Zoroastrianism

Parent Category: Religion & Spirituality
Based on the teachings of prophet Zoroaster, Zoroastrianism is monotheistic religion with a majority of adherents in India. As of 2004, there are between 145,000 and 210,000 Zoroastrians in the world.
During what is now known as the Persian Period in Judah, there were surprisingly many similarities and consistencies between the beliefs and practices of the Zoroastrians and those of the Jews. However, there were many differences as well. Two major sects developed in Judaism, the Sadducees who...
The sacred texts and holy scriptures of Zoroastrianism are called the Avesta.
zoroastrians are fire worshippors they worship the fire Islam believes in the oness of god and worship one god Allah Muslims must: pray 5 times a day give zakat (Islamic tax) fast for a whole month during Islamic month Ramadhan go for holy pilgrimage Hajj at least once in...
Currently, the main Persian religion is Islam. Refer to relatedquestions below for more details. Historically, Zoroastrianism was Persia's official religion. TheAvesta is the holy book of the adherents of Zarathustra, theZoroastrians, the supreme god Ahuramazda.
They share the religion of Islam.
Zoroastrianism is an ancient iranian religion.the place in whichthey sancify fire is called atashkade ( fire place)
The ancient Persian religion was called Zoroastrianism, named afterits originator Zoroaster (in Greek) or Zarathustra (in Persian).
Paganism is generally polytheistic, involving many gods, spirits, etc. Zoroastrianism is what is called a dualistic religion. It features two deities, one good (Ahura-Mazda) and one evil (Ahriman) who are considered to be equally powerful (unlike the Christian version in which, although there is a...
It influenced Persia, for one
Salvation is not important to the people who practice Zoroastrianism.. Or you could just ask SWOPE.
It is Islam religion that is popular among the majority ofPersians. Historically, the Zoroastrian religion was popular for themillenium prior to Islam's arrival in Persia.
The sacred texts and holy scriptures of Zoroastrianism are called the Avesta.
Zoroastrianism was in India at the time of the Achamenids and possibly before. Ancient texts mention the Kambojas, a tribal people who lived in the region of Taxila (Takshashila) and practiced Zoroastrianism. their presence was noted well into the time of the Gupta Empire and they lived side by side...
It is unwise to attempt to force others to convert, no matter what their origins. Those coerced into accepting a religion are often the first to revolt. The conversion is not legitimate, it is not heartfelt, no matter the duress used. It is not wise at all to force an enemy into your midst.
Zoroastrians worship the same supreme God as Judaism, Christianity, Islam and other monotheistic religions. In Zoroastrianism God is known as "Ahura Mazda" (wise Lord). Answer The main god in Zoroastrianism is Ahura-Mazda who is not the same as God. Ahura-Mazda is not all powerful - he is...
It depends on what you define as "the Persian religion" and whatyou define as "the Greek religion". Persian Religion: Islam | Greek Religion: Ancient GreekMythology There are no similarities between Persian main religion (Islamreligion) and the old Greek religion. Persian Religion: Islam |...
Zoroastrianism, in actuality has similarities to many religions out there. Zoroaster himself is similar to Jesus in the sense that he was born to a virgin in a flash of light and began teaching the religion to the world. But if you want to know differences you could say that the one main difference...
The 3 main monotheistic faiths are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Zoroaster, the founder of Zoroastrianism was "an abstainer from meat" who "forbade all animal sacrifice." Many of our greatest thinkers through out history were vegetarian, e.g. Mahatma Gandhi, Pythagoras, Leo Tolstoy, Benjamin Franklin, George Bernard Shaw...the list goes on and on...
Zoroastrians worshiped a supreme God called Ahura Mazda (the Wise Lord) though a number of divine entities later suppressed as "angels" were also worshiped.. The names of these divinities still exist in the Iranian calendar and in countries where the Iranian calendar is in use. Months such as Bahman...
The diet rejected Martin luthers 95 theses and condemned Luther.
He didn't support any religion; he had a tolerance policy regardingthose he conquered and allowed them to follow any religion theychose. He did this so the people would be satisfied under his ruleand not revolt. Answer2: The indications are that the kings of Medo-Persian Empirewere Zoroastrians....
The events that led up to the development of Zoroastrianism... -people of the Fertile Crescent had endured many hardships, including war, conquest, and famine -they began to question Why so much suffering and chaos should exist in the world? -The prophet Zoroaster taught the teaching that...
The Faravahar:Which depicts a figure surrounded by the light of Glory and is used by some as a representation of the human soul.
Zoroastrianism was a dualist religion. Zoroaster believed in two "deities": one good, one evil. He believed that in the end the good deity would ultimately triumph. He also stressed the importance and value of peace.
Zoroastrianism is of great antiquity, it was probably founded some time before the 6th century BCE in Persia (Iran) and it served as the national- or state religion of a significant portion of the Iranian people for many centuries before it was gradually marginalized by Islam from the 7th century...
c. the view of the material world as a place of temptation that hadto be ignored.
No religion is called old or modern religion. God religions are revealed by God and remains as assigned and commanded by God. The main religion of Persians is Islam.
The main and only founder that scholars know of would be Zarathustra!
He died during a war of Persia against Turan.
Most religions teach that that religion's creator god created the world. So, just as Christianity teaches that its God created the world, so too does Zoroastrianism teach that Ahura Mazda created the world. In both cases, it is a matter of belief.
The testimony of faith a.k.a. the shahada or the kalima, which is to testify that: "None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah and Muhammad is the slave and Messenger of Allaah." This is the first pillar of the five pillars of Islaam. One must believe this statement with sincerity,...
many including the ancient persians
It is that only a Zoroastrian can visit their fire temple, they can not have a intercaste marriage and if they do they can no longer enter their fire temple.And nobody enter their fire temple.
Zoroastrians where the precursors of the modern day Parsis who mostly reside in India; having migrated there during the Muslim incursions into Persia ( present day Iran).
It is extremely hard to tell as many zoroastrians who are persucuted cannot admit to being zoroastrian however most scholars agree on 125,000 to over 300,000
Zoroastrianism is believed to have commenced in southern Russia almost four thousand years ago. The people migrated south into eastern Iran. Then around the eighth century BCE, the Persians and Medes of western Iran also adopted the religion. When the Persians conquered Babylon, they took the...
zarathustra founded zoroastrianism
There is no consensus on when Zoroaster lived.
If you say "relevant" and mean true, than no. But if you mean "relevant" as a currently-surviving religion, than yes. There are around 200,000 Zoroastrians in the world today. They still practice fire rituals as well. Thus it is quite difficult to be a practicing Zoroastrian today.
It is the religious system of Persia prior to founding of Islam, established by Zoroaster in 6th c. B.C. and based on Avesta as holy scripture, emphasizing continuous apocalyptic struggle between good and evil; Mazdaism The most important architectural remains of Zoroastrianism are fire temples....
A: Zoroastrian communities are so small and isolated that it can be difficult for members to marry someone from the same faith. The trend to marrying out, and therefore leaving the faith, is placing pressure on the survival of the communities.
He was not. He is the Son of God, and together with his heavenly Father created all things and all men, including Zoroaster, and so the creator is not influenced by his creation. Rather it should be the other way around
The main religion in Persia (Iran) is Islam. It is a monotheisticreligion. Many people use the term "Persian Religion" to refer toZoroastrianism, which is the historic Persian religion.Zoroastrianism is a monolatrous form of henotheism. It does not fitinto the binary of monotheism/polytheism.
A Zoroastrian, of course. (If you're asking who started it, Zoroaster.)
Persians are practicing the religion of Islam.