of Struggle for Independence of Iran
(651 AD - 873 AD)
February 5, 2007 = 2565 Shahanshahi
Chapter 1 - Early Conflicts
Chapter 2 -
Yazdgird III Letter To Omar
Chapter 3 - Rostam Farokhzad
- Yazdgird's Hopeless Struggle
In the name
of Iran and all lovers of Iran
this book to all Nationalist Martyrs of Iran assassinated by the
terrorist regime of Islamic Republic.
I have decided
to write this historical book due to a few different reasons:
I. This is an obscured and shady area of Iranian History, which has
often revised, twisted or hidden from Iranian Youth.
II. Iranian Youth must learn of the true historical events occurred
during these years.
III. Iranian youth needs to recognize about how their Nationalist Ancestors
fought to free Iran from Arabo-Muslim oppressors.
IV. Iranian youth must get informed about what Arabo-Muslim Bedouin
had done to their country and ancestors; also, about how Islam
As an average
Iranian, do you know your own Iranian historical heroes? Do you
know who Rostam Farokhzad and Yazdgird were? Have
you ever even heard of Yaqub Leis Saffarid? "Who on
earth is Yaqub," (you may ask me)? "Are you talking
about our local grocer, Yaqub? Who is Yaqub" (you ask)? "Not
much (I gently reply), he is the only reason that you still speak
Persian instead of Arabic! That's all he was and that's all that
Yuqab is! He is only, the liberator of Iran and the greatest Iranian
who ever lived" (I reply)! But have you ever heard of him?
Do you know
who Pantea, Apranik and Artemisia were?
Historical Persian Women
But I am sure
and I guarantee that you know perfectly about who Mohammed, Ali,
Hassan, Hussein, Imam Reza and other Arab Murderers who killed
your ancestors were! I bet, you either know these murderers or
worship them! But do you know your own Persian History and Heroes?
yourself to true history of Iran:
are in the right place and you are listening to the right person.
I am the history teller, I am the keeper of the culture. My purpose
is to protect and serve the Persian Culture. So sit down, relax
and pay attention, because I am about to unveil the curtains from
one of the least known and most twisted, revised and hidden periods
of the Iranian History! This is the history they do not want you
to know and they will never teach you in school. This is the forbidden
history of Iran, kept hidden from you by Islam and Muslim!
This is the
first time ever, that the complete history of Iran during these
222 crucial years is compiled in one historical document. I chose
to do this task, as my national and personal duty to the Iranian
Youth, to Mother Persia, and to The Civilized World.
I have made
a solemn oath to The Iranian Soil and to The burning ashes and
Spirit of Dr. Kourosh Aryamanesh, my mentor and master to continue
carry the torch of researching, documenting, teaching and expanding
The Persian Culture.
Kourosh Aryamanesh, A Legend
I shall do
this until the last breath of air fills my longs. My way, is The
Way of Aryamanesh......
Ring of Power: Every Persian Shahanshah had to receive the Ring
of Power from Ahura Mazda's hand, so his reign would be legal
R. Achaemenid Lion Emblem: Was an official emblem of the Persian
Empire and a famous Aryan Icon in pre-Islamic Iran.
History is a Science
is factual based. History is a science, or at least modern historians
are approaching to history with a scientific method. Every month
we discover new historical facts and we must proceed updating
the old information. History is a progressive science, not an
ancient dogma! Historians should write history only in accordance
to this fact. History is a science, which should get updated on
regular bases, or the readers will fall in dark well of falsity.
I have always been a firm enthusiast of writing the latest version
and facts of history. As soon as a new discovery occurs, I always
try to change and update the documented history in accordance
to these facts, other wise, that written history will belong in
the trashcan of time. I am a firm believer of the scientific and
up-to-date approach to history rather than the same old boring
stories told to us from generation to generation. The bottom line
is to avoid Dogma, history is not religion, and history books
are not holy books to remain unchanged and dogmatic. Always look
at history as a progressive science, each day we discover something
new about the events, which occurred in history. This is the only
way, one can learn from the history. Facts are what we are concerned
about. So this is how we seek and reach for the truth.
How we reach to Historical Truth
The Method and The Logic
is not Absolute => Science discovers New => Science Changes
=> Science Progresses => Science Evolves
is not Absolute => History discovers New => History Changes
=> History Progresses => History Evolves
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Arabo-Islamic Invasion-Occupation Era: 651 AD - 873 AD
periods of Iranian History, read 8000 Years of Iranian History:
Years of Iranian History
This is the
era that we will vastly dig into it. We can also call it the "Struggle
For Independence of Iran" Era. These are some of the darkest
years of Iranian History in the aspect that our beloved land was
enslaved by Arabo-Muslim invaders or as we call them The First
AIOG (Arabo-Islamic Occupational Government). This was their first
invasion of the land of Aryans; however, we can also look at these
years as some of the most enlightening years in our history, because
during these years Iran gave birth to some of the most sincere
Persian Nationalists in her history. These are the years to remember
all the braveries, struggle, and also all the treacheries and
Sassanid Elephant Unit and Clibanarius
To learn the
actual historical events of our land, especially during this period,
is a necessity for any Persian Youth; so if we even transfer the
true knowledge of Persian History to one brainwashed youth whom
got brainwashed during the 28 + years of Islamic BrainWash by
IRI, then we have accomplished a lot.
+ Years of BrainWash
Now if we
manage to transfer this knowledge to a vast number of Iranian
Youth, then for sure we will accomplish our mission. When one
teaches history to two others, and then the two others to four
others and those four in return to eight others, on and on, person
to person, the truth will get out and spread every where. Truth
cannot be hidden from the youth, it will come out one way or another.
The best method is the word of mouth. During these days of crisis,
we are so fortunate to have the luxury of using a tool called
Internet. Internet is the fastest way of communication and transfer
of knowledge from two different geographical points on earth.
We can use this tool to spread the true history of Iran from exile
all the way to over seas inside Iran, and mass educate our youth
by providing them their true history of their land. Only by doing
this, we can expose the falsehood of stories which been forced
into their fragile minds for 28 + years of brainwash.
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1 - Early Conflicts
keep in mind that the first Arabo-Muslim Invasion of Iran actually
started at 635 AD and it continued until 651 AD when Yazdgird
III had murdered. The Arab Invasion lasted 16 years. Public often
is wrongly under this impression that Arabs invaded Iran and took
over Iran quickly in a year or two. This is absolutely false.
