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Zarathustra
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[Persian] Also, Zoroaster [Greek]. Founder of the Zoroastrian religion and accepted by Bahá'ís as a Manifestation of God. Zoroaster was born around 600 BC in Persia and died around 583 BC. According to Shoghi Effendi, Zoroaster's prophecy of the coming of a World-Savior, Sháh-Bahrám, who would triumph over evil and usher in an era of blessedness and peace, refers to the coming of Bahá'u'lláh.1 Bahá'u'lláh was a descendant of Zoroaster.

[BD 245]
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Prophet of ancient Iran and ancestor of Bahá'u'lláh. Probably died B.C. 583. 'Abdu'l-Bahá states that Zoroaster [Zarathustra] was one of the Prophets who arose after Moses (persian Tablets, II, 76); that the "men of Rass" in Qur'án 25:40 and 50:12 refers to the men of the Araxas River, and that many Prophets of high rank were among these, including Mah-ábád and Zoroaster.
[BG 56]
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Zoroaster appears in the Bahá'í Faith as a "Manifestation of God", one of a line of prophets who have progressively revealed the Word of God to a gradually maturing humanity. Zoroaster thus shares an exalted station with Abraham, Moses, Krishna, Jesus, Muḥammad, the Báb, and the founder of the Bahá'í Faith, Bahá'u'lláh.1 Shoghi Effendi, the head of the Bahá'í Faith in the first half of the 20th century, saw Bahá'u'lláh as the fulfillment of a post-Sassanid Zoroastrian prophecy that saw a return of Sassanid emperor Bahram:2 Shoghi Effendi also stated that Zoroaster lived roughly 1000 years before Jesus.3
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Sources:
1. Taherzadeh 1976, p. 3.
Taherzadeh, Adib (1976), The Revelation of Bahá'u'lláh, Volume 1: Baghdad 1853-63, Oxford: George Ronald, ISBN 0-85398-270-8
2. Buck 1998.
Buck, Christopher (1998), "Bahá'u'lláh as Zoroastrian saviour" (PDF), Bahá'í Studies Review, 8, archived from the original (PDF) on May 24, 2013
3. From a letter of the Universal House of Justice, Department of the Secretariat, May 13, 1979 to Mrs. Gayle Woolson published in Hornby, Helen, ed. (1983), Lights of Guidance: A Bahá'í Reference File, New Delhi: Bahá'í Publishing Trust, ISBN 81-85091-46-3 . p. 501.
 
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