Saturday, January 21, 2006

Calling Cards

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick public service announcement. Many of our friends and family, especially those not used to calling overseas, have been asking about calling cards to Iran.

There are lots of options out there, and probably any international calling card (usually available at markets/stores with immigrant clientele) will work. But I did see this link at the top of an online Persian dictionary I sometimes use:

I looked at the card info and it seems quite good. In general, don't just look for the cheapest per minute rate, but make sure there are no extra fees (connection fees, maintenance fees) and look for rounding to the minute or less, rather than for rounding that will eat up your minutes.



Anonymous Irving Karchmar said...

Salaam Alaikum Dear Sara and Irfan:
Since you are in Iran, please look up the local Nimatulahi khaniqah :) And may I commend to you my book, Master of the Jinn: A Sufi Novel. I think you may like it. It has been translated and published in Russia, and will soon be translated and published in Indonesia, inshallah, into Bahasa, the national language.
You can view the book and read an excerpt at

May Allah guide our pens, for His pen is cut from the reedbed of the heart, and therein lies the Truth,

Ya Haqq,


8:15 PM  
Blogger Irfan Ali said...

Salaams Irving,

Thanks for visiting our blog and leaving your comments.

I have indeed heard of your book and am looking forward to reading it one of these days.

It probably would have been easier for me to visit the Nimatulahi khaniqa in DC than it would be here! While I find sufism intriguing, especially as an academic, and while I feel it is a vital part of the Sunni tradition which has sadly been marginalized there in the past few hundred years, it has become less of a personal interest for me.

I suppose I have found enough glimpses of light in the works of the Twelver `urufa to satisfy that dimension of my spirituality. Stuff in this vein:

My next quest will be attempting to grasp the details of Mullah Sadra and company, inshallah.

And while I disagree heartily with much of my dear friend Kizilbash's approach, his devotion to the Ahlul Bayt and his moving writing style make his blog a must read:

Especially in the "The Temple of the Living Imam" entries.

Thanks again for visiting.


Irfan Ali

11:01 AM  
Blogger huma said...

have you guys been getting a lot of calls

3:15 AM  

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