The invasion continued for 16 years, yet the almost complete occupation,
practically started from 651 AD. We call the period between 651
AD - 873 AD, the First Arabo-Islamic Invasion-Occupation of Persian
Empire because from 651 AD, Arabs practically were controlling
Iran. However always remember that that the Persian-Arab Wars
actually started at 635 AD, and lasted for 16 years.
Sassanid Armored Knight and a Standard Bearer
Persian-Arab Wars: 635 AD - 651 AD
The very first
conflicts occurred at a border town, North West of Persian Gulf
named Hafir. Walid the Arab General led the Arab forces against
Hormoz the Persian Sassanid General. Iranian forces were defeated
at this battle at 635 AD.
understanding of the geographical locations named in this book,
Historical Maps: Persian Sassanid Empire - Part 5
Historical Maps: Arab Muslim Invasion Occupation - Part 6
Historical Maps: Saffarid Kingdom - Part 7
Historical Maps: Mongol Invasion Occupation - Part 8
At the same
time Muslim Barbarians invaded Roman Empire (Eastern Roman Empire
or Byzantine Empire). By 635 AD Damascus the capital of Sham (Syria,
a Roman Colony then) was in shambles. Muslim were invading the
colony from all directions and pillaging everything in site. By
636 AD, Barbarians defeated the powerful Byzantine Army at Yarmuk
River, this practically delivered Sham (Syria) to the Muslim.
Muslim occupied Damascus and Islam like a plague captured the
whole Roman colony of Sham. This was the first major defeat of
Romans from Savage Arabs. Eventually Arabs took over the whole
African and Asian colonies of Rome or better said Byzantine, and
if they had a sophisticated navy they would invade Europe too!
Imagine as the result, Greece and Italy would have also become
a couple of backwarded Muslim Nations by now! Think of the depth
Sassanid Disk and Sun Standard Bearer
At this point
a Persian General Shirzad created a blockage on the path of Arabs,
but when Arabs conquered Sham, all hopes of this blockage working
at South, was lost. After the death of Abu Bakr the first Arab
caliph, Omar became in charge as the second caliph. Have in mind
that after Abu Bakr, the rest of the 4 caliphs of Rashedin at
the golden age of Islam, did not die by natural causes, they were
all murdered by treachery and due to dissatisfaction of oppressed
masses conquered by Islam. Omar, Ottoman and Ali, all were murdered
by hands of rebellious groups due to treachery or simple unhappiness
of people. Masses were simply not happy with the way Islam was
running the Islamic Empire.
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2 - Yazdgird III Letter To Omar
III Letter To Omar
A Glance Through
"Arabo-Muslim Imperialistic" Intentions Towards Iran
The date in
which this letter has been written is after the Battle of Qadesiyeh.
As you know, a natural disaster, a massive sandstorm blown on
Persian troops and practically blinded them and took their battle
vision. The sandstorm directly blown on their front and caused
the loss of this battle. Later on Muslim caliph mentioned that
Allah sent the massive SandStorm in Persian Faces, so they lost
the battle, Allah was the protector of Muslim against Ajams (what
Arabs call Persians, meaning retarded). Battle of Qadesiyeh did
not just cost us a great loss due to a natural disaster, yet it
also cost us the life of our greatest Persian Hero, Commander
in Chief of Persian Army, General Arteshbod "Rostam Farokhzad."
Tazi (Arab Hounds) killed Rostam in this battle. Rostam and his
men fought until the last drop of their blood and at the end,
even after he lost his sword, he fought Arabs with bare hand and
his shield. Rostam and his selected squad killed as many Tazi
as they could, yet finally it was destiny for our hero to die
for Iran. Tazi savages rushed and attacked him in all directions
and killed that great Persian soul, Ahura Bless his soul, Rostam
was the symbol of Persian Empire and Iranian Glory.
Reasons For Defeat
battle of Qadesiyeh, Persian Armed forces scattered all over the
place, Yazdgird III, Shahanshah of Iran, Shah-e Shahan fled East
to gather fresh troops and put together a new Army to confront
the Barbarian Beasts. Yazdgird knew that the odds were all against
him. Persian Empire had almost a 70 years war with Roman Empire,
the whole Military forces were tired and exhausted, there was
a massive social disorder in the government, there were conflicts
among the courthouse, governors, cabinet, Mubeds (Zoroastrian
Clerics) and others. The distance between social classes was also
not a help to this conflict!
order was nonexistence. But the most important element of our
defeat was traitors. Treason of Persian Traitors for money and
rank, treason of Roman Servants to undermine the Persian Empire,
treason of Arab Worshipers to betray Iran for promises of future
position, for promises of equality of social classes (which were
false, because after Arabs took over Iran, they made Persians,
slaves or second rate citizens), and treason of Arab Worshiping
Persian Neo Muslim.
Salman Farsi - Greatest Iranian Traitor
of All Times
One of these
Arab Worshiping Persian Neo Muslim was the greatest Persian Traitor,
Salman Farsi who was an Ex Mazdaki (First Communists in The World)
and after Persian Shahanshah arrested and executed Mazdakis, he
fled to Arabia and became Mohammed The Arab Prophet's Left Hand.
Salman practically adopted all The Brotherly Loved Theories of
Mazdakism for Islam.
Farsi the greatest Persian Traitor to Iranians, is one of the
greatest heroes and a holy saint to Arabo-Muslim, Half-Breeds
and Iranian Muslim (Persian Traitors)! Muslim know him as "Hazrat-e
Salman"! This is the calligraphy of Salman's name, because
imagery representation is forbidden in Islam.
a major Theoretician of Islam. Salman established the political
Ideology of Islam. Mohammed with the help of Salman, Ali (4th
caliph of Rashedin) and Abu Bakr (1sth caliph of Rashedin) wrote
the Quran and practically stole most of the verses from book of
Mazdak, Mitraism (ancient Persian Religion), Bible, Torah, and
even parts of Avesta, the holy book of Zarathustra Spitmata, The
Persian Philosopher. The rest of Quran is basically creations
of Mohammed's delusional, epileptic, and schizophrenic mind. Quran
was the result of Mohammed's opportunistic charlatanism and con
artist behavior depending on mood of the day and daily opportunism
in Arabia. What Salman did to Iran, no other Persian ever done
to Iran! Salman is the number one Persian Traitor, an opportunist
who sold Iran to Arabs for personal and political gains.
