Thoughts

Wet Your Dry Soul in Shiraz

“My religion says it is important to have as many followers as possible and it is one of my duty to make sure it happens but, with you, it is more important to have a friend who will help me find the truth.” Seyyed Hamed. I came to Iran with …

Travel

Indonesia is not a religious country

“Why do people in Indonesia hate Syiah people?” This is exactly one of the questions that made me decided to go to Iran. Nasheema, my guide at Shah Cheragh Shrine, the shrine that commemorate the two brothers of Imam Ali, asked me at the end of my short visit during an ifthar. I, of …

Travel

Gates of all legacies

Twenty four years ago, in my high school library, I learned how the kings of Persia built their empire and made their legacy in the form of Parsa, the great capital of Persia. Iwas told today that it was the empire leaders – father and son and grandson – who continuously built the city greater than they …