ARYANA IS PRESENT DAY IRAN AND AFGHANISTAN
By Dr. Ariazad
The lands of Iran and Afghanistan are as complex as are its people. About 200 years ago, Afghanistan became an independent nation under Ahmad Shah Durani. Iran and Afghanistan are nations that have analgous historical relationship to each other. It is amazing that some writer still debate Afghan-Iranian identity and their histories. I have spent most of my life researching the Afghan-Iranian relationship, and as a result, I stand firm in saying that their common roots were the Aryans. Furthermore, to help assess the unaware reader understand better the relationship of the Iranian-Afghan people, I have provided the fallowing analogy of similar nations and societies divided through the course of time. These nations are encapsulated in a similar circumstance relevant to the Iranians and Afghans; they are England and Scotland, Germany and Austria, North Korea and South Korea, Bella Russia and Russia, Pakistan and Bangladesh and India, Sicily and Sardinia and Italy, Montenegro and Kosova and Albania. The people from these nations share a common history and culture but hold affinity to their divided territorial states because of politics, religion, wealth, and because of powerful external forces weakening their societies by dividing and conquering them.
Updated: Wednesday, 26 May 2004 5:49 AM EDT
Dear fellow Persians,
Today we are facing annihilation as a people. More than ever before, we are constantly being challenged and pressed with overwhelming political, social, cultural and economic problems. Our ancient land is in an abyss, ruined and occupied. Our independence is in danger. Our identity is under assault, and our culture and history is being destroyed in front of our eyes.
The way out of this appalling condition is not so easy. Our problems are a burden that we need to pull together collectively. We will surely overcome the adversity at this present time. With firm commitment, resilience and confidence we will succeed against the challenges that face us today. However, we need to shake ourselves and wake up from a slumber. We need to prepare to meet our problems face to face. We should stop pretending as if nothing is happening. It is a matter of our survival as a people. It is a national obligation of every Persian and Afghan-Persian (Tajik) to take as an active part to awaken our dormant people and show them the enormous dangers that threaten their very existence.
This is a limited web-blog on my part to provide accurate information about Afghan-Persian history, culture, and heritage. The purpose of this web-blog is to achieve a source of inspiration among young Afghan-Persians and instill in them a sense of pride, and nationalism emphasizing the necessity for reestablishing the presently scattered Farsi/Persian societies. The core intention of my web-blog is to become a focal point for all active Persian nationalists who believe in reestablishing our lost state in the ancient land of Aryana. This territory was known as KHORASAN, meaning in middle-Persian as the land of the rising sun.
A Afghani-Persian (Tajik) from Herat, Khorasan