Tomb is a holy Muslim Shrine in Madaen (Ctesiphone) near Baghdad,
Iraq. It is an irony that Salman is buried in a city that he helped
to destroy (Ctesiphone, capital of Persian Empire)! Muslim from
around the world come to visit Hazrat-e Salman (Saint Salman)
Shrine! It is very rewarding to betray Iran for money, position,
power and sainthood!
a 4 months distance time between the battle of Qadesiyeh and the
Battle of Nahavand. During those four months, Omar ibn al Khatab
(2nd caliph of Rashedin), caliph of Muslemin sent a letter to
Yazdgird III, supposedly to make Yazdgird convert to Islam, join
him and make Bey'at (join The caliph, accept him as his master
and accept Islam). Below is what Omar sent to Yazdgird and what
Yazdgird answered him in return. Omar and Yazdgird were sending
letters to each other via messengers on fast horses. It is amazing
how Yazdgird never ever sold Iran for any price. Yazdgird was
very young but he was an extreme Nationalist. All the odds were
against him, the Persian Administration was in shambles, Military
was tired, exhausted and scattered due to 60 years of war especially
during Khosrow Parviz Era, the social order was exploding,
every governor was singing separatist songs of joining Rome or
joining Arabs and basically everything which could go wrong was
going wrong (Murphy's Law). Most of all, Rostam was dead, one
element who could keep Persian forces together, the most popular
Persian Commander of them all was dead now, but would all of these
have made Yazdgird to Bey'at with caliph? Would these events make
Yazdgird to join caliph, accept him as his superior and bring
Islam? Not in a million years! Yazdgird said it many times to
his Adjutants, he rathered die as a proud Persian than to bow
to a barbarian savage desert creature from Arabia. Yazdgird openly
considered Arabs, beasts from deserts of Arabia and semi sub human.
Arabs were bounded to destroy Persian superior culture and the
whole Persian Empire, they were bounded to destroy everything
Persian and steal whatever they could.
Farsi Mosque is one of the holiest mosques of Islam in Madaen
(Ctesiphone). Salman is highly respected as a close follower and
confidant of Prophet Mohammed. Ali was prophet's right hand and
Salman was prohpet's left hand.
reports of how Arabs were mass murdering prisoners of war, raping
women and children, enslaving young girls and sending them back
to Arabia, burning Persian libraries, buildings, schools, and
every single book that they could find! For Arabs, Quran was the
only book needed! Arabs ripped in pieces, the massive Persian
rugs of Ctesiphone (Baharestan Carpet) in thousands of pieces
and divided it between themselves, they sent horse and camel backs
full of jewelry, gold, silver, Persian rugs with gold stitched
into them and other valuables to Arabia. Arabs encountered so
much wealth than they have never seen in their lives before! All
they knew was desert sands, flaming sun and camels of Arabia and
promises of Mohammed to win battles and take whatever they wanted
from Persians or die and become Martyrs in Jihad, go to heaven
to get 70 virgin girls (Huri), 2 young boy slaves and rivers of
Milk and Honey and other loots. Read:
in smoke, fire and blood - Book Review
Iran and they saw wealth beyond their imagination! They pillaged
Iran like there was no tomorrow! Yazdgird knew perfectly that
the odds were against him and Iran. Yazdgird knew that Persian
Civilization is about to face the greatest challenge to its own
survival, much bigger than invasion of Alexander the Drunk Homosexual
Maniac! Yet, he never sold Iran, unlike many others who did. What
Arabs done to Iran after the take over is well known in history
and you can read about it in historical section of the website,
they practically enslaved the nation for 222 years, they ransomed
(Jaziyah) anyone who wasn't Muslim and did not want to become
Muslim, they converted Persians to Islam by force and whoever
did not convert, got murdered by Arab Swords. Many Persians fled
Iran to India and they still live there as Parsi people of India
and they kept their religion Zoroastrianism. The rest is history.
The First Contact
Arabs tried to convert another Shahanshah of Iran by a letter.
Mohammed The Arab Prophet and caliph sent a letter to Shahanshah
of Persian Empire, Khosrow Parviz. Mohammed commanded Persian
Emperor to accept Allah and Islam as his savior. This action was
a great insult to Khosrow Parviz.
can a barbarian Savage of the desert order me to join him, pray
to his God and accept his religion, me the King of Kings, The
Persian Emperor," Khosrow Parviz said!
Parviz Sassanid (Khosrow II)
So, he sent
two messengers to capture the Arab Thief for this insult and bring
him to Ctesiphone for punishment. Have in mind that Khosrow Parviz
did not even consider Mohammed and Islam a threat at the time.
He only sent a couple of guards to drag Mohammed to Ctesiphone
for punishment, but not an army! Eventually those guards went
to Arabia and for Mohammed's power of speech and promises joined
him and stayed in Arabia. This incident was so small that it was
forgotten and Khosrow Parviz never even sent another crew to Arabia
for capturing Mohammed. He was too busy fighting Rome and running
the Empire which was stretched from Chinese borders in East all
the way to Syria in West, and from Yemen in South all the way
to Kazakhstan in North.
Khosrow Parvizes Biggest Mistake
too small and too irrelevant for the Persian Emperor to even give
him a time of day! This was Khosrow Parvizes biggest mistake ever.
Shahanshah of Iran had to eliminate Mohammed and all his small
band of followers back then before they have gotten a chance to
become so large in numbers. Back then he could easily launch an
offensive to eliminate Mohammed and all his Muslim bandits. At
the time Muslim were only invading local Arabian tribes, robbing
Caravans, stealing merchants' properties and creating a small
territory by taking over a few Arab tribal lands and properties.
They were not even strong enough to invade the Persian Protectorates
or Allies in the Arabian Peninsula, because they were afraid of
Persian Government's reaction. Right then, was the time for Khosrow
Parviz to eliminate Mohammed and his band of thieves before they
had a chance to built an Empire on Blood and become so powerful
and large at Omar's time. If Khosrow Parviz would have taken this
Islamic Threat seriously and cleaned them out back then when Persia
was powerful, then the Arab invasion of Iran would have not occurred
during Yazdgird's time, when all the odds were against Persian
Empire, when it was "the worst of times!"
