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Saturday, 18 April 2009

The origins of Mehrab

More references to Islam’s cribbing of the culture and religion of ancient Persia.

Ab-e-Hayat or Ab-e-Zendegi (Persian) (from Persian ab, Avestan ap, Pahlavi av, water, purity, brilliance, honor, bliss, fortune)

The ancient Iranians believed that the first created was Mithra (Mehr), the
reflection of Being, the essence of light, in the water of life; so the creation
was the synthesis of these two, named Mehrab. Mehrab later became the sacred
place of worship in mosques among Moslems. It is noteworthy that the same
letters are used in the words Abraham (ABRHM), Bahram (BHRAM), and Brahma

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