal Personages". That is, perfumes from the very start were a luxury item.
It reminds us of heaven & helps us to become heavenly!



With the advent of Islam Muslim scholars/scientists developed a method of extracting the fragrance of substances through steam distillation. Also, new raw materials were introduced by the Islamic civilization. Perfumes were part of daily life in the Islamic world. The scents were derived from flowers (mainly rose and jasmine), ambergris and musk. Imported orange trees provided orange blossom and citrus scents as well.

A hadith (saying of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)) directly mentions the use of perfume. "Taking a bath on Friday is compulsory ... and the cleaning of the teeth with miswak (toothbrush) and the use of perfume, if available" (-Sahih Bukhari)

Two Muslim scientists, Jabir ibn Hayyan (Geber - the father of that beloved lesson Algebra - born in 722 in Iraq) and Al Kindi (Iraq, 801) came up with many new techniques that made perfume easier to produce. Jabir ibn Hayyan developed techniques for evaporation, filtration and distillation.

Abu Yusuf Yaqub bin Ishaaq Al Kindi carried out a number of experiments that combined different plants and raw materials, creating new scents. He produced a great number of records on how to create a variety of perfumes, as well as medicines and cosmetics.

We learn again from 1001 Inventions that Al-Kindi wrote a work about perfumes called "Book of the Chemistry of Perfume and Distillations." Here more than a hundred recipes for fragrant oils, salves, and inexpensive alternatives to costlier drugs could be found. The book also described 107 methods and recipes for perfume-making.

Avicenna (Ibn Sina), a Muslim physician, introduced the process of extracting oils from flowers via distillation; this is the most common method still used today.

Perfume came to Europe via Andalusia, as well as being brought by people returning from the Crusades. That is, perfumes started to come to Europe in the 11th century. Records from Pepperers Guild of London dating from the 12th century show that trade was carried out with the Muslims for perfume, as well as for other commodities.

Perfume has a subliminal effect on memory, it arouses the senses and has an inimitable positive impact on persons minds. Perfumes help with deep relaxation, restless sleep to anxiety and depression to nausea, there is a myriad of scents that have healing properties. To help cure what ails you, there are many healing scents to choose from. You can choose to use essential oils, burn oils or simply incorporate the scent into your daily fragrance routine.

Essential Oils also should be used for massages and can also help with oiling up the body in order to preserve the internal healing energy inside the body. Benefits for bodybuilders include reduced muscle soreness and aid muscle strength and increase the range of motion.

Ideal oils include pure Almond oil (Bitter) which promotes heart health, stabilizes blood sugar levels, prevents free radical damage and helps you maintain a healthy weight. What's more, the oil makes an excellent moisturizer for the skin, and it may even help prevent stretch marks and protect your skin from sun damage. For hair treatment snake oil is most ideal as it really helps with hair loss and hair re-growth.







Secrets of Breathing & Breathing Techniques (هوش در دم)
Unlocking the Divine Breath - From the teachings of the Naqshbandi Shuyukh


Awareness while breathing (Hosh dar dam – Persian: هوش در دم): Controlling one's breathing by not exhaling or inhaling in the forgetfulness of the Divine.

Lungs are The Tree of Life, Then, we must become conscious of the breath because every breath is a pocket of life. So are you breathing in remembrance of the Divine? And Mawlana Shaykh is teaching that the Naqshbandi way is built on the breath. That breath is our gift of life, and when put in that context you realize that everything else in life is irrelevant if you can’t take a breath: your money, your spouse, your children, your house, your cars, all of it means nothing if you have no breath.

So then go and look at children who are suffering with asthma and every breath they take it is as if they’re dying, and that fear of suffocating is an absolutely horrible feeling. It means the breath is the single most important mercy from God. That is why we call it the Nafas al Rahma “breath of the Most Merciful.” Why?

Because we are asking so many things in this room; each person upset with the Divine because they didn’t get what they want, but we have to want what we have before we ask for other things. And the biggest and the greatest gift we have is the gift of life. If God at some time becomes upset with us, in one instant He can make that breath become very difficult to get, and instead of arguing and complaining about all the things we want we find ourselves just trying to take a single breath without difficulty. God forbid that happen to anyone! May He forgive us and keep such difficulties away from us!

We must realize God can simply take away that breath and put an end to our existance. Allah (swt) can do this to any living creature, insects, plants, animals, humans, etc.

So that is the breath of the Most Merciful. “O! My Lord! I am praising You and thanking You for this breath!” It means that we begin to breathe consciously with remembrance. So the Shaykhs are teaching that if we are thankful for that mercy, every other mercy opens because we appreciated the gift of life. Then that answers many questions for us.

We don’t put all these things into the body that are going to contaminate that breath, that are going to poison that breath, that are going to put difficulty onto that breath.

We are trying to purify that breath with remembrance, closing our eyes in meditation and breathing in with the zikr of “Huuuuu” from the Divine Essence, and breathing out with “Huuuu.” So it means that the Prophets are showing us the importance of the ears, the eyes, and then the most important - the breath. When the ears are submitting, the eyes are submitting and the breath is submitting, then we begin to open the power of the tongue, which is what makes a Messenger to be a Messenger for the Divine. It means the opening of the “tongue of truth”. That tongue of truth is flowing from Sayedena Muhammad (s) to the Saints because the Saints speak the truth. At that time, when the holy face is in submission, then the Divine can work through that servant.




The Ant that went to Mecca!

Sheikh Nazim Al-Haqqani tells us: Steadfastness is the quality that will aid our progress, even if that progress is slow. Be steadfast and you may reach your goal; and even if you don’t, your Lord perceives your sincere intention and may convey you towards your goal, just when you have despaired. Our grandshaykh said that such perseverance in the face of immense odds is most difficult. Imagine that a person has been told: “There is a treasure waiting for you inside the earth, a fourth of the way to China—you must dig and take it. Here is a broken pick and a spade with a broken handle, now you may start digging.”

Imagine being ordered to such as task with such tools! You must start! Don’t say: “It is impossible! Even an oil drill can’t reach down that far!” No, you must say: “My Lord has ordered me to proceed and He has given me these instruments with which to proceed with my task, so I must start digging.” Then you dig, and when you collapse from exhaustion your Lord may deliver that treasure up to you in the blink of an eye.

Perhaps an ant with a broken leg may intend to travel from London to Mecca in order to perform the rites of pilgrimage. He may intend such a journey and start on his way, but do you think that there is any hope of him arriving? (Then) Allah Almighty sends a pilgrim who sets down his handbag; (and) as the ant crawls in to see if there is any food to be found for the way, the pilgrim comes, picks up the bag and gets into the taxi to the airport. When the pilgrim arrives at Jeddah, he boards a bus to Mecca, then a taxi to his hotel. At the hotel he leaves his other bags, but takes this valuable one with him to the holy Mosque to make his Tawaf of the Kabba, after his Tawaf he sits down to read Quran, and the terrified ant slowly emerges, only to find himself in front of the Kabba.

Allah Almighty made a way for that ant because it firmly intended to reach that unattainable station, with its broken leg and all; and he helped it arrive quickly, too. So don’t lose hope! We are like that ant; we are directing our faces towards the Divine Presence and asking to attain to it. He may take us to that state, but we can never make it on our own.



It is very important to honor our ancestors, by enabling, practicing and teaching martial arts we honor our ancestors that have practiced these arts before us! Legends and Wisdom will only survive if they are passed down to the next generation!

We must first realize "The Weapon" is an extension of the Human Body, it is used because you have a disability, otherwise you would not need a weapon.

Anything can be used as a weapon and "No Weapon" is better than the "Human Body", for Martial Arts we use our bodies, so we must understand our bodies, we must know it's strength and weaknesses. We must talk to our body and body parts. If you talk to Ants and tell them to go away they will go, so if you talk to your body it will listen also, sometimes they mutiny, but you will need to make sure they listen and are obedient.

The Holy Quran says: "That Day, We will seal over their mouths, and their hands will speak to Us, and their feet will testify about what they used to earn." -Sūrat Yā Sīn (36:65)

Also we must understand Energy, Martial Arts works with energy, it consumes energy, it uses energy and it produces energy. There is positive energy and negative energy. In reality there are thousands of kinds of energy, many of which we have no idea and do not know. We must understand this, we must also try to meditate and understand the energy effecting us and what energy is. Things can be done gently or they can be done forcefully, something no matter how hard you try cannot be done forcefully, we must understand the nature of things and apply the right methods to achieve our goals, which must always be noble lest our actions and body parts testify against us and work against us.

Weapons are what is placed between people & seperates them when they fight. In reality Martial Arts is like a Dance, not a fight! One practices Martial Arts to become an Artist like a Dancer, Not a Fighter! Therfore Love is the most fundamental thing we must understand, it is important to be able to love everything around us! It is important you love what you do and also become the best at what your doing, otherwise you are wasting your time. When the Weapon is made it becomes an extension of who we are and what defines us thats why we must use it wisely.

It is recommended to find a lover if one doesnt have one and if one has one to treat them like a Queen or King. You must serve them liked their personal Armed Soldiers, Princes and Kings, we must be loyal, faithful, pay attention to them, be attentive to their needs and desires and serve them with love, we must learn to serve with love by first serving those closest to us, which would be our parents, our wife, our children, family and friends. Ants serve their communities, we must become like Ants and Serve Our Own Community First and then Society as a Whole! Everything in the Universe is paired and we become stronger and complete as a pair!

In relation to weilding swords & swords fighting, one must learn the Sword inside & out, learn what a Sword is, how it was made and how it was forged, how it becomes part of us, what to do with it, how to sharpen it, how to wield it, how to hold it, how to see it, how to slash the air with it, how to gaze upon your opponents soul (which actually might be ourselves), learn how swords clash and how to strike down the opponents sword and finally learn how to cut.



When Swords are forged, Swords are beaten in order to be made, also when they are heated in fire, they literally become like fire, but Swords dont actually turn into fire or get burned but it can still burn anything just like fire. The element of fire can both burn you or help you cook food, therfore we must understand Swords, Swords should never be used for fighting, but only to protect!



In essence if one is to become the best martial artist, one must first learn to love to get hit instead of hitting others, therefore if one wishes to become the best swordsman, naturally one must learn to love to get cut, like a potato that gets chopped and cut into many bits. In other words Like the Sword that gets beaten to be made, instead of punching a Punching Bag, you must become the Punching Bag! Then after suffering all the blows would we be able to with just a simple blow (breath) drop and defeat your opponent. In fact it is said that to properly wield a Sword we must strike like lightning and move like the wind. With every breath we must have movement and not be still inside or outside. We must learn to breath properly while using a sword and breath in truth and exhale falsehood, in and out, inside and outside.













Iranian Heroes of My Early Childhood, these Iranian athletes and champions without much accomplished the most and had no pretensions.







To better explain this, in the Shia Islamic context, during the Battle of Karbala, The Euphrates river was occupied by Yazid I's army to prevent the camp of Hazrat Husayn (a) from getting water. Hz. Abbas (a) volunteered to go get water for the thirsty children and in the process had both his hands, feet and head cut off. We must learn to be like that & be prepared to defend those in dire need and even sacrifice ourselves during the process for Allah (swt) and Allah (swt)'s creations. We must learn to love to get cut like the potato in order to feed other people, in other words just be kind! That is how you become a swordsman!


W'Salam
وَالسَّلَامُ
وسلام




Sufis are the power behind Islam, for centuries Sufis have combined their inward quest with the defense and expansion of Islam worldwide. At once mystics and elite soldiers, dervishes and preachers, charismatic wonder-workers and power-brokers, ascetic Sufis have always been in the vanguard of Islam. While pushing forward the physical borders of Islam, they have been essential to the spiritual and cultural fullness of the faith.



Sufi orders are more than confraternities of pious devotees. Early in history, Sufis developed a powerful military streak, making them the Knights of Islam, as well as the monks and mystics. After all, the word “knight” means servant; for that matter, so does the word “samurai.”.



Like the Knights Templar or the Japanese Samurai or the Shaolin Monks, the Sufi brotherhoods trained their followers to amazing feats of devotion and overcoming pain. In fact fanatical dervish warriors were the special forces of every Islamic army from the 13th century through the end of the 19th century.



Above all, the Sufis sought the divine reality or ultimate truth that stands above all the illusions and deceptions of the material world. In order to achieve ecstatic union with God, they incorporated techniques of sound and movement, chanting and music, swaying, sport and dance. Sufis have no fear of music, poetry, and other artistic forms -- these are central to their sense of the faith's beauty -- and the brotherhoods cherish intellectual exploration and are quite open to modern knowledge and science. Below are some of their ethics and principles.




فروسية‎
Furūsiyya

The term Furūsiyya, much like its parallel chivalry in the West, also appears to have developed a wider meaning of "martial ethos". Arabic furusiyya and European chivalry has both influenced each other as a means of a warrior code for the knights of both cultures. Furūsiyya as a science is especially concerned with the martial arts and equestrianism of the Golden Age of Islam and the Mamluk period (roughly 10th to 15th centuries), reaching its peak in Mamluk Egypt during the 14th century.

Furūsiyya was subdivided into two categories; "Upper Furusiyya” ﴾الفروسية العلوية﴿ as the activities which were involved on horseback, and “Lower Furusiyya” ﴾الفروسية السفلية﴿ as the activities that took place on foot. The activities of Furusiyyah were divided into two classes: Noble (Al Furusiyyah al Nabilah) ﴾الفروسية النبيلة﴿, used by the Abbasid court and higher elements of civil society. Military (Al Furusiyyah Al Harbiyyah) ﴾الفروسية الحربية﴿, generally used by and focused on the mounted warriors and soldiers, their training and ethic.



Ibn Akhi Hazm mentions the important attributes for effectively practicing Furusiyyah, this means a wise implementation of; Fear of Allah ﷻ, Good judgement, Daring and Caution, Modesty, Patience, Endurance, etc. This mindset is present among various Pre-islamic Arab Knights.

The three basic categories of furūsiyya are horsemanship (including veterinary aspects of proper care for the horse, the proper riding techniques), archery, and charging with the lance. Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya adds swordsmanship as a fourth discipline in his treatise Al-Furūsiyya (1350). Ibn Akhi Hizam also cited that there are three fundamentals to the furūsiyya: horse mastery, proficiency in handling all types of weapons, and bravery.



Illustration of a horse's "good points", 13th century manuscript of the Kitāb Al-Bayṭara by Aḥmad ibn ʿAtīq al-Azdī based on Furūsiyya (فروسية‎; also transliterated as Furūsīyah) is the historical Arabic term for equestrian martial exercise. Furūsiyya as a science is especially concerned with the martial arts and equestrianism of the Golden Age of Islam and the Mamluk period (roughly 10th to 15th centuries), reaching its peak in Mamluk Egypt during the 14th century.

The ethical dimension was also integrated in military furusiyya, which originated within the Abbasids' new army and which became the first professional multiethnic caliphal army in Islam.

The Abbasid Iraqi army commander Muhammad Ibn Ya'qub Ibn Ghalib Ibn Ali al-Khuttali, known as Ibn Akhi Hizam, was the central figure in Muslim furusiyya ("horsemanship" or "chivalry") and wrote the oldest surviving Arabo-Islamic manual on military training and the care of horses.

His work marked the emergence of Muslim furusiyya and determined the content of subsequent furusiyya literature. Indeed the furusiyya author and halaqa commander Muhammad Ibn Mangli (q.v.) warned his fellow troopers and mamluks not to consult any other work. -Ibn Akhī Hāzm, Kitāb al-Furūsiyya wa 'l-Bayṭara, Daniel Coetzee, Philosophers of War (2013), p. 62











Persian faras-nāma which can be dated with confidence are extant only from about the mid-14th century, but the tradition survives longer in Persia, throughout the Safavid era. One treatise by ʿAbd-Allāh Ṣafī, known as the Bahmanī faras-nāma (written in 1407/8) is said to preserve a chapter from an otherwise lost 12th-century (Ghaznavid-era) text. There is a candidate for another treatise of this age, extant in a single manuscript: the treatise attributed to one Moḥammad b. Moḥammad b. Zangī, also known as Qayyem Nehāvandī, has been tentatively dated as originating in the 12th century.



Some of the Persian treatises are translations from the Arabic. One short work, attributed to Aristotle, is a Persian translation from the Arabic. There are supposedly also treatises translated into Persian from Hindustani or Sanskrit. These include the Faras-nāma-ye hāšemī by Zayn-al-ʿĀbedīn Ḥosaynī Hašemī (written 1520), and the Toḥfat al-ṣadr by Ṣadr-al-Dīn Moḥammad Khan b. Zebardast Khan (written 1722/3). Texts thought to have been originally written in Persian include the Asb-nāma by Moḥammad b. Moḥammad Wāseʿī (written 1365/6; Tehran, Ketāb-ḵāna-ye Malek MS no. 5754). A partial listing of known Persian faras-nāma literature was published by Gordfarāmarzī (1987).





فَلَمْ تَقْتُلُوهُمْ وَلَٰكِنَّ اللَّهَ قَتَلَهُمْ وَمَا رَمَيْتَ إِذْ رَمَيْتَ وَلَٰكِنَّ اللَّهَ رَمَىٰ وَلِيُبْلِيَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ مِنْهُ بَلَاءً حَسَنًا إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَمِيعٌ عَلِيم

این شما نبودید که آنها را کشتید؛ بلکه خداوند آنها را کشت! و این تو نبودی (ای پیامبر) که به آنها انداختی؛ بلکه خدا انداخت! و خدا می‌خواست مؤمنان را به این وسیله امتحان خوبی کند؛ خداوند شنوا و داناست

"And you did not kill them, but it was Allah who killed them. And you threw not, [O Muhammad], when you threw, but it was Allah who threw that He might test the believers with a good test. Indeed, Allah is Hearing and Knowing."
-Holy Quran Surah Al-Anfal (8:17)


Based on certain Islamic Mystical beliefs there actually was no Army of Islam and that all so-called historical armed conflicts are but of an illusion of this world, similar to a matrix factor that has somehow evolved out of the imagination of our minds, in this image nothing is certain, only Allah (swt) and death are certain and in fact this very page you are reading indeed may actually not really exist.

