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Images from Tehran

Posted by Parsin on April 22, 2008

6 Responses to “Images from Tehran”

  1. sixpillarstopersia said

    Nice! It looks like a dream.

  2. Parsin said

    Six pillars to persia,
    Thanks for visiting!

  3. Marissa said

    Wow. Do you live in that city? If so I’m jealous! It looks like so much, it’s so beautiful there, the architecture is astounding, and the men are so handsome!

    I think its funny how America thinks Iranian women are oppressed. They were very fashionable and absolutely gorgeous. I wish I looked like one of them! The city looks so alive and exciting. I truly want to visit. And the people look so happy!

    I have a technical question, how do I load a picture into the box on the right hand top corner?
    Thanks a lot Merissa! I hope one day you can visit Tehran. I am sure you will enjoy it. We have had many tourists from western countries visiting Iran.
    I am sorry I didn’t get your point on the technical question! Do you mean in WordPress?, where I have loaded Ali Shariati’s picture??!

  4. marissamae said

    I still watch this video all the time. I want to visit so badly! The architecture is utterly amazing, and it looks like so much fun to explore the city and go skiing in the mountains. (Or, snowboarding in my case!)

    I read a book a long time ago by an American woman and Iran and she said that women there are not allowed to hang out with men or wear brightly colored headscarfs or smile at men while walking down the street, etc… By these pictures I can tell that she is totally off the mark. These people do not look oppressed in the least bit!

  5. Parsin said


    I also wish you can arrange to visit Iran.

    What has been told about Iranian women is partly true. Unfortunately, there are some ignorant and narrow minded people in Iran and they are what I call them a counterpart of Taliban in Afghanistan. But these are in minority and the body of Iranian society is bright and have a up to date view about their culture.

    Nowadays, women in Iran are more free than a decade ago and this route will be continued until they get their God-given rights. The important thing is that Islam is in support of women rights. And our Islamic intellectuals call for their rights as well. You can read articles of Dr. Shariati regarding these matters and you will see that.

    Women in Iran do skiing and all other activities, the only limitation is the modesty!

  6. marissamae said

    I’m glad women have more rights and that they are continuing to grow. And Islam defenitely has women’s rights in mind. The Qu’ran itself talks about how women are to be respected and cherished by their husbands, and how treating women well is pleasing in the eyes of Allah.

    I have read everything you have posted on this site by Dr. Shariati and he is absolutely brilliant! I especially loved the Fatima is Fatima excerpts. Those were written by him weren’t they?

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