Farman Farmaian Reflection

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The narrator of the book, Farman- Farmaian, surprised me the most because of her will power and her courage to create a life of her own. Her father believed that education was extremely important and she wanted to please him by furthering her education by going to America. “Nothing is more important, he would admonish, than your education” (Farrmaian 10-11). What stuck out to me was when her father said, “times are changing, and what counts nowadays is not who your father was but what you make of your own lives” (Farmaian 11). He doesn’t want his children to get by because of who he is; he wants his children to get an education and make something of themselves. Satti’s eagerness to please Shazdeh by wanting to do something …show more content…
Islam means “to submit” and they would submit themselves to God. Getting to heaven was simple if you followed the five pillars. It was also important that they follow God and his path for them and that was true for Farmaian and her family. “…what happened to them must be God’s way of teaching them to bear suffering with fortitude and patience, so that they could be better Moslems” (Farmaian 38). “In the 18th century, western powers took over Saudi territory and the Ottoman Empire became weak and were losing the war. They began to question why they were losing when they should be winning because they had God on their side; however, they realized He was punishing them for being bad Muslims. They had to return to the true faith, which was known as Wahhabism. The Muslims had to incorporate notion of faith like, following the Qur’an word for word and physically demonstrating their life to God. They had to believe not just with their mind, but also with their soul and whole being” (In class …show more content…
There were shortages of goods, fuel, and power” (Farmaian 282). People were starting to suffer while under their current government and things were not looking up for them any time soon. Jobs and money started to become scarce. “Suddenly, hundreds of thousands if not millions of workers and transplanted villagers who depended on the government’s urban development and construction projects for their daily bread found that jobs and money were scarce” (Faramain 295). The government was corrupting the people and making it impossible for them to live the life they needed to live to survive. There were some good things done by the government as mentioned before, but there was mostly corruption and hatred towards the government and its policies. The people of Iran suffered greatly and things were falling

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