The concept of Jihad is not one of armed men and standing fighting armies but rather one's soul fighting the demons within in order to understand the hell we have created for ourselves and are currently living & experiencing. This living hell is the results of our own unchivalrous behavior towards others, our actions and intentions which is also known as the Jihad-fi-Nafs or Struggle Against Our Own Self's Ego.

Coming to the realization and understanding that every time we hurt someone in any way possible, we are actually bringing hell down upon ourselves with consequences to be faced and suffered from in this world and hereafter is the whole purpose of Islam. Islam was sent as a gift to save mankind not hurt them.

مِنْ أَجْلِ ذَٰلِكَ كَتَبْنَا عَلَىٰ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ أَنَّهُ مَنْ قَتَلَ نَفْسًا بِغَيْرِ نَفْسٍ أَوْ فَسَادٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ فَكَأَنَّمَا قَتَلَ النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا وَمَنْ أَحْيَاهَا فَكَأَنَّمَا أَحْيَا النَّاسَ جَمِيعًا ۚ وَلَقَدْ جَاءَتْهُمْ رُسُلُنَا بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ ثُمَّ إِنَّ كَثِيرًا مِنْهُمْ بَعْدَ ذَٰلِكَ فِي الْأَرْضِ لَمُسْرِفُونَ

از اين روى بر فرزندان اسرائيل مقرر داشتيم كه هر كس كسى را -جز به قصاص قتل، يا [به كيفر] فسادى در زمين- بكشد، چنان است كه گويى همه مردم را كشته باشد. و هر كس كسى را زنده بدارد، چنان است كه گويى تمام مردم را زنده داشته است. و قطعاً پيامبران ما دلايل آشكار براى آنان آوردند، [با اين همه‌] پس از آن بسيارى از ايشان در زمين زياده‌روى مى‌كنند.

Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land - it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one - it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors. -Holy Quran Surah Al-Ma'ida (5:32)

Islam is a religion of Peace and hurting mankind is strictly forbidden in Islam. Even the intention (or Niyat) of hurting someone can have long lasting effects or consequences on ones soul and is haraam. Coming to this realization is coming out of Jahiliyat rendered as ignorance or barbarism.

Therfore chivalry amongst Muslims is of extreme importance because the Peaceful Army of Islam is so Powerful, so Truthful, so Invincible and out of mankinds reach that no Army can touch it, fight it, see it or withstand it. Our Prophets and Imams are not a bunch of war-mongering murderers.

An example of the Army of Islam can be found in an event described in Sura 105 of the Holy Quran that refers to the miraculous birds that protected the Kaaba in Mecca from the Aksumite elephant army of Abraha sent forth by the king of Yemen to attack the city of Mecca. They did so by dropping stones on the heads of the army of elephants as they approached. This event occured in the year (571 AD) when the dear prophet of Islam Muhammad (pbuh) was born.




هرگز نمیرد آنکه دلش زنده شد به عشق، ثبت است بر جریده عالم دوامِ ما
خون بر شمشیر و روشنایی بر ظلمات و تاریکی ها و حق بر باطل پیروز است

Blood is Victorious over the Sword as Light is Victorious over Darkness as Truthood is Victorious over Falsehood and Good is Victorious over Evil






Bless the flags with Recitation of Surah al-Shura.

Another illusionary example is one of the Islamic Worlds Most Powerful symbols; The Lion & Sun, despite it's violent looks, this symbol epitomizes & emphasizes Peace and Non-Violence becuase in actuality it is literally impossible, No Lion could Pick up a Sword, No Lion should ever need to Draw a Sword and No Real Lion Would ever Pick up a Sword to Fight! The same concept is applied to the Great Seal of the United States of America and the Eagle with Arrows!

The basic principle in fighting in Islam is that other communities should be treated as one's own. Fighting is justified for legitimate self-defense, to aid other Muslims, and after a violation in the terms of a treaty; but should be stopped if these circumstances cease to exist. The principle of forgiveness is reiterated in between the assertions of the right to self-defense.

the Prophet ﷺ: ‘Never did he force the religion upon anyone, and he only fought those who waged war against him and fought him. As for those who entered into a peace treaty with him, or concluded a truce, he never fought them, nor ever coerced them to enter his religion, abiding by his Lord’s order: There is no compulsion in religion. True guidance has become distinct from error. [2:256]

It will be clear to whoever ponders the life of the Prophet ﷺ, that he never coerced anyone to enter his religion and that he only fought those who fought against him first. As for those who ratified a peace treaty with him, he never fought them, provided they kept to their covenant and did not violate its terms.’18 Such was the majority juristic view, that jihad is waged due to hostility; not religious affiliations.



The symbols origins can be traced back to the early days of Mithraism and is the best-known and most popular god of the early Iranian pantheon Mithra ("میترا") or Mehr ("مهر") which literally translates to "Kindness". Mehr was the god of the Rising Sun, a symbol of contracts, covenants, friendship, life and was responsible for the orderly change of seasons and cosmic order. It was an agent of enlightenment & was also the protector of the faithful and a guide towards Asha (Truth) and the most powerful warrior against the forces of darkness. It is also known as the Roman deity Sol Invictus which means Unconquered Invincible Sun.



This concept in Hinduism and Buddhism is called MAYA, a fundamental concept originally denoted as the magical power with which God can make human beings believe in what turns out to be an illusion.

In India, there’s the story of the ignorant man who sees a rope on a dark road and shouts, “Snake, snake!” When light is brought, he realizes it was just a rope. The rope didn’t change; it was always a rope and it was only the man’s mistake that created the illusion of a snake.

When you woke up this morning, you may have remembered last night’s dreams. They may have been wonderful or confusing, romantic or scary—it doesn’t matter. As soon as you awoke, you realized they were just dreams; they were something the mind created and weren’t real, so you let them go.

The great Enlightened Masters tell us that this life, which we call our waking reality, is also just another form of dreaming—something conjured up by the mind, a mistake of the intellect—and one day we’ll also awaken from this dream to the reality of our true Self.

Once we understand this truth & find out that everything we know & have known thus far in life is but an illusion we can then cast it away and simply build a new reality & better life for ourselves at any given moment using the creative power embedded in us by the creator.





«یا مالِکَ الْمُلْکِ»
«O God, Lord of all Dominions!»

This concept in Islam is called (Dunya). The corporal world is this life are these illusions. It is all that distracts man from the Remembrance of Allah and the Truth (Haqq) and is batil. In itself 'the world' is not bad, it is where we live and we should be very cognizant of it, however only in being attached to it is that one can be harmed by it. Man must have non-attachment to this Dunya and material life in order to able to get closer to God.

This doesnt mean abandoning material life and worldly desires but rather succeeding even more and striving to better oneself even more in this material world and achieve perfection in every possible imagineable way in order to be the best at what we do and be able to best serve God & Gods creations and mankind. For one who does not have much resources at their disposal in this world is not able to serve and help mankind, Gods creatures and God as much as one whom would have more resources at their disposal in this world.





History of mankind is full of Kings and Queens that had lives like fairytales, full of unparalleled & unimagineable power & wealth only to lose all that they once had. If this is what we go after we are going after illusions. Looking at the lives of these Kings and Queens (which truly epitomizes the illusionary nature of this world) one realizes that all we really have is what we have done and what we have accomplished when we had the chance and how we helped other people. This is what & how we will be remembered by, everything else is simply but an illusion that fades away through the filter of time... Then again this might be the path for many... Allah (swt) knows best!




ثُمَّ رُدُّوا إِلَى اللَّهِ مَوْلَاهُمُ الْحَقِّ ۚ أَلَا لَهُ الْحُكْمُ وَهُوَ أَسْرَعُ الْحَاسِبِينَ

سپس (تمام بندگان) به سوی خدا، که مولای حقیقی آنهاست (حق)، بازمی‌گردند
بدانید که حکم و داوری، مخصوص اوست؛ و او، سریعترین حسابگران است

"Then are men returned unto Allah, their protector, the (only) Reality: Is not His the Command & Judgement? and Surely His is the judgment. And He is the most Swift of Reckoners." -Holy Quran Surah Al-An'am (6:62)

There is a saying that the Pen is mightier than the Sword and the Truth (Al-Haqq) is also written with the Pen! Therfore we must gain knowledge about all that there is to know and all that there is that we need to do. Insha'Allah, Allah ﷻ will grant us sufficient knowledge for us to be successful, fulfill our duties, acheive our goals and best serve Allah ﷻ! Ameen Ya Rab al Alameen!

Haqq (Arabic: حقّ‎ ḥaqq) is the Arabic word for truth. In Islamic contexts, it is also interpreted as right and reality. Al-Haqq, "The Truth", is one of the names of God in the Qur'an. It is often used to refer to God as the Ultimate Reality. Death is also considered the Truth, Death is inevitable. No matter how much people try to escape death, it will reach everyone.

In Islam we have "Truthhood" or "Haqq" vs. "Falsehood" or "Batil", in Islam no one has the right or "Haqq" to hurt anyone else because that is falsehood and is rejected and "Batil", these sins distance us from Allah ﷻ this is the reality of Islam, in fact we must realize that every time we hurt someone, we are actually committing a sin and in reality we are only hurting ourselves and ending up in the Hell (Jahanam) we create for ourselves, both in this world and hereafter. In reality all we have to do is simply try our best to be good natured good hearted people.

The Holy Quran states: "Because of their sins they were drowned and put into the Fire, and they found not for themselves besides Allah [any] helpers." -Holy Quran (71:25)

Haqq al-Nās (حق الناس) or the Right of People is what one owes to other people, as opposed to the Right of God or Haqq Allah (حق الله), which is what one owes to God. The Right of People is not limited to financial rights; it includes matters of life and reputation as well. Violations of the Right of People include: theft, murder, qadhf (attribution of adultery to someone without evidence), backbiting, and slandering others.

The Right of People (حق الناس) can also be referred to as Human Rights.

فَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا فَأُعَذِّبُهُمْ عَذَابًا شَدِيدًا فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ وَمَا لَهُمْ مِنْ نَاصِرِينَ
وَأَمَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ فَيُوَفِّيهِمْ أُجُورَهُمْ وَاللَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الظَّالِمِينَ

امّا آنها که کافر شدند، (و پس از شناختن حق، آن را انکار کردند،) در دنیا و آخرت، آنان را مجازات دردناکی خواهم کرد؛ و برای آنها، یاورانی نیست.امّا آنها که ایمان آوردند، و اعمال صالح انجام دادند، خداوند پاداش آنان را بطور کامل خواهد داد؛ و خداوند، ستمکاران را دوست نمی‌ دارد

“As for those who disbelieve I shall chastise them with a heavy chastisement in the world and the hereafter; and they will have no helpers. And as for those who believe and do good works, He will pay them their wages in full. Allah loveth not wrongdoers.”
-Holy Quran Surah Al-Imran (3:56-57)

May Allah help us, bless us, protect us and make us to be of the gooddoers and not be of the wrongdoers, Insha'Allah, Ameen Ya Rabil Alameen!




So Sure To Know You! No! No different! Only different in your mind! You must Un-Learn what you have Learned! Do! Or Do Not! There is No Try! For my Ally is the Force and a powerful ally it is, Life creates it, makes it grow, its energy surrounds us and binds us, Luminous beings are we not this crude matter, You must feel the Force around you, Here, between you... me... the tree... the rock... everywhere! Yes, even between this land and that ship! I don't believe it... That is why you fail!

- Master Yoda teaching Luke Skywalker to use the Force (Star Wars - Empire Strikes Back)

When Luke says he doesn’t believe in the power of the force, Yoda serves up this piece of wisdom. We have to believe in ourselves — and our abilities — in order to persevere and succeed. Without faith, we can only go so far. “The greatest teacher, failure is.” We learn from our mistakes, plain and simple and then “Pass on what you have learned.” The wisdom we gain in life is a gift to pass along — not to keep to ourselves.
Make like Yoda and share your insights with others.





Mystical Islamic Martial Arts concepts can also be found in Naqshbandi Haqqani Silat in parts of Southeast Asia such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei. Silat is said to be roughly seventy or eighty percent knowledge, and only twenty or thirty percent physical.

It's like a form of SUFI JEDI warrior principles and concepts that were not taught to anyone that was not initiated and were closely guarded secrets for fear of misuse & based on the hadith from the holy prophet on the importance of keeping secrets...

The word "Silat" refers to connection or "Wasilat" – (a means of approach) and other meanings such as "Fussilat" (A clear expounding (41:3)). Other terms also exist as part of a basic, but nevertheless, comprehensive meaning such as "Futuwwat" (Chivalry) thus resulting in "Futuhat" (Victories) which also means the "openings" and "revelations" that Insha'Allah result in Victory.

The diffrent levels of Silat training are indicated below; every student begins by learning the Adab (Manners) and Practice of their Rank, as well as the focus upon their Rabitat (Connection). The Beginner (Heart Level (Qalb)) is first introduced to a series of physical exercises intended to focus on Intention (Niyah) and Manners, and until the beginner fufills these requirements, to be trained as a student is not possible. When the student makes their pledge to undergo training, they are assigned further Practices, Prayers and Chants (Zikr) which is remembrance of Allah and a key component of training.

Naqshbandi Silat Training Levels (Darajat) are as follows:

1). Amir-Leader/Commander (Black Belt)
2). Mu’alim – Teacher (Green Belt)
3). Mubtadi - Beginner Student (Yellow Belt)
4). Musta'id - Intermediate Student (Red Belt)
5). Murid - Serious Student (White Belt)


Every person carrries their Silat within.






Mohammed Ali Champion of World Boxing taking “bay’a” to
Naqshbandi Silsilah with Grand Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Kabbani











Allah (swt) is My Body Guard! -Mohammad Ali



DANCE LIKE A BUTTERFLY, STING LIKE A BEE!



You can't win unless you learn how to lose.
-Kareem Abdul Jabbar (Legendary Basketball Player)



Bruce Lee fighting Kareem Abdul Jabbar

MARTIAL ARTS AND MUSIC SHARE A LOT IN COMMON
BOTH REQUIRE THE SAME TYPE OF DEDICATION, FOCUS, BOTH REVOLVE AROUND A FOCUSED MIND AND BODY, BOTH REQUIRE DISCIPLINE AND RIGOROUS TRAINING & HARD PRACTICE. BOTH HAVE A SPIRITUAL ELEMENT AND SIDE TO IT.
ALSO BOTH ARE REALLY ACTUALLY PERFORMANCE "ARTS".



«وَالْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ قاِصمِ الجَّبارینَ مُبیرِ الظّالِمینَ»
ستایش خداى را که درهم شکننده سرکشان و نابودکننده ستم‌کاران است
All praise to Allah the destroyer of evil and evil doers.

Inscribed on the hilt of the Prophet’s sword: ‘Forgive him who wrongs you; join him who cuts you off; do good to him who does evil to you, and speak the truth although it be against yourself.’

امام علی علیه السلام می‌فرماید: بر دسته شمشیر پیامبر صلی الله علیه و آله و سلم چند جمله نوشته شده بود: -با آن کس که از تو می برد (قطع رابطه می کند) ارتباط برقرار کن. -کلام حق را بگو اگر چه بر ضرر تو باشد. -با کسی که به تو بدی می کند، نیکی کن



امام على عليه السلام میفرماید
الْحَقُّ سَيْفٌ عَلَى أَهْلِ الْبَاطِل‏
حق شمشیری است بر اهل باطل
Imam Ali (as): Truth is like a cutting sword against Falsehood



گفت من تيغ از پي حق مي زنم
بنده حقم نه مامور تنم
شير حقم نيستم شير هوا
فعل من بر دين من باشد گوا
ما رميت اذ رميتم در حراب
من چو تيغم وان زننده آفتاب
رخت خود را من ز ره بر داشتم
غير حق را من عدم انگاشتم
سايه اي ام کدخداام آفتاب
حاجبم من نيستم او را حجاب
من چو تيغم پر گهرهاي وصال
زنده گردانم نه کشته در قتال
خون نپوشد گوهر تيغ مرا
باد از جا کي برد ميغ مرا
-مثنوي معنوي

اسلام، مهیاسازی "قوّت"، جهت مقابله با دشمن و ترسانیدن وی را لازم و واجب می شمارد



یَا أَیُّهَا الَّذِینَ آمَنُوا اصْبِرُوا وَصَابِرُوا وَرَابِطُوا وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ لَعَلَّکُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ
﴾سوره آل عمران آیه ٢٠٠﴿

اى اهل ايمان در كار دين صبور باشيد و يكديگر را به صبر و مقاومت سفارش كنيد
و مهيا و مراقب كار دشمن بوده و خدا ترس باشيد باشد كه پيروز و رستگار گرديد

Oh, You who have believed, persevere; be supreme in steadfastness; be firm on the battlefield; keep a standing army ready to defend you and fear Allah that you may be victorious... - Holy Quran - Surah Al-Imran Ayah 200




تیراندازی در اسلام، بسیار مورد توجه بوده، به حدی که خود ائمه معصومین علیه السلام نیز در این رشته ورزشی- که در واقع رزمی نیز هست- شرکت نموده و حتی شرط بندی در آن را نیز، به خلاف اکثر موارد دیگر جایز می شمردند، پیامبر گرامی اسلام، ضمن ترغیب و تشویق مسلمانان به مبادرت به تیراندازی، در این باره می فرماید

رمیاً بنی اسماعیل، فانّ اباکم کان رامیاً؛
ای فرزندان اسماعیل! تیراندازی کنید که پدرتان تیرانداز بود

پیامبر اکرم صلی الله علیه واله در این باره می فرماید
حقّ الولد علی والده ان یعلمه الکتابة و السّباحة و الرّمایة و ان لایرزقه الا طیباً؛
حق فرزند [پسر] بر عهده پدرش این است که به او آموزش دهد، نوشتن، شنا کردن و تیراندازی را، و روزی او را تنها از راه حلال و پاکیزه تهیه نماید

علّموا ابنائکم السّباحة و الرّمی؛
به پسرانتان، شنا کردن و تیراندازی را آموزش دهید

"علموا بنیکم الرّمی فانّه نکایة العدو؛
تیراندازی را به پسرانتان آموزش دهید، زیرا موجب سرشکستگی دشمن است





﴾إِنَّا فَتَحْنَا لَكَ فَتْحًا مُبِينًا﴿
ما تو را پيروزى بخشيديم [چه] پيروزى درخشانى
Verily We have granted thee a manifest Victory



نَصْرٌ مِنَ اللَّهِ وَفَتْحٌ قَرِيبٌ ۗ
Victory from Allah and an imminent conquest
یاری و پیروزی نزدیک از سوی خداست





هیچ وقت نگویید از ماست که بر ماست
همیشه بگویید خدا با ماست


Mystical Islamic Martial Arts concepts are also found in Historical Persian Martial Arts and the Javānmardi concepts of the House of Strength Rituals of Iran.