Shirin and Shahanshah Khosrow Parviz Sassanid (Kaveh Farrokh's
version of Yazdgird's letter to Omar was written in Pahlavi Sassanid
Persian and Omar's letter to Yazdgird was in Arabic, obviously
both parties had translators at the time. Later on, both these
letters translated by historian scholars to today's Persian (1980s).
At this point, (now) I took the initiative to translate both letters
text from these letters which they carry significant historical
The Historical Letters
Letter to Yazdgird
From: Omar ibn al Khatab Caliph al Muslemin
To: Yazdgird III Shahanshah of Persian Empire
I see not a fruitful future for you and your nation, unless you
accept my offer and commit Bey'at (Joining with caliph and bringing
Islam). Once upon a time your land ruled half the known world
but what has it come down to now? Your troops are defeated in
all fronts and your nation is bound to collapse. I offer you a
way to rescue yourself. Start praying to a mono God, a single
God, the only God who created everything in the universe. We bring
you and the world his message, he who is the true God. Stop your
Fire Worship, command your nation to stop their Fire Worship,
which is false; join us by joining the truth. Worship Allah O
Akbar (Allah is Great) the only true God, The creator of universe.
Worship Allah and accept Islam as your salvation. End your Pagan
ways and your false worships now, and bring Islam so you can accept
Allah O Akbar as your savior. By doing so, you will find the only
way to your survival and peace for Persians. If you know what
is best for Ajam (Arabic term for Persians meaning Retarded and
Weird), you will choose this path. Bey'at is the only way.
Omar ibn al Khatab
And here's Yazdgird III, famous response to Omar:
letter to Omar
From: Shah of Shahs, Shah of Persia and Beyond, Shah of many Kingdoms,
Shah of Aryans and Non Aryans, Shah of Persians and many other
races as well as Arabs, Shahanshah of Persian Empire, Yazdgird
To: Omar ibn al Khatab, Caliph of Tazi (Persian term for
Arabs, meaning Arabian Hound Dogs)
In the name of Ahura Mazda, creator of Life and Intelligence,
in your letter wrote that you want to direct us towards your God,
Allah O Akbar, without having the true knowledge of who we are
and what do we worship! It is amazing that you occupy the position
of caliph (Ruler) of Arabs, yet your knowledge is the same as
a lowly Arab rambler, roaming the deserts of Arabia, and same
as a desert tribal man!
Man", you offer me to worship a sole and single God without
knowing that it has been thousands of years that Persians worship
the mono God and they pray to him five times a day (ancient Zoroastrian
way)! In this land of culture and art, this has been the normal
path of life for years.
we established the tradition of hospitality and good deeds in
the world and we waved the flag of "Good Thoughts, Good Words,
Good Deeds" in our hands, you and your ancestors were roaming
the deserts, eating Lizards for you had nothing else to feed yourselves
and burying your innocent daughters alive (an old Arab tradition,
cause they preferred male children to female)!
people have no value for God's creatures! You behead God's children,
even the POWs (Prisoners of War), Rape Women, bury your daughters
alive, attack the Caravans, mass murder, kidnap people's wives
and steal their property! Your hearts are made of stone, we condemn
all these Evil which you do. How can you teach us Godly Ways when
you commit these actions?
tell me to stop my Fire Worship! Us, Persians see the Love of
Creator and power of inventor in the light of Sun and warmth of
Fire. Lights and Warmth of the Sun and Fire makes us see the light
of truth and warmens our hearts to the creator and to one another.
It helps us to be kind to one another, it enlightens us and makes
us to keep Mazda's Flame, alive in our hearts. Our lord is Ahura
Mazda and it is strange that you people also, just discovered
him and named him Allah O Akbar! But we are not the same as you,
we are not in the same level as you. We help other human beings,
we spread love among humanity, we spread Good throughout the Earth,
we have been spreading our culture but in respect for other cultures
throughout the whole world for thousands of years, yet you in
the name of Allah invade other men's land! You mass murder the
people, create famine, fear and poverty for others, you create
Evil in the name of Allah. Who is responsible for all this catastrophe?
it Allah who commands you to murder, pillage and to destroy?
Is it you the followers of Allah who do this in his name?
Is it both?
have risen from heat of the deserts and burnt out infertile lands
with no resources, you want to teach people the love of God by
your military campaigns and the power of your Swords! You are
Desert Savages, yet you want to teach Urban people like us who
lived in the cities for thousands of years, the love of God! We
have thousands of years of culture behind us, a powerful tool
indeed! Tell us? With all your military campaigns, barbarianism,
murder and pillage in the name of Allah O Akbar, what have you
taught to this Muslim Army? What knowledge have you taught the
Muslim, that you also insist on teaching it to non-Muslim? What
culture have you learned from your Allah, now that you want to
force-teach it to others?
Oh Alas...... that today our Persian Armies of Ahura have been
defeated from your recently Allah Worshiping Armies; Now, our
people have to worship the same God, the same Five times a day,
but forced by the sword to call him Allah and pray to him in Arabic,
cause your Allah only understands Arabic!
suggest, you and your gang of bandits pack up and move back to
your deserts where they are used to live. Take them back where
they used to the burning heat of the sun, tribal life, eating
Lizards and drinking Camel Milk. I forbid you to let your band
of thieves loose in our fertile lands, civilized cities and our
glorious nation. Don't turn these "beasts with hearts of
stone" loose, to mass murder our people, kidnap our women
and children, rape our wives and send our daughters to Mecca as
slaves! Don't let them do these crimes in the name of Allah O
Akbar, put a stop to your criminal behavior.
are forgiving, warm, hospitable, and decent people and everywhere
they went, they have spread seeds of friendship, love, knowledge
and truth; therefore, they shall not punish you and your people
for your pirate ways and criminal acts.
beg you to remain with your Allah O Akbar in your deserts and
do not move close to our civilized cities, for your believes are
"Much Fearful" and your behavior is "Most Barbaric"!
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In the past,
"Sa'ad ibn al Vaqas" General of "Omar ibn al Khatab"
The caliph, also had sent a similar invitation letter to Submit
to Allah, for Persian Armed Forces' Commander in Chief, "Rostam
Farokhzad". Rostam's respond to Sa'ad's letter was also amusing
yet in the similar format as Yazdgird's letter. Another time,
we will inform you of that famous letter.
