Question of the Day (27-Apr-17)
The question below contains a paragraph followed by alternative summaries. Choose the option that best captures the essence of the paragraph.
Zoroastrianism is the religion and philosophy based on the teachings ascribed to the prophet Zarathustra. This term is essentially synonymous with Mazdaism, which acknowledges the divine authority of Ahura Mazda, proclaimed by Zarathustra, as demonstrated by Zoroastrianistic creed and articles of faith. Zoroastrianism was once the dominant religion of much of Greater Iran, practiced by the Iranian tribes, including but not limited to the Persians, the Pashtoons, the Balochis, the Ossetics, the Yaghnobi, and the Kurds. However, following the arrival of Islam, the number of adherents has dwindled to not more than 250,000 Zoroastrians worldwide, with concentrations in India, Iran and Pakistan.