ورزش باستانی

Varzesh Bastani, meaning ‘ancient sport’ or Varzesh Pahlavani, meaning ‘the sport of heroes’ is a traditional Iranian system of athletics. Originally used to train warriors, Varzesh-e Bastani combines martial arts, calisthenics, strength training, spirituality, ethics, devotion, literature, art, and music. Varzesh-e Bastani is practiced in a dome structure called the ‘Zurkhaneh’ which, when translated into English, means house of strength.

It fuses elements of pre-Islamic Persian culture (Zoroastrianism, Mithraism, and Gnosticism) with the spirituality and code of ethics of Shia Islam and Sufism.

The roots of Zurkhaneh stretch back to the time of Ferdowsi’s “The Shahnameh”, or more commonly known as “The Book of Kings.” The history of Varzesh-e Bastani can best be described by dividing its heritage into four major epochs: The Mystical Era, the Parthian Era, the Islamic Era and the Contemporary Era.




چوانمردی
Javanmardi

Javānmardi provides the Zurkhane with its code of honor, organizational principles, and rites of initiation. These ethics are similar to the Furūsiyya concept of Islamic Knights and Medieval Sufi ideals of chivalry discussed within Futuwwat (Knight-errant, Chivalry), emphasizing purity of the heart.

All Zurkhaneh athletes are expected to put themselves at the service of others. They are also taught that building physical strength does not give them permission to become a bully. Instead, the athlete must be guided by humility and generosity.

Imam Ali is viewed as the first javan mard (gentleman) and stories of his chivalrous behavior as well as other Persian epic heroes serve as a guiding light to the athletes training and teaching them to truly become real life heroes.




Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani (Razmafzar Founder) and Isa Martell (Razmafzar USA) above are discussing the principles of Javanmardi in Persian culture. See the book "Persian Archery and Swordsmanship : Historical Martial Arts of Iran" for more information.

Some of these principles include:

1) Follow the way of manliness (javānmardi), and volunteer to perform good deeds
2) be honest (rāsti), and tell the truth at all times
3) keep secrets (sattāri)
4) show magnanimity (moravvat) toward friends and enemies
5) safeguard (emānatdāri) material goods that are entrusted to one’s care
6) keep promises (vafā be ahd)
7) honor the salt (haqqe namak). That is, if you share food with someone, then you are bound & indebted to that person.

For more information on Javanmardi read the following book:
Javanmardi, Ayaari & Futuwwat Before and After Islam in Farsi

For more information on Sufi Chivalry read the following book:
The Book of Sufi Chivalry in English

Other references include the Royal Book of Spiritual Chivalry
also called the (Futuwwat-Nama-Yi Sultani / فتوت نامه سلطانی)

The Archive of Knighthood Articles provided by the Inayati Order:
https://inayatiorder.org/knighthood-resources/




All the disciplines that ancient Iranians practiced on the battlefield are present in the Zurkhaneh. The symbolic movements represent the art of war. They are martial exercises that mimic the bow and arrow, maces, and wrestling. These disciplines were brought together and were gradually stylized into a symbolic form. The movements were ordered and disposed in sequence. This sequence is linked to philosophy, and every movement has a specific meaning, rhythm & technique.







... رجزخوانی بر اساس شاهنامه و

به نام خداوند جان و خرد
کزین برتر اندیشه برنگذرد

کس پیش تو دم ز زور و بازو نزند
کو آن که برابر تو زانو نزند

چنین گفت رستم به اسفندیار
که کردار ماند ز ما یادگار

کنون داده باش و بشنو سخن
ازین نامبردار مرد کهن

تو آن گوی کز پادشاهان سزاست
نگوید سخن پادشا جز که راست

چو من زین زرین نهم بر سپاه
به سر بر نهم خسروانی کلاه

به نیزه ز اسپت نهم بر زمین
ازان پس نه پرخاش جویی نه کین

❁❁❁❁❁❁❁

سیصد گل سرخ، یک گل نصرانی
ما را ز سرِ بریده می‌ترسانی؟

ما گر ز سرِ بریده می‌ترسیدیم
در محفل عاشقان نمی‌رقصیدیم







لا فَتى اِلاّ عَلِىّ، لا سَیفَ اِلاّ ذُو الفَقار
"There is no hero like Ali; There is No Sword like Zulfiqar"
(جوانمردی چون على(ع) و شمشیرى به جزء ذوالفقار وجود ندارد)

قال أمیر المؤمنین(ع): أفضل الجهاد جهادالنّفس عن الهوی و فطامها عن لذّات الدّنیا
برترین جهاد، جهاد با نفس است برای بازداشتن آن از خواسته­هایش و باز گرفتن آن از لذت­های دنیوی
The greatest Jihad of all is the Jihad against the selfs ego!




قهرمانان تاریخی و فرهنگی جهان اسلام

Islamic Historical, Religious & Cultural Heroes




تمثال مبارک حضرت محمد (صلي الله عليه وسلم) منجی عالم
Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Saviour of All Creation!



السلام علیک یا امیرالمومنین، شاهنشاه عالم، علی ( علیه السّلام )
Ya Imam Ali (as)

زمانه بر سر جنگ است یا علی مددی
کمک زغیر تو ننگ است یا علی مددی
گشاد کار دو عالم به یک اشاره توست
به کار ما چه درنگ است یا علی مددی



یا سالار شهیدان حضرت اباعبدالله الحسین ( علیه السّلام )
Ya Husayn (as) Commander of Martyrs!



حضرت امام حسن (ع)
Ya Hazrat Imam Hassan (as)





حضرت ابوالفضل العباس ( علیه السّلام )
Ya Hazrat Abbas (as)



حضرت امام رضا ( علیه السّلام )
Ya Imam Reza (as)



یا صاحب الزمان ( عج )
Ya Mahdi (as)








خالد ابن الولید
Khalid ibn al-Walid

Khalid ibn al-Walid, also known as the Sword of Allah (swt). Whatever you think of the era of Arab conquests, you have to pay homage to this man who was known to be the fiercest and the most successful Arab warrior of all time.

Khalid was a companion of Muhammad and the commander of his army. It was under his military leadership that Arabia, for the first time, was united under a single political entity, the Caliphate. He then helped expand the Rashidun Caliphate during the early Muslim conquests, defeating armies of the Sasanian Persian Empire and Byzantine Roman Empire.

Khalid commanded the army of the Caliph in fifty major pitched battles, and over 150 skirmishes and sieges -over 200 military engagements all told. He was never defeated even once -a record that is almost absurdly flawless, and unmatched in the world history by almost any metric you want to measure it. He defeated the flower of not one but two superpowers of the age, all while being massively outnumbered and out-equipped in virtually every encounter. Strategically brilliant Khalid was especially adept at lighting marches, dictating the flow of events with astonishing speed of his army and a superb understanding of terrain. Tactically he was almost flawless: his favourite tactic was to pin his opponent with a frontal assault, and then using his light Arab cavalry to outflank and encircle his enemies.

To put the quality of his generalship in context, it is worth mentioning that in the dozens of battles and skirmishes against Sassanid Empire (perhaps the greatest military power of its day famed for its invincible cataphract heavy cavalry) al-Walid was heavily outnumbered in each battle and yet every encounter he fought ended in a decisive Rashidun victory. It was Khalid who conquered Firaz, the capital of the Sassanid Persia, Damascus and even Jerusalem itself. Khalid is also the only general to hold a distinction of inflicting a major defeat on Prophet Muhammad himself in a pitched battle, before Khalid’s conversion to Islam.

“The son of Al-Walid has come! Is there anyone here who will duel me!?”

Perhaps the most unique aspect of Ibn Walid was his habit of challenging the enemy generals and champions to single combat before the battle. In pre-Islamic Arab, Byzantine and Sassanian warfare, battles usually began with duels between the champion warriors of the opposing armies -there were specialised units for this purpose known as the Mubarizun (Arabic: مبارزون‎, "duelists", or "champions"), but Al-Walid refused to gain victory by gazing at the backs of his men. Despite the enormous risk to his own forces in losing their commander before the battle even started, a win would ruin the morale of the opponents -a chance Khalid was willing to take in every single battle he fought. The best military minds of two great empires couldn’t produce a commander or even a soldier to beat this genius. Dozens of the greatest warriors of the age lost their lives duelling the Sword of Allah, including Hazar Mard (known as 'the hundred men'), Arab Christian chief Abdul-Aswad, Thomas the Byzantine and many, many others.

“When I am in the battlefield, I love it more than my wedding night with the most beautiful of women.”

To learn something of the character of the man behind the myth, we can turn to his correspondence. The Byzantine emperor Heraclitus sent the following message to Khalid after the Arab general had defeated Emeperor’s son-in-law Thomas in a duel and broken his army:

"I have come to know what you have done to my army. You have killed my son-in-law and captured my daughter. You have won and got away safely. I now ask you for my daughter. Either return her to me on payment of ransom or give her to me as a gift, for honour is a strong element in your character'." Khalid sent this simple message back:

"Take her as a gift, there shall be no ransom."

No enemy could bring him down, but eventually the new Caliph Umar relieved A-Walid of his command. Khalid, who enjoyed an immense prestige amongst the army and the people could have easily challenged the new ruler and claimed the throne for himself, but instead he accepted the authority of the new ruler and honoured his vow by saying:

“If you were to appoint a small child over me, I would obey him.” Within less than four years of his dismissal, Khalid died and was buried in 642 in Emesa, where he lived since his retirement from military services. His last words were:

“I’ve fought in so many battles seeking martyrdom that there is no spot in my body left without a scar or a wound made by a spear or sword. And yet here I am, dying on my bed like an old camel. May the eyes of the cowards never rest.”

The starting point of Khalid's general march to Syria was al-Hira, according to most of the traditional accounts, with the exception of al-Baladhuri, who places it at Ayn al-Tamr. The segment of the general march called the 'desert march' by the sources occurred at an unclear stage after the al-Hira departure. This phase entailed Khalid and his men—numbering between 500 to 800 strong—marching from a well called Quraqir across a vast stretch of waterless desert for six days and five nights until reaching a source of water at a place called Suwa.

As his men did not possess sufficient waterskins to traverse this distance with their horses and camels, Khalid had some twenty of his camels increase their typical water intake and sealed their mouths to prevent the camels from eating and consequently spoiling the water in their stomachs; each day of the march, he had a number of the camels slaughtered so his men could drink the water stored in the camels' stomachs.

The utilization of the camels as water storage and the locating of the water source at Suwa were the result of advice given to Khalid by his guide, Rafi ibn Amr from the Tayy tribe. The desert march is the most celebrated episode of Khalid's expedition and medieval Futuh (Islamic conquest) literature in general. The desert march "has been enshrined in history and legend. Arab sources marvelled at his [Khalid's] endurance; modern scholars have seen him as a master of strategy. It is called; "a feat which has no parallel" and a testament to "Khalid's qualities as an outstanding commander".

His prestige was such that the strict religious rule forbidding women weeping in funerals was lifted by the Caliph the one and only time in the history. Khalid is buried along with his son in a corner of this mosque in Homs which has now been partially destroyed in the ongoing war in Syria. When we remember the great generals of the past, we rightfully recall Alexander the Great, Hannibal and Caesar, as well as Napoleon and Frederick the Great, but we should also pay respects to commanders such as Admiral Yi Sun-Sin, and Khalid Ibn al-Walid, the Sword of Allah.




خولة بنت الازور
Khawla bint al-Azwar

Khawla bint al-Azwar (Arabic: خولة بنت الازور‎) was an Arab female warrior during the life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and later a military leader. She has been described as one of the greatest female military leaders in history and was once compared with Khalid Bin Walid by the opponents in the battlefield. She was the sister of Dhiraar bin Al-Azwar, the soldier and commander of the Rashidun army during the 7th century Muslim conquest. Born sometime in the seventh century, daughter of Malik or Tareq Bin Awse, one of the chiefs of the Banu Assad tribe, Khawlah was well known for her leadership in battles of the Muslim conquests in parts of what are today Syria, Jordan, and Palestine. She fought side by side with her brother Dhirrar in many battles, including the decisive Battle of Yarmouk in 636 against the Byzantine empire. On the 4th day of the battle she led a group of women against the Byzantine army and defeated its chief commander and later was wounded during her fight with a Greek soldier.

Born sometime in the seventh century in Arabia (modern-day Saudi Arabia), Khawlah was the daughter of one of the chiefs of Bani Assad tribe. Her family was among the first converts to Islam. Her father's name was either Malik or Tareq Bin Awse; he was also known as al-Azwar.

Her talent first appeared during the Battle of Sanita-al-Uqab in 634, fought during the Siege of Damascus, in which her brother Zirrar (or Deraar) was leading the Muslim forces and was wounded and taken prisoner by the Byzantine army. Khalid ibn Walid took his mobile guard to rescue him. Khawlah accompanied the army and rushed on the Byzantine rearguard all alone. In her armor and typical loose dress of Arabian warriors she was not recognized as a woman, until she was asked by Khalid about her identity.

In the Battle of Ajnadin, Khawlah had accompanied the Muslim forces to provide medical attention to wounded soldiers. After her brother Diraar was captured by the Byzantine forces, Khawlah took a knight's armor, weapons, and mare, wrapping herself in a green shawl. She fought the Byzantine battalion, who were attacking Muslim soldiers. Khalid bin Walid, the leader of the Muslim forces, ordered the soldiers to charge the Byzantine. Many of the Muslim soldiers thought that Khawlah was Khalid until Khalid appeared. The Muslims defeated the Byzantines, who fled the battlefield. When Khalid found Khawlah, she was covered in blood. He asked her to remove her veil. After refusing several times, Khawlah revealed her identity. Khalid ordered his army to chase the fleeing Byzantines, with Khawlah leading the attack. After a search, the Muslim prisoners were found and freed. One of the Rashidun army commanders, Shurahbil ibn Hassana, is reported to have said about her that:

This warrior fights like Khalid ibn Walid, but I am sure he is not Khalid.

In another battle, Khawlah was captured after falling from her horse. After being taken to a camp with other women prisoners, Khawlah was to be taken to the leader's tent as he intended to rape her. Instead, Khawlah roused the other prisoners, who used the tent poles as weapons and attacked the Byzantine guards. According to Al Waqidi, they managed to kill five Byzantine knights with Khawlah taking credit for one, including the Byzantine who insulted her.

Many streets and schools in Saudi Arabia, are named after her. Jordan issued a stamp in her honor as part of the "Arab Women in History." Many Arab cities have schools and institutions carrying the name of Khawla Bint al-Azwar. An Iraqi all-women military unit is named the Khawlah bint al-Azwar unit in Khawlah's honor. In the United Arab Emirates, the first military college for women, Khawlah bint Al Azwar Training College, is also named for her.




جلال‌الدین محمد اکبر
Akbar The Great

دوشیزه ز کوی میفروشان پیمانه می به زر خریدم اکنون زخمار سر گرانم زر دادم و دردسر خریدم

اکْبَرشاه یا ابوالفتح جلال‌الدین محمد اکبر (زاده ۱۵ اکتبر ۱۵۴۲ در لاهور؛ درگذشته ۱۷ یا ۲۷ اکتبر ۱۶۰۵ در آگرا.) سومین پادشاه از سلسله گورکانیان هند است که در هندوستان با نام اکبر کبیر نامیده می‌شود، فرزند همایون و پدر جهانگیرشاه بود که بین سال‌های ۱۵۵۶ و ۱۶۰۵ فرمانروایی کرد. او پادشاهی خیرخواه، شجاع و خردمند بود و از وی در کنار آشوکا یکی از تأثیرگذارترین پادشاهان در تاریخ هند و بزرگترین پادشاه آن سرزمین یاد کرده‌اند.

از اوایل سن، اکبر در یک محیط تحرک مطرح شد. اگرچه خانواده اش سنی بود، دو نفر از معلمان دوران کودکی خود شیعیان فارسی بودند. اکبر، به عنوان امپراتور، مفهوم صوفی از سلطان کوهل یا "صلح برای همه"، یک اصل بنیادی قانون خود را ساخته است. پادشاهی بلند همت و در دانش و تدبیر بی نظیر بود

اکبر شاه اهل تساهل بود و طی فرمانروایی طولانی و با اقتدار خود، سهم عمده‌ای در ایجاد آرامش در شبه قاره هند و شکوفایی امپراتوری گورکانیان به عهده داشت. اکبر سعی در به توافق رساندن ادیان و مذاهب مختلف رایج در هند کرد. او همچنین دین جدیدی به نام دین الهی ابداع کرد که آمیزه‌ای از ادیان هندویسم، اسلام، سیک، مسیحیت، کارواکا و حتی زرتشتی به‌شمار می‌رفت. دوران فرمانروایی او و فرزندانش، تنها حکومت اسلامی ثبت شده در تاریخ است که بدون فشار خارجی اتباع غیر مسلمان حقوقی برابر با مسلمانان داشتند

در مورد سوالات مذهبی یک ذهن باز و کنجکاو داشت و دوست داشت با مردان و زنان آموخته ای که همه ادیان را به بحث درباره الهیات و فلسفه می پردازند، ملاقات کند

علاوه بر اینکه شاعر بود در تشویق شعرا و فضلا توجه بخصوصی داشت در مدت ۵۲ سال سلطنت او بسیاری از شعرا به هندوستان رفته و از انعام و صله های او بهره مند شدند

در روزگار وی شعرا به تالیفات زیادی دست زدند از جمله فیضی دکنی که ملک الشعرای دربار بود با تشویق وی خمسه ای به پیروی خمسه نظامی سرود که یک قسمت آن به اکبر نامه موسوم است، اکبر شاه طبع لطیفی داشت و اشعاری از وی به یادگار مانده است

کبر شخصا شجاع بود، حاضر بود سربازان را در نبرد هدایت کند. او همچنین از cheetahs و فیل ها وحشی وحشی لذت می برد. این شجاعت و اعتماد به نفس، اکبر را مجبور کرد تا سیاست های جدیدی را در دولت ایجاد کند و از طرف مشاوران محافظه کار و حامیان بیشتری از آنها متاثر شود

Abu'l-Fath Jalal-ud-din Muhammad Akbar (Persian: ابو الفتح جلال الدين محمد اكبر; October 1542[a]– 27 October 1605), popularly known as Akbar the Great, (Akbar-i-azam اکبر اعظم), and also as Akbar I (was the third Mughal emperor, who reigned from 1556 to 1605. Akbar succeeded his father, Humayun, under a regent, Bairam Khan, who helped the young emperor expand and consolidate Mughal domains in India.

