The Iranian History 1295 AD


Ilkhanates Embrace Islam

Jun, 16, 1295 AD

Qazvin, the once blue Soltaniyeh Dome is the tomb of the Ilkhanate Oljaitu who converted to Islam and took the name Mohammad Khodabandeh. Soltaniyeh remains the best known monument of Ilkhanate Persia.In a political move, Ghazan Khan converted to Islam, on June, 16, 1295 and took the name Mahmoud. Thus he earned the support of his earlier enemy Mongol Emir Norooz. Within a few months, Ghazan challenged Baydu for the throne, having him executed on Oct, 5, 1295.
Mahmoud Ghazan, then eliminated the partisans of Emir Norooz for treason in May, 1297 before marching against Emir Norooz army in Khorasan, and defeated him near Neishabour. Emir Norooz took refuge in Herat, but he was soon arrested and delivered to Ghazan Khan, who had him executed immediately on Aug, 13, 1297.
The Mongol Yasa code of law remained in place and Shamanism remained politically influential throughout the reign of both Mahmoud Ghazan and his brother and successor Oljaitu, but ancient Mongol traditions eventually went into decline after Oljaitu's demise. (Updated: Aug, 15, 2010)

English-Persian Glossary
  • Emir Norooz : امير نوروز
  • Neishabour : نيشابور(Neyshabour, Neishapour,Nishapur) نيشابور، نشابور. نشاپور. نيشاپور. نيسابور. نيوشاهپور Media_Files
  • Shamanism : شمانيزم
  • Khorasan : خراسان(Khorassan) Media_Files
  • Oljaitu : اولجايتو(?ljeitü,Mohammad Khodabandeh) محمد خدابنده Media_Files
  • Norooz : نوروز(Nowrooz,Noruz,Nevruz,Nawruz) Media_Files
  • Ghazan : قزان
  • Mongol : مغول Media_Files
  • Islam : ‌اسلام Media_Files
  • Herat : هرات(Areia) Media_Files
  • Baydu : بايدو
  • Khan : خان Media_Files
  • Yasa : ياسا

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