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#Pray4AfroIranians

Please keep Afro-Iranians in prayer during this time of war and crisis. 🙏🏿🙏🏾

Read their history and Biblical Hebrew connection below:

Did you know the part of Iran where many Afro-Iranians reside is mentioned in Isaiah 11:11 as Elam?

Isaiah 11:11: Then it will happen on that day that Yahuah Will again recover the second time with His hand The remnant of His people, who will remain, From Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam (Iran), Shinar, Hamath, And from the islands of the sea.

According to Encyclopedia Britannica: Elam, Elamite Ḥaltami, Akkadian Elamtu, also called Susiana, ancient country in southwestern Iran approximately equivalent to the modern region of Khūzestān.

Afro-Iranians (Persian: ایرانیان آفریقایی‌تبار‎) are people of Black African descent residing in Iran. Most Afro-Iranians are concentrated in the coastal provinces of Persian Gulf such as Hormozagan, Sistan and Baluchestan and Khuzestan (which is Biblical Elam).

The Indian Ocean slave trade was multi-directional and changed over time. To meet the demand for menial labor, black slaves captured by Arab slave traders were sold in cumulatively large numbers over the centuries to the Persian Gulf, Egypt, Arabia, India, the Far East, the Indian Ocean islands and Ethiopia.During the Qajar dynasty, many wealthy households imported Black African women and children as slaves to perform domestic work. This slave labor was drawn exclusively from the Zanj, who were Bantu-speaking peoples that lived along the coast of the Southeast Africa, in an area roughly comprising modern-day Tanzania, Mozambique and Malawi. However Mohammad Shah Qajar, under British pressure, issued a firman suppressing the slave trade in 1848. We know many Bantu tribes are indeed Hebrews.

Isaiah 11:11: Then it will happen on that day that Yahuah Will again recover the second time with His hand The remnant of His people, who will remain, From Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam (Iran), Shinar, Hamath, And from the islands of the sea.

Sources:

1. Mirzai, Behnaz. Afro-Iranian Lives (documentary film). afroiranianlives.com. Retrieved 23 November 2011.

2.Elam ANCIENT KINGDOM, IRAN by WRITTEN BY: The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica

3.Gwyn Campbell, The Structure of Slavery in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia, 1 edition, (Routledge: 2003)

4.F.R.C. Bagley et al., The Last Great Muslim Empires, (Brill: 1997)

5.Bethwell A. Ogot, Zamani: A Survey of East African History, (East African Publishing House: 1974),

6.”UNESCO: Fugitive Slaves, Asylum and Manumission in Iran (1851 – 1913)” (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 March 2015. Retrieved 13 April 2010.

7. Photos: www.Mahdi-ehsaei.com