A strong personality and a successful general, Akbar gradually enlarged the Mughal Empire to include much of the Indian subcontinent. His power and influence, however, extended over the entire subcontinent because of Mughal military, political, cultural, and economic dominance. To unify the vast Mughal state, Akbar established a centralised system of administration throughout his empire and adopted a policy of conciliating conquered rulers through marriage and diplomacy. To preserve peace and order in a religiously and culturally diverse empire, he adopted policies that won him the support of his non-Muslim subjects. Eschewing tribal bonds and Islamic state identity, Akbar strove to unite far-flung lands of his realm through loyalty, expressed through an Indo-Persian culture, to himself as an emperor.

Mughal India developed a strong and stable economy, leading to commercial expansion and greater patronage of culture. Akbar himself was a patron of art and culture. He was fond of literature, and created a library of over 24,000 volumes written in Sanskrit, Urdu, Persian, Greek, Latin, Arabic and Kashmiri, staffed by many scholars, translators, artists, calligraphers, scribes, bookbinders and readers. He did much of the cataloging himself through three main groupings.

Akbar also established the library of Fatehpur Sikri exclusively for women, and he decreed that schools for the education of both Muslims and Hindus should be established throughout the realm. He also encouraged bookbinding to become a high art.

Holy men of many faiths, poets, architects, and artisans adorned his court from all over the world for study and discussion. Akbar's courts at Delhi, Agra, and Fatehpur Sikri became centres of the arts, letters, and learning. Timurid and Perso-Islamic culture began to merge and blend with indigenous Indian elements, and a distinct Indo-Persian culture emerged characterized by Mughal style arts, painting, and architecture. Disillusioned with orthodox Islam and perhaps hoping to bring about religious unity within his empire, Akbar promulgated Din-i-Ilahi, a syncretic creed derived mainly from Islam and Hinduism as well as some parts of Zoroastrianism and Christianity.

Akbar's reign significantly influenced the course of Indian history. During his rule, the Mughal Empire tripled in size and wealth. He created a powerful military system and instituted effective political and social reforms. By abolishing the sectarian tax on non-Muslims and appointing them to high civil and military posts, he was the first Mughal ruler to win the trust and loyalty of the native subjects. He had Sanskrit literature translated, participated in native festivals, realising that a stable empire depended on the co-operation and good-will of his subjects. Thus, the foundations for a multicultural empire under Mughal rule were laid during his reign. Akbar was succeeded as emperor by his son, Prince Salim, later known as Jahangir.




شاه جهان
Shah Jahan

شهاب‌الدین محمد شاه جهان یا شاه جهان اعظم (زادهٔ: ۵ ژانویه ۱۵۹۲/ ۲۰ ربیع‌الاول ۱۰۰۰ ه‍. ق، درگذشت: ۲۲ ژانویه۱۶۶۶/ ۱۶ رجب ۱۰۷۶ ه‍.ق)، فرزند جهانگیر و پنجمین امپراتور سلسله گورکانیان هند است که بین سالهای ۱۰۳۷ تا ۱۰۶۸ه‍.ق (۱۶۲۷ تا ۱۶۵۸ م) بر بخش بزرگی از شبه‌قاره هند حکومت کرد. وی نیز مانند پدربزرگش اکبر شاه علاقه زیادی برای گسترش امپراتوری خود داشت و در دوران او دولتی بسیار ثروتمند، باشکوه و بزرگ جلوه‌گر شد. و در نهایت در سن ۷۴سالگی از دنیا رفت و اورنگ‌زیب فرزند دیگر ممتاز محل جانشین او شد

داستان عشق «شاه‌جهان» و «ممتاز محل» بسیار معروف است. شاه‌جهان و ممتازمحل در سال ۱۶۱۲ ازدواج کردند و ۱۸ سال با یکدیگر زندگی کردند و ثمره این ازدواج ۱۴ فرزند بود که هفت تن از آنان زنده ماندند و بزرگ شدند.

گفته‌اند شاه جهان همسرش، ممتاز محل را بسیار دوست می‌داشت و در همهٔ سفرها حتی سفرهای جنگی نیز او را به همراه خود می‌برد. تقریباً یک سال پس از به سلطنت رسیدن شاه جهان در یکی از این سفرهای جنگی ارجمند بانو که باردار بود سخت دچار درد و کسالت شد. شاه جهان فوراً خود را به او رساند. ممتاز محل پیش از مرگ از شوهرش خواست که پس از وی زنی نگیرد و برای او آرامگاهی بسازد که با آن جاوید بماند. شاه‌جهان هر دو وصیت را با جان و دل اجرا کرد. نوشته‌اند که شدت علاقه شاه‌جهان به همسرش چنان بود که تمامی موی سرش پس از دو سال سفید شد

شاه جهان، بیشتر به خاطر ساختن آرامگاه پرآوازهٔ تاج محل «بنای مرمرین عشق»، که به یاد و وصیت همسرش ممتاز محل ساخته بود مشهور شده‌است. در این بنا که جزو عجایب هفتگانه جدید شناخته شده، تأثیر سبک معماری اسلامی و به‌ویژه معماری ایرانی به خوبی مشهود است و کمتر سبک هندی در آن احساس می‌گردد. هرچند در بنای این ساختمان اثر هنرمندان ایرانی مانند امانت خان شیرازی و محمدخان شیرازی دیده می‌شود و از معماران و هنرمندان مختلف ایرانی، هندی و عثمانی بهره گرفته‌اند اما شخص شاه جهان در طراحی و معماری این بنا نقشی به سزا بر عهده داشته‌است.

مسجد جامع دهلی که در زمان خود و تا مدت‌ها یکی از بزرگترین مساجد جهان اسلام بود نیز به فرمان شاه جهان ساخته شد. همچنین بناهای قلعه سرخ در دهلی، بخش بزرگی از قلعه آگرا، مسجد وزیرخان در لاهور، باغ شالیمار در لاهور، بخش‌هایی از قلعه لاهور، آرامگاه جهانگیر پدرش، مسجد شاه جهان در تهته پاکستان در دوره او ساخته شد.

Shahab-ud-din Muhammad Khurram (Persian: شهاب‌الدین محمد خرم‎; 5 January 1592 – 22 January 1666), better known by his regnal name, Shah Jahan (Persian: شاه جهان‎, lit. 'King of the World'), was the fifth Mughal emperor, and reigned from 1628 to 1658. Shahab-ud-din Muhammad Khurram was born in Lahore, in modern-day Pakistan, and was the third son of Prince Salim (later known as 'Jahangir' upon his accession). His mother was a Rajput princess from Marwar called Princess Jagat Gosaini (her official name in Mughal chronicles was Bilqis Makani). The name "Khurram" (joyous) was chosen for the young prince by his grandfather, Emperor Akbar, with whom the young prince shared a close relationship.

Under his reign, the Mughal Empire reached the peak of its cultural glory. Although an able military commander, Shah Jahan is best remembered for his architectural achievements. His reign ushered in the golden age of Mughal architecture. Shah Jahan commissioned many monuments, the best known of which is the Taj Mahal in Agra, in which is entombed his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. His relationship with Mumtaz Mahal has been heavily adapted into Indian art, literature and cinema. He owned the royal treasury and several precious stones such as the Kohinoor, worth around 23% of the world GDP during his time, and he has thus often been regarded as the wealthiest Indian in history.

As a child, Khurram received a broad education befitting his status as a Mughal prince, which included martial training and exposure to a wide variety of cultural arts, such as poetry and Hindustani classical music, most of which was inculcated, according to court chroniclers, by Akbar and Ruqaiya. In 1605, as Akbar lay on his deathbed, Khurram, who at this point of time was 13, remained by his bedside and refused to move even after his mother tried to retrieve him. Given the politically uncertain times immediately preceding Akbar's death, Khurram was in a fair amount of physical danger from political opponents of his father, His conduct at this time can be understood as a precursor to the bravery that he was later be known for.

Shah Jahan left behind a grand legacy of structures constructed during his reign. He was one of the greatest patrons of Mughal architecture. His most famous building was the Taj Mahal, which he built out of love for his wife, the empress Mumtaz Mahal.

Its structure was drawn with great care and architects from all over the world were called for this purpose. The building took twenty years to complete and was constructed from white marble underlaid with brick. Upon his death, his son Aurangzeb had him interred in it next to Mumtaz Mahal. Among his other constructions are the Red Fort also called the Delhi Fort or Lal Qila in Urdu, large sections of Agra Fort, the Jama Masjid, the Wazir Khan Mosque, the Moti Masjid, the Shalimar Gardens, sections of the Lahore Fort, the Mahabat Khan Mosque in Peshawar, the Mini Qutub Minar in Hastsal, the Jahangir mausoleum—his father's tomb, the construction of which was overseen by his stepmother Nur Jahan and the Shahjahan Mosque. He also had the Peacock Throne, Takht e Taus, made to celebrate his rule. Shah Jahan also placed profound verses of the Quran on his masterpieces of architecture.

The Shah Jahan Mosque in Thatta, Sindh province of Pakistan (100 km / 60 miles from Karachi) was built during the reign of Shah Jahan in 1647. The mosque is built with red bricks with blue coloured glaze tiles probably imported from another Sindh's town of Hala. The mosque has overall 93 domes and it is the world's largest mosque having such a number of domes. It has been built keeping acoustics in mind. A person speaking inside one end of the dome can be heard at the other end when the speech exceeds 100 decibels. It has been on the tentative UNESCO World Heritage list since 1993.

The legend says the Shah Jahan ordered to cut off the hands of all artisans who worked there so they could never build the anything like the Taj Mahal for any other emperor.




صلاح الدين أيوبی
Saladin

Al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub (Arabic: الناصر صلاح الدين يوسف بن أيوب‎), better known simply as Salah ad-Din or Saladin, was the first sultan of Egypt and Syria and founder of the Ayyubid dynasty. A Sunni Muslim and ethnic Kurd, Saladin led the Muslim military campaign against the Crusader states in the Levant. At the height of his power, his sultanate spanned Egypt, Syria, the Jazira (Upper Mesopotamia), the Hejaz (western Arabia), Yemen and parts of western North Africa.

Under Saladin's command, the Ayyubid army defeated the Crusaders at the decisive Battle of Hattin in 1187, and thereafter wrested control of Palestine—including the city of Jerusalem—from the Crusaders, who had conquered the area 88 years earlier. Although the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem continued to exist until the late 13th century, its defeat at Hattin marked a turning point in its conflict with the Muslim powers of the region.

Sultan Saladin Ayubi was a disciple of the son of greatest Sufi saint Shaykh Abdul Qadir al Jilani of Baghdad. Most of his army was also Qadri Sufis. Saladin died in Damascus in 1193, having given away much of his personal wealth to his subjects. He is buried in a mausoleum adjacent to the Umayyad Mosque. Saladin has become a prominent figure in Muslim, Arab, Turkish and Kurdish culture, and has been described as the most famous Kurd in history.

صلاح‌الدین یوسف اَیّوبی با لقب‌های ابوالمُظَفَّر و المَلِکُ الناصر (۱۱۳۷، تکریت – ۱۱۹۳، دمشق) که عموماً با نام‌وارهٔ صلاح الدّین شهرت دارد، بنیان‌گذار دولت ایّوبیان مصر و شام بود. او را از فرمانروایان بزرگ اسلامی در نیمهٔ دوم سدهٔ ششم هجری می‌دانند که صلیبیان را در نبرد حِطّین شکست داد و اورشلیم را در سال ۱۱۸۷ از آنان بازپس گرفت. در جنگ سوم صلیبی با ریچارد یکم شیردل صلح کرد؛ شش سال بعد در دمشق درگذشت و در مسجد جامع اموی دفن شد

وی از کردهای تکریت می‌باشد. قدرت و فتوحات وی سرزمین‌های مصر و شام و شمال عراق و یمن و حجاز را دربر گرفت. وی پیش از رسیدن به سلطنت، در دمشق ملقب به صلاح‌الدین گردید و سپس در مصر ملقب به «الملک الناصر» گردید. او توانست اغلب سرزمین‌های پادشاهی بیت‌المقدس و شهر قدس را آزاد سازد و این باعث آغاز جنگ سوم صلیبی به فرماندهی پادشاه فرانسه و انگلستان و آلمان گردید

سرانجام و پس از سال‌ها جنگ، طرفین تصمیم به صلح گرفتند. قرارداد صلح معروف «رمله» به سال ۱۱۹۲ به تأیید صلاح‌الدین ایوبی و ریچارد شیردل پادشاه انگلستان رسید و بر اساس آن شهر بیت‌المقدس همچنان تحت‌الحمایه حکومت اسلام باقی ماند، اما زایرین مسیحی اجازه یافتند که بدون هیچ مانعی به زیارت اماکن مقدس خود بروند. همین‌طور صلاح الدین حاکمیت صلیبیون را بر بخشی از مناطق ساحلی لبنان و فلسطین می‌پذیرفت

او در دوران حکومتش دو هدف عمده را دنبال می‌کرد: استوار ساختن قدرت حکومت برای خود و خاندان ایوبی، جنگ با صلیبیون؛ که به هر دو، تا حدود زیادی دست یافت

برخی علمای شیعه به بد رفتاری‌های او با شیعیان اشاره می‌کنند، طبق وصیتش پس از مرگ تمام اموالش به فقرا بخشیده شد




سلطان محمد ثانی (ابوالفتح)
Sultan Mehmed II the Conqueror

Mehmed II (Ottoman Turkish: محمد ثانى‎, 30 March 1432 – 3 May 1481), commonly known as Mehmed the Conqueror (Ottoman Turkish: ابو الفتح‎), was an Ottoman sultan who ruled from August 1444 to September 1446, and then later from February 1451 to May 1481. In Mehmed II's first reign, he defeated the crusade led by John Hunyadi after the Hungarian incursions into his country broke the conditions of the truce Peace of Szeged. When Mehmed II ascended the throne again in 1451 he strengthened the Ottoman navy and made preparations to attack Constantinople. At the age of 21, he conquered Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul) and brought an end to the Byzantine Empire.

After the conquest Mehmed claimed the title "Caesar" of the Roman Empire (Qayser-i Rûm), based on the fact that Constantinople had been the seat and capital of the surviving Eastern Roman Empire since its consecration in 330 AD by Emperor Constantine I.[4] The claim was only recognized by the Patriarchate of Constantinople. Nonetheless, Mehmed II viewed the Ottoman state as a continuation of the Roman Empire for the remainder of his life, seeing himself as "continuing" the Empire rather than "replacing" it.

Mehmed continued his conquests in Anatolia with its reunification and in Southeast Europe as far west as Bosnia. At home he made many political and social reforms, encouraged the arts and sciences, and by the end of his reign, his rebuilding program had changed Constantinople into a thriving imperial capital. He is considered a hero in modern-day Turkey and parts of the wider Muslim world.

محمد دوم (به ترکی عثمانی: محمد ثانی؛ آوانویسی: Meḥmed-i sānī) ملقب به محمد فاتح (۳۰ مارس ۱۴۳۲–۳ مه ۱۴۸۱؛ به ترکی عثمانی: فاتح سلطان محمد) هفتمین و یکی از بزرگ‌ترین پادشاهان دولت عثمانی بود. او دو بار به عنوان پادشاه عثمانی برتخت نشست، نخست از ۱۴۴۴ تا ۱۴۴۶ و سپس از ۱۴۵۱ تا ۱۴۸۱ میلادی.

مهم‌ترین اتفاق دوران نخست پادشاهی محمد فاتح، جنگ با صلیبیون به رهبری یانوش هونیادی که سلطان عثمانی با موفقیت او را شکست داد. او سپس توسط ینی‌چری‌ها از سلطنت خلع شد اما در سال ۱۴۵۱ بار دیگر به عنوان پادشاه عثمانی برتخت نشست. وی در آغاز سلطنت دوم خود مقدمات حمله به قسطنطنیه را فراهم کرده و در نهایت با موفقیت وارد شهر شد و به امپراتوری روم شرقی پایان داد.

محمد در زمان فتح قسطنطنیه تنها ۲۱ سال داشت. او پس از ورود به شهر، خود را «قیصر روم» نامید. فرمانروایان جهان اسلام او را به عنوان قیصر جدید به رسمیت شناختند اما در جهان مسیحی، تنها کلیسای ارتودکس شرقی - که در قلمروی عثمانی واقع شده بود - این ادعای او را پذیرفت.

فتوحات او پس از ورود به قسطنطنیه به اتمام نرسید. او با موفقیت تمام آناتولی (ترکیه امروزی) را فتح کرد و جنوب شرقی اروپا را تحت فرمان عثمانی درآورد. او سپس دست به اصلاحاتی در دولت عثمانی زد و به علم و هنر به ویژه شعر و ادب ترکی علاقه زیادی نشان داد.

محمد فاتح امروزه در ترکیه و جهان اسلام به عنوان یک قهرمان و غازی (مبارز راه اسلام) شناخته می‌شود.




