Iran: The Culture
This work is intended for children aged 9-14 years. Faith and tradition are at the centre of life in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iran The Culture describes how daily prayer, religious holidays, and annual pilgrimages to holy sites keep Islam alive in the hearts of Iranians. The country's ancient arts are also celebrated including carpet making, calligraphy, and tilework. Other topics include: the creation of a Muslim state; Shi'i, Sunni and Sufi religions; holidays such as Ramadan, Ashura, Nawruz, and Islamic Republic Day; the rebirth of dance and music; pottery, painting, and carpet weaving; and impressive public squares, palaces, and mosques.
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Observing religious holidays
Stews rice and more
The music of Iran
Made by hand
The written word
Tell me a story
Glossary and Index
Ahura Mazda Allah Arabic Ashura Ayatollah Bakhtiari believe bread called Calligraphy celebrate Chaharshanbeh Suri Christians classical Persian music create decorated Eid-e Fetr Eid-e Ghadeer Eid-e Qurban feast festival final prophet fire Hadith haft-seen handwoven holy book Ibrahim Imam Mahdi Iran Iran's official Iranian artists Iranian craftspeople Islamic Revolution Jafari Jibril kamancheh Khomeini King knots per square known Kurdish Kurds leaders of Islam live in Iran madrasahs Marquetry miniatures mosque Muhammad mujtahids mullahs musicians Muslim leaders Muslims accept naan night Nowrouz paintings patterns perform Persian carpets Persian dance Perso-Arabic poems poetry popular music pottery pray prayer Qashqai Qur'an Ramazan Ravanipur religion religious leaders Revolution in 1979 rice rose water Sa'at-e Tahvil sabzeh Sayyid sedra Seezdeh Beh Shahnameh shahs Shari'ah Shi'is Simin Daneshvar Simurgh speak Persian stew Sufi Sufism teahouses Tehran tells Muslims tiles tilework Today traditional traditionally written Yalda Yushij Zoroastrian