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the prophet[edit]

the prophet was actually kurdish but lived in the area we call iran now he isn't iranian. his name is actually zardasht in kurdish and there is a town in iran called zardasht wich is a kurdish town. Kingking268 (talk) 21:01, 18 August 2016 (UTC)

Whether Zoraster was Kurdish or not is debatable (a source would be helpful). However even if he was Kurdish that wouldn't mean he wasn't Iranian, since many reliable sources classify Kurds as an Iranian people (the Wikipedia page on Kurds provides some references).Ff11 (talk) 01:29, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 23 January 2017[edit]

On the top of the article the Persian name (دین زرتشت) should be added as the Islam article has the Arabic language name because it came from Saudi Arabia so this article should have the Persian name as its from Iran 198.52.13.15 (talk) 10:49, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Boomer VialHolla! We gonna ball 02:24, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
Without being an expert in Persian, I can state that the Persian name put forward by OP is approximately "Din Zartithat", and I am probably wrong about all the vowels except for "i" in Din. Please do not use my transliteration in the article. 38.88.99.222 (talk) 10:11, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
Probably Zartotht or actually Zartosht which appears in the article. Din means religion in Arabic and Persian, and so Din Zartosht would mean "Religion of Zartosht". Zartosht is a reference to Zoroaster. I cannot confirm, but this should make it easier to find reliable citations if name provided by OP is correct, 38.88.99.222 (talk) 10:17, 7 September 2017 (UTC)
Solved. If we go to Persian Wikipedia interwiki, the lede says مَزدَیَسنا یا دین زرتشتی. There's a crucial difference in how the word is conjugated: there is a "ya" at the end of the one in Interwiki. I think that's good enough for me. 38.88.99.222 (talk) 10:25, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Rituals and practice[edit]

With the exception of the discussion of head covering, there's nothing here about Zoroastrian practice and rituals, either communal or familial. After reading the entry, I know a lot about what Zoroastrians believe but little about how they live out their faith, beyond the exhortations to think and act for the good. Would one of the experts who wrote this otherwise excellent article please add an extended section on religious practice? Thanks. KC 02:51, 12 August 2017 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Boydstra (talkcontribs)

Request: Zoroastrianism and Islam[edit]

I think a new article, Zoroastrianism and Islam, should be created on the grounds that the followers of the two religions overlap geographically to a significant extent, that it is useful for readers wishing to understand the history of conflict or any similarities between the two, religious freedom in Iran, and on the grounds that other articles for similar inter-religious relationships have been created. I give a few examples: Protestantism and Islam, Mormonism and Islam, Christianity and Islam, Judaism and Islam, Islam and Hinduism, etc. Perhaps a request could be put through the proper channels. I could draft a stub but I'd have no idea where to start, so I'm not the best individual to follow through with this idea. 38.88.99.222 (talk) 10:08, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 26 September 2017[edit]

Change "there number is declining" to "their number is declining". 2601:645:C100:5EA8:28BB:6623:A72C:992C (talk) 06:17, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

Done DRAGON BOOSTER 06:39, 26 September 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 27 September 2017[edit]

Due to duplication, change:

In 2011 the Tehran Mobeds Anjuman announced that for the first time in the history of Iran and of the Zoroastrian communities worldwide, women had been ordained in Iran and North America as mobedyars, meaning women mobeds (Zoroastrian priests).[57][58][59] In 2011, the Tehran Mobeds Anjuman (Anjoman-e-Mobedan) announced that for the first time in the history of Iran and of the Zoroastrian communities worldwide, women had joined the group of mobeds (priests) in Iran as mobedyars (women priests); the women hold official certificates and can perform the lower-rung religious functions and can initiate people into the religion.

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In 2011 the Tehran Mobeds Anjuman announced that for the first time in the history of Iran and of the Zoroastrian communities worldwide, women had been ordained in Iran and North America as mobedyars, meaning women mobeds (Zoroastrian priests).[57][58][59] The women hold official certificates and can perform the lower-rung religious functions and can initiate people into the religion. PhilippJFR (talk) 01:53, 27 September 2017 (UTC)

Done Gulumeemee (talk) 05:32, 27 September 2017 (UTC)