حسن صباح
Hassan Sabbah

Hassan Al-Sabbah (Arabic: حسن الصباح) was the founder of the Nizari Isma'ili state and its fidā'i military group known as the Order of Assassins, often referred also as the Hashshashin. Since Marco Polo he has been known in the West as the Old Man of the Mountain. As a missionary, he converted the people of the Alborz Mountains of northern Iran to Nizari Isma'ilism in the late 11th century. He later seized a mountain fortress called Alamut.

Nothing is true; everything is permitted was the assasins creed, a fundamentally controversial and radical concept many consider the first doctrines of Islamic terrorism. He is known to have intoxicated young men with wine, hashish and beautiful naked women and then once they would pass out they would wake up amongst the ruins wondering what had happened, at which point they were then instructed that Hassan Al-Sabbah had provided them with a glimpse of heaven and then they were indoctrinated into believing that their martydom for Islam would take them back into heaven amongst the 72 virgin houris they had seen that were awaiting for them in paradise.

His dedicated assasins would jump off tall walls at his command chanting Allahu-Akbar and their dedication was a known fact through-out the known world. His assasins could reach all the way to Paris in Europe at the time and struck fear deep amongst the enemies of Islam.






وْا ذِ پٍ
Wang Zi-Ping

Wang Zi-Ping (1881–1973, Xiao'erjing: وْا ذِ پٍ‎) was a Chinese-Muslim practitioner of Chinese Martial Arts and traditional medicine from Cangzhou, Cangxian county, Mengcun, Hebei Province. He served as the leader of the Shaolin Kung Fu division of the Martial Arts Institute in 1928 and was also the vice chairman of the Chinese Wushu Association. Wang was known for his mastery of Chaquan, Huaquan, Pao Chuan, Bajiquan, and T'ai chi ch'uan. He was a master of Wushu. He developed an exercise regime for long life. He published works on martial arts exercises. Wang developed "Quan Shr Er Shr Fa" (Twenty Fist Method) as well as "Ching Long Jian" (Green Dragon Sword).




رستم هندوستان
The Great Gama

Ghulam Mohammad Baksh Butt (22 May 1878 – 23 May 1960), commonly known as Rustam-e-Hind (Hindi-Urdu for Rustam of India) and by the ring name The Great Gama, was a Pakistani wrestler and Strongman who remained the undefeated champion of the world.

Born in village Jabbowal, Amritsar in the Punjab Province of the colonial India in 1878 to a Kashmiri MusIim family, he was awarded the Indian and Pakistani version of the World Heavyweight Championship on 15 October 1910, and went on to defeat free style wrestling champions across the world. Undefeated in a career spanning more than 52 years, he is considered one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. During the partition of India, the Great Gama saved the lives of many Hindus and then spent the rest of his days until his death on May 23, 1960 in Lahore, which became a part of the newly created state of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

قهرمانان مذهبی، تاریخی و فرهنگی ایرانیان

Persian Historical, Religious & Cultural Heroes


🌹 این صفحه تقدیم میشود به تمامی قهرمانان و شهیدان گمنام ایران زمین 🌹

زيبايي و شکوه ايران، آن را در معرض مصيبت هاي گوناگون قرار مي دهد و
از همين رو پهلوانانش با تمام توان به دفاع از موجوديت اين کشور و ارزشهاي عميق انساني
مردمانش بر مي خيزند و جان بر سر اين کار مي نهند، در زیر داستان قهرمانان سرشناس ایران زمین را میخوانید




شهید حسین فهمیده
Martyr Hossein Fahmideh

شهید محمد حسین فهمیده از رزمندگان جنگ ایران و عراق است که در سیزده‌ سالگی در عملیات استشهادی علیه پنج دستگاه تانک عراقی که به طرف رزمندگان ایران هجوم آورده و در صدد محاصره آن‌ها بودند جان سپرد. محمد حسین فهمیده درحالی که تعدادی نارنجک به کمرش بسته بود به زیر تانک می‌پرد. عراقی‌ها گمان می‌کنند که آن منطقه مین گذاری شده و عقب‌نشینی می‌کنند، معصومیت، ایثار، شجاعت، دلیری و از خودگذشتگی وی یاد این عزیز و جوان شهید را در تاریخ ایران جاودانه و ابدی کرده است




غلامرضا تختی
Gholamreza Takhti

Jahan Pahlevan is the highest rank of Pahlavani in the Iranian army before the Arab invasion. This was the title given to Rostam, the legendary Pahlevan of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh. The contemporary Gholam Reza Takhti (pictured above) is another Pahlevan who was given this title. He was an Iranian Olympic Gold-Medalist wrestler and Varzesh-e Bastani practitioner. Popularly nicknamed Jahān Pahlevān ("The World Champion") because of his chivalrous behavior and sportsmanship (Javanmardi in Iranian culture), he was the most popular athlete of Iran in the 20th century, although dozens of Iranian athletes have won more international medals than he did. Takhti is still a hero to many Iranians. He is listed in the FILA wrestling hall of fame.

Takhti tended to act fairly when competing against rivals during his career, something which originated from traditional values of Zurkhaneh, a kind of heroic behaviour that epitomizes chivalrous qualities known as Javanmardi. For instance, he once had a match with Russian wrestler Alexander Medved who had an injured right knee. When Takhti found out that Medved was injured, he avoided touching the injured leg and tried to attack the other leg instead. He lost the match, but showed that he valued honorable behavior more than reaching victory.

غلامرضا تختی (زادهٔ ۵ شهریور ۱۳۰۹ در تهران – درگذشتهٔ ۱۷ دی ۱۳۴۶ در تهران) ملقب به جهان‌پهلوان، کشتی‌گیر اهل ایران بود. تختی در دوران زندگی ورزشی‌اش رکورددار شرکت در المپیک‌ها و کسب بیشترین مدال از این آوردگاه بود. درچهار دوره المپیک حضور داشت و حاصل آن یک طلا، دو نقره و یک عنوان چهارم بود که در کشتی ایران این امر اتفاق نادری است. جهان پهلوان علاوه بر قهرمانی، به لحاظ منش و رفتار انسانی و سجایای اخلاقی پسندیده و جوانمردی و نوع دوستی شهره خاص و عام بوده‌است، او زندگی خود را وقف مردم کرده بود. شادروان تختی در ورزش باستانی و کشتی پهلوانی نیز دارای تبحر و مهارت بود، چنان که سه بار پهلوان ایران شد و هر بار کشتی‌گیران نامداری را مغلوب کرد




پوریای ولی
Pouryā-ye Vali

به نام خداوند جان آفرين
حكيم سخن در زبان آفرين

گر مرد رهي ، نظر به ره بايد داشت
خود را نگه از هزار چه بايد داشت
در خانه دوستان چو گشتی محرم
دست و دل و دیده را نگه باید داشت

با قوت پيل، مور مي بايد بود
با ملك دو كون، عور مي بايد بود
وین طرفه نگر که عیب هر آدمی یی
میباید دید و کور میباید بود

آنان كه دل از كون و مكان بركندند
از خان جهان به لقمه اي خرسندند

تا بر سر كبر و كينه هستي پستي
تا پيرو نفس و بت پرستي مستي
از فكر جهان و قيد انديشه او
چون شيشه آرزو شكستي رستي

گر بر سر نفس خود اميري مردي
گر بردگري خرده نگيري مردي
مردي نبود فتاده را پاي زدن
گردست فتاده اي بگيري مردي

Pahlavān Mahmoud, more commonly known as Pouryā-ye Vali (died 1322 CE), was a Persian Sufi and wrestling champion. The nickname Pouryā-ye Vali has been attributed to Pahlavān Mahmoud in Khwarezm. The location of his tomb is uncertain. He also wrote a book titled Kanz ol-Haghayegh (literally The Treasure of Truths) in Persian.

A couplet from him which is sung in Zourkhaneh, is:

افتادگی آموز اگر طالب فیضی
هرگز نخورد آب زمینی که بلند است

Literal translation:
Learn modesty if you desire knowledge
A high land would never be irrigated

نویسندگان دربارهٔ زادگاه او نیز اختلاف کرده‌اند. برخی او را از مردم گرگانج (از شهرهای خوارزم)، برخی از مردم گنجه و برخی دیگر، بر اساس طوماری قدیمی به جا مانده از دوره صفوی، او را از مردم خوی، سلماس دانسته‌اند. سال دقیق ولادت او و مدّت عمرش معلوم نیست، امّا در کتاب‌های مختلف مرگ او را سال ۷۲۲ه. ق ذکر کرده‌اند؛ ولی با توجّه به اینکه زمان سرودن کنز الحقایق را ۷۰۳ هجری یاد کرده‌اند و بنا به اظهار خودش: چه خفتی عمر بر پنجاه آمد کنون بیدار شو گرگاه آمد

می‌توان گفت که سال تولد او باید ۶۵۳ هجری بوده باشد. پوریای ولی در جوانی کشتی می‌گرفت و پیشه پوتین‌دوزی و کلاه‌دوزی داشت. در همان زمان جوانی، به شهرهای گوناگون آسیای میانه، ایران وهندوستان سفر کرد و همه جا کشتی گرفت و به پهلوانی نام یافت دربارهٔ دگرگونی روحی پوریای ولی روایت‌های فراوان آورده‌اند. بطور کلی پوریای ولی یک اسطوره نامی است

داستان کشتی وی با یک پهلوان هندی نقل مجالس ایران و ازبکستان است.مشهور است که پوریا ، مادر آن پهلوان را در حال استغاثه و زاری دید که از خدا پیروزی فرزندش را طلب می کرد. پوریا برای شاد کردن دل او تصمیم گرفت تا در آن کشتی پشت خود را به دست پهلوان هندی به زمین رساند. گویند که در پایان این کشتی به مقام مکاشفه نائل شد. شهرت پوریای ولی تنها به دلیل پهلوانی هایش نیست بلکه مردم منطقه او را به داشتن ویژگی های نیکوی اخلاقیِ معلم، مرشد، صوفی و مرد خدا می شناسند

در زمینه فنون کشتی نیز ۳۶۰ فن را به او نسبت داده‌اند. همچنین بوسیدن خاک گود کشتی اشاره‌ای به قدم بوسی پوریای ولی است. پوریای ولی در میان ورزشکاران ایران نمونه‌ای از اخلاق، پایمردی و جوانمردی است و نه تنها در مقام یک پهلوان، بلکه در مقام یک قدیس در میان مردم جایگاهی والا و افسانه‌ای دارد




عباس میرزا
Abbas Mirza

یا ما سرخصم را بکوبیم به سنگ
یا او تن ما ز دار سازد آونگ
القصه در این زمانه ی پر نیرنگ
یک کشته به نام به ز صد زنده به ننگ

هنگامی که عباس میرزا ولیعهد و حاکم آذربایجان بود، در طول جنگ اول ایران و روس کشف کرد نیروی عشایری در برابر توپخانه سیار کارساز نیست. بنابراین دست به اصلاحاتی در نیروهای نظامی زد و ۶۰۰۰ سرباز، هسته اصلی این نظام بود که آنان به توپخانه سیار و سلاح‌های جدید مجهز بودند، از دولت حقوق مرتب می‌گرفتند، لباس متحدالشکل داشتند، در سربازخانه ساکن بودند و مشق می‌کردند و از سوی افسران اروپایی آموزش می‌دیدند. عباس میرزا برای تجهیز قشون جدید، یک کارخانه توپ‌سازی، یک کارگاه تولید تفنگ سرپر و دارالترجمه‌ای برای کتب راهنمای نظامی و مهندسی در تبریز بنا نهاد. برای تامین آتیه این تاسیسات نخستین گروه دانشجویان ایرانی را به اروپا اعزام کرد: آنان ملزم به تحصیل دروس علمی چون علوم نظامی، مهندسی، اسلحه‌سازی، طب، نقشه‌برداری و زبان‌های جدید بودند

عباس میرزا، سال‌ها فرمانفرمای آذربایجان بود و فرماندهی قشون ایران در سال‌های ۱۲۱۸ تا ۱۲۲۸ قمری در جنگ‌های ایران و روس را نیز به عهده داشت. در این جنگ‌های ده ساله در نبردهای نظامی مهمی چون جنگ اوچ کلیسا پیروز شد و توانست بارها مناطقی از ایران همچون ایروان، قره‌باغ، گنجه و شیروان را از روس‌ها پس بگیرد، ولی سرانجام از آنان بویژه در نبرد سرنوشت‌ساز اصلاندوز شکست خورد. این شکست آنچنان سنگین بود که پس از آن، ایران مجبور به پذیرش پیمان گلستان شد. پیمانی که بر اساس آن قره‌باغ، باکو، شیروان، داغستان، گرجستان و… از ایران تجزیه شد.

عباس میرزا پس از پیمان گلستان، درگیر جنگ با عثمانیان شد که در این نبرد پیروز شد و سپاه عثمانی را درهم کوفت. سپس در شرایطی که قشون جدیدی بر اساس الگوهای اروپایی برای ایران ایجاد کرده بود، برای بازپس‌گیری سرزمین‌های از دست رفته ایران اقدام کرد. در این جنگ‌ها که به دوره دوم جنگ‌های ایران و روس معروف است، ایران در مراحل ابتدایی به پیروزی‌های بزرگی دست یافت، ولی با رسیدن قشون روسیه به فرماندهی پاسکویچ، ایران شکست خورد و حتی تبریز نیز سقوط کرد. به دنبال این نبردها، ایران به پیمان ترکمانچای تن داد که بر اساس آن افزون بر تجزیه ایروان، نخجوان، اردوباد و تالش از میهنمان، دولت ایران، کاپیتولاسیون درباره اتباع روسیه را نیز پذیرفت. عباس میرزا در مشهد و در سن 44 سالگی بر اثر ابتلا به نوعی بیماری که طبیبان وقت قادر به تشخیص آن نبودند، درگذشت




شاه عباس بزرگ
Shah Abbas the Great

Abbas the Great or Abbas I of Persia (Persian: شاه عباس بزرگ‎; 27 January 1571 – 19 January 1629) was the 5th Safavid Shah (king) of Iran, and is generally considered as one of the greatest rulers of Persian history and the Safavid dynasty.

Shah Abbas was king of the Safavid dynasty in Persia from 1588 until 1629. The Safavids descended from Sheykh Safi od-Din who led a Sufi order in the 13th century. The order represented a puritanical reaction against the sullying of Islam by the Mongol infidels who had ruled Persia under the Il-Khans during the 13th century.

Shah Abbas strengthened the Safavid dynasty when the old Sufi bands were replaced by a standing army which was reformed by him.

He expelled Ottoman, Uzbeks & Portuguese troops from Persian soil and promoted commerce and the arts, so that Persian artistic achievement reached a high point during his reign while he consolidated of the Empire.

He moved his capital to Isfahan, which became one of the most beautiful cities in the world, with spacious boulevards and a grandiose square.

شاه عباس اول (حکومت ۹۹۶ – ۱۰۳۸ ق / ۱۵۸۸ - ۱۶۲۹ میلادی) پنجمین پادشاه صفویان بود که بیش از چهل سال در ایران حکومت کرد و نقش فراوانی در قدرت‌گیری مجدد دولت صفویه داشت، شاه عباس با شکست دادن دو قدرت بزرگ ازبک و عثمانی اقتدار فراوانی به دولت صفوی در عصر خود داد و ایران را بسیار قدرتمند ساخت. گسترش مذهب تشیع و حمایت از آن در ایران، تشکیل سپاه جدید، تغییر در مناصب مهم حکومتی و برخی اقدامات عمرانی به‌خصوص در شهر اصفهان، از مهمترین اقدامات وی است

هنر موسیقی عصر شاه عباس همچون دیگر عرصه های هنر این دوران از سیاست و خط مشی سیاسی نهاد قدرت تاثیر پذیرفت. بررسی منابع موجود از توجه و علاقه ویژه شاه عباس اول به هنرهای گوناگون از جمله هنر موسیقی پرده بر می دارد و سازندگان، نوازندگان و خوانندگان را از جمله گروه هایی معرفی می نماید که در سایه لطف، توجه و اقبال شاه عباس از جایگاهی در خور توجه در دربار صفوی برخوردار گردیده، به هنرنمایی و فعالیت در عرصه موسیقی پرداخته اند. کاربردهای مختلف موسیقی که در مراسم گوناگون به ویژه در اعیاد و جشن های ویژه و مراسم تشریفاتی مورد استفاده قرار می گرفت، از رونق و رواج موسیقی در عصر شاه عباس از یک سو و حمایت، توجه و رغبت وی به موسیقی و فعالان و دست اندرکاران این عرصه هنری از دیگر سو خبر می دهد. نوشتار حاضر بر آن است که از طریق بررسی منابع موجود جایگاه موسیقی و موسیقی دانان را در پرتو توجه و تشویق شاه عباس نسبت به مقوله موسیقی آشکار نماید




نادر شاه افشار
Nader Shah Afshar

چوخورشید سعادت نمایان شود
ستاره ز پیشش گریزان شود
عقاب شکاری نترسد ز بوم
دومرد خراسان دوصد مرد روم
اگرفَرّ ایران دهد رونقم
به اسکندریه زنم بیرقم

"شعرنادرشاه خطاب به دربارعثمانی"

نادر شاه افشار (زاده ۱۰۶۷ شمسی درگز – مقتول ۱۱۲۶ در قوچان) که پیش از پادشاهی نادر قلی خوانده می‌شد، ملقب به تهماسب‌قلی خان یکی از بزرگترین پادشاهان تاریخ ایران بوده است و برپایه بینش برجسته رزمی وی در گستره قفقاز، خاورمیانه، آسیای میانه و جنوب آسیا در نبردهای هرات، کرکوک، مهماندوست، مورچه خورت، یگاورد (باغ آورد/مرادتپه)، گذرگاه خیبر، کرنال و قارص، برخی از تاریخنگاران غربی لقب شمشیر ایران، ناپلئون ایران و اسکندر دوم را به وی داده اند. وی یک ایرانی از ایل افشار خراسان (از طوایف ترکمن) که از ۱۱۱۴ تا ۱۱۲۶ خورشیدی پادشاه ایران و بنیان‌گذار دودمان افشاریه بود. او از مشهورترین پادشاهان ایران، پس از اسلام است. سرکوب افغان‌ها و بیرون راندن عثمانی و روسیه از کشور و تجدید استقلال ایران و نیز فتح دهلی و ترکستان و جنگ‌های پیروزمندانه او سبب شهرت بسیارش شد

تا روزی که زنده بود، انگلیس جرات نزدیک شدن به خاک ایران را نداشت! مرزهای ایران را از شمال و جنوب تا غرب و شرق به حد زمان ساسانیان رساند! عثمانی را از قفقاز بیرون کرد و ارمنیان را از دست آنان نجات داد. این سردار ایرانی همچنین کربلا و نجف را در کمتر از یک ماه تصرف کرد! اشرف افغان متجاوز را فراری داد و هندوستان را تسخیر نمود! او همچنین با عقب راندن روس ها مرزهای ایران را در داغستان و ترکستان را تثبیت نمود. نادر ایران آخرین فاتح مشرق زمین بود که نیکو شمشیر میکشید و شکوه ایران را به رخ جهانیان کشید

Nader Shah Afshar (Persian: نادر شاه افشار‎; also known as Nader Qoli Beyg نادر قلی بیگ or Tahmāsp Qoli Khan تهماسپ قلی خان) (August 1688[5] – 19 June 1747) was one of the most powerful Iranian rulers in the history of the nation, ruling as Shah of Iran (Persia) from 1736 to 1747 when he was assassinated during a rebellion. Because of his military genius as evidenced in his numerous campaigns throughout Middle East, Caucasus, Central and South Asia, such as the battles of Herat, Mihmandust, Murche-Khort, Kirkuk, Yeghevard, Khyber Pass, Karnal and Kars, some historians have described him as the Napoleon of Persia, Sword of Persia, or the Second Alexander.