Yazdgird III Sassanid
this was how Tazi Barbarians invaded the Aryan Land in the worst
time possible and collapsed our ancient civilization to rubbles,
yet they could never take our self dignity from us, simply because,
Persians did not make Good Obedient Slaves! We overcame that catastrophe
and we shall overcome the second Arabo-Muslim Invasion of our
land, the Nightmare of 1979. Invaders come, invaders go, but Iran
remains Forever and Solid. Always remember that "One dead
Persian, worths more than Ten live Arab Worshipers."
Purandokht Sassanid, oldest daughter of Khosrow Parbiz and older
sister of Azarmidokht and Turandokht, ruled Iran as head of the
sufficient knowledge of the past, how can you build the future?!"
Iran is Eternal
Iran will live forever
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3 - Rostam Farokhzad
On 635 AD,
Omar appointed Abu Obayd ibn al Mossana to be in charge of the
Persian Campaign. An intense battle between the Arabs and Persian
armies occurred, Euphrates River was the battle scene. The Persian
Commander in charge of whole Persian Army was no one else but
the Great Persian Hero, symbol of solidarity Arteshbod (Grand
General/Field Marshal) of Persian Forces, Rostam Farokhzad. This
battle was won by Persian Forces, and Arabs were chased all the
way back to Arabia, yet Rostam Farokhzad was called upon to get
back to the main land and capital, there were all kinds of treason,
mutiny and rebellion going on against the Sassanid Rule. Even
Sassanid Royalty, Sassanid Governors and Generals were creating
Axis with Arabs or separated single rebellion against the government
of Persian Empire at Ctesiphone (Sassanid Capital near today's
Baghdad). After the death of Khosrow Parviz (Khosrow II) at 628
AD, until the governing of Yazdgird III at 632 AD, there were
seven major Sassanid Royalty ruled over Iran only in a 4 years
time frame! 7 Emperors/Empresses in only 4 years! This should
give you an idea of how bad was the internal situation, more like
an anarchy! Two of these seven rulers were women, Purandokht (dokht
= daughter, Purandokht = daughter of puran) Sassanid (630 AD -
631 AD) and Azarmidokht Sassanid (631 AD - 632 AD). Purandokht, Azarmidokht and Turandokht were the three daughters
of Khosrow Parviz Sassanid, and two out of three ended up ruling
the Empire as the Empress. For more information, read:
Dynasties and Monarchs of 8000 Years
My point here
is that women used to Rule Iran as Empresses, yet now look at
the value of women in Islamic Republic of Iran which is equal
to zilch or Zero! Another Islamic Present, given to our glorious
of all this anarchy and instability due to internal problems was
laid on Rostam Farokhzad as the wise Commander of Persian Forces
and of course the young Yazdgird III. The reason for the disastrous
situation was the almost 70 years of war with Rome which broke
our economy and our back. Internal traitors and rebellions also
helped to stir up the problem. The internal corruption and dictating
rules of Mubed-e Mubedan (Grand Zoroastrian Clerics) and Mubeds
(Zoroastrian Clerics) was another issue which helped speeding
up Iran's travel towards anarchy. Rostam was faced to save an
Ancient Empire from absolute collapse. Rostam Farokhzad was a
great Nationalist and Compatriot of Iran, faithful to Yazdgird
III the young Emperor, this was due to the fact that deep inside,
Rostam knew that Yazdgird was a Nationalist and a lover of Iran.
There was nothing else more important for Yazdgird but to save
Iran from this internal and external anarchy. The destiny had
handed the young Yazdgird, a broken Empire in its worst days,
Yazdgird was the most unfortunate of all Emperors of Persia, and
now he had to pay for "The Sins of The Fathers"! On
the bright side, Yazdgird had Rostam on his side. Yazdgird could
always count on Rostam's advice and trouble shooting. Yazdgird
and Rostam did not often had much of a chance to conference and
debate with each other because both of them were often fighting
or gathering troops on two different areas of Persian Empire and
apart from each other. They both had love and respect for one
another and they both knew how bad was the situation and how they
were needed at different fronts. Yazdgird was always looking up
to Rostam as a wise commander, big brother, and a patriot. Rostam
knew that he had to chase Arabs all the way back and defeat them,
and when he had to come back to Ctesiphone, he knew that he just
lost a golden opportunity, the last opportunity to save the Empire!
(General) Rostam Farokhzad, commander in chief of the Sassanid
gave Arabs a fantastic opportunity to rest, regroup and a year
later, once more, Arabs started their invasion.
On 636 AD
Persian Troops faced the Battle of Qadesiyeh. The site is on the
flat plains near the Euphrates River of present Iraq between Kufah
and Abu Sukhair. This is where Rostam faced Sa'ad. Persians fought
bravely yet by the end, Derafsh Kaviyani, the Persian Sassanid
Banner was captured and torn by Arabs. They torn all the ancient
jewels of off the banner and took them as loots of war. Derafsh
itself was destroyed.
Azarmidokht Sassanid daughter of Khosrow Parviz and younger sister
of Purandokht, ruled Iran after her older sister as head of the
Turandokht Sassanid the youngest sister of Purandokht and Azarmidokht
and daughter of Khosrow Parviz Sassanid.
At 636 AD,
Rostam Farokhzad Arteshbod of Persian Empire faced the most important
battle of the campaign. Rostam Farokhzad and his selected Immortal
Guards (Guard-e Javidan, a Persian Elite Force) plus the Persian
Infantry and Cavalry on one side and Barbarian Savages under Sa'ad
ibn abi al Vaqas one of the most bloodthirsty Arab Generals on
the other side got ready for the battle. Persian Military was
a traditional organized force, yet Arabs were fighting a hit and
run commando warfare! Omar the second Caliph ordered Sa'ad to
as much as possible not to take prisoners and slaughter all Persians,
they did not have time to take prisoners, cause they had to move
forward in many directions as fast as they could and commit a
commando warfare. It seemed like the nature was not even with
Persians! A sandstorm like no other came from the desert and hit
Persian Military straight on the face, Persians blinded by the
sandstorm scattered and crippled as an army and ultimately, Arabs
under Sa'ad ibn abi al Vaqas defeated the Sassanid army in the
battle of Qadesiyeh (near Hira), Arabs gained the whole west bank
of Tigris River from today's Iraq, off of Persian Empire. This
was not the only damage to Iran, yet the greatest damage of this
war was the loss of Arteshbod Rostam Farokhzad. When Sa'ad invited
Rostam to surrender his arms and forces, and bring Islam, so he
will be saved, Rostam laughed at his letter and in the face of
his messenger and said:
soil (pointing at the Persian Soil on the ground) is my blood
and veins, I cannot give it away, I need it to live as my life-source."
