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Sacred Space Interview: Meditating on the Great Universe

After a long hiatus, I’m excited to rekindle my Sacred Space series with the thoughtful words of my friend and literary colleague, Sohrab Homi Fracis… 1,093 more words

Religion in the Art of the Shahnameh

The Shahnameh was created in a religious context; Ferdowsi was a shi’a Muslim (1), and he wrote the book for his Muslim rulers, however, the actual text of the Shahnameh does not contain very much reference to religion. 711 more words

All About "akuri...and a pinch of hope"

akuri…and a pinch of hope is a short film that’s been released online a few weeks ago, here’s the director Jamshed Roointon talking about the making of the film and more. 1,443 more words

Author's Corner

The Obscure Religion that Shaped the West.

Prior to Zarathustra, the ancient Persians worshipped the deities of the old Irano-Aryan religion, a counterpart to the Indo-Aryan religion that would come to be known as Hinduism. 78 more words

Zoroastrianism: "The obscure religion that shaped the West"

There’s – almost – nothing new under the sun, as the saying goes. I wonder by what cognitive process watertight believers account for the fact, borne out by history, that there is very little originality in their belief system of choice? 8 more words


The obscure religion that shaped the West

Source: BBC

By Joobin Bekhrad

6 April 2017

Talk of ‘us’ and ‘them’ has long dominated Iran-related politics in the West. At the same time, Christianity has frequently been used to define the identity and values of the US and Europe, as well as to contrast those values with those of a Middle Eastern ‘other’. 343 more words

The Muslim Times