Nader Shah was an Iranian who belonged to the Turkmen Afshar tribe of Khorasan in northeastern Iran, which had supplied military power to the Safavid dynasty since the time of Shah Ismail I. He recaptured the island of Bahrain from the Arabs. In 1743, he conquered Oman and its main capital Muscat. In 1743, Nader started another war against the Ottoman Empire. It ended in 1746 with the signing of a peace treaty, the Treaty of Kerden, in which the Ottomans agreed to let Nader occupy Najaf & Karbala.

His numerous campaigns created a great empire that, at its greatest extent, briefly encompassed what is now part of or includes Iran, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, the North Caucasus, Iraq, India, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Pakistan, Oman and the Persian Gulf. Nader Shah has been described as "the last great Asiatic military conqueror".

He did not have a permanent home - his military camp was his court; his palace was his tent, and his closest confidants were his bravest soldiers ... Undaunted in battle, he brought courage, and was always in the thick of danger among his brave men, as long as the battle lasted ... He did not neglect any of the measures dictated by foresight ... Nevertheless, the repulsive greed and unprecedented cruelties that wore his subjects, ultimately led to his fall, and the extremes and horrors that were caused by him, made Persia cry. He was adored, feared and cursed at the same time.




درفش کاویانی
Derafsh Kaviani

فرو هِشت ازو سرخ و زرد و بَنفش
همی خواندْش، کاویانی دَرَفش

درفش کاویانی در اساطیرِ ایران، به قیام کاوه آهنگر علیه ظلم و ستم ضحاک برمی‌گردد. ضحاک ماردوش، شاهی است که در اثر بی عدالتی و ظلم شیطان شانه‌هایش را بوسه می‌زند و از جای بوسه‌ها مارهایی می‌رویند. ضحاک برای اینکه زنده بماند باید روزانه مغز دو جوان را به مارها بدهد و کاوه آهنگر نیز کسی است که هفده فرزندش قربانی مارها شده‌است. در این هنگام، کاوه برای آن که مردم را علیه ضحاک بشوراند، پیش‌بند چرمی خود را بر سر چوبی می‌کند و آن را بالا می‌گیرد تا مردم گرد او آیند. سپس با کمک مردم، کاخ فرمانروای ضحاک خونخوار را در هم می‌کوبد و فریدون را بر تخت شاهی می‌نشاند. فریدون نیز پس از اینکه به شاهی رسید فرمان می‌دهد تا چرم پیش‌بند کاوه را با دیباهای زرد و سرخ و بنفش بیارایند و زر و گوهر به آن بیفزایند و بدین شکل کلمه دَرَفش کاویانی پدید آمد




ابومسلم خراسانی
Abu Muslim Khorasani

فرمانده نظامی ایرانی و رهبر جنبش سیاه‌جامگان بود که توانست با براندازی حکومت بنی امیه، حکومت بنی عباس را پایه‌گذاری کند. نام اصلی او بهزادان (پسر ونداد) بود که به توصیه ابراهیم امام، یکی از بزرگان بنی عباس، به عبدالرحمن تغییر نام داد و با حکم وی رهسپار خراسان شد تا رهبری جنبش ضد اموی در این منطقه را بر عهده بگیرد. وی پس از پیروزی بر حاکم خراسان و تسخیر مرو، سپاهی را روانه عراق نمود و توانست در سال ۱۳۲ هجری قمری، مروان، آخرین خلیفه اموی را شکست دهد. با بر تخت نشستن ابوالعباس عبدالله سفاح به عنوان اولین خلیفه عباسی، امارت خراسان به ابومسلم سپرده شد. اما قدرت و نفوذ وی برای خلیفه و اطرافیان او نگران‌کننده بود. سرانجام، ابومسلم در سال ۱۳۳ ه‍.خ. ( ۱۳۷ ه‍.ق.)، به نحو توطئه‌آمیزی به دستور منصور، دومین خلیفه عباسی به قتل رسید، شورش او زنده‌کننده فرهنگ ایرانی بود که این فرهنگ برای مدت زیادی بر دولت خلیفه چیره بود. شورش او همچنین سرآغاز برخاستن سلسله‌های محلی ایرانی بود. کشته شدن ابومسلم، سرآغاز قیام‌ها و شورش‌های متعددی شد که به خون‌خواهی او شکل گرفت و برخی از آنها سال‌های سال، خلفای عباسی را به خود مشغول نموده بود

Abu Muslim Khorasani was a Persian general in service of the Abbasid dynasty, who led the Abbasid Revolution that toppled the Umayyad dynasty. His heroic role in the revolution and military skills, along with his conciliatory politics toward Shia, Sunnis, Zoroastrians, Jews, and Christians, made him extremely popular among the people.

His murder was not well received by the residents of Khurasan, and there was resentment and rebellion among the population over the brutal methods used by the Abbasid dynasty, He became a legendary figure for many in Persia, and several Persian heretics started revolts claiming he had not died and would return; the latter included his own propagandist Ishaq al-Turk, the Zoroastrian cleric Sinbad in Nishapur, the Abu Muslimiyya subsect of the Kaysanites Shia, and al-Muqanna in Khurasan. Even Babak Khoramdin claimed descent from him.




سندباد
Sinbad

سنباد زرتشتی که اعراب او را با نام سنباد مجوسی می‌شناسند (مقتول به سال ۱۳۸ ه.۱۳۹ ق. - ۷۵۵ یا ۷۵۶ میلادی) پس از قتل ابومسلم در ری و نیشابور به خونخواهی ابومسلم علیه خلیفه عباسی منصور قیام کرد، وی آیین جدیدی نیاورد و معروف به مجوس بود و چگونگی اعتقاد او به ابومسلم به روشنی دانسته نیست، با این وجود عده‌ای بسیار از پیروان ادیان و مذاهب مختلف تحت لوای او جمع شدند. واژه مجوس از طرف اعراب به تمامی پیروان ادیان ایرانی پیش از اسلام اطلاق می‌شد و وی زرتشتی بود. طغیان غیرمسلمانان به خون‌خواهی سرداری مسلمان بیانگر قدرت و نفوذ ابومسلم در منطقه بود. سنباد هفتاد روز پس از برافراشتن علم طغیان بر ضد عباسیان کشته شد. اما نهضت وی مردم بسیاری را زیر علم خود گرد آورد. همچنین جنبش سنباد به تشکیل یک سازمان دینی مخفیانه برضد عباسیان به نام بومسلمیه که سال‌ها به پرورش احساسات ضد عباسیان می‌پرداخت کمک کرد. سندباد با حرکت از نیشابور، قومس، ری و قم را متصرف شد و گروهی بسیار از مزدکیان و مجوسان طبرستان گرد او جمع شدند. سنباد در ری با کمک جمعی که به وی پیوسته بودند موفق به اعدام فرمانروای ری شد. با پادشاه طبرستان، اسپهبد خورشید، رابطهٔ دوستانه برقرار کرد و بدین‌گونه از نیشابور تا طبرستان اجتماع را به‌شدت متشنج ساخت

عده اتباع او را حدود ۱۰۰ هزار تن نوشته‌اند. شورش او فقط ۷۰ روز طول کشید و در این مدت فتوحات بسیار کرد. عاقبت یکی از سرداران منصور خلیفه به نام جمهور بن مرار عجلی او را در نزدیکی همدان شکست داد و ۶۰ هزار تن از اتباع او را بقتل رسانید. این جنگ در صحرای بین ری و همدان اتفاق افتاد و گویند آمار کشته شدگان سپاه سنباد به حدی بود که تا سال ۳۰۰ ق/ ۹۱۲ م، استخوان‌های کشته شدگان در آن مکان باقی‌مانده بود. سنباد خود از اسپهبد خورشید پناه خواست و به این ترتیب روی به طبرستان نهاد. اما طوس، پسر عموی اسپهبد که از جانب او با ساز، مرکب، آلات و هدایا به استقبال سنباد رفته بود به خاطر بی حرمتی‌ای که در رفتار سنباد احساس می‌کرد او را کشت. و بدین گونه جنبش سنباد شکست خورد و پایان یافت.

سِندباد که به گونه سنباد هم نوشته می‌شود در فارسی پهلوی به معنای نیروی اندیشه همچنین به معنی بادی است که از سوی رود سند بوزد. همچنین نوشته‌اند که سندباد در اصل تند باد بوده که به صورت سند باد تحریف یا معرب شده‌است، وی یکی از قهرمانان ایران است که در مبارزه با اعراب و رهایی ایرانیان پس از مرگ ابومسلم خراسانی نقش کلیدی داشت، این قهرمان ایرانی که راه به افسانه ها پیدا کرد و در تمامی دنیا ماجراهای او زبانزد خاص و عام است، از جمله افسانه های وی میتوان به سندباد، علاالدین و چراغ جادو و سندباد و چهل دزد بغداد و ماجراهای سندباد بحری و سنباد در شهرزاد قصه گو و داستانهای 1001 شب اشاره کرد

Sinbad or Sindbad was an Iranian nobleman from the House of Karen, who incited an uprising against the Abbasid Caliphate in the 8th century.

Sinbad the Magus was a Zoroastrian nobleman, who was a native of a village called Ahan in Nishapur, Khorasan. He most likely belonged to the ancient House of Karen, formerly one of the seven great houses of the pre-Islamic Parthian and Sasanian eras. Khorasan had originally been a fief of the Karenids, but the family lost control of the province at the battle of Nishapur during the Arab conquest of Iran, thus forcing many Karenid nobles to withdraw to Tabaristan, where a branch of the family, the Qarinvand dynasty, had managed to withstand the Arab incursions.

Following the betrayal and subsequent death of the Iranian general Abu Muslim by the Abbasid caliph al-Mansur (r. 754-775) in 755, the enraged Sinbad revolted. He captured the cities of Nishapur, Qumis, and Ray, and was called "Firuz ispahbadh" ("the victorious ispahbadh"). At Ray, he seized the treasuries of Abu Muslim. Most of his supporters were from Jibal and Tabaristan—the Dabuyid ruler, Khurshid (r. 740–760), supported the anti-Abbasid rebellion of Sinbad, and was in return given a part of Abu Muslim's treasure.

Sinbad allegedly preached that "Abu Muslim has not died, and when Mansur meant to slay him, he chanted God's great name, turned into a white dove and flew away. Now he is standing with Mahdi and Mazdak in a castle of copper and they shall emerge by and by." This, however, is a misrepresentation of Sinbad, whose intention by revolting, was most likely to remove the Muslims from power.

A force of 10,000 Abbasid troops under Jahwar ibn Marrar al-Ijli was shortly sent towards Sinbads army, they clashed between Hamadan and Ray, where Sinbad was defeated and routed. According to the historian Ibn Isfandiyar, countless of Abu Muslim's and Sinbad's supporters were killed in the defeat and that their bones were still noticeable in 912. Sunpadh then fled to Tabaristan, but was killed there by one of Khurshid's cousins, ostensibly because he had failed to show the man proper respect. It is possible, however, that the murder was instigated by Khurshid, in the hope of acquiring the remainder of Abu Muslim's treasure.

His courage in facing the invading Arabs and resisting the forces of Islam have gained him legendary status in Persian folklore and numerous stories and fables have been written about him and his adventures including Sinbad, Aladdin and the Magical Lamp as well as Sinbad and the 40 thieves of Baghdad and Scheherazade's 1001 nights.




یعقوب لیث صفاری
Yaqub Leis Saffarid

یعقوب پسر لیث، اولین امیر سلسله صفاری بود که از خطه سیستان سربرآورد و به تدریج بر مناطق وسیعی از خاک ایران تسلط یافت. یعقوب با لشکری انبوه عازم مغرب شد تا ایالت فارس را به تصرف درآورده و بر پادشاهی خویش بیفزاید، پادشاهی که وی با زور و قدرت شمشیر بدست آورده بود چنان که خود در پیش قاصد خلیفه می‏بالد که پادشاهی خویش را بر خلاف عباسیان به میراث نبرده، بلکه از عیاری و شیرمردی بدست آورده است. او شهر زرنج را به پایتختی برگزید. وی با موفقیت بخش‌های بزرگی از جهان ایرانی، شامل کشورهای امروز ایران، افغانستان، ترکمنستان، ازبکستان و تاجیکستان و غرب پاکستان را فتح نمود. پس از یعقوب، برادرش عمرو لیث جانشین او شد.

اندیشمندان امروزی درباره انگیزه جنبش صفاریان توافق نظر ندارند. برخی از آنان معتقدند که یعقوب به دنبال احیای شکوه گذشته ایرانِ ساسانی بوده و هویت ایرانی انگیزه اصلی خیزش او بوده است. حتی در منابع تاریخی شعری به یعقوب منسوب است که او خود را وارث پادشاهان ایران و از نسل جمشید معرفی می‌کند و به اعراب پیام می‌دهد که به بیابان‌هایتان بازگردید. با این حال، گروهی دیگر از اندیشمندان این دیدگاه را به چالش کشیده‌اند. آن‌ها با استناد به اینکه بخش بزرگی از سپاه یعقوب را اعراب تشکیل می‌دادند، معتقدند که هدف یعقوب تنها احیای شکل اصلی اسلام بوده است که در آن دوران به کلی فراموش شده بوده. در کنار این‌ها، گروه سومی از اندیشمندان بر این باورند که تنها آدرنالین و وسوسه شهرت و فتوحات بزرگ محرک یعقوب برای خیزش علیه دولت بغداد بوده است

یعقوب لیث را نخستین شهریار ایرانیِ احیاگر زبان پارسی، پس از فروپاشی شاهنشاهی ساسانیان می‌دانند. وقتی شاعری بنا بر رسم زمان قصیده‌ای به عربی در مدح او سرود، وی او را ملامت کرد که چرا به زبانی که نمی‌فهمد برایش شعر سروده‌است که «چیزی که من اندر نیابم چرا باید گفت». با شنیدن این سخن، محمد بن وصیف که ادارهٔ امور دیوان یعقوب را بر عهده داشت، قصیده‌ای به فارسی در مدحش سرود و این قصیده (براساس روایت مؤلف ناشناس تاریخ سیستان که قصیده را نقل نموده) آغاز سرودن شعر درباری به این زبان گردید. او تنها شاه بعد از دوره ساسانیان بود که صحبت کردن به زبان عربی را ننگ می‌دانست و صحبت کردن به زبان عربی را در دربار خودش ممنوع اعلام کرد



مازیار سردار طبرستان
Maziar

در سال ۱۶۷ هجری در طبرستان‌، شاهزاده‌ای‌ ایرانی‌ به‌ نام‌ وَنداد‌ هُرمز، سلسله‌ جدیدی ‌تأسیس‌ کرد و نسب‌ خود را به‌ قارن، از سرداران‌ دوره‌ اشکانی‌ رسانید. خلیفه‌ عباسی‌، در سالِ ۱۶۹ هجری به‌ وَنداد هُرمز اَمان‌ داد و هارون‌ در سالِ ۱۸۹ هجری او را به ‌اَسپهبُدی‌ طبرستان‌ شناخت‌، وی آخرین فرمانروای کارنوندیان، رهبر خیزش علیه چیرگی اعراب، و از جمله سلطه خلافت بنی عباس، بر ایران و همچنین یک ملی‌گرا بود، مازیار، زرتشتیان را در بجای آوردن اعمال مذهبیشان آزاد گذاشت، جانی دوباره به آیین کهن ایرانی داد و بنابر روایت گردیزی دین بابک خرمدین گرفت و جامه سرخ کرد، مازیار، کشاورزان را به شورش علیه اربابان خود واداشت و افزون بر آن، مساجد طبرستان را ویران ساخت و تعدادی زیادی از مسلمانان را در بند کشید

سرانجام مازیار به واسطهٔ خیانت و نقشهٔ کوهیار، برادرش که در جریان ارتباط با طاهریان موفق به اخذ نوشته‌ای از عبدالله بن طاهر مبنی بر حکومت بخشی از طبرستان شده بود، به اسارت سپاهیان عبدالله بن طاهر درآمد. غنایم و اموال هنگفت حاصل از نبرد با مازیار به نیشابور منتقل شد و او نیز به نزد معتصم فرستاده شد که سرانجام در سال ۲۲۴ ه‍.ق/ ۸۳۸ م به موجب تازیانه‌های زیادی که بر طبق فرمان معتصم بر وی زدند، جان سپرد

Mazyar (Middle Persian: Māh-Izād; Mazandarani/Persian: مازیار‎, romanized: Māzyār), was an Iranian prince from the Qarinvand dynasty, who was the ruler (ispahbadh) of the mountainous region of Tabaristan from 825/6 to 839. For his resistance to the Abbasid Caliphate, Mazyar is considered one of the national heroes of Iran by twentieth-century Iranian nationalist historiography. His name means "protected by the yazata of the moon".

