On top of that, among Zoroaster's first converts to Zoroastrianism was supposedly Zoroaster's wife. A similar thing supposedly happened to Mohammed: first convert to Islam/Mohammedanism was supposedly Mohammed's wife.
The cousin is called "Maidhyomangha". Sounds a bit like "Mohammed". Might be just a coincidence, but worth checking.His wife, children and a cousin named Maidhyoimangha were his first converts after his illumination from Ahura Mazda at age 30.
In addition, Mohammed's ascension to heaven to meet Allah is similar to Viraf's ascension to heaven to meet Ahura Mazda.
Another parallel: under the Zoroastrian Sassanids there was a set of laws called "dad" where non-Zoroastrians were second-class. That's similar to Muslim laws (sharia), where non-Muslims are second-class (dhimmitude).
Zoroastrians have five daily prayers. Like Muslims.
http://www.ourbeacon.com/cgi-bin/bbs60x ... 119153858/
Dr Shabbir wrote:01. Requirements of prayers: Islam enjoins its followers to pray 5 times a day and is called by the Muezzin to his prayers.These prayers are at i) Dawn ii) Noon iii) Afternoon iv) Sunset v) Night.
Zoroastrianism also enjoins prayers 5 times a day called "Geh". The devotee is summoned by the ringing of a bell in the AtashBehram / Agiary. These prayers are also at the same time as in Islam and their respective names are:
Time: Islamic/ Zorastrianism
Dawn: Fajar/ Havaan
Noon: Zohar/ Rapithwan
Afternoon: Asr/ Uziren
Evening: Mazreem or Maghrib/ Aiwisuthrem
Night time: Isha or Ishan/ Ushaen.
http://www.themystica.com/mystica/artic ... trian.htmlTHE FIVE RITUAL ZOROASTRIAN PRAYERS
The five prayers were developed AFTER the Prophet Zoroaster.
See below some quotes on the ritual prayer ceremony:
From the book J.J. Modi: The Religious Ceremonies and Customs of the Parsees. (Bombay, 1922.) Part 3.
Strict Zoroastrianism forbids intermarriage. Somewhat similar to Islam.Every Zoroastrian is expected to recite the kusti prayers (naujote) at least five times a day having first cleansed himself, or herself, by washing
The king of kings Ardashir I is said to have selected the canon of the Zoroastrian religious texts Avesta and Zand from a set of canons presented by a priest called Tansar. King Sapur I is said to have later selected other texts to add to the Avesta. The texts were said to be based on Ahura Mazda's revelations to Zoroaster.
This is similar to how the Koran is said to have been revealed to Mohammed by Allah and canonized by Uthman/Osman.
http://www.inarah.de/cms/vom-muhammad-j ... otnote2anc
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