About Ikram

I am a writer, software engineer and independent researcher living in the United States.

I belong to the Hawrami minority of northwestern Iran, a mostly Sunni Muslim race who according to the Russian scholar Vladimir Minorsky probably came from the Caspian Sea area (Gilan province of Iran) and colonized part of the southern Zagros Mountains. We speak the Hawrami language, an Indo-European language with close affinity to ancient Persian.

Due to the fact that we have lived alongside Kurds for centuries, we are often categorized under the label “Kurd”, even though among Hawramis we use the label “Kurd” to refer to non-Hawrami non-Persians.

I grew up in the Iranian countryside and later in the city of Sulaimaniyyah in northern Iraq, until I moved to the United States.

These days I spend my time doing contract programming work, building websites of my own, and writing books.

My Websites


Below are pictures of the part of the world where I come from.