The Encounter of Zoroastrianism with Islam

  title={The Encounter of Zoroastrianism with Islam},
  author={M. 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… Expand
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