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- Cultural heritage in Iran : policies for an Islamic country
- Culture of Iran
- 5 Persian Customs to Know Before Visiting Iran
- Iran’s National Identity Problem
Cultural heritage in Iran : policies for an Islamic country
You will gain an understanding of a number of key areas including:. Once you've read this guide, ensure the success of your Iran business venture by:. Iran has a heterogeneous population speaking a variety of Indo-Iranian, Semitic, and Turkic languages. The largest language group consists of the speakers of Indo-Iranian languages, who in comprised about 70 percent of the population. The speakers of Indo-Iranian languages are not, however, a homogeneous group.
They include speakers of Persian, the official language of the country, and its various dialects; speakers of Kirmanji, the term for related dialects spoken by the Kurds who live in the cities, towns, and villages of western Iran and adjacent areas of Iraq and Turkey; speakers of Luri, the language of the Bakhtiaris and Lurs who live in the Zagros; and Baluchi, the language of the seminomadic people who live in southeastern Iran and adjacent areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Approximately 28 percent of the population speaks various dialects of Turkish. Speakers of Semitic languages include Arabs and Assyrians. Islam is practised by the majority of Iranians and governs their personal, political, economic and legal lives.
Islam emanated from what is today Saudi Arabia. The Prophet Muhammad is seen as the last of God's emissaries following in the footsteps of Jesus, Moses, Abraham, etc to bring revelation to mankind.
He was distinguished with bringing a message for the whole of mankind, rather than just to a certain peoples. The Quran and the actions of the. Among certain obligations for Muslims are to pray five times a day - at dawn, noon, afternoon, sunset, and evening.
The exact time is listed in the local newspaper each day. Friday is the Muslim holy day. Everything is closed. Many companies also close on Thursday, making the weekend Thursday and Friday.
During the holy month of Ramadan all Muslims must fast from dawn to dusk and are only permitted to work six hours per day.
Fasting includes no eating, drinking, cigarette smoking, or gum chewing. Expatriates are not required to fast; however, they must not eat, drink, smoke, or chew gum in public.
Each night at sunset, families and friends gather together to celebrate the breaking of the fast iftar. The festivities often continue well into the night. In general, things happen more slowly during Ramadan. Many businesses operate on a reduced schedule. Shops may be open and closed at unusual times. Iran is the only country of all Muslim countries that is officially a Shi'ite state.
The others being considered Sunni states. When the prophet Mohammed died, the question over who should be his successor divided the Muslim population. What has now become the Sunnis believed the leadership of the community did not have to come from the Prophet's family, while Shi'ites disagreed.
Although most Islamic countries contain members of both sects, Iran and Iraq have the highest numbers of Shi'ites. Do you need to cite this page for school or university research?
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Culture of Iran
Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. Hodjat Published Geography. Compiling a more precise body of knowledge concerning the present situation of cultural affairs in Iran and attempting to search for more appropriate policies for its future application are the goals pursued in this research. The research is carried out in two principal domains: the status of cultural heritage in Islam and the development of cultural heritage in Iran.
5 Persian Customs to Know Before Visiting Iran
You will gain an understanding of a number of key areas including:. Once you've read this guide, ensure the success of your Iran business venture by:. Iran has a heterogeneous population speaking a variety of Indo-Iranian, Semitic, and Turkic languages. The largest language group consists of the speakers of Indo-Iranian languages, who in comprised about 70 percent of the population.
Ethnic Identity and the State in Iran pp Cite as. Barry Buzan argues that societal identity is a central component of the security problem. Various scholars in Iran have identified different elements of Iranian identity. Nationalism in Iran invokes notions of the greatness of the pre-Islamic heritage as an authentic source of Iranian identity and advocates a territorial patriotism. Unable to display preview.
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Iran’s National Identity Problem
There are public and private rules regarding non-verbal communication in Iran. When in public, people generally have to behave more formally and keep a distinct distance from those of the opposite gender. These customs loosen significantly when people are in private and surrounded by their close friends. Iranian expats in Australia are likely to be a lot more informal with their body language than what is described below.
Iran Persia is considered as one of the cradles of civilization,     and due to its dominant geo-political position and culture in the world, Iran has heavily influenced cultures and peoples as far away as Italy , Macedonia , and Greece to the West, Russia and Eastern Europe to the North, the Arabian Peninsula to the South, and the Indian subcontinent and East Asia to the East. An eclectic cultural elasticity has been said to be one of the key defining characteristics of the Iranian identity and a clue to its historical longevity. Furthermore, Iran's culture has manifested itself in several facets throughout the history of Iran as well as the South Caucasus , Central Asia , Anatolia , and Mesopotamia. Iran has one of the oldest, richest and most influential art heritages in the world which encompasses many disciplines including literature , music , dance , architecture , painting , weaving , pottery , calligraphy , metalworking and stonemasonry. Iranian art has gone through numerous phases, which is evident from the unique aesthetics of Iran.
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