Generally speaking, after 14 centuries of subjugation, the Iranian culture is greatly interwoven with Islam and at this point, trying to separate the two would be a futile attempt. However, with the persistence that the Iranians have shown in keeping the legacy of their ancestors, it can be said with certainty that every citizen of this great nation feels the relevance of this topic with the current state of affairs. By substituting Islam instead of its culture and thinking of the Iranian culture as what has been left from the pre-Islamic era, It seems as though the two cultures are not in accord with each other since one has its root in another religion and the other is against our heroes of the past.
Being heavily influenced by Zoroasthreaism, it is no wonder that Islam finds it hard to find a common ground with some of the customs of the Iranian culture. Even though the roots and ethical codes of the two religions are essentially the same, with the countless changes that had befallen that ancient religion, not only did the Muslims want to cover those recently added changes, they also seemed keen on entirely erasing the leftovers after subjugating the iranian people. Naturally, the persian people also greatly resisted the forcefull will of the new rulers of their once so great land. What is more, the very fact that Islam was forced on them served as an additional source of motivation for the people to try even harder in keeping their customs and traditions. The result is also perfectly visible in how involved with our ancestors' ways. Thus, the iranian culture and Islam feel a certain devision between themselves because of how changed Zoroastreaism had become and the people wanted there to be a devision.
Being more than 7000 years old in theory, the iranian culture is bound to have it's many heroes and legends that make us who we are. These heroes and how they behave and live their lives is dearly looked up to in our culture. Yet, them mostly being of royal blood does not apeal to Islam in the least. Their ways, such as drinking celebratory wine and holding their kings in the highest regard, is not acceptable either as it involves acts that are strictly judged upon in the islamic law. These heroes make us who we are. Without them, we no longer will be iranians. Islam, however, has never been able to come to terms with this aspect of our culture. In spite of accepting the great men of Islam as one of their own, the Iranians could never let go of what they held dear in the past. Therefore, Islam's insistance on erasing our identity has served as another cause of seperation between the two cultures.
To Sum up, it first needs to be noted that Islam is an inseprable part of our culture. Nevertheless, the men and women of iran have always been keen on seperating what Islam has given to our people from what we used to have mainly becuase of the animosity they felt towards the arabs that ravaged their nation and forced a religion that despite it's undeniable greatness, was always taken unwillingly. In addition, some other reasons were breiefly explored and the general consensus seems to depict a visible devision between the two cultures. If that should be favourable for our people, though , is a topic that needs to be reflected upon in another essay.
it was so crowded and loud here, I dont even know if my sentences make sense but i have no time for anything new, I can just correct this one : D