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also Maz·de·ism  (măz′də-ĭz′əm)

[From Avestan mazdå, the good principle, from mazdā-, wise; see Ahura Mazda.]
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(ˈmæzdəˌɪzəm) or


(Other Non-Christian Religions) another word for Zoroastrianism
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the worship of Ahura Mazda in Zoroastrianism as the source of all light and good. — Mazdaist, n.
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the worship of Ahura Mazda in Zoroastrianism as the source of all light and good. — Mazdaist, n.
See also: God and Gods
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mazdaism - system of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by ZoroasterMazdaism - system of religion founded in Persia in the 6th century BC by Zoroaster; set forth in the Zend-Avesta; based on concept of struggle between light (good) and dark (evil)
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
Parseeism, Parsiism - the faith of a Zoroastrian sect in India
Ahura - (Zoroastrianism) title for benevolent deities
Avestan - of or pertaining to the Avesta (sacred text of Zoroastrianism)
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(15) Their religion is a blend of Mithraism, Mazdaism, and Zoroastrianism and has taken on elements of Christianity and Islam.
We should not look for an inspiration for monotheism, since the Vedic religion clearly was not monotheistic (neither were the signers of the Mitanni treaty or the Iranian religion before Zarathustra), and it is even doubtful whether Zarathustra himself could be called a monotheist: some have called his belief a form of dualism, (120) while Kellens called Old Avestan Mazdaism tentatively "an unstable polytheism." (121) There are "the other ahuras" (122) and the daeuuas who were still regarded as divinities, even if misguided, in the Gathas.
By looking at the first millennium as a whole, Fowden sees Islam--alongside Greek philosophy, Roman law, Mazdaism, and Manichaeism--"attaining intellectual and institutional maturation" (15) that was comparable to what Christianity attained in the patristic period.
Zoroastrianism also called Mazdaism is the first monotheistic religion which was introduced more than 3,500 years ago by Prophet Zoroaster.
The followers of Zoroastrianism or Mazdaism are also called fire worshipers.
Maneckji had books and works, some of his works included "description of travel to Iran", "letter of the law of Mazdaism high school in Tehran" and "description of right justice [Ezhar Ehghagh al-Haq]".
Mazdaism, a highly exotericized offshoot of Zoroatrianism, sees the meaning of time as tending toward a final great battle between the forces of light and dark, but even here there is also an esoteric strand of thought which brings into question the radically dual position implied by simplistic definitions of Mazdaist eschatology.
Islam in former Sassanid Persia and present-day Iraq was per force influenced by Zoroastrian (Mazdaism) and Manichean trends as far as these views did not contradict the fundamental Islamic tenets.