The Sunni Population & their areas in Iran

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The Sunni Population & their areas in Iran
« on: September 05, 2014, 07:18:01 PM »
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The Sunni Population & their areas in Iran

Before Islam, Iran was under the  Persians Magi king of Sassanid empire. Iran was conquered in era of the  second Caliph Omar-e-Faruq (God is pleased with him) and after that, the  Iranians accepted the natural religion Islam. There was a very small  number of Shiah in Iran, in the era of Umawia and Abbasia. They were  restricted only in four cities of Iran: Kashan, Sabzavar, Qom and Saveh.

    Before five centuries in 906 H.Q (1500  AD), when Safavian got the government, so the Shiah community in Iran  started their activities and preached their idealogies. Finaly the first  Shiite state appeared in the history of Iran.

After it, the king  Ismaeel Safavi (founder of the Safawi State) took the reins of power in  the Safawian State and adopted Tabriz, the capital of his government. As  he declared the Shiah Imamiah faction the official religoin of the  state in 907 H.Q(1501 AD), Then Sunnis in Iran suffered from  deteriorations,  they faced injustice and were tortured, the Sunnis were  displaced and massacred.

Since that time till today, the Shiites in  Iran have full authority and hold the reins of power in all aspects of  life, political, economical, social and other fields. On other side, the  Sunni community does not have any authority they are kept away from the  key posts of the country, they can not participate in important  decisions, the Sunnis do not have any right inligislativ departments and  management of the country, rather they are gifted all kinds of  injustice and discrimination.

Because of the lack of precise  statistical and no one is allowed  to carry out the precise number of  minorities whose belong to differnet sectarianism and nationalism in  Iran, it is very difficult to determine the number of those who belong  to the Sunni community. But despite all that we can affirm that the  number is estimated at more than 18 million people of the total  population of Iran that is around 70 million. This number is equivalent  to more than 25 percent of the population of Iran. Fifty percent  population of Kurdish nation belongs to Ahl-e-Sunnat. Worthy to mention,  that more than 8 million of the Kurdish people live in Iran and it is  known that 98% of the Kurdish people are muslims and more than 95% of  them belong to Ahlus-Sunna. The Balochs nation is the second largest  nation of the Sunnis in Iran.

Geographically, the Sunnis in Iran live  in the border areas, mostely. They live in separate cities and  provinces and they are distinct from each other.
The areas of the Sunnis in Iran are as follows:

1-Kurdistan  province that is located in western Iran. Its capital city is Sanandaj.  the Kurdish people are 100% of the population of the province.

2-  Western Azerbaijan province: which is located in the northwest of Iran,  here, the Kurdish Sunnis are majority of the province.

3-  Kermanshah province: that is located in the southeast of Iran,  Overthere, also the Kurdish people recognized the largest proportion of  its population and the capital city of this provice is Kermanshah.

4-  Turkmen Sahra: which is located in the northern Iran around of the  coast of the Caspian Sea to the southern border of Turkmenistan.

5- Khorasan Province: that is located in northern Iran and extends to the borders of Afghanistan in eastern Iran.

6-  Sistan and Baluchistan province: is located in the southeast of Iran,  where Balochs are acknowledged the largest  proportion of its  population. This region stretching from South Khorasan to the Sea of  Oman in the south and from east to the Pakistan border.

7-  Hormozgan province, especially BandarAbbas city, which is the capital  city and its suburbs, Qeshm island and other areas on the coasts of the  Gulf and Oman Sea.

8- Fars province, especially Laristan and its  suburbs and villages, also other areas of the province such as: Tala  Dar, Khur, Owz, Kheng, Fishour and other regions.

9- Bushehr city  and its surrounding villages, also thes areas: Bandar Maqam,Tawbandi,  Koshkenar and other areas in the southwestern of Iran.

10- The outskirts of Khalkhal city in Ardebil province.

11- Talish and Anbaran those are located in the west of the Caspian Sea in the north of Iran.

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