(Arteshbod Rostam Farokhzad)
of wisdom from a great Nationalist. Later on, Arabs used all kinds
of treachery in this war and finally Rostam ended up fighting
Arabs until the last drop of blood in his body. When all was lost
and the Persian forces scattered due to the sandstorm, Rostam
kept up the faith and the spirit of Persian Guards and fought
Arabs with a small circle of his closest Immortal Guards. When
night came, Arabs done a sudden night attack and rushed into Rostam's
strong hold. Eventually Rostam got killed by the hands of Helaal
The Arab, a commander of General Sa'ad ibn abi al Vaqas.
III of Sassanid
that the Persian forces could do was to defend Sabat near Ctesiphone.
Sa'ad ibn abi al Vaqas with 60,000 troops marched into Sabat,
Persians put up a fierce battle but at the end, the commandship
fell and the capital exposed wide open to Arabs. Yazdgird III
decided that the battle is lost and there is no sense defending
Ctesiphone, so he fled to Halvan.
The Glory of Ctesiphone
fell at 638 AD. Arabo-Muslim Invaders practically pillaged the
whole capital. Picture this, Arabs entered Ctesiphone, this city
was if not the most, then one of the most important cities in
the world back then in 7th century. Persian Empire was the stronger
one of the two super powers of the world back then. Ctesiphone
back then was like the New York City of today.
of Ctesiphone, once the mighty capital of Sassanid and the most
glorious city of the known world.
city, the capital of Persian Empire drowned in luxury, jewelry,
glorious buildings, structures, palaces and dams, a city so rich
and so wealthy full of so many structures that the whole world
was envious of it! Ctesiphone University, Library and Theatre
were world famous. Ctesiphone was a cultural city and center for
global scholars, philosophers, scientists and artists. Imagine
such city, and then picture a group of savages from Deserts of
Arabia, promised by caliphate that if you win, you can take whatever
you want, steal everything that you can, rape as many Persian
women as you can, kill as many Persian men as you can, kidnap
as many underage young girls and boys as you can and ship them
back to Arabia to become slaves, over all, you can do as you please
with Persians as long as you make sure to send caliphate and Arab
Court's share, back to Arabia. And if you die, you will go to
heaven and Allah will grant you 70 Huri virgins, couple of pearly
white boys, rivers of milk and honey and every other luxury that
you can desire! It's a win win situation! Arabs of desert grasped
this offer without thinking twice! What did they have to lose?
They had nothing to lose to begin with!
view of Ctesiphone during partial archeological reconstruction.
massive numbers of barbarians, some half naked and burned by desert
sun, some bare footed, yet most of them well equipped by battle
gears sent by Rome to undermine Iran! Imagine how Rome tried to
supply these savages and support them against Iran, but later,
it backfired on them and the beasts, also invaded Rome! No civilization
was safe from this plague, years later, Islamic Beasts went as
far as fighting Chinese at their borders and fighting French in
the heart of France! No place was safe from Islam!
The Fall of Ctesiphone
group of nomads, similar to desert rats or half beasts, who been
eating lizards and drinking camel milk to survive, equipped with
a new political ideology called Islam, were promised the key to
the Persian Heavens if they would win the war, and if they would
lose the war and die, they were promised the keys to heavens in
the sky and over there, 70 naked female virgins, 2 young virgin
boys, rivers of milk and honey and all delicious food and luxury,
was waiting for them! Imagine these savages entered such city
and saw the glory and wealth of Ctesiphone. It was like sending
a bunch of Mongols from Gobi Desert for the first time into New
York City and tell them that the city is yours and you can do
what ever you please. Picture that and then imagine what Arabs
done to Ctesiphone!
Eagle door-top in Ctesiphone
all the Imperial Jewelry, they broke and tore all the crowns,
thrones, scepters, jeweled swords, valuable silk and precious
stone stitched clothes. They were ripping apart anything valuable
in many pieces and spread it amongst themselves. There was a famous
Persian Rug which was the finest of Persian Art work (Baharestan
Carpet), according to some historians, this rug was as large as
thousands of square feet, possibly over 12,000 Square Feet, made
with the finest wool, silk, gold threads and precious stones.
Gold Threads and Silk were stitched into this rug. This rug was
the centerpiece in Ctesiphone Hall of the Ctesiphone palace of
Sassanids. Arabs practically tore up this masterpiece in about
400 pieces and first wrapped each piece on a soldier's back and
later wrapped them on horses and camels stolen from Persian Army's
backs and shipped the pieces to Arabia. They even broke down the
hand made, wall and ceiling ceramics and tile works of the Ctesiphone
Palace and other valuable buildings and shipped them back to Arabia.
They destroyed all the ceilings of the monuments and palaces,
which were made with jewelry, silver and gold colors and shipped
them back to Mecca and Madineh. When Arabs saw all this wealth
and Madaen (Arabic Name for Ctesiphone) they were shocked, they
even broke and stole the pieces of construction from balconies
and Ceilings of the main palace (Ivane Madaen). Arabs took what
they could and killed as many as they could (remember, no prisoners
of war), cause they had their hands full with Qanimat (Loots and
Prize), they raped as many as they could and sent the rest of
the young girls and boys to Arabia as slaves. Thousands and thousands
of Persian young girls were shipped to Arabia to become concubines
and sex slaves for caliphate and the courthouse, also the wealthy
Arab WarLords who supported and financed this war, would their
shares of the loots and underage girls and boys! Young boys were
sent to Arabia for both sexual purposes and s working slaves.
