• The familiar Christmas story is much more meaningful for those who live in the Middle East since Jesus was born there. Drawing from the rich background of the Iranian culture and history, the following observations will help give ...

  • God is moving people around the world. Have you noticed internationals in your neighborhood? God is bringing the mission field to our doorsteps, from all over the world.

    Yes, immigration is a major political and economic issue today. But God has an ...

  • Does your family put up a Christmas tree? If so, think about the last thing you do as you decorate it—you step back and check whether everything is evenly spaced to look beautiful.

    If the world was a Christmas tree and God’s followers were the lights, ...

  • Shane Bennett of the Mission Catalyst blog has written the following post about what the Quran says about the birth of Jesus. He writes:

    Time was (and maybe still is) you could split a room full of Christians right down the middle on the issue of Santa ...

  • To many people, Islam seems to be on the rise.

    Examples are the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran as well as the emergence of the Wahhabi and Al Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the Taliban in Afghanistan and now ISIS in ...

  • Chelo kebab.  Koobideh kebab.  Qormeh sabzi.  Osh.  Qeimeh.  Zereshk polo. 

    All strange names to an uninitiated Westerner.  But all the names of common dishes among Iranians. 

    A staple is long-grained white rice, slowly steamed to perfection.  It is ...

  • World-renowned chef, best-selling author and Emmy-winning television personality Anthony Bourdain toured Iran to discover first-hand what Iranians are like.

    He explored different corners of the country, including some out-of-the-way places that tourists ...

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Afghanistan Country Profile

The attention of the world has become riveted on Afghanistan in recent years. Prior to September 11, 2001, few people knew very much about this beautiful Central Asian country, which is located north… READ MORE

Photos of the Persian World

You can see the Persian World without actually going there in person. The following websites feature photos of life in Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan and their culture. We are not responsible for… READ MORE
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Radio Mojdeh mobile phone app upgrade

Iranians find mobile phones extremely useful for staying in touch with family and friends, listening to music, and benefiting from many useful apps. There are more cell phones in Iran than there are people! Mobile… Read more
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