Mazyar rebelled against the Abbasid Caliphate, an act which was widely supported by the native Zoroastrians, who began plundering the Muslim villages and the Abbasid-controlled border regions. Mazyar tried to secure the loyalty of the noblemen of Tabaristan and imprisoned anyone he did not trust. According to the medieval historian Ibn Isfandiyar in his Tarikh-e-Tabaristan, Mazyar is said to have proclaimed: Afshin, the son of Kavus, Babak Khorramdin, and I had made an oath and allegiance that we take the country back from the Arabs and transfer the government and the country back to the family of Kasraviyan.

Mazyar was betrayed by his brother Quhyar, who captured him and surrendered him to al-Mu'tasim, Mazyar was brought to Samarra, where he was executed. His body later was gibbeted along with the body of Babak Khorramdin. Mazyar's brother Quhyar was shortly after killed by his own Daylamite soldiers because of his betrayal of Mazyar. This marked the end of the Qarivand dynasty. This left the Tahirids as the rulers of Tabaristan, and Qarin I was restored as the ruler of the Bavand dynasty as a vassal.




بابک خرمدین
Babak Khoramdin

بابک خرمدین ١٢٠٠سال پیش زندگی میکرد، محل تولد او در آذربایجان شرقی امروزی بود که تاریخ دقیقی از آن در دست نیست، او رهبر مبارزه با حکومت ظالم عباسی بود که قهرمانانه کشته شد. بی هیچ تردیدی در میان کسانی که پرچمدار جنبش های ملی ایرانیان بوده اند، بابک خرمدین از حیث مردانگی و دلاوری های شگفت، سرسختی و پایداری و استواری خویش از جایگاه بسیار بلندی برخوردار است. ابر قهرمان ایرانی کسی که بارها برابر لشگریان اعراب و برابر خلفای عباسی مأمون و معتصم پایداری کرد و در راه استقلال و آزادی ایران زمین جانفشانی ها کرد و جان خود را در این راه فدا کرد، وقتی بابک گرفتار شد، چون یک دستش را ببریدند، دست دیگر در خون زد و بر روی خود مالید و همه روی خود را از خون سرخ کرد، وقتی دلیل این عمل را از او پرسیدند، او گفت من صورت خود را سرخ کردم تا وقتی خون از بدنم بیرون می رود نگویند که رویش از ترس زرد شده





بانو خرمدین
Banu Khoramdin

از هر کرانه تیر دعا کرده‌ام روان
باشد کز آن میانه یکی کارگر شود

بانو خرمدین همسر پاپک خرمدین بود. بانو دوشادوش و پا به پای شوهرش، بابک در برابر خلیفه عباسی جنگید. بانو و بابک را از جمله دلیرترین جنگجویان آزادی‌خواه ایرانی برشمرده‌اند که جنبش خرم‌دینان را آغاز کردند. جنبش خرم‌دینان جنبشی آزادی‌خواهانه با هدف سرنگون کردن خلفای عباسی و بازگردانی ساسانیان به تخت پادشاهی بود. بانو امروزه توسط ایرانیان به عنوان یک قهرمان ملی شمرده می‌شود. مرکز اصلی فعالیت بانو در آذربایجان ایران بود. بانو کمانداری ورزیده بود که از همان کودکی با این سلاح آشنا بود. منابع او را شریک بابک در زندگی و مرگ، و در جنگ و صلح نوشته‌اند. در طی سال‌های ۸۱۶-۸۳۷، آن دو در برابر خلیفه عباسی جنگیدند و از پذیرش رسم‌های اعراب سرباز زدند. در نهایت پس از ۲۳ سال لشگرکشی موفق که گفته شده حدود ۵۰۰٬۰۰۰ عرب در آن کشته شده‌اند، بانو و بابک در نهایت مجبور به ترک کردن دژ بابک شدند. ارتش بابک که به نام سرخ‌جامگان شناخته می‌شود، هرگز شکست نخورد. در نهایت یکی از افسران آن‌ها به نام غلام به بابک خیانت کرده و آن‌ها را به خلیفه عباسی تحویل داد




آرتونیس
Artunis

Lieutenant Commander Artunis. 540-500 B.C.E. Lieutenant Artunis was the Commander of the Archaemenid Persian army, and the daughter of Artebaz Sephabod (Lieutenant General) during the reign of Darius the Great. The name Artunis means "True and Faithful".

ارتشبد آرتونیس فرمانده سپاه ایران در زمان داریوش بزرگ بود. آرتونیس یکی از شجاع ترین فرماندهان سپاه ایران بود، در لغت به معنی راست و درست، دختر آ«ارته بازآ» که او خود نیز سردار بزرگ داریوش بزرگ بود.




آریو برزن
Ariobarzan

آریوبَرزَن نام یکی از شاهزادگان هخامنشی و سردار ایرانی بود که در برابر سپاه اسکندر مقدونی ایستادگی کرد و خود و سربازانش تا واپسین تن کشته شدند. نام آریوبرزن در پارسی کنونی به گونه آریابرزین هم گفته و نوشته می‌شود که به معنی ایرانی باشکوه است. یکی از سرداران بزرگ تاریخ ایران در زمان هخمنشیان آریوبرزن بود که در زمان حمله اسکندر مقدونی به ایران از سرزمین خود با شجاعت دفاع کرد و در این راه کشته شد. عده ای او را از اجداد کرد ها يا لر ها می دانند

درجنگ در بند پارس آخرین پاسداران ایران با شماری اندک به فرماندهی آریوبرزن در برابر سپاهیان پرشمار اسکندر مقدونی دلاورانه از میهن خویش دفاع کردند و بی پروا با سپاهیان اسکندر به مقابله پرداختند و بسیاری از آنان را به خاک نشاندند و سر انجام توانستند سپاه اسکندر را به عقب نشینی وادارند. ناآشنایی اسکندر با منطقه به سود پارسیان بود ولی یک چوپان که تاریخ‌نگاران نامش را لی‌بانی (اسیر اسکندر) نوشته‌اند راه گذر از کوهستان را به مقدونیان نشان می‌دهد و اسکندر می‌تواند آریوبرزن و یارانش را به دام اندازد گفته می‌شود اسکندر پس از پایان جنگ آن اسیر را به خاطر خیانت می‌کشد

نبرد سپاه آریوبرزن شگفت آور بود. آریوبرزن با شمار اندکی سوار و پیاده خود را به سپاه عظیم دشمن زد. گروهی بسیار از آنان را به خاک افکند و با اینکه بسیاری از سربازان خود را از دست داد، توانست حلقهٔ سپاه دشمن را بشکافد. او می خواست زودتر از یونانیان خود را به تخت جمشید برساند تا بتواند از آن دفاع کند

در این هنگام آن قسمت از سپاه اسکندر که در جلگه مانده بود، راه را بر او گرفت. لازم به یادآوری است که یوتاب خواهر آریوبرزن نیز فرماندهی بخشی از سپاهیان برادر را برعهده داشت و در کوه‌ها راه را بر اسکندر بست . یوتاب همراه برادر به مقابله با سپاه اسکندر رفتند و به خاطر نبود نیروی کافی همگی به دست سپاه اسکندر کشته شدند. در کتاب اتیلا نوشتهٔ لویزدول امده که در آخرین نبرد او اسکندر که از شجاعت او خوشش آمده بود به او پیشنهاد داده بودکه تسلیم شود تا مجبور به کشتن او نشود ولی آریوبرزن گفته بود: شاهنشاه ایران مرا به اینجا فرستاده تا از این مکان دفاع کنم و من تا جان در بدن دارم از این مکان دفاع خواهم کرد

اسکندر نیز در جواب او گفته بود: شاه تو فرار کرده، تو نیز تسلیم شو تا به پاس شجاعتت تو را فرمانروای ایران کنم. ولی آریو برزن جواب داده بود: پس حالا که شاهنشاه رفته من نیز در این مکان می مانم و آنقدر مبارزه میکنم تا بمیرم و اسکندر که پایداری او را دیده بود دستور داد تا او را از راه دور و با نیزه و تیر بزنند و آنها آنقدر با تیر و نیزه او را زدند که یک نقطهٔ سالم در بدن او باقی نماند. پس از مرگ او را درهمان محل به خاک سپردند و روی قبر او نوشتند به یاد لئونیداس

لئونیداس کسی بود که در زمان حمله خشایارشا به یونان در جنگ ترموپیل مانند آریو برزن پایداری کرده بود و سرنوشتی همانند آریو برزن داشت اما بر خلاف آریو برزن که جز چند سطر ترجمه از منابع دیگران اثری در دست نیست ، یونانیان در محل بر زمین افتادن لئونیداس، یک پارک و بنای یاد بود ساخته و مجسمه او را برپا داشته اند و واپسین سخنانش را بر سنگ حک کرده اند تا از او سپاسگزاری شده باشد




یوتاب هخامنشی
Youtab

سردار زن ایرانی که خواهر آریوبرزن سردار نامدار ارتش شاهنشاهی داریوش سوم بوده است . وی در نبرد با اسکندر همراه آریو برزن فرماندهی بخشی از ارتش را بر عهده داشته ست. او در کوههای بختیاری راه را بر اسکندر بست ولی یک ایرانی خائن راه را به اسکندر نشان داد و او از مسیر دیگری به ایران هجوم آورد. با این همه هم آریوبرزن و هم یوتاب در راه وطن کشته شدند و نامی جاوید از خود بر جای گذاشتند، یوتاب در لغت به معنی درخشنده و بیمانند است




آرش کمانگیر
Arash Kamangir

چو آرش که بردی به فرسنگ تیر
چو پیروزگر قارن شیرگیر
بزرگان که از تخم آرش بدند
سبکبار و جنگی و چابک بدند
از آن زخم آن پهلو آتشی
که سامیش گرزست و تیر آرشی
دو فرزند او هم گرفتار شد
برو تخمهٔ آرشی خوار شد
جوان بی‌هنر سخت ناخوش بود
اگر چند فرزند آرش بود

آرش کمانگیر نام یکی از اسطوره‌های کهن ایرانی و همچنین نام شخصیت اصلی این اسطوره‌است. آرش، از سپاهیان منوچهر بود که پس از پایان جنگ ایران و توران به عنوان کماندار ایرانی برای بازشناختن مرز ایران و توران برگزیده شد و از بالای کوه «اییریو خشوتا» -دماوند -از چهارمین کشور روی زمین در زادگاه فریدون رفت و با تمام نیرو تیری را به سوی کوه «خوانونت» در خاور رها کرد. مردمِ فارسی‌زبانِ سین‌کیانگ (تُرکستان) در غرب چین معتقدند که این تیر در درخت گردویی در آن دیار فرود آمده است که آن را «درخت آرش» می‌گویند و به همین دلیل کوه افراسیاب و دره‌ی شینگان را که در کنار آن است «مرز ایران و توران» می‌خوانند

بر پایه برخی واگویه‌ها اسفندارمذ تیر و کمانی که به آرش داده بودند و گفته بودند که این تیر بسیار دور خواهد رفت اما هر کس که تیری با آن بیندازد، جان خواهد داد. با این همه آرش آماده از خودگذشتگی بود و آن تیر و کمان را گرفت، آن گاه آرش بر فراز دماوند می‌رود و تیر را در چله کمان گذاشته و پرتاب می‌کند. آرش که همه هستی و توانش را برای پرتاب تیر گذاشته بود، پس از این تیراندازی از خستگی جان می‌دهد؛ پیکرش پاره‌پاره شده و در خاک ایران پخش می‌شود و روانش در تیر دمیده می‌شود. تیر از بامداد تا هنگام غروب خورشید پرواز کرده و در کنار رود جیحون یا آمودریا بر درخت گردویی فرود می‌آید، که آنجا مرز میان ایران و توران خوانده می‌شود. بسیاری آرش را از نمونه‌های بی‌همتا در اسطوره‌های جهان دانسته‌اند؛ وی در ایران، نماد جان‌فشانی در راه میهن است




سورنا
Surena

Surena or Suren, also known as Rustaham Suren (died 53 BC) was a Parthian sepahbod ("general" or "commander") during the 1st century BC. He was the leader of the House of Suren and was best known for defeating the Romans in the Battle of Carrhae.

Under his command Parthians decisively defeated a numerically superior Roman invasion force under the command of Marcus Licinius Crassus. It is commonly seen as one of the earliest and most important battles between the Roman and Parthian empires and one of the most crushing defeats in Roman history.

"Surena" remains popular as a name in Iran. "Surena" is the Greek and Latin form of Sûrên. As "Suren", the name remains common in Armenia. Suren means "the heroic one", Avestan sūra (strong, exalted). He is credited with developing new ways of combat including hit and run also known as the "Partisan" (Parthian) way of combat.

سورنا (سورن پهلو) یکی از سرداران بزرگ و نامدار تاریخ در زمان اشکانیان است که سپاه ایران را در نخستین جنگ با رومیان فرماندهی کرد و رومی‌ها را که تا آن زمان در همه جا پیروز بودند، برای اولین بار با شکستی سخت و تاریخی روبرو ساخت، وی با وجود عمر کوتاهش از شهرت خاصی در میان مردم باستان برخوردار بوده‌ است و اصالتی ایرانی دارد، روش نوین جنگی سورنا، شیوه جنگ و گریز بود. این سردار ایرانی را پدیدآورنده جنگ پارتیزانی (جنگ به روش پارتیان) در جهان می‌دانند. ارتش او دربرگیرنده زره‌پوشان اسب‌سوار، تیراندازان، نیزه داران، شمشیرزنان و پیاده‌نظام همراه با شترهایی با بار مهمات بود

افسران رومی دربارهٔ شکستشان از ایران به سنای روم چنین گزارش دادند: سورنا فرمانده ارتش ایران در این جنگ از تاکتیک و سلاحهای تازه بهره گرفت. هر سرباز سوار ایرانی با خود مشک کوچکی از آب حمل می‌کرد و مانند ما دچار تشنگی نمی‌شد. به پیادگان با مشکهایی که بر شترها بار بود آب و مهمات می‌رساندند. سربازان ایرانی به نوبت با روش ویژه‌ای از میدان بیرون رفته و به استراحت می‌پرداختند. سواران ایران توانایی تیراندازی از پشت‌سر را دارند. ایرانیان کمانهایی تازه اختراع کرده‌اند که با آن‌ها توانستند پای پیادگان ما را که با سپرهای بزرگ در برابر آن‌ها و برای محافظت از سوارانمان دیوار دفاعی درست کرده بودیم به زمین بدوزند

ایرانیان دارای زوبین‌های دوکی‌شکل بودند که با دستگاه نوینی تا فاصله دور و به صورت پی‌درپی پرتاب می‌شد. شمشیرهای آنان شکننده نبود. هر واحد تنها از یک نوع سلاح استفاده می‌کرد و مانند ما خود را سنگین نمی‌کرد. سربازان ایرانی تسلیم نمی‌شدند و تا آخرین نفس باید می‌جنگیدند. این بود که ما شکست خورده، هفت لژیون را به‌طور کامل از دست داده و به چهار لژیون دیگر تلفات سنگین وارد آمد.

سورنا و همسرش ویشکا دو بار جان فرهاد چهارم، پادشاه ایران را از ترور رومیان نجات دادند؛ که بار دوم به قیمت جانشان تمام شد و آن‌ها به وسیله مزدوران رومی کشته شدند





آرتمیس
Artemis

According to various texts, Iran possessed warships and the ships equipped with the weapons and materials used in war since the Achaemenid era, and the evidences indicating the existence of those ships have been found in archeological investigations.

It has been also documented that the Iranian Navy was very active during Achaemenid king Darius the Great (reigned 522-485 BC) and his son King Xerxes (in Persian: Khasha Yar Shah). During King Xerxes (reigned from 485-465 BC), for a short time the Iranian Navy was commanded by Artemis, a female admiral, around 480 BC.

The exact birth-date and birthplace of Artemis are unknown. Since the reliable evidences indicate that she was appointed as the Iranian Admiral in 480 BC, she must have been 30-40 years old at the time. Therefore, her birth-date most likely could have been between 520-510 BC. It has been recorded that Artemis was from a noble family and she joined the Persian Army when she was very young.

Artemis participated in many battles, and in every battle she acted like a leader and her inspiring energy would quickly ignite the enthusiasms of other soldiers and officers. One of her famous battles was the Battle of Salamis, according to historical documents king Xerxes personally issued an official order and appointed Artemis as the Iranian Admiral. In the battle with the Greeks and on the point of being captured by enemy, Artemis managed to disappear from the scene in an unusual way and very professionally.

Xerxes watching from a distant hill-side could see what happened and he was full of praise for Artemis’s bravery. She then navigated back to the Iranian front, where, according to Herodotus, Xerxes declared “My men have turned into women and my women into men!” Shortly after, Athens was captured and the Athenians and Spartans were driven back to their last line of defense.


