The Life of Ruzbeh bin Muqaffa – a True Zoroastrian Martyr

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Roj Bahman Mah Avan, 1383 Yz.

On the occasion of the Fasli Gathas, a five-day series of  lectures has been organized at the Mahella Patel Agiary, Grant Road since more than 20 years.

Yesterday, 16th March 2014 was the First Fasli Gatha. On this ocassion I spoke on the Life Story of Ruzbeh bin Muqaffa – a true Zoroastrian martyr.

Ruzbeh is totally unknown within our community but is known today as the Father of modern Arabic literature. His life, full of tragedy and memorable events, makes for fascinating but depressing reading.

Here are the time line points of the lecture. Please click the icon below to download the lecture in MP3 format.

Time from Time to Details

00:00

2:30

Importance of the Fasli Hingam

2:30

5:00

Introduction. Wealth of information in Parsi Avaz

5:00

11:00

The Last days of the Sassanian Empire Yezdezerd Shaharyar

11:00

23:00

The Persecution of Parsis at the hands of the Arabs

23:00

27:00

The incident of Dadwayh al Muqaffa. How this name is derived

27:00

30:00

The reaction of the Zoroastrians against the persecution.

30:00

32:00

Childhood of Ruzbeh. His heart-breaking decision to convert.

32:00

36:00

The incident of conversion. The memorable quote of Ruzbeh.

36:00

38:30

The rise of Ruzbeh as the father of Arabic literature

38:30

39:00

The memorable translation of Kalila wa Dimna

39:00

48:00

The story of Buzorg Meher and the Panchatantra

48:00

52:30

The Kitab al-Adab

52:30

55:30

The Siyar ul-Mulk. The precusrsor to the Shah Nameh

55:30

59:00

The fall of Ruzbeh.

59:00

1:01:00

The love of Ruzbeh for his native religion. How he was betrayed.

1:01:00

1:04:00

The trial and cruel execution of Ruzbeh at the hands of Sufyan

1:04:00

1:11:45

The legacy of Ruzbeh. Lessons for us to learn from his life.

 

The total talk time of the lecture was 1 hour 11 minutes. The file size for download is 7.5 MB.

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  1. Stella  March 19, 2014

    I have an urgent message for True Zoroastrian observers.

    Commencing the 21st of March 2014 there will be a major nuclear explosion.
    On this day will be the first wave of the move to New Earth.
    I understand that improvement to your Thoughts are required, in order to ‘move one’. There will be further two or three waves with the world in total famine after the 21st. with pandemics and much more after the 2nd and 3rd.
    I pray that you heed this message and strive for the first wave.
    Hope you understand the message.
    Peace be to you!

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