Doostane Farsi Zabane Man, which translates from Persian (Farsi) to "My Persian-Speaking Friends," aims to increase friendship and cultural understanding between Iranians and Americans through a pen pal program between young citizens of Iran and the United States.

 

The bible is foreign to me, but its concepts are not. My father always said that hatred is a waste and never an option. He learned this growing up in Ahwaz, Iran, in a Muslim household. I have tried my best to pass the same message to my children, born and raised in the United States. Ultimately, it doesn’t matter where we learn that lesson. It’s just important that we do.

 Firoozeh Dumas, Laughing Without an Accent: Adventures of an Iranian American, at Home and Abroad

Only 48 more days left until the 2014 World Cup!
Go Iran!

Only 48 more days left until the 2014 World Cup!

Go Iran!

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Cover of Keyhan Bacheha (Kid’s Universe) Magazine from August 1975
Keyhan Bacheha is a famous weekly magazine for kids in Iran which has been in publication since 1956

farsizaban:

Cover of Keyhan Bacheha (Kid’s Universe) Magazine from August 1975

Keyhan Bacheha is a famous weekly magazine for kids in Iran which has been in publication since 1956

Lady in Iran with Gheylan (Picture by Antoin Sevruguin, late 1800’s)

Lady in Iran with Gheylan (Picture by Antoin Sevruguin, late 1800’s)

A Book of Verses underneath the Bough, A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread — and Thou Beside me singing in the Wilderness — Oh, Wilderness were Paradise enow!

Omar Khayyám (Translated by Edward FitzGerald from the original Persian)

British Embassy in Tehran, Late 1800’s

The biggest Ferris Wheel in the Middle East, Masshad, Iran

The biggest Ferris Wheel in the Middle East, Masshad, Iran

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Iranian Musicians, Late Qajar era

Iranian Musicians, Late Qajar era

City of Bicycles, Yazd, Iran 

Qajar era House, Isfahan, Iran

Qajar era House, Isfahan, Iran

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