Iranians take pride in their unique cultural and political heritage, a history dating back 100,000 years. Arab conquest in the 7th century introduced Islam. Vast oil reserves powered economic growth in the 1960s-70s. Ayatollah Khomeini established a theocracy

Luminous Mysteries:  Intentions for  Iran

1.  That Believers from Muslim Backgrounds (BMB’s)  be  protected from harm and persecution

2.  That economic reform, which includes privatization of key economic sectors, may lead to fulfillment of its tremendous potential

3.  For policies to effectively deal with unemployment and inflation

4.  For continued improvement in education and health services

5.  For government to continue its programs in rural development and empowerment of the downtrodden

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