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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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...
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Şivan Perwer
Şivan Perwer (pron: Shivân Parwar) (born on September 23, 1955 in Turkey) is a Kurdish poet, writer, musical teacher, singer, and performer on the tembûr (lute). Şivan has fled Turkey in 1976 due to p...
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History of the Bahá'í Faith
Bahá'í history is often traced through a sequence of leaders, beginning with the Báb's declaration in Shiraz on the evening of May 22, 1844, and ultimately resting on an administrative order establish...
History of the Bahá'í Faith - Wikipedia
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...
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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...
Bahá'ís
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...
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Sunpadh
Sunpadh, Sinbad (Persian: سندباد‎), or Sinbad the Magus (Arabic: سنباذ المجوسي‎ Sinbād̲h̲ al-Majūsī) (died 755) was a Persian cleric who incited an uprising against the Abbasid Calipha...
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...
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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...
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...
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Alexander Tumansky
Tumanskiy, Aleksandr Grigor’evich (Russian: Туманский, Александр Григорьевич) (1861–1920) – Russian orientalist, military interpreter, Major General of Imperial Russian Army, belonging to an ancient a...
Alexander Tumansky - Wikipedia
Mullá 'Alíy-i-Bastámí
Mullá 'Alí-i-Bastámí (d. 1846) was the fourth (although second according to some sources) Letter of the Living in the Bábí movement. He is also probably the first and one of the best known martyrs of ...