Asked in Ancient ReligionsZoroastrianism
What is the name of an Iranian Sect practising a modern version of Zoroastrianism?
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Iran
Are the Muslims in Iran following zorastrian tradition?
Zoroastrianism was the main religion of Persia (Iran) before the arrival of Islam. Islam is the religion of Muslims. There are still some followers of Zoroastrianism in Iran as well as in Karachi in Pakistan and Mumbai in India. They are called Parsis. Iranian Muslims now mainly follow the Shia branch of Islam. They do not follow the main traditions of Zoroastrianism. It is possible that the Zoroastrian past of Iran has left some traces in modern Iranian culture.
Asked in Iran, Ancient Religions, Zoroastrianism
The ancient Iranian religion Zoroastrianism was important because?
Ancient Zoroastrianism was important because of its influence on Judaism and Christianity. The modern concepts of Satan, angels, guardian angels (Catholic), heaven and hell,a saviour (Saoshyant) who will lead humanity in the last battle against evil, all appear to have originated in Zoroastrianism. Zoroastrians believed that the Saoshyant would be born by virgin birth. Even the first century Judaic practice of burial seems to have been based on Zoroastrian thinking.