killed all the men, raped all the women, enslaved all the young
girls as concubines and all the young boys as sex slaves and servants
and sent them back to Arabia. Stole all the wealth, destroyed
whatever they could not steal and then Burned the city to the
ground. Before the invasion, Ctesiphone of then, was similar to
New York City of today, but after Arabs were done, there was nothing
left of Ctesiphone but a pile of rubbles. Today, ruins of Ctesiphone
(Madaen) are near Baghdad.
always had a taste for young Persian boys! Whatever Arabs could
not steal, they burned and destroyed. After the Arabs were done
with Ctesiphone, there was only a pile of burnt out rubbles left
of that city. Ctesiphone was burning for weeks and weeks. Smoke
and Fire filled up the skies of Ctesiphone. Anywhere they found
resistance, they burned Persian men alive with the resistance
building that they were in it, everywhere they found a few men
resisting occupation in villages near capital, they burned down
the whole village with all men, women, and children alive in the
Ruins of Ctesiphone,
The Ancient Capital of Sassanid Persian Empire, near Baghdad still
exists. At 638 AD, Ctesiphone used to be the wealthiest, most
prestigious and the most glorious city in the world. Ctesiphone,
to the envy of Rome, Egypt and Arabia, was the center of Culture
in the civilized world. By 651 AD, The Muslim Arab Barbarian Beasts,
burned Ctesiphone to the ground. Arab Savages mostly murdered
all the men, raped all the women, kidnapped young girls and sent
them to Arabia as concubines (female slaves), and enslaved the
young boys. They tore apart the gigantic famous Persian Carpet
in the main palace, made of silk, gold threads, and jewels in
to hundreds of pieces, then stole it and took it back to Arabia.
They stole everything that they could find, including jewels,
precious metals and everything else valuable in the capital and
then after the rape and slaughter which went on for days and weeks,
they burned The Glorious Ctesiphone to the ground.
The book burnings
started, they practically burned all our books in the glorious
world famous Persian Library of Ctesiphone. The Persian documented
history, science, literature, poetry, music and scripture of centuries
and millenniums were burned to ashes by Arabo-Muslim. The only
book needed in Islam is Quran, so they burned everything else!
The book burnings continued for days and weeks!
historian writes that Ali was the one who originally suggested
cutting the Baharestan carpet into many pieces, not Omar. Of course
Iranians have been told that Omar was responsible for this catastrophe!
Omar wanted to keep the carpet intact and in one piece; however,
Ali pointed out that Arab Troops may "speak in dissatisfaction"
an even revolt, so Omar changed his mind and ordered the carpet
to be torn in over 400 pieces. Ali then sold his own piece
of the Baharestan carpet for twenty thousands derham.
University, Library, Theatre and Art Centers were all pillaged
to the bones and then burned to the ground.
had the same faith. Gondi Shapour (today's Jondi Shapour in Khuzestan)
and her world famous University and library were similarly destroyed
and the massive collection of books were burned by the Tazi. Most
of Sassanid records, books, artwork, scholars' research, scientific
work, philosophy documents and other works were burned to ashes
and this is why today we do not have the knowledge and access
to much of our ancient and pre-Islamic historical, philosophical,
scientific and artistic documents and records. Shapour The Great
had built this magnificent city and its university to the envy
of the world, for Arabs to completely destroy it!
today there is a town named Jondi Shapour and it barely revived
and restored herself after the invasion; however, Ctesiphone of
today is only a pile of rubbles!
of destruction occurred in cities of Estakher, Ecbatana, Nahavand,
Pasargad, Persepolis, Susa (Shush), Neyshabour and other major
so much to pillage that Arabs had to draft Black Slaves and Persian
Workers and great number of horses, donkeys and camels to carry
and transport all the loot back to Arabia.
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4 - Yazdgird's Hopeless Struggle
Hopeless Struggle ...
beheading Persian resistance and freedom fighters or Prisoners
of War by such speed, that rivers of blood were running inside
the major cities of Iran! No Prisoners Policy was the protocol,
because between battles, massacres, rapes, pillages, shipment
of loots and human goods back to Arabia, the Arab Army had no
time to capture prisoners! This is how peaceful the religion of
Islam was (and is today)!
Persian Cavalry during battle exercises.
the victory at Jalola, near Ctesiphone. Later, Generals, Piruzan (Firuzan) and Hormoz tried to stop the massive numbers
of the bloodthirsty savages but failed at these points. At this
point, Yazdgird was a broken man mourning the death of Rostam
and mourning the situation of Iran. Yazdgird always kept his spirit
up and kept the spirit of the commanders and his troops up, he
had a great teacher who taught him how to deal with the men, under
stress. Alas the teacher was not around any more, Rostam became
a legend but at a time that Yazdgird needed him most, he was not
around. Rostam died so Iran could live. Yazdgird ended up leaving
Ctesiphone and gathered troops to confront Arabs in Jalola,
yet another natural disaster, flooding of rivers in Mesopotamia,
famine, rebellions and mostly Persian Traitors were digging deeper
and deeper graves for Persian Patriots! Yazdgird done what he
could but Jalola turned to a defeat. He left to Raga (Rey) and
he gathered 15,000 men, mostly tired, broken and defeated men
from different fronts but still with high spirits. The men got
ready for Battle of Nahavand.
Friends, comrades, warriors and Great Nationalists of Iran:
L. Rostam Farokhzad
R. Yazdgird III Sassanid
Nahavand (In Hamedan State) is what Arabs call it "Fat'h
Ol Fotuh" (victory of all victories), this was mother of
all battles for Arabs. From 640 AD onward a numerous groups of
Arab Armies freshly from Arabia joined the battles and the Inland
Campaign of Persia started by Arabs. During this year they invaded
Khorasan Khashtarah (State) and then came mother of all battles
at Nahavand in Khashtarah of Ecbatana (Hamedan). At 641 AD the
battle for Nahavand started. By this time Arabs were crossing
the natural defenses of Zagros Mountains, East of Iran. Nahavand
was lost and this meant a major turning point towards defeat of
Persia. 642 AD brought Shush and the rest of Khashtarah of Khuzestan,
also Neynava under Arab rule.
