Abul-Qasim al-Taymi al-Isfahani al-Shafi’i (457- 535 H) was a major authority of Ahlus-Sunnah, one of the Shuyukh of al-Ibn al-Sam’ani. He studied in Isfahan (Sunni stronghold in pre-Rafidi-Safawi Persia) and amongst his teacher was a female, ‘Aishah bint al-Hassan al-Warkaniyyah al-Isfahaniyyah, a praised and reliable transmitter of Hadith. He also studied in Baghdad (Iraq), Nayshabur (Persia, Khorasan), and Ray (modern-day Tehran). He was buried in Isfahan (the graves of many classical Sunni scholars that exist all over Iran were desecrated by the anti-Sunni Rafidhi Twelver Shia Safavid empire and its spiritual descendants).
فتح بلاد فارس وما خلفها في عهد الخلفية الراشد عمر الفاروق رضي الله عنه
He like other giants of the Salaf were of Persian descend. Hasan Al-Basri, the great Tabi’i (رحمه الله) was brought up in the house of Umm Salamah (رضي الله عنها), he is one of the major (in fact many scholars call him the CHIEF of the Tabi’in) Tabi’in, well known for his wisdom.
Introduction to two books:
1. إيران السنية – الحياة الدينية في إيران قبل الصفوية
‘Sunni Iran – Religious life in Iran before the Safvid era.’ Title says it all. One thing is for sure, the Masajid called to 5 Adhans a day and the scholars knew Tajwid, unlike the ‘Ayatollahs’ of Qom, Najaf, and Karbala.
Back then 25 years young, March 2009, somewhere near Green Street, East LND. My debut vid on YouTube with my friend and Shaykh, Abū Muntasir al-Balūshī (Ahlus-Sunnah Irān).
Full clip: https://youtu.be/yT0Banv3LwY
أسد السنة – الشيخ أبو منتصر البلوشي (حفظه الله) | أهل السنة في إيران
This man is a one man army. Iranian Baluch, a warrior people, a peole that even the bloodthirsty Safavids couldn’t break (the Baluch and Kurds gave them a hell of a time and refused to convert to Rafidism/Shi’ism).
عسلويه – بوشهر – اهل سنت ايران
Here some pictures from ‘Asaluyeh county, an absolute majority Iranian Sunni area in the Bushehr (Abu Shahr) province in southern Iran. Most of its inhabitants are ethnic Arabs as well as southern Persian (Lari) Sunnis. The towns down there look just like any other town on the other side of the Persian Gulf and many Arab tribes exist, including Bani Tanim who populate entire towns in some southern Iranian Arab regions.