از آرتمیس به عنوان نخستین و تنها زن دریا سالار جهان تا به امروز نام برده اند، او به سال ۴۸۰ پیش از میلاد به مقام دریا سالاری ارتش شاهنشاهی خشایارشا رسید . و در نبرد ایران و یونان ارتش ایران را از مرزهای دریایی هدایت می کرد، آرتمیس با خردمندی و کارآمدی بی همتایی٬ ‌کشتیهای جنگی دیو پیکر را رهبری کرد و با فرماندهی درست بایسته خویش٬ ‌ در حالی که بسیاری از ناوگانهای دیگر از دشمن شکست خوردند، ناوگان تحت فرماندهی او بر یونانیان پیروز شد. این زن فرمانده از رایزنان جنگی خشایارشا نیز بوده است، تاریخ نویسان یونان او را در زیبایی و برجستگی و متانت سرآمد همه زنان آن روزگار نامیده اند

آرتمیس نخستین زن دریانورد ایرانی است كه درحدود ۲۴۸۰ سال پیش،فرمان دریاسالاری خویش را از سوی خشایارشاه هخامنشی دریافت كرد و اولین بانویی می باشد كه در تاریخ دریانوردی جهان در جایگاه فرماندهی دریایی قرار گرفته است. در سال ۴۸۴ پیش از میلاد، هنگامی كه فرمان بسیج دریایی برای شركت در جنگ با یونان از سوی خشایارشاه صادر شد، آرتمیس فرماندار سرزمین كاریه با پنج فروند كشتی جنگی كه خود فرماندهی آنها را در دست داشت به نیروی دریایی ایران پیوست. دراین جنگ كه ایرانیان موفق به تصرف آتن شدند، نیروی زمینی ایران را ۸۰۰ هزار پیاده و ۸۰ هزار سواره تشكیل می داد و نیروی دریایی ایران شامل ۱۲۰۰ ناو جنگی و ۳۰۰ كشتی ترابری بود

همچنین آرتمیس در سال ۴۸۰ پیش از میلاد در جنگ سالامین كه بین نیروی دریایی ایران و یونان درگرفت شركت داشت و دلاوری های بسیاری از خود نشان داد و با ستایش دوست و آشنا روبرو شد. او در یكی از دشوارترین شرایط در جنگ سالامین، بادلیری و بیباكی كم مانند توانست بخشی از نیروی دریایی ایران را از خطر نابودی نجات دهد و به همین دلیل به افتخار دریافت فرمان دریاسالاری از سوی خشایارشاه رسید، گفته شده است که خشایار شاه پس از دیدن این صحنه از دور اعلام میکند که مردان ما زن و زنان ما مرد شده اند. او به خشایارشاه پیشنهاد ازدواج نیز داد که بدلایلی این پیوند صورت نگرفت




گرشاسپ
Garshasp

فرستاده گفت آنکه روشن بهار
بدید و ببیند در شهریار
بهاریست خرّم در اردیبهشت
همه خاک عنبر همه زرّ خشت
سپهر برین کاخ و میدان اوست
بهشت برین روی خندان اوست
به بالای ایوان او راغ نیست
به پهنای میدان او باغ نیست
چو رفتم به نزدیک ایوان فراز
سرش با ستاره همی گفت راز
نشسته بر شاه بر دست راست
تو گویی زبان و دل پادشاست
به پیش اندرون قارن زرم‌زن
به دست چپ‌ش سرو شاه یمن
چو شاه یمن سرو دستورشان
چو پیروز گرشاسپ گنجورشان

گرشاسپ پهلوان بزرگِ ایرانی و نیای بزرگ رستم و نامور به اژدهاکُش است. منظومهٔ گرشاسپ‌نامه از اسدی طوسی در شرح دلاوری‌های اوست. این پهلوان از چهره‌های نامدار اساطیر ایران است. او را نباید با گرشاسپ پادشاه پیشدادی اشتباه گرفت.گرشاسب یکی از مشهورترین پهلوانان ایرانی است که بخش های مهمی از ادبیات اسطوره ایی و حماسی ایران به توصیف اعمال او و فردندانش است؛در اوستا نام او گرشاسب و لقبِ وی نریمان و از قبیله سام است. گرشاسپ از جاودانگان و در شمار یاوران سوشیانت (موجود موعود آخرالزمان) است. او نمرده‌است و تا روزگار سوشیانت (سودرسان، رایان و دانا) رهایی‌بخشی است که در دین زرتشت یا مزدیسنا، منجی نهایی زمین به‌شمار می‌رود در خواب خواهد بود. در این هنگام ضحاک از بند فریدون می‌گریزد و گرشاسپ او را برای همیشه نابود خواهد کرد.



:در توصیف سوشیانت در می‌آید که

کجایند آنانی که پرتو راستی وجودشان را فرا گرفته، که با نیرومندی برابر دیو صفتان کینه جو ایستادگی کنند و به راستی ای مزدا، این چنین کسان‌اند رهانندگان، سوشیانت‌ها که برای به بار نشستن آیین با دیوان و دیو پرستان به پیکار برخاسته‌اند

دانا بودن از ویژگی‌های سوشیانت است، سوشیانت دارای فرکیانی بوده و در آخرالزمان ظهور کرده و نخست در کشوری به نام خونیرث که ایران در مرکزیت آن قرار دارد پادشاه شده و سپس بر تمام جهان چیره خواهد شد




Chivalry dating back to Ancient Pre & Post Islamic times and Mithraism
آیین جوانمردی، عياری، پهلوانی، مهر و ميترائيسم، فتوّت قبل و بعد از اسلام

Mithra, detail from the investiture-relief of Ardeshir II, Tāq-e Bostān, Kermānšāh, Iran
نقش‌برجستهٔ تاج‌گذاری اردشیر دوم، در این نقش اردشیر دست را به سوی حلقهٔ شهریاری که اهورامزدا به او تسلیم می‌دارد، دراز کرده‌است. تصویر اهورامزدا سنتی است. طرف چپ اردشیر میترا ایستاده‌است



رستم هنگام کشتن دیو سپید




رستم و رخش هنگام کشتن اژدها



رستم
Rostam

Rostam (Persian: رستم‎ [rosˈtæm]) is a legendary hero in Persian mythology, the son of Zāl and Rudaba, whose life and work is described in the epic poem Shahnameh. Rostam was always represented as the mightiest of Iranian paladins (holy warriors), and the atmosphere of the episodes in which he features is strongly reminiscent of the Parthian period. He was immortalized by the 10th-century Persian poet Ferdowsi in the Shahnameh, or Epic of Kings, which contains pre-Islamic Iranian folklore and history. He rode the legendary stallion Rakhsh and wore a special suit named Babr-e Bayan in battles.

رُسْتَمْ نام‌آورترین چهرهٔ اسطوره‌ای در شاهنامه و به تبع آن، مهم‌ترین چهرهٔ اسطوره‌ای ادبیات فارسی است. او فرزند زال و رودابه است و نبیره گرشاسپ و از راه گرشاسپ به جمشید می‌رسد؛ تبار مادری او به مهراب کابلی و اژدهاک می‌رسد. رستم، سرانجام به دست برادر ناتنی‌اش شغاد، کشته شد.




داریوش بزرگ
Darius the Great

Darius the Great, was the third Persian King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire, reigning from 522 BCE until his death in 486 BCE. He ruled the empire at its peak, when it included much of West Asia, parts of the Caucasus, parts of the Balkans (Thrace-Macedonia, and Paeonia), most of the Black Sea coastal regions, Central Asia, as far as the Indus Valley in the far east and portions of north and northeast Africa including Egypt (Mudrâya), eastern Libya, and coastal Sudan.

A major event in Darius's life was his expedition to punish Athens and Eretria for their aid in the Ionian Revolt and subjugate Greece. Although ultimately ending in failure at the Battle of Marathon, Darius succeeded in the re-subjugation of Thrace, expansion of the empire through the conquest of Macedon, the Cyclades and the island of Naxos and the sacking of the city of Eretria.

داریوش بزرگ چهارمین پادشاه هخامنشی، پسر ویشتاسپ، همسر آتوسا و داماد کوروش بزرگ بود، وی در سال ۵۲۲ پیش از میلاد، با کمک چندی از بزرگان هفت خانوادهٔ اشرافی پارسی با کشتن گئومات مغ بر تخت نشست. پس از آن به فرونشاندن شورش‌های درون‌مرزی پرداخت. فرمانروایی شاهنشاهی را استحکام بخشید و سرزمین‌هایی چند به شاهنشاهی افزود. آغاز ساخت پارسه (تخت جمشید) در زمان پادشاهی او بود. از دیگر کارهای او حفر راه آبی بود که دریای سرخ را به رود نیل و از آن سو به دریای مدیترانه پیوند می‌داد. آرامگاه او در دل کوه رحمت در جایی به نام نقش رستم در مرودشت فارس (نزدیک شیراز) است. پس از جهانگیری کوروش بزرگ و کمبوجیه سراسر آسیا (آسیای کوچک) جزو قلمرو او محسوب می‌گردید.

وی دستور ساختن راهای شاهی باطول ۲۷۰۰ کیلومتر را داد که شوش را به هکمتانه، شوش را به پارسه و پاسارگاد و شوش را به بابل متصل می کرد و راه های دیگری را نیز ساخت که هکمتانه را به گرگان و خوارزم و راه دیگری که ری را به هرات و از آنجا به هند امتداد می داد.یکی از راها شوش را از کرمان به دریای عمان می رساند. یکی دیگر از اقدامات داریوش حفر و لایروبی کانال سوئز بطول ۲۰۰ کیلومتر بود و با تکمیل کانال ارتباط دریای مدیترانه با در یای سرخ برقرار شد و کشتی های ایرانی توانستند از طریق این کانال به مصر برسند

در نزدیکی کانال سوئز کنیبه ای پیدا شده که اکنون در موزه ی لور است بروی این کتیبه نوشته من داریوش شاه بزرگ شاه تمام کشورها پسر ویشتاسب من پارسی هستم که مصررا تسخیر کردم و دستور دادم تا این کانال را حفر کنند از رود نیل که در مصر جاری است تا دریای پارس این کانال حفر شد چنان که من دستور دادم و کشتی ها روان شدند چنانکه اراده ی من بود. همچنین داریوش کاخهای بزرگ و مجللی در شوش و تخت جمشید ساخت و به اقتضای آب و هوای فصول در یکی از آنها به سر می برد. همچنین دارویش طرح تعلیمات عمومی و سواد آموازی را بطور رایگان اجرا کرد.

داریوش با وجود تجهیزات بسیار در جنگ آتن نتوانست بر یونانیان و اروپا پیروزی قابل توجهی بدست آورد و چندین برابر آتنی‌ها کشته داد و بخصوص در جنگ ماراتن نیروی ایران تلفات زیادی داشت و این شکست ظاهراً نتیجهء این بوده است که داریوش برای قوای دشمن اهمیت و ارزش زیادی قائل نبود. اما پس از این شکست و از دست دادن سربازان و قسمتی از کشتیهای جنگی داریوش متوجه شد که برای جنگ دیگر تدارک بیشتر لازم است و بخصوص سربازان ایرانی علاوه بر مهارت در تیراندازی باید جنگ تن بتن بیاموزند، داریوش مردی خردمند و با اراده و در بیشتر موارد ملایم و با ملل مغلوب مهربان بود مورخان همگی برآنند که اگر او پس از کمبوجیه بر تخت نمی‌نشست شاهنشاهی هخامنشی دوام نمی‌یافت و چنان وسعت و قدرتی پیدا نمیکرد. در زمان او حدود متصرفات شاهنشاهی ایران از یک سو به چین و از سوی دیگر به قلب اروپا و آفریقا میرسید




کوروش کبیر
Cyrus The Great

Cyrus The Great Ruled the largest Empire of his day, and is known for granting many freedoms to his subjects. Over the centuries many kings and conquerors have been given the moniker, “The Great,” but some say that the figure who deserved this title the most was Cyrus the Great, the ancient King of Persia.

Even though he was born and ruled more than 2,500 years ago, many modern leaders today still claim Cyrus as their primary inspiration and hero. He was a brilliant military leader, but he is even more revered as a wise and tolerant ruler. Once Cyrus conquered a nation he allowed those other realms he absorbed to manage themselves and to keep their customs and religions. Cyrus was said to have respected the basic human rights of the common man more than any other ruler of his time.

کوروش کبیر (۵۷۶-۵۲۹ پیش از میلاد)، همچنین معروف به کوروش دوم نخستین شاه و بنیان‌گذار دودمان شاهنشاهی هخامنشی است. کوروش کبیر، به‌خاطر بخشندگی‌، بنیان گذاشتن حقوق بشر، پایه‌گذاری نخستین امپراتوری چند ملیتی و بزرگ جهان، آزاد کردن برده‌ها و بندیان، احترام به دین‌ها و کیش‌های گوناگون، گسترش تمدن و غیره شناخته شده‌است

رفتار کوروش کبیر پس از فتح بابل جایگاه خاصی بین باستان‌شناسان و حتی حقوقدانان دارد. کوروش کبیر یهودیان را آزاد کرد و ضمن مسترد داشتن کلیه اموالی که بخت النصر (نبوکد نصر) پادشاه مقتدر بابِل در فتح اورشلیم از هیکل سلیمان به غنیمت گرفته بود، کمک‌های بسیاری از نظر مالی و امکانات به آنان نمود تا بتوانند به اورشلیم بازگردند و دستور بازسازی هیکل سلیمان را صادر کرد و به همین خاطر در بین یهودیان به عنوان منجی معروف گشت که در تاریخ یهود و در تورات ثبت است.

در بابل و جاهای دیگر، مدارک فراوانی در ارتباط با تسامح کوروش کبیر در امور دینی بدست آمده و هیچ نشانه‌ای از تعصب وی به دین ملی‌اش دیده نشده‌است











زرتشت
Zarathustra

پندار نیک، گفتار نیک، کردار نیک
Good Thoughts, Good Words, Good Deeds

Zarathustra was an ancient Iranian prophet who founded what is now known as Zoroastrianism. His teachings challenged the existing traditions of the Indo-Iranian religion and inaugurated a movement that eventually became the dominant religion in Ancient Persia. He was a native speaker of Old Avestan and lived in the eastern part of the Iranian Plateau, but his exact birthplace is uncertain. By the age of thirty, he experienced a revelation during a spring festival; on the river bank he saw a shining Being, who revealed himself as Vohu Manah (Good Purpose) and taught him about Ahura Mazda (Wise Lord) and five other radiant figures. Zoroaster soon became aware of the existence of two primal Spirits, the second being Angra Mainyu (Destructive Spirit), with opposing concepts of Asha (order) and Druj (deception). Thus he decided to spend his life teaching people to seek Asha. He received further revelations and saw a vision of the seven Amesha Spenta, and his teachings were collected in the Gathas and the Avesta.

Disciples of Zoroaster centered in Nineveh. Eventually, at the age of about forty-two, he received the patronage of queen Hutaosa and a ruler named Vishtaspa, an early adherent of Zoroastrianism (possibly from Bactria according to the Shahnameh). Zoroaster's teaching about individual judgment, Heaven and Hell, the resurrection of the body, the Last Judgment, and everlasting life for the reunited soul and body, among other things, became borrowings in the Abrahamic religions, but they lost the context of the original teaching.

Zoroaster emphasized the freedom of the individual to choose right or wrong and individual responsibility for one's deeds. This personal choice to accept aša and shun druj is one's own decision and not a dictate of Ahura Mazda. For Zoroaster, by thinking good thoughts, saying good words, and doing good deeds (e.g. assisting the needy, doing good works, or conducting good rituals) we increase aša in the world and in ourselves, celebrate the divine order, and we come a step closer on the everlasting road to Frashokereti. Thus, we are not the slaves or servants of Ahura Mazda, but we can make a personal choice to be co-workers, thereby perfecting the world as saoshyants ("world-perfecters") and ourselves and eventually achieve the status of an Ashavan ("master of Asha").

زرتشت، پیامبر ایران باستان بوده است. عده‌ای او را مروج یکتاپرستی معرفی کرده‌اند که آهورامزدا را تبلیغ می‌کرد و خدایان باستانی آریاییان را باطل می‌دانست. کتاب مقدس زرتشت اوستا نام دارد. زادگاه و زادروز وی دقیقاً روشن نیست، هرچند امروزه بیشتر دانشمندان بر آنند که زردشت بین ۶۰۰ تا ۱۲۰۰ سال پیش از میلاد می‌زیسته‌است. و زادگاه وی را به مناطق مختلفی مانند شهر ری، آذربایجان، خوارزم، سیستان، خراسان و آمل نسبت داده‌اند

زرتشت از کودکی تعلیمات روحانی دیده‌است. زیرا در گاتاها (یسن ۳۳، بند ۱) خود را «زوتَر» نامیده‌است و آن اصطلاحی است که در مورد دین مردی که دارای شرایط کامل روحانیت است، به کار می‌رود

در گاتاها (یسن ۴۳) اشاره به دریافت وحی از او از سوی اهورامزدا شده‌است. زرتشت در تبلیغ دین خود با دشواری‌هایی روبرو بوده‌است. در سرودهای خویش (یسن ۴۶، بند ۲) از فقر و کمی تعداد حامیانش می‌گوید و از بدکاری پیشگویان و روحانیان هم وطن خود کوی‌ها و کرپن‌ها، گله و شکایت دارد و از بعضی دشمنان خود مانند بندوه و گرهم (یسن ۴۹، بند ۱ و ۲) نام می‌برد. سرانجام بر آن می‌شود که از زادگاه خود دور شود و به سرزمین مجاور برود که فرمانروای آن گشتاسپ است

زرتشت در این سرزمین سرانجام با موفقیت روبرو می‌گردد. با گِرَوِش گشتاسپ به دین زرتشت، مخالفت‌های حکمرانان همجوار برانگیخته می‌شود. نام برخی از فرمانروایان مخالف زرتشت در آبان‌یشت (یشت ۵، بند ۱۰۹) آمده‌است که از میان آنان ارجاسپ تورانی از همه نامورتر است. برحسب سنت زرتشت در سن ۷۷ سالگی در آتشکده‌ای در بلخ کشته شد و قاتل او توربراتور نام دارد

آموزش‌های زرتشت بعدها با باورهای بومی ایرانیان آمیخته شد و مزدیسنای کنونی را پدیدآورد که نزدیک به پنج سده دین رسمی ایران نیز بوده‌است. دین زرتشت امروزه حدود ۲۰۰ هزار تن پیرو در ایران، هند و برخی نقاط دیگر جهان دارد. او به پیروانش آموخت که هستی میدان نبرد نیروهای خیر و شر است و انسان آزاد است جایگاه خود در این مبارزه را انتخاب کند. آموزه‌های او، هستهٔ اصلی مزدیسنا را می‌سازد

زرتشت باور داشت که انسان موجودی آزاد است و در تصمیم‌گیری‌های خود اختیار دارد؛ او می‌تواند انتخاب کند که در میان نیروهای روشنایی بایستد یا در صف نیروهای تاریکی قرار گیرد. زرتشت این آزادی را هدیه‌ای از جانب اهورامزدا می‌دانست که از آغاز به انسان‌ها بخشیده شده‌است؛ در عین حال، به خوبی درک می‌کرد این آزادی می‌تواند به معنی آزادیِ گرویدن به نیروهای شر هم باشد