Sunday, May 26, 2013
To Greedy Barzani: where is our “Unified Kurdish Language”? Leave Kurds in Syrian alone. In Kurdish language we have an example, saying “If your are not flower do not be thorn” Please stop cooperation with enemies of Kurds. You and your family with other so called Kurdish liberators made enough money to live happily for generations to come. When you and your kind will leave poor Kurdish people alone. Turkey and Israel, are not Kurdish people friend. Only a united people can have a united country “Unified Kurdish Language” book from link below, it is free of charge to read and hope you as a Kurd will support “Unified Kurdish Language” from now on. http://www.scribd.com/doc/139778419/Unified-Kurdish-Lang-CSP-Proof-05-03-13 Too many players are working today in the Kurdish political field to prevent a Unified Kurdish Language from being developed and used. On the top of the list is the Barzani family leadership, second in line is Abreahem Ahmed, followed by Jalal Talabani and Nawshirwan Mustafa. It has been known by the Kurds for many years that the KDP of Barzani and the PUK of Talabani have manipulated the loyalties associated with the Kurdish people's many different dialects to gain political advantages. The Barzani family has built their power base by depending on Barzani tribal members first and then speakers of the Bahdini (Kurmanji) Kurdish dialect, while Abraham Ahmed, the father in-law of Jalal Talabani, has used speakers of the Soranî Kurdish dialect to fight Barzani's power in Kurdistan. And recent reports reveal that Nawshirwan Mustafa, one of the students of Abraham Ahmed and Jalal Talabani is using people from the city of Sulaimaniyah to fight Barzani and Talabani to strengthen the base for his power. It is a yet another travesty against the Kurdish people that some of their political leaders are using city against city, speakers of one Kurdish dialect against speakers of other Kurdish dialects, and Islamic religious branches against one another to stay in power. Without acknowledging the illegitimate occupation of Kurdistan since the fall of the Median Empire and the subsequent use and abuse its people as enough, today many Kurdish political parties are still keeping control by perpetuating divisions between Kurds so they can rule them the way they, not the people, want. The largest political party in Kurdistan today is the PKK, in Turkey it faces the same problem as Kurds do in Iraq. There are the Kurmanji Kurdish and Zaza Kurdish dialects in Turkey and Syria, there are Shi’a, Sunni and Alawi Muslim religous branches as well. As far as we know the PKK is not making any effort to solve the Kurdish language problem. They have not learned the lesson of antiquity, in which the confusion of the language of a people building a huge tower is believed to have led to their division and dispersion throughout the world. The builders could not co-operate to achieve their goal and it was abandoned. Is this the type of barrier, with its potential result, that the PKK and other leaders want to maintain against a united Kurdistan? At the same time, the Islamist Kurdish political parties oppose the Kurdish people's use of the Latin alphabet because they claim it competes with the language of the Arabic Quran. However the Turks of Turkey, a leading population of the Islamic world, are already using the Latin alphabet for the Turkish language in their country. None of these inconsistencies and appropriations of language for political purposes have aided the welfare of the Kurdish people. In fact tens of thousand of Kurds have killed one another in the Kurdistan region of Iraq because of the exploitation of groups speaking the various Kurdish dialects. And now there are rumors that Nawshirwan Mustafa’s Gorran organization is using people from the city of Sulaimaniyah against the Jaf people and the people of the Erbil, Kirkuk and Duhok regions too. According to the articles below, the Kurdistan Regional President Massoud Barzani urged linguists to work together in order to establish a standard language for written Kurdish in September-20-2011, for good reasons. The obvious question now is why, after so many years of wielding power, has the Barzani family oligarchy not at least implemented the development of a Unified Kurdish Alphabet? Probably because it has priorities spending millions of dollars to divide Kurds in Syria and Turkey, while apparently nothing has been allocated to support its language policy. These examples of failure of duty of care towards the Kurdish people and lack of effective actions to unite them are only a few of many. Consequently, with limited resources we have formulated and described the foundation of a Unified Kurdish Alphabet as the basis for a Unified Kurdish Language. Since it is not hard to learn two different languages the Arabic alphabet can be retained for school study. It will be most valuable as second language for Kurdish people to study, while the Kurdish language can be used as the mother tongue in schools, enabling the Kurds to be united by one language. To address these issues and promote real reforms we have written and just published The Unified Kurdish Language, a book explaining the roots of and reasons why one language is needed to help give birth to a unified Kurdistan. We tried to offer free of charge in the Kindle version, but Amazon system does not let us to do that, we put the minimum of 0.99 cent, so that as many people as possible can read it. We hope and trust that our work will lead to the worldwide unification of the Kurdish