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DA'WAH TO ZOROASTRIANS (PARSIS) CONCEPT OF GOD IN ZOROASTRIANISM:

God in Zoroastrianism is known as ‘Ahura Mazda’. ‘Ahura’ means ‘the Lord’ or 'The Master' and ‘Mazda’ means ‘the Wise’; hence ‘Ahura Mazda’ means ‘the Wise Lord’ or ‘the Wise God’. Ahura Mazda stands for God, in a strictly monotheistic sense.

Qualities of God according to the Dasatir:

According to the Dasatir, Ahura Mazda has the following qualities:

  • He is One.
  • He is without an origin or end.
  • He has no father or mother, wife or son.
  • He is without a body or form.
  • Nothing resembles Him.
  • Neither the eye can behold Him, nor the power of thinking can conceive him.
  • He is above all that you can imagine.
  • He is nearer to you than your own self.
Qualities of God according to Avesta
According to the Avesta, the Gathas and the Yasna give various characteristics to Ahura Mazda such as:


Creator            Yasna 31:7 & 11
                         Yasna 44:7
                         Yasna 50:11
                         Yasna 51:7
Most Mighty     the Greatest
                         Yasna 33:11
                         Yasna 45:6
Beneficent        Hudai.
                         Yasna 33:11
                         Yasna 48:3
Bountiful          Spenta;
                         Yasna 43:4,5,7,9,11,13,15
                         Yasna 44:2
                         Yasna 45:5
                         Yasna 46:9
                         Yasna 48:3