Yazidi
The Yazidis (/jəzˈiːdiːz/ yah-ZEE-dees), also Yezidi, Êzidî or Yazdani, are an ethnoreligious group. They live primarily in the Nineveh Province of Iraq. Additional communities in Armenia, Georgia, an...
How Rival Gardens of Eden in Iraq Survived ISIS, Dwindling Tourists, And Each Other
Against all odds, Iraq’s religious tourism infrastructure has endured.
Al-Hasan ibn Adi
Shaykh al-Hasan ibn ‘Adī, known also by the Kurdish terms Şêx Hesen and Şêx Sin, was a descendant of Umayyad Caliph Marwan ibn al-Hakam. He was the son and religious heir of ‘Adī ibn Sakhr and thus he...
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...
How Rival Gardens of Eden in Iraq Survived ISIS, Dwindling Tourists, And Each Other
Against all odds, Iraq’s religious tourism infrastructure has endured.
Yazidi Black Book
The Yazidi Black Book or Meshaf Resh (Kurdish: مسحهفا ڕه‌ش Mishefa Reş) is one of two books on the Yazidi religion written in the style of a holy book in the Kurmanji dialect of the Kurdish langu...
Sultan Yazidis
Holiday Yezidis or (Kurdish: Eyda Êzîdê Sor‎) is one of the Yezidi religious holidays, which is preceded by a three-day post. Everyone must observe the Yezidi these days dedicated to Sultan ...
Meyan Khatun
Mira Meyan Khatun or Mayan Khatun (Kurdish: Meyan Xatûn; born. 1874/1873, Ba'adra, Ottoman Empire - died 1957/1958, Sinjar, Kingdom of Iraq) — Yazidi princess, a regent of Yezidi emirate of Sheikh...
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...
Nicolas Siouffi
Nicolas Siouffi (1829 (Damascus) – 1901 (unknown)) was a Kurdish Yazidi, and later French citizen and Vice-Consul at Mosul, remembered for his study of surviving Sabians—a monotheistic religion m...
Yazidis in Armenia
The Yazidis (Armenian: Եզդիներ Yezdiner) are the largest ethnic and religious minority in Armenia. They are well integrated into the Armenian society. They have freedom of religion and non-interfe...
Lalish
Lalish (Kurdish: Laliş, also called Lalişa Nûranî), is a small mountain valley village situated in the Shekhan District of Nineveh Province in northern Iraq. It is the location of the tomb of Shei...
Kurdsat
Kurdsat Broadcasting Corporation (Kurdish: کوردسات Kurdsat) is a Kurdish satellite television station based in Iraqi Kurdistan which belongs to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). It broadcast...
Kurdistan TV
Kurdistan TV (Kurdish: کوردستان تیڤی) is a Kurdish satellite television station located in Iraqi Kurdistan which belongs to the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP). Its European offices are based in ...
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 ...
Sheikh Sharaf ad-Din ibn al-Hasan
Shaykh Sharaf ad-Dīn ibn al-Hasan, known also by the Kurdish name Şêx Sherfeddin, was a descendant of Umayyad Caliph Marwan ibn al-Hakam. He was the son and religious heir of al-Hasan ibn ‘Adī and thu...
Fakhr ad-Din ibn Adi
Shaykh Fakhr ad-Dīn ibn al-Hasan, known also by the Kurdish name Şêx Fexreddin, was a descendant of Umayyad Caliph Marwan ibn al-Hakam. He was the son and religious heir of al-Hasan ibn ‘Adī after the...
Armenian–Kurdish relations
Armenian–Kurdish relations covers the historical relations between the Kurds and the Armenians.
Ancient Corduene, identified as Kurdistan in some sources was twice incorporated into the Kingdom of...
Kurd1 Channel
Kurd1 Channel was an independent Kurdish satellite channel broadcasting from France. Its European studios were based in France, Germany and Sweden. It started its broadcast on April 27, 2009 and ended...
Sakhr Abu l-Barakat
Shaykh Sakhr Abū l-Barakat, a descendant of Umayyad Caliph Marwan ibn al-Hakam, was the nephew and successor of ‘Adī ibn Musāfir al-Umawī, around whom an order of Ṣūfīs, the ‘Adawiyya, had formed. Whe...
Yazidi Movement for Reform and Progress
The Yazidi Movement for Reform and Progress is a Yezidi political party in Iraq. The party represents Yezidi people in the Nineveh plains.It ran in the December 2005 elections and won 0.2% of the popu...
Wansa
Mira Khatun Wansa, Wansa Ismail el-Amawy or simply Wansa (born 1917 in Tikrit) was a Yazidi princess. In 1934–1938 she was the wife of Mir Sa'id Beg. Wansa was a daughter of Ismail Beg. Her brot...
Malik Al-Tawus Troop
The Malik Al-Tawus Troop (Arabic: "King Peacock Troop") is a non-political Yazidi militia formed in Iraq in 2007 to protect the Yazidi community in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan, in the wake of attacks by...
Khurto Hajji Ismail
Khurto Hajji Ismail (Kurdish: Xurto Hecî Îsmaîl‎) is the current Baba Sheikh or Axtîyarê Mergê Bavê Şêx—religious leader—of the Yazidi Kurdish community of Iraq. He has held this position si...
Kurdistan List
The Kurdistan List (Kurdish: ليست كوردستان Lîstî Kurdistani), also known as the Kurdistan Alliance or the Brotherhood List, is the name of the electoral coalition that ran in the Kurdistan Region...
Stoning of Du'a Khalil Aswad
Du’a Khalil Aswad (دعاء خليل أسود)(c. 1989 – c. April 7, 2007) was a 17-year-old Iraqi Kurd of the Yazidi faith who was stoned to death in an honor killing. It is believed that she was killed around A...
Melek Taus
Melek Taus (Kurdish: Tawusê Melek), translated in English as Peacock Angel is the Yazidi name for one of the central figures of Yazidi religion. In Yazidi creation stories, God created the world a...
Emînê Evdal
Emînê Evdal (1906–1964), was a Kurdish writer, linguist and poet. He was born into a Yezidi family in the village of Yamanchayir near Kars which at the time was under Russian control. His village was ...