2. YAZIDISM

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Estimated year of creation: 2000 BC

Yazidism deity: Malak Taus.

Main books of Yazidism: Kitêba Jilwe.

Main prophets of Yazidism: The figure of Shaykh Adí, is the Prophet.

Headquarters / Capital in the world: Lalish, Iraq.

Number of faithful around the world: 800,000

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Main symbol of Yazidism: The Peacock.

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Basic principles of Yazidism:

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It is important to start from the idea that the worldview of this religion is based on the idea that God created the Earth, which is under the care of the Holy Beings, seven beings who are known as angels. The most important and superior of them is Melek Taus, a peacock angel who was considered by many Muslims and Christian religious as the Devil, since he was often related to Lucifer as the Fallen Angel.

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On the concept of Creation, Yazidism is based on several accounts that make an important difference from the accounts of Islam and Judeo-Christianity. According to the Yazidist religious tradition, God creates Melek Taus from his own enlightenment along with the other six angels who are created after him. Thus, God orders the first angel not to bow down or bow before other beings, while the first order for the other archangels is to bring Ax, which is the dust of the earth called Erd, with which he makes the body of the first. man, from Adam.

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After this, God gives Adam life and asks the seven archangels to revere him, however, Melek Taus refrains from doing so, to which God asks him the reason for his behavior and he answers that it is impossible for him. submitting to another being, given his origin from God's enlightenment, while Adam is made of dust. This is how God praised him and gave him the order to take the position of leader in front of all the angels, which is why he is sent to Earth.

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Based on this idea, the followers of Yazidism consider that Melek Taus is the representative of God on Earth, the place where he descends on the first Wednesday of Nisan (which would be March and April), the date on which the New Year is celebrated and that believe, it would be the birth of Melek Taus. Thus, the followers of the religion respect and praise Melek Taus, as they consider it a way of recognizing the sublime nature it has and its majesty, a process that is known as "knowledge of the Sublime." This is the reason why in the Yazidi faith all believers consider themselves descendants of Adam and not of Eve directly.

Short description of Yazidism.

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Yazidism is a pre-Islamic religion of the Middle East of remote origin and belongs to the minority current of Yazdanism, whose other branches, Alevism and Yaresanism, differ from Yazidism in that they do not practice taqiyya (disguise the faith when one's own is at stake life).

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They have been persecuted, mainly because they have as their divinity the peacock or Melek Taus, which in the Koran appears referred to as Shaytan, to designate Satan. Some linguists have tried to clear up the mess, but years of persecution and dissimulation have led to irrational attacks by Muslims.

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The Yazidis are a pre-Islamic minority whose roots go back to 2000 BC. It was once the official religion of the Kurds, but mandatory Islamization reduced their numbers. However, they are still predominantly of Kurdish origin and the majority live near Mosul, with small communities in Armenia, Georgia, Iran, Russia (31,273 according to the 2002 census), Syria and Turkey. In total there are about 800,000 faithful, although this estimate is not very precise due to the secrecy that surrounds the confession regarding the recognition of the creed itself. Some Yazidi refugees live in Europe (particularly Germany) and North America.

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According to the Yazidi worldview, God created the world, which is now in the care of seven Holy Beings, known as angels. They believe that good and evil coexist in the human mind and spirit and that choosing between the two is something that depends on each one.

Reference:

https://religionesenelmundo.com/creencias/yazidismo/

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http://www.diosuniversal.com/Otras-Religiones/Yazidismo-la-religion-del-pavo-real

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