Islamic Period in Iran

Islamic Revolution

the end of the monarchy in Iran

The majority of Iranians were not happy with the Pahlavi dynasty. Mohammad Reza’s total submission to US and his anti-Islamic policies…

Pahlavi Dynasty

the last kings & the dream of great civilization

The Pahlavi dynasty was founded by a brave military officer, Reza Khan, in 1925. In Pahlavi period, Iran underwent different changes…

Qajar dynasty

the modern ideas and the lost lands

The Qajars were a Turkmen tribe the leader of which was Agha Mohammad Khan. After Karim Khan Zand’s death in 1779,…

Zand Dynasty

the age of prosperity, peace, and conflicts

The founder of the dynasty, Karim khan, has always been remembered as one of the most popular kings of Iran. By…

Afsharid Dynasty

the last conquerors of the East

The Afsharid dynasty was founded by Nader Shah who saved Iran from the Afghans that had invaded Iran and had waged wars…

Safavid Dynasty

a reflection of the ancient glory

Safavid Dynasty The Safavid dynasty was the greatest Iranian empire after the Arab conquest, ruled Iran for about 200…

The Khwarazmid

the Mongol invasion of Iran and the age of decline

The Khwarazmid The khwarazmid empire was another Turkic empire who seized the power from the Seljuks and ruled Iran…

The Seljuks

the age of grandeur & political hegemony

The Seljuks The Seljuk dynasty was established in 985 by a Turk tribe outside Iran in the north. The founder of this dynasty…

The Ghaznavid

Persian culture and the spread of Turkish language

Ghaznavid Dynasty established in 963 by Alptigin was the first Turkish dynasty in Iran who ruled Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and…

The Ziyarid

the Idea of revival of Sassanid Empire

The Ziyarid Dynasty was established by Mardavij Ibn-e Zyar in 928. He started from northern provinces of Mazandara…

Samanid Dynasty

the flourishing time of Persian culture

Samanid Dynasty The Samanid period was the flourishing season of Iran after the Arab conquest. It was an entirely Persian…

Saffarid Dynasty

the breach in the territorial integrity of the caliphate

Saffarid dynasty is named after its founder, Yaqub bin Laith Saffar. He was a coppersmith (Saffar) who was appointed the general of the…

Arab Conquest

the fall of Sassanid Empire and the Islamization of Iran

After Prophet Muhammad’s death in 632 AD, Abu Bekr, his first successor and the first Caliph of the Muslims, tried to put an end to…