2011 / 6 / 29
The Izidi as a word in the Kurdish and Persian languages mean ” Worship of the God “, while the word of Yazdan mean the ”God” in
Kurdish and Persian language , historically some research’s ratting them to “Ayzd”, the oldest historical city in Persian land, and center of the first Unifying Religion in the ancient world.
Zoroastrianism roots clearly began around (1500 – 1200bc), in the eastern of Persian, the south of Afghanistan, and the western of Indian , so all the people that lived in this area like (Kurd’s, Afghan, India, and other’s nation), had believed that “Ahora Mazda” is the God of goodness, wisdom, and creator of the material world, had chosen “ Zoroaster “ , who founded this Religion , to be responsible for the creating of Good, and fighting the Evil , so the good should be win in the Doomsday.
In the beginning of the Islamic conquests the “Omer bin al -Khatab the kalifet ( 13-23m – 634-644c)” , under the violent leader ” Khalid bin Al-welid, “dead in (21m – 642c), who suffered the Zoroastrianism , then many worshipers turned to Izidi with other’s followers from different beliefs like the worshipers of fire, so day after day their numbers had reduced , but the reality that surprising the self and the others there is the closing minority of Zoroastrianism living until now in Afghanistan they had stayed in the same traditions, and lifestyle , speaking the holy Avista language’s, but they turned to Islam in the mysterious circumstances ,for the regionally and socially complex situation in that country .
What we wrote above was the goals of the new present Topics for the Historian Researchers as a discovery motivation to writing about the confirming of Religions evolutionary, they concluded that some Religions under the pressure of political persecution, then the discrimination of religions go on towards the isolation, also retreating to the interior as an attempting to focus about the self-awareness , and to protection their Identity, while in the same time there is a coinciding for the Historical decade’s with the Historical period to be completely closing.
Like this troubled situation , and as a result for the clash of Civilizations, the historical knowledge of events had reversed , and based on the historical data’s, information, books and blogs, such the ideas and beliefs that adapted to know the reality and how it will be in the future , so what the “Izidi “suffered , and suffering among the other religions, are the misunderstanding that caused by the scarcity of information’s about this religion , but the worst was in the inside of popular imagination that allowed to weaving a lot of myths about non-real to spatter it, like this outlook caused misconceptions and held by many people they do not know anything about it, in other hand this case had deepened the gap of isolation between the self and another, reducing the probability of integration, and for this minority with the native community, like the others , they integrated into the society , especially in Al-Qamishlo, the eastern north city in Syria .
Therefore the fact which makes a share to performing this misperception about the” Izidi” is the history and the Policy-makers that taken throughout the history creating the important role for isolating them from the Historical movements .
The “Izidi” as a minority religion in Syria has mentioned by the “USA” Writer “John Kist”, who reference to their home about a thousand years b.c , so I think that the Izidi as innocent and ignorant people are the victim of clash Civilizations occurred in the ancient Near East history , cause it appearance was not a missionary religion like Christ and Muslim , so writers about the Izidi in Arabic language had wrote from the viewpoint of the Islamic religion, and according to the wrong Islamic theory specially who are Specialist about the Islamic religion that “Izidi” as a deviating religious Sect appeared in the beginnings of Umayyad empire, while the realty history of the Izidi world , are not knowing for many reasons as the lack of investigations and excavations in the areas of their stability.
According to the historical sources that dating the decades in the time before establishing of the Assyrian empire storing that the Izidian areas had founded in Syria (Efrin and Qamishlo), Iraqi Kurdistan, and after the Islamic conquests the majority turned to Islam by force, while the minority dispersed to many countries like Russia, Georgia, Armenia, and after the eighties of last century many of them came to Europe like Germany, Sweden, and Denmark ... , so maybe their numbers are around one million five hundred thousand population in all the world.
For their beliefs there are still some misunderstanding about them , but clearly they belief that the God had created “ Adam and Eve’ in Paradise , putting the Spirit in both of them, to create the life, therefore the Humans have a great value in their opinions, cause they a part of God, and for that the murder are haram, in other hand they believe about Reincarnation, and the movement of the soul to go to another body after death.
While they don’t believe the transporting of Spirit into the bodies of animals, but they believes that all death should be have rebirth to create now body, because the Spirit of God does not dead, and in their faith the day of Judgment is the day when the soul have taken, and the self is just responsible for all his actions.
The “Izidi” are also revere some Natural Forces cause it is as a mode of the paradise adherence and believing that the human should be the integrity of conscience.
According to the social traditions inside the Public Inheritance of Izidi they have until our time the ” Circumcision” for the children, they should put them in the lap of a person who are as a friend , and if he did it he will become nearer from the boy family, and no problem if he is Muslim or Christ, so i think that like this tradition creating a positive social customs of soil to living peacefully together with the others, to be one family .
There is a famous tradition for this religion like “Baptizing” the children in the water of "Kanya Seppi" (the white Fountain), and we can see it in the shrine of “ Sheikh Adi” at the Valley of the” Lalash” , like this tradition can be usefully found at Christians , believing that the man is free when he born.
For the ceremony of marriage the Bride goes to the house of the Bridegroom , so in the time of her living from own home the music shall to be more sadness to put her in tragedy situation, and she have to cry while losing her childhoods home , and her lover should be waiting on the roof of his house with his friends making a group to reception the bride through the voices of joy, pleasure and happiness.
So finally, and while am making a conclusion for this article thinking in the same time about another article to find Signs and Signals for the, self-awareness and the others-awareness , among four Religions, while am so impressing for the small yellow of Islands inside the Langeland Islands like others brothers and sisters in the whole of Denmark, and wondering myself if ‘Zoroaster “ ,the Wise man , was alive or appearing again , and makes a picnic to Denmark he will discovering the happiness among the yellow Islands, as he had seen the Evil in the middle East before three thousand years ago , so let us to make agreement and coloring all the Middle East to be yellow as long as the human are ability to create the colors.
By Zardasht Qadi