Kurdistan between Illusion and Reality (Part 13)

In previous articles, we talked about what was written by the master of Kurdish historians, Mohammad Zaki Beik, may God bless his soul, who tried to research in the depth of truth.

However, as dozens of books in different languages failed to help him, so he went to say, while talking about the peoples in the Zagreus Mountains, which are supposed to be the natural inhabitant of the Kurdish people, that no one knows anything about the origins of these peoples, or where from and when they first came to the areas where they were seen.

(See the history of the Kurds and Kurdistan, p / 81-82).

As he does not want to return from his search journey empty-handed, he says: “we limit our research to the peoples of (Lullu and Kuti) that are two large divisions who shared the same homeland and constituted two very old origins of the Kurdish nation”.

His research keeps swinging between doubt and certainty as he delves deep to know who was the Kurdish people and where did it live?!

When he talked about the Kuti people, and admits that they are not Kurds, he builds that on the Orientalists’ accounts, saying: some Orientalists believe that those who occupied a large area in Zagreus Mountains were the very first origin of the Kurdish nation, and we notice that their place of residence according to the Orientalists was Zagreus Mountains.

Then he talks about the Kasai people, and admits that, based on the orientalists’ accounts, they are not Kurds but Babylonians. Next, he searches in the history of the area located between the Euphrates in the south to the far north, and concludes that this area is called ‘”Hitani” a land that flourished about 1450 BC where the Kurds lived, so he sees that they are not Kurds and that the Egyptian pharaoh Thutmose I wiped their state out in 1850 BC.

When he talks about the Media peoples and their government, he sees that they emerged in the Persian plateau, that their language was one of the Iranian Aryan dialects, that they occupied Nineveh, the Assyrian capital, and that they were not Kurds, as he sees.

After a painstaking study that took many years, depending on many references in several languages, he reaches the conclusion that this group of peoples did not descend from the same origin, but they were rather a group of savage tribes that came from the south of the Black Sea and formed an alliance to share the spoils and loot, then inhabited that region, and they were different from the Zagreus tribes.

(Refer to Jamal Rashid Ahmed’s book, the Meeting of the Kurdish ancestors and Lans in the Land of Al Bab and Sherwan p / 33-35, printed by Dar Al-Rayes, London 1994).

Moreover, the historian, AL Massoudi, spoke of Mount Zagreus and Taurus saying: (In this mountain, there are seventy-two nations; each nation has a king and language different from the others).

All in all, the Media state was not Kurdish, but rather a part of the Iranian nation, and it originated in Iraq Al-Ajam and Azerbaijan.

Finally, I want to conclude my article by saying that what came in the studies of orientalists in this respect was a regional study that included the history of many peoples, and the Kurdish historians traced their steps searching for a spark of hope to fall, for certain, on the origin of Kurds and their place of residence.

A method that does not feed the national feeling, but rather the regional one.

( By: Dr. Ali al-Shoaibi )

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