people in the near future. Remember, only a united people can have a united country. References -Time for a unified Kurdish language Saturday, 24 September 2011, 11:21 GMT http://www.kurdishglobe.net/display-article.html?id=C82A00496CA86B18230F23B20D32FB8D -Parliament bill seeks to protect Kurdish language in Kurdistan Region http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/11/20/273602/parliament-bill-seeks-to-protect-kurdish-language-in-kurdistan-region/ -Unified Kurdish Language The Language of Zoroaster and Darius the Great Authored by Hamma Mirwaisi, Alison Buckley https://www.createspace.com/4216969 Hamma Mirwaisi is a US citizen of Kurdish origin and the co-author with Australian writer Alison Buckley of two historical novels outlining the early history of the Kurds. His research has traced political movements in the region for the last two and a half thousand years, during which time not much has changed for the Kurdish people. Now, like his compatriots who battle for peace in his mountain homeland, Hamma is willing to climb the steep slope for their freedom by further developing the friendship not only between the American and Kurdish people, but also between their leaders and governments, in the hope of safeguarding the interests of his adopted country and restoring to his people rightful possession of their lands. Mirwaisi, a longtime contributing writer and columnist for Ekurd.net. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Blind as a Bat – from Ancient Aryan language By Alison Buckley and Hamma Mirwaisi Author’s of the Vashti Queen of the Ancient Medes-Book Blind as a Bat - Ancient Aryan language throws light on origins of ‘Shem-bat’ observance Judaism is regarded as the cradle civilization of the seventh day ‘Shabbat’ or Sabbath, but close examination of the language of the ancient Aryans reveals a devotion to the seven day weekly cycle not unlike the ancient Hebrews’. The descendants of the ancient Aryan (Airyanem) civilization still live today in Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. A proud, independent people they have spiritually and physically survived many crushing layers of oppression imposed by conquering regimes since the fall of the Median Empire around 520 BCE. Early references to the Medes identified them symbolically and literally in the biblical book of Daniel. ‘Huart’ was their self-definition of ‘bear’ which became ‘Kurd’, a name which today still describes a distinct ethnic nation of people scattered throughout the former territories of the Medes. The Kurds have retained their ancient pristine language, including its links to the beliefs of their forbears. At least one Kurdish linguist has recently shown that the Aryan civilization originally centred on the Zagros Plateau of present day Iran, featured a distinctly ‘Shem-bat’ oriented lifestyle. The number seven was regarded as holy in ancient Aryan times. The origins for the term ‘blind as a bat’ possibly came from the Kurdish term ‘bat’ caused by the light of ‘Shem’ or ‘Shema-kura’ meaning candles, which when combined resemble the Hebrew ‘Shabbat’. For the Kurds the brightness of the seven candles they traditionally burned on the seventh day blinded them to all powers other than God. The Hebrews’ seven branched candle stick immediately springs to mind. To keep their focus on the holy ‘Shem-bat’ the ancient Aryans marked the days of the week by naming them according to the number of candles lit progressively for each day. For example yekshema was one candle for Sunday; dushema was two candles for Monday followed by sheshema, charshema, pinjshema and finally jinjshema for the coming together of everyone on Friday. This practice is reminiscent of the Jews gathering on Friday evening to mark the commencement of Shabbat. Even more impressively the names of the days of the week guided the ancient Aryans’ though their spiritual walk with God. Starting with day one, ‘Dadvah Ahura Mazdā,’ meant ‘I will only ask God to help me,’ ‘Vohu Manah’ identified ‘my only God,’ Aša Vahišta focused on ‘the Lord of heaven,’ ‘Khšathra Vairya’ entreated ‘bring us Messiah,’ ‘Spenta Ārmaiti’ confirmed ‘He will enlighten us’, ‘Haurvatāt’ recognized ‘He who is leading us to your path,’ and finally ‘Ameretāt’ announced ‘He is the king coming from you.’ Similarly the culminating celebration of God’s holy presence amongst his people on the seventh day is well known to Jews and various denominations of Christians. Interestingly the place of the Messiah in the middle of the week is also found in the Christian New Testament book of Revelation and the account of the Hebrew prophet Daniel. Additionally these daily injunctions could easily be seen as precursors to the introductory Hebrew Ten Commandments. In practical terms, today’s Kurds still revere the number by making seven twists in the front of their sash-like belts. The ancient Aryans followed the prophet Zoroaster, and his teachings survive today in the practice of Zoroastrians. Pre-dating or co-existing with Judaism this ancient belief system pre-empted the more mystical elements of Hinduism and Buddhism and founded its own offshoots. Related to the Kurdish Avesta the archaic language of the Gathas spawned the Indian Rigveda in about 1700 BCE, indicating Zoroaster’s existence around 1700-1500 BCE. This date means he might have known of Abraham and his encounters with God. Living amongst the tribal-pastoral people of the Lake Matine area of ancient Kurdistan, now the Lake Urmia region currently shared by Iran, Iraq and Turkey, Zoroaster developed teachings