The Lord of Alamut (Hassan Sabbah)


Title: God of Alamut, Hassan Sabah

Author: Paul Amir

Translator: Zabihullah Mansouri

Publisher: Forbidden

Subject: Hassan Sabah, History of Iran, Forbidden

Age category: Adult

Cover: Paperback

Number of pages: 776 p

Language: Farsi



The Lord of Alamut (Hassan Sabbah) is written by Paul Amir and translated by Zabihullah Mansouri. This book deals with the history of the height of Ismaili glory and power and the fame of Hassan Sabah.

When Holako conquered the Ismaili forts, all the written records in those forts were destroyed, and whenever the governments of the time took possession of an Ismaili fort, they destroyed any books and writings related to the Ismaili religion.

About Hassan Sabah, the book of God of Alamut
What remains of Eastern and Western historians shows that the Ismaili religion was prevalent during the reign of Hassan Sabah and his successors.

The interpretation of the Hassan Sabah movement in this book is different from what has been written about the Ismaili sect in other books to date, and from what the author of this book says, it follows that the Hassan Sabah movement was not just a religious movement, but that man. He wanted to free Iran from the domination of the Abbasid caliphs or those who were local sultans and rulers of Iran, but listened to the Abbasid caliphs.
With this book, the reader travels to the heart of history and sees a new world that he has no idea of, the world of Iran’s civil wars and the people’s struggle for freedom.

To whom do we recommend reading Hassan Sabah, the book of God of Alamut?
We recommend this book to all those who are interested in historical stories

Part of The Lord of Alamut (Hassan Sabbah)
The next morning, all the men who were among the devotees or among the comrades, with their ordinary clothes, including waistcoats and trousers, appeared in the vast expanse of Alamut. Ali Kermani was happy the night before, which is the next day of sports and war training. He woke up early in the morning and prayed the morning prayer as usual, ate the morning bite and headed for Alamut. Ali Kermani had a spear in his hand and a sword on his waist and a bow on his shoulder, and he had a fragment full of arrows mounted on his waist. Everyone who saw him that day imagined that they were going to war if the young man was going to exercise and go to war.

Ali Kermani was one of the devotees and he knew that he was one of the devotees until the day he got married and had no children. But after he gets married and has a child, he becomes part of the class of comrades; But the comrades, like the devotees, were obliged to always practice sports and war. We think that the Europeans created the first religious sects, which also had a military aspect, in Europe, while the first religious and military sect was created by the Iranians, and in the esoteric sect, sports and military exercises were considered religious duties, and so on. Prayer and fasting were obligatory.
Ali Kermani started sports and war exercises from the day he reached the age of puberty, because sports and war exercises became obligatory for men when prayer and fasting became obligatory on them. Ali Kermani knew that the days of sports and war training are determined by God, and in the esoteric religion there are no special days for it.
In places where the esoteric sect had branches, the great da’i determined the time of sports and war training. Wherever people could make more use of leisure, men exercised more and practiced war, and where men had less leisure, they exercised less. When Ali Kermani reached the foothills of Alamut, he first went indoors to talk to others for a while before exercising and fighting. The Alamut slope was unique in the world of that day, and nowhere in Asia and Europe was it so large;

For it was twelve thousand five hundred square meters, and five hundred pillars kept it covered. It was used several times, one of which was that the devotees and comrades used to cover the noon meal on the days when they practiced war (the great preachers did not have to practice war, but they could practice war on their own). They ate and rested after meals. Another use that was covered was that on rainy and snowy days, the men of Alamut practiced and practiced war indoors.
The third use they made was to leave sports equipment there so that they would not have to bring sports equipment from the city every day when it is time for sports and war training, and return it to the city after the sport is over. When Ali Kermani was talking to others in a large covered room that was two hundred and fifty yards long and fifty yards wide, the whistle of a great caller was heard. In the esoteric sect, the instructor of sports and martial arts (albeit in the city of Alamut) was a great caller, and the great caller in the esoteric sect was immediately after God in Alamut.

The loud whistle blew the men warning them to get ready for sports. Ali Kermani, like other men, put his spear, sword, bow, and shrapnel in a special place, and then untied his belt and took off his belt (which can also be called a cliche) and got out of the cover, and in the light of the morning sun. It was in the place that belonged to him. At that time, five drummers stood in front of the athletes and started playing the drums with a special song to regulate the athletes’ movements. After a few minutes of playing the drums, a vocalist began to sing and in the introduction recited poems in praise of the Prophet of Islam and Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS) and his children, and then recited the poems of Ferdowsi, the famous poet of Khorasan, a century before He had said goodbye to the history of life.

Hassan Sabah was at the head of a full-fledged religious organization and sect in which he enforced his own laws. What was going on in this current sect were all the perceptions that Hassan Sabah had of the Qur’an and Islam, and every compulsion within the organization was attributed to the tradition and book of God. With the title that the Qur’an, in addition to the external meaning, also has esoteric meanings and the extraction of these meanings is only in the power of Hassan Sabah. In this way, he justified any action within the sect.

Abuse of religion Unfortunately, in all religiously motivated organizations, the struggle has often led to sectarianism with gross violations of human rights in intra-group relations. Although such organizations were not initially recognized as a religious sect, in the process of struggle, the sectarian nature of them, due to their religious leaders and charisma and personal perceptions of religion, eventually took on a sectarian nature and relations. A sect was formed in its entire organizational structure.
Hassan Sabah’s story is a lesson in history and how, in every age and period, with misunderstandings of Islam and religion, the door to sectarianism is opened in groups formed for the purpose of struggle and its path is changed and work is imprisoned and tortured. And the killing of the members of the same organization leads to the fact that one day they have set out on this path with complete honesty and for a full-fledged struggle.

Part of the book The God of Alamut
“When Mohammad Tabasi arrived in Nahavand, he was told that Khajeh was in the hunting ground, and he went into custody and asked to see him. “In the presence of the eunuch, he suddenly saw that one of the two young slaves attacked him with a dagger and killed him.”

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