Kurdistan between Illusion and Reality (Part 14)

In this article, you will find many important points about what came in the set of books that were discussed in the previous articles.

We are going to start with the book by the scholar (Mohammad Zaki Beik), may God bless his soul, (the history of the Kurds and Kurdistan) and the books he cited  by Orientalists, and we will put some points that must be reviewed as they meet with what was written by the Kurdish leader (Abdullah Ocalan).

Actually, the two men agreed with the Orientalists on the point that the ancient inhabitants of the Zagreus Mountains, whose presence extended on an area in the shape of an arc, are the true ancient population of the Kurdish nation, and that the other nations that inhabited Zagreus and Taurus Mountains after that are considered as second classes, and not Kurds, especially the Media people whom Zaki Beik considered as Iranians.

The also agree that other nations mixed up with the inhabitants of the mountains, including the Semites and especially the Chaldeans.

Yet, Zaki Beik asserts the necessity to wait for further findings of excavations and relics, so that new documents might appear and reveal new information about the true origins of the Kurdish nation.

On the other hand, Ocalan asserted that Zagreus basin was the main home of the Kurds, and other statements from the same book by Ocalan that we have mentioned explicitly confirm that no Kurds were present in the Euphrates Aljazeera area and that the Kurds and Arabs, especially Rabia tribe, have always been neighbors since ancient times.

Rabea, as it is known, was divided into the tribes of Bakr and Taghleb, and the city of Diyarbakr was named after Bakr of Rabia.

As for Taghleb, it spread on the same area, especially in Hasakah and Qamishli, extending to the city of (Wan) or (Van), the birthplace of Saif al-Dawla al-Hamdani, who left a commandment for his sister, Jamila, to bury him in the city where he was born.

So when he died on (February 14) in (958) CE, his sister embalmed him and then transferred his corpse to his birthplace in the city of Van where he was buried according to his will, and his corpse is still there.

( By: Dr. Ali al-Shoaibi )

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