At this point,
many of the governors, local rulers, administrators, aristocracy,
military commanders and other officials, all over Iran, were making
separate deals with Arabs! Persian Traitors who been betraying
Iran since the beginning, now were cashing in on their treason!
fresh cavalry were arriving from Arabia every month to the aid
of the invading Arab Army, yet Yazdgird could barely gather a
rag tag resistance army to defend Iran! The main army was destroyed
and scattered and now Yazdgird was doing his final efforts to
fight a losing war!
continued with Campaigns to the coast of Makran and southeast
Iran at 643 AD. Between 644 AD - 656 AD a number of interesting
events happened, Murder of caliph Omar ibn al Khatab at 644 AD,
beginning of the caliphate of Ottoman, Continuation of the conquests
in north and east Iran and then North Africa, Intertribal conflicts
within the Islamic Empire over who will rule, were among some
of the most important ones. From 645 AD Arabs began their Sea
Campaign against Byzantine Empire (Eastern Roman Empire), but
as I mentioned, they could never gather a powerful navy to back
up the land force and they could never land the land force by
the portable bridges or ships to take over Constantinople, otherwise
we would have the Muslim Italy and the Islamic Greece now. Italy
and Greece of today would be the same as third world Muslim countries!
Arabs would destroy Europe just like they destroyed Persian Empire
and created the Backwarded Islamic Iran as today's Islamic Republic
649 AD - 650 AD meant the Conquest of Persepolis, the capital
of south central Iran (Khashtarah of Pars) and center of Zoroastrianism.
Persepolis was the summer capital, but the fall of Persepolis
was a heavy blow to Zoroastrianism.
The Last Efforts to Save Persia
a broken Yazdgird defeated and disappointed by all the treason,
fled to Espahan (Esfahan), then Kerman and next Marv (in todays
Turkmenistan) to gather fresh troops for the next battle, yet
he did not get a chance and a Persian Traitor, a wind-mil attendant
sold Yazdgird for a fist full of gold, he killed Yazdgird, and
by killing him, he killed Iran's last hope for independence. A
late night rushing to Yazdgird's sleeping quarter and attacking
him by surprise done the trick. The last Emperor of Sassanid was
the most unfortunate of them all! Since he opened his eyes and
since birth he saw treacheries, rebellion, oppression of Mubeds
(Zoroastrian Priests) corrupting the sincere words of Zarathushtra
Spitmata for their own personal gains, the ever expanding distance
between social classes, and treason of governors! He took over
an Empire which was all broken apart after the 70 years of war
with Rome, he took over an Empire with major economical problems,
unhappiness of the masses and corrupted officials. He took over
an empire with drastic distance between her social classes.
to make the wrong, right, he tried to get Iranians to work together
and rebuild the Empire before a total annihilation of Persia.
He fought all his life to do this task, unfortunately Arabo-Muslim
Invasion backed by Rome did not give him a fair chance. Persian
Traitors, on top of the list Salman Farsi, the left hand to Mohammed
The Arab Prophet who betrayed Iran and was one of the major theoreticians
of Islam, betrayed Iran over and over. Separatists, Treacherous
Governors, Persian Traitors and converted Muslim, natural disasters
like sandstorms at the battle grounds and floods in the cities,
all and all joined together to prepare Iran for her death! The
end of First Persian Empire, the end of Sassanid Empire. The last
blow to his soul was the death of Rostam Farokhzad, his big brother,
his comrade in arms, his friend and his most faithful compatriot.
When Rostam died in battle, Yazdgird went deep in depression,
but he never lost his motivation to free Iran. He fought until
death stopped him.
was the first freedom fighter of Iran during the invasion/occupation
the last Sassanid king, was murdered in cold blood on his retreat
to Marv, Khorasan (Today's Turkmenistan) to gather fresh troops
for saving Mother Persia.
At first Yazdgird
was fighting a war with Arabs but afterwards when the war was
lost and Iran was occupied, he started a Resistance Struggle against
the occupying force.
later, Hakim Abolqasem Ferdowsi, the great Persian poet and reviver
of Persian Language released the poetry book of Shahnameh (Book
of Kings) without using a single Arabic word! He truly revived
the Persian language, which was on the edge of extinction. Ferdowsi
to Iran is like Shakespeare to England. In this poetry book, Ferdowsi
quotes a rhyme from Rostam Farokhzad just before engaging in the
Farokhzad, a legend
shire shotor khordan-o susmar
Arab ra be jayi residast kar
ke taj-e- kian ra konad arezu"
drinking camel milk and eating lizards of the desert,
Arab got so bold, that now,
Dreams of capturing the Persian Crown!"
(Arteshbod Rostam Farokhzad)
this tragedy came true....
Persian Casualties of War
Let us concentrate
on the Persian casualties of War. Persians fought bravely, but
they were facing an uncivilized barbaric force from desert, a
force which was hungry for victory. A force which had nothing
to lose! A group of Bedouin tribal savages which lived in hot
deserts, eating lizards and drinking camel milk to survive with
nothing to lose. These savages were promised heaven on earth (Persian
Empire) if they would win the war and live, also they were promised
heaven in after life if they died in war and went to other side,
rivers of milk and honey, 70 female concubines and even 2 boy
toys, a total of 72 virgins in heaven! What was there to lose?
They were a savage barbaric force out to destroy civilization
on Earth and Islam gave them the permit to do so!
at some numbers and understand how intense were the battles. I
call this tragedy the Persian Holocaust:
of War Statistics
They speak of how Persians embraced Islam with the open arms and
Here are some statistics:
Battle of Qadesiyeh: 500,000 Persians Died
Battle of Jalola: 100,000 Persians Died
Battle of Estakhr: 40,000 Persians Died
Battle of Nahavand: 400,000 Persians Died in only 3 Days
Ecbatana (Hamedan) and Raga (Rey): Sa'ad ibn al Vaqas,
Muslim General killed 1/2 the population
Neyshabour: Hassan and Hussein (Imams of Shiite), Caliph
Ali's (1st Imam of Shiite) sons, killed 1/3 of the population
Gorgan: 10,000 Persians Died
in only 1 Day
Khorasan, Mazandaran, Azerbaijan: Muslim killed Hundreds
of Thousands of Persians in battles and then raped women,
mass slaughtered men, pillaged, destroyed or burned everything.
against Arabo-Muslim Occupation went on for years...
Is this how Iranians accepted Islam with open arms?!
on those Iranians who still worship the murderers of their ancestors!"
Was this how Iranians greeted Arab Liberators and accepted Islam
with open arms?
Was this "The Persian Holocaust"? Next
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