Drower, The Canonical Prayerhook of the Mandaeans
On behalf of President Hassan Rouhani, I express my deepest condolences over the passing away of the leader of Mandaeans
and I hope that his soul rests in peace," Younesi said.
I belong to a small pacifist minority, one of the oldest monotheistic religions in the Middle East called Mandaeans
, which are part of an endogenous Aramaic people who suffer persecutions and ethnic cleansing.
These include the religious traditions of the pre-Islamic ("jahiliyyah") Arabs; Mazdeans in Mesopotamia, Iran and Transoxania; Christians (of different communions such as Nestorians in Mesopotamia and Iran; Monophysites in Syria, Egypt and Armenia; Orthodox Melkites in Syria, Orthodox Christianity in North Africa); Jews in various places; Samaritans in Palestine; Mandaeans
in south Mesopotamia; Harranians in north Mesopotamia; Manichaeans in Mesopotamia and Egypt; Buddhists and Hindus in Sind; tribal religions in Africa; pre-Islamic Turkic tribes; Buddhists in Sind and the Panjab; and Hindus in the Panjab.
Drower (1879-1972) was a self-taught British scholar and novelist who became recognized as an authority on the Middle East generally, but particularly of the Mandaeans
, the last living Gnostic Baptists of Iraq and Iran.
have seen their population decrease in Iraq from 70,000 in the 1990s to just 3,000 today.
Communities of Christians, Mandaeans
, and Yezidis also exist.
MISSAN / Aswat al-Iraq: The Christians of Missan province on Saturday held a mass over the victims of the attack on the Sayedat al-Najah (Our Lady of Salvation) Church in the presence of a number of Muslims, Sabian Mandaeans
and local officials in the province, according to the representative of the Christian community in Missan.
This applies to the persecution of Assyrian Christians, Coptic Christians, Shabaks, Mandaeans
, Yazidis, and other religious minorities.
They are Shiites, Sunnis, Kurds, Assyrians and Mandaeans
6) Including 8 seats for minorities (5 for Christians and 1 each for Mandaeans
, Shabak, and Yazidis).
Tahir Yahya, an activist, says: "We want to be like the Christians and Mandaeans
and other white minorities who have fixed representation in parliament andndash; we the black people in Iraq have rights.
The second-generation Czech Americans holding their annual Fourth of July celebration in the town of Shiner, Texas, eighty miles away, are as intriguing and worth knowing as the Iraqi-Iranian refugee community of Mandaeans
recently settled in an apartment complex on the north side of San Antonio, after years of refugee status in Syria.
Buckley's account of the Mandaeans
, whose theological roots may trace back to the first or second centuries, or Grado G.
are a minority and they have a particular reverence for John the Baptist.