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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156853010X524325 Society and Animals 18 (2010) 367-378 Zoroastrian Attitudes toward Animals Richard Foltz Concordia University Abstract The ancient religion of Zoroastrianism devotes considerable

In: Society & Animals

al-Naysābūrī (d. 1075) argued that in pre-Islamic times Arabs imitated many Zoroastrian customs relating to menstruation. 4 Later Qur’ānic commentators such as Maḥmūd b. ‘Umar al-Zamakhsharī (1074–1144), Muḥammad b. ‘Umar al-Rāzī (1149–1210), ‘Abd Allāh b. ‘Umar al-Bayḍāwī (d. 1268), ‘Abd Allāh

In: Review of Rabbinic Judaism

the encouragement for the practice of xwēdōdah . While Zoroastrian and Iranian scholars have attempted to deny such a practice (Sanjana; Shahbazi), there is ample evidence to the contrary, between the 6th and the 10th CE (West; Frye; Mitterauer; Frandsen). In this paper in memory of Zeev Rubin, I

In: Journal of Persianate Studies

rituals that are still celebrated today, as well as some hymns to different divinities, among which only a few are still used in ritual Zoroastrian practice. Besides, there are a few texts that appear only in collections of Pahlavi literature, as is the case of the Hādōxt Nask and, finally, some meta