that spread west through the land of the Airyanem Vaejah (Aryan people). Whether the patriarch Abraham in nearby Shinar knew of them is debatable but the Hebrew God’s later injunction on Mount Sinai to remember Shabbat implies it was previously observed by his descendants. Not unlike the ancient Hebrew priests Zoroaster described himself in the Gathas as a ‘zaotor,’ able to compose a ‘manthra’ or inspired utterance of power. Training for the priesthood from the early age of seven he qualified at age fifteen and spent years in a wandering quest for truth. The Gathas and later the Pahlavi works mentioned he was thirty when he first received divine inspiration. "He went down to a river to fetch water; there he encountered a radiant figure introducing himself as Vohu Manah ‘Good Purpose’. The light led him to ‘Ahura Mazda’ the Lord of Wisdom and five other radiant figures, before whom he did not see his own shadow upon the earth, and it was then that he received his revelation." Zoroaster applied his knowledge to understand the living soul as having nine parts, with each of three physical, subtle material and spiritual divisions comprising three elements. Perhaps his origins in proximity to Noah’s legendary boat grounded on Mount Ararat also prompted Zoroaster to scientifically and spiritually consider the division of the sun’s white light into seven different colours by the rainbow. History records the Medes’ seven-walled Sar Kalai palace of their ancient capital, Ecbatana (now Hamadan in Iran), with each wall trimmed in the visible colours of the planets. Although aware of the existence of only two of the races on the scientific colour or non-colour spectrum, they probably mixed with traders from the Eastern Orient and wondered if four more races existed in lands beyond the Great Sea. Today’s Kurds still revere the number by making seven twists in the front of their sash-like belts. More investigation is needed to support findings based on the ancient but still living Kurdish language. However, the Airyanem people’s reverence for the number seven is easily identifiable with other ancient and contemporary spiritual beliefs and practices. The ancient Aryan symbol for the number seven showing the five highest angels standing with God before Zoroaster is a memorial to this complex spiritually, socially and scientifically advanced civilization, whose knowledge and achievements could well have informed the ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Hebrew cultures. Several attempts have been made to alter the seven day weekly cycle, the most famous ten day week introduced by the French during the 1790’s failed spectacularly. Even alterations to the Western calendar have not affected the work attributed by some to the Creator. The assumption of the exclusive influence of these cultures on today’s Eastern and Western traditions is currently under challenge in a series of historical novels outlining the part played by the Aryan people in previous eras and the implications for their role in today’s problematical Middle East. Commencing with the life of the Median Queen Vashti, the other Queen of the Jewish Purim festival story of Queen Esther, they move through Esther’s marriage to Vashti’s husband, Astyages (Ahasuerus) of the Medes and on to the reign of Astyages’ Persian grandson, the famous general Cyrus the Great.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Reply to Dr Wippich’s writing from Germany below about this statement
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Hamma Mirwaisi's Platform Statement
This platform provides information about books authored or co-authored by Hamma Mirwaisi, who has long been burdened by a desire to present his understanding of the ancient Airyanem civilization to the world. ‘Return of the Medes’, his initial analysis of the Airyanem people’s history, includes details of the ancient Medes, the forbears of today’s Kurds.
It has been followed by an historical romance novel written with an Australian writer revealing the origins and life of the Median Queen Vashti. Set in an era commonly believed to have accepted the total subjection of women as worthless objects, this work combines fact with fiction to tell the story of a real woman’s struggle to uphold her dignity and equal standing with her husband, then the world’s most powerful man. Hidden throughout the ages Queen Vashti’s battle has been uncovered to inspire all those who fight now for the human rights of women.
It is fitting that Queen Vashti’s ancient Middle Eastern culture should showcase concepts of equality between the sexes. Although hard fought battles have granted western women freedom and legal equality, many regional governments of Queen Vashti’s homeland and the Islamic world cite interpretations of Islamic laws to justify chaining, persecuting and destroying women, depriving them of their capacity to realise their full humanity and reach their potential.
Today Kurdish women are world leaders in the fight for equal treatment and accordance of equal value to women, in all areas of human endeavour. These descendants of Queen Vashti engage in conflict on two fronts. One is a guerrilla war with the occupiers of Kurdistan and the other is against the oppressive Islamic religious laws combined with the Arabs’ restrictive cultural laws, which severely limit women’s opportunities for self-fulfilment and happiness. Tragically some Kurdish women must now carry guns to continue Queen Vashti’s battle for freedom, equality and peace for her Airyanem Vaejah people, in the land of the Aryans.