Iranian religions
Several important religions and religious movements originated in Greater Iran, that is, among speakers of various Iranian languages and hence with an Iranian cultural background.
Zarathushtra-The Revolutionary Iranian Prophet And First Philosopher In History
There was a time when the philosophy of oneness, one entity and one universal power emerged out of the polytheistic teachings.
Ahl-e Haqq
The Yarsan or Ahl-e Haqq (Kurdish: یارسان‎, Yarsan, Persian: اهل حق‎ Ahl-e Haqq "People of Truth"), is a syncretic religion founded by Sultan Sahak in the late 14th century in western Iran...
Bábism
Bábism (Persian: بابیه‎ Babiyye or "the Bábí Faith") is a religious movement that flourished in Persia from 1844 to 1852, then lingered on in exile in the Ottoman Empire (especially Cyprus) as w...
Bahá'í Faith
The Bahá'í Faith (Persian: بهائیت‎ Bahá'iyyat, Arabic: الدّين البهائي‎ Ad-Dīn al-Bahā'ī) /bəˈhaɪ/) is a monotheistic religion which emphasizes the spiritual unity of all humankind. Th...
Khurramites
The Khurramites (Persian: خرمدینان‎ - Khorrām-Dīnān, meaning "those of the Joyful Religion"; Arabic: خُرَّمِيَة‎ Khurrāmīyah) were an Iranian religious and political movement with its ...
Manichaeism
Manichaeism (/ˈmænɨkiːɪzəm/;in Modern Persian آیین مانی Āyin e Māni; Chinese: 摩尼教; pinyin: Móní Jiào) was a major religion that was founded by the Iranian prophet Mani (in Persian: مانی, Syria...
Zoroastrianism
Zoroastrianism /ˌzɒroʊˈæstriənɪzəm/, /-ˌzɔr/, also called Zarathustraism, Mazdaism and Magianism, is an ancient monotheistic Iranian religion and a religious philosophy. It was once the state religion...
Bahá'í divisions
The Bahá'í Faith has had challenges to its leadership, usually at the death of the head of the religion. The vast majority of Bahá'ís have followed a line of authority from Bahá'u'lláh to `Abdu'l-Bah...
Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir
Shaykh ‘Adī ibn Musāfir al-Umawī (Arabic: عدي بن مسافر الاموي‎; Kurdish: Şêx Adî [ʃex ɑdi], died 1162), a descendant of Umayyad Caliph Marwan ibn al-Hakam, was born in the 1070s in the B...
Azali
An Azali or Azali Bábí is a follower of the monotheistic religion of Subh-i-Azal and the Báb. Early followers of the Báb were known as Bábís, however in the 1860s a split occurred after which the vast...
Zarathushtra-The Revolutionary Iranian Prophet And First Philosopher In History
There was a time when the philosophy of oneness, one entity and one universal power emerged out of the polytheistic teachings.
Hujjat
Mullá Muḥammad-‘Aliy-i-Zanjání (Arabic: ملا محمد علي الزنجاني‎), surnamed Ḥujjat (1812 - 1851), was an early leader of the Bábí movement of 19th century Persia. He is regarded by Bahá'ís as ...
Astati
The Astati were a Paulician sect in the 9th century, the followers of Sergius, who renewed the beliefs of Manichaeism. They prevailed much under Emperor Nicephorus I, but later, under Michael I Rhang...
Sheikh Adi ibn Sakhr
Shaykh ‘Adī ibn Sakhr, descendant of Umayyad Caliph Marwan ibn al-Hakam, was son and religious heir of Sakhr Abū l-Barakat and thus head of the ‘Adawiyya Ṣūfī Order. He was executed by the Mongols in ...
Babak Khorramdin
Bābak Khorram-Din (Formally known as "Pāpak" meaning "Young Father") (Persian: بابک خرمدین‎, alternative spelling: Pāpak Xorramdin; 795, according to some other sources 798— January 838) was on...
Nur Ali Elahi
Nur Ali Elahi (or Ostad Elahi var. Nūr ‘Alī Ilāhī, Nour Ali Elahi, Persian: نورعلی الهی - استاد الهی‎) (September 11, 1895 - October 19, 1974) was a spiritual thinker, musician and jurist who de...
Hajj Nematollah
Hajj Nematollah (Persian: حاجی نعمت‌الله‎ 1871 – February 28, 1919) was an influential mystic and religious leader of the Persianate Qajar Empire. He was born in Jeyhounabad, Iran and is c...
Kalâm-e Saranjâm
The Kalâm-e Saranjâm (Persian: کلام سرانجام‎ or Serencam "The Discourse of Conclusion") is the central religious text of the Ahl-e Haqq, written in the 15th century based on the teachings of Sul...
Albanenses
The Albanenses were a group of Manichaeans who lived in Albania, probably about the eighth century.Little is known about them, except that they were one of the numerous sects through which the origina...
'Amr ibn Adi
'Amr ibn Adi ibn Nasr ibn Rabia ibn Namarah ibn Lakhm (died 295) was the first Lakhmid king (268-295). He inherited the kingdom of his uncle Jadhima (the Tanukhid king).
'Amr was born with a golde...
Bahá'í Faith by country
The Bahá'í Faith is a diverse and widespread religion founded by Bahá'u'lláh in the 19th century in Iran. Bahá'í sources usually estimate the worldwide Bahá'í population to be above 5 million. Most en...
Atash Behram
An Atash Behram (Fire of Victory) is the highest grade of a fire that can be placed in a (Zoroastrian) fire temple. The establishment and consecration of this fire is the most elaborate of all the gra...