Allah The All-Mighty Says:
"This day I have prefected your religion for you and completed My favor upon you and have chosen for you Islam as your reglion." (5.3)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Zoroastrianism



Zoroastrianism is an ancient Aryan religon which originated in Persia more that 2500 years ago. Though it has relatively few adherents, less than one hundred and thirty thousand in the whole world, it is one of the oldest religious. The Iranian Prophet Zoroaster was the founder of Zoroastrianism (also commonly known as Parsiism). The scared scripture of the Parsis is the Dasatir and Avesta.


God in Zoroastrianism is known as ‘Ahura Mazda’. ‘Ahura’ means ‘the Lord’ or 'The Master' and ‘Mazda’ means ‘the Wise’; hence ‘Ahura Mazda’ means ‘the Wise Lord’ or ‘the Wise God’. Ahura Mazda stands for God, in a strictly monotheistic sense.

Qualities of God according to the Dasatir:

According to the Dasatir, Ahura Mazda has the following qualities:
1.He is One.
2.He is without an origin or end.
3.He has no father or mother, wife or son.
4.He is without a body or form.
5.Nothing resembles Him.
6.Neither the eye can behold Him, nor the power of thinking can conceive Him.
7.He is above all that you can imagine.
8.He is nearer to you than your own self.

Qualities of God according to Avesta

According to the Avesta, the Gathas and the Yasna give various characteristics to Ahura Mazda such as:

Creator –

(Yasna 31:7 & 11), (Yasna 44:7), (Yasna 50:11), (Yasna 51:7)

Most Mighty – the Greatest

(Yasna 33:11), (Yasna 45:6)

Beneficent – Hudai.

(Yasna 33:11), (Yasna 48:3)

Bountiful – Spenta;
(Yasna 43:4,5,7,9,11,13,15), (Yasna 44:2), (Yasna 45:5), (Yasna 46:9), (Yasna 48:3)

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