Tribute to Zoroastrians and Christians in Iran
“Thus, through generations and generations, flourished Zoroastrianism, to be ultimately shattered and almost annihilated by the Arabs of the Khaliph Omar at the battle of Nehavand, AD 642.
Subsequent events may well be described in the words of Thomas Moore:
‘Is Iran’s pride then gone for ever,
Quenched with the flame in Mithra’s caves?
No – she has sons, that never – never
Will stoop to be the Moslem’s slaves,
While heaven has light or earth has graves.'”
~The Teachings of Zoroaster and the Philosophy of the Parsi Religion, The Wisdom of the East Series; by SA Kapadia; edited by J. Murray, 1905