Religion in Iraq
The major religion in Iraq is Islam, followed by about 97% of Iraqis. The other 3% consist of those following Christianity and other religions. Many cities throughout Iraq have been areas of historica...
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Islam in Iraq
The history of Islam in Iraq goes back almost 1,400 years to the lifetime of Muhammad (died 632).
Iraq's Muslims follow two distinct traditions, Shia and Sunni Islam. Iraq is home to many religiou...
Shia Islam in Iraq
More than half of the population of Iraq (ca. 60%-70%) are Shia Muslims.In addition, Iraq is the site of the holy cities of Najaf and Karbala, pilgrimage sites for millions of Shi'a Muslims. Najaf is ...
Christianity in Iraq
The Christians of Iraq are considered to be one of the oldest continuous Christian communities of the Armenian world. The vast majority are Western Armenian-speaking ethnic Armenian; however, there is...
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History of the Jews in Iraq
The Jews in Iraq (Hebrew: יְהוּדִים בָּבְלִים, Babylonian Jews, Yehudim Bavlim, Arabic: يهود العراق‎ Yahūd al-ʿIrāq) is documented from the time of the Babylonian captivity c. 586 BC. Iraqi ...
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Ahl-e Haqq
The Yarsan or Ahl-e Haqq (Kurdish: یارسان‎, Yarsan, Persian: اهل حق‎ Ahl-e Haqq "People of Truth"), is a syncretic religion founded by Sultan Sahak in the late 14th century in western Iran...
Mandaeism
Mandaeism or Mandaeanism (Modern Mandaic: מנדעיותא‎ Mandaʻiūtā; Arabic: مندائية‎ Mandāʼīyah/Mandāʾiyyah) is a gnostic religion (Aramaic manda means "knowledge," as does Greek gnosis) w...
Yazidi
The Yazidis (/jəzˈiːdiːz/ yah-ZEE-dees), also Yezidi, Êzidî or Yazdani, are an ethnoreligious group. They live primarily in the Nineveh Province of Iraq. Additional communities in Armenia, Georgia, an...
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Nur Ali Elahi
Nur Ali Elahi (or Ostad Elahi var. Nūr ‘Alī Ilāhī, Nour Ali Elahi, Persian: نورعلی الهی - استاد الهی‎) (September 11, 1895 - October 19, 1974) was a spiritual thinker, musician and jurist who de...
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Buyruk (Shabak)
The Buyruk is the sacred book of the Shabak. It has written in the Iraqi Turkmen variant of South Azerbaijani.
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Hajj Nematollah
Hajj Nematollah (Persian: حاجی نعمت‌الله‎ 1871 – February 28, 1919) was an influential mystic and religious leader of the Persianate Qajar Empire. He was born in Jeyhounabad, Iran and is c...
Kalâm-e Saranjâm
The Kalâm-e Saranjâm (Persian: کلام سرانجام‎ or Serencam "The Discourse of Conclusion") is the central religious text of the Ahl-e Haqq, written in the 15th century based on the teachings of Sul...
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Wadi-us-Salaam
Wadi Al-Salaam (Arabic وادي السلام; Valley of Peace) is an Islamic cemetery, located in the Shia holy city of Najaf, Iraq. It is the largest cemetery in the world. It is estimated that during the Iraq...
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Jamal Abdul Karim al-Dabban
Sheik Jamal Abdul Karim al-Dabban (Arabic: جمال عبدالكريم الدبان‎) (c. 1939 – 17 June 2007) was a moderate Sunni cleric in the city of Tikrit, Iraq. al-Dabban was the senior Sunni religious ...
Mandaic alphabet
The Mandaic alphabet is based on the Aramaic alphabet, and is used for writing the Mandaic language. The Mandaic name for the script is Abagada or Abaga, after the first letters of the alphabet. Rathe...
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Armenians in Iraq
The history of Armenians in Iraq is documented since late Babylonian times. The Tigris and Euphrates rivers both have their sources in the Armenian Highland, hence, the land of Iraq and the land of Ar...
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2010 Baghdad church attack
Six suicide jihadis of a group formerly called Islamic State of Iraq attacked a Syrian Catholic church in Baghdad during Sunday evening Mass, on 31 October 2010, and started killing the worshippers, h...
Mandaic language
Mandaic is the language of the Mandaean religion and community. Classical Mandaic is used by a section of the Mandaean community in liturgical rites. The modern descendent of Classical Mandaic, known ...
Abatur
Abatur (sometimes called Abathur, Yawar and the Ancient of Days) is the third of four emanations from the supreme, unknowable deity in the Mandaean religion. His name translates as the "father of the ...
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Assyrian independence
The Assyrian struggle for Independence is an ongoing struggle for independence for the Assyrian Nation in its historical homeland. Originally, it was waged by the Assyrian Patriarch and the chiefs (As...
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Lalish
Lalish (Kurdish: Laliş, also called Lalişa Nûranî), is a small mountain valley village situated in the Shekhan District of Nineveh Province in northern Iraq. It is the location of the tomb of Shei...
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