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Mandaeands Sabians | Comparative Religion

"Sabian" is a word derived from the Aramaic-Mandic verb "Saba" which means "baptised" or "dyed", "immersed in water". "Mandaeans" is derived from "menda" which means in the mandiac language "knowledge". Thus, "Mandaean Sabians" means those who are baptised and who know the religion of God.

Aspects of the Mandaean Religion
Monotheism, Baptism, Praying, Fasting, Alms-giving

Beliefs and prophets
Mandaean Sabians believe in God and His Monotheism. God is called in their holy book and other religious sources, The Great Life or The Eternal Life. Also, they believe that Adam (God bless his name) was their first prophet and teacher. Their second prophet was sheet who is named "shetel" in Mandaiac; followed by Sam bin Noah and Yahya bin Zekaria (God bless their names)

Location and their number Through history
The Mandaeans have lived in many regions over a wide geographical setting. Yet, they live mainly in Iraq and Ahwaz (Iran). There are sabian communities in Europe, America, Australia and other countries. Their number does not exceed 100,000. Despite this little number, they have had an outstanding role in the fields of science, literature and knowledge since the Abassid age.

Their Relations with other religions
The Mandaeans Sabians respects all heavenly religions in their society and the world at large. They live peacefully with their Muslim and Christians brothers as well as other religions because the Mandaean religion is not missionary. Therefore, others had always respected the Mandaeans in their practices and rites.

:: Credit
. Madaeans Official Website. read more here.
. Sabian's Practice of Faith
. Wikipedia Entry on Sabians (Sabeans)

:: Related Links
. Sabians - Example of pluralism in Islam

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