The Encounter of Zoroastrianism with Islam

  title={The Encounter of Zoroastrianism with Islam},
  author={Marietta Stepaniants},
  journal={Philosophy East and West},
  pages={159 - 172}
Among the many stories of encounters between different cultures the meeting of Zoroastrianism and Islam may be one of the most dramatic. After many centuries in which it was the dominant religion of the ancient Iranian states and after having achieved the status of official religion in the Sassanid empire (224–651), Zoroastrian teaching was practically driven from its homeland and replaced by the religion of Muhammad. The number of Zoroastrians in modern Iran today does not exceed forty… 

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The Problem of Zoroastrian Influence on Judaism and Christianity'' (paper presented at the World Congress on Mullā Sadrā

    A Study of History, 2 vols., abridgment of vols. 1-6 by

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      See James Darmesteter's Introduction to The Zend-Avesta, part 1, The Vendidad

        All quotations from the Koran are from The Meaning of the Glorius Qur'an. 2 vols. Translation and commentary by

          Zoroastrian tradition calls him ''guzastag '' (accursed)-an epithet that he alone shares with Ahriman

            20 -Toynbee, A Study of History, 1 : 445. 21 -Taraporewala, The Shah-nameh

            • 24 -Zoroastrian texts
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