Many people think of Persia as synonymous with Islam, though Islam only became the dominant
religion in the Persian Empire after the Arab conquests of the seventh century. The first Persian Empire was shaped by a different religion: Zoroastrianism.
Zoroastrianism is an ancient Persian religion that have originated as early as 4,000 years ago and the world’s first monotheistic faith. Zoroastrianism have faith in the holiness of four natural elements:
Fire, Air, Soil, Water and to keep the environment clean.
Zoroastrianism is the world’s oldest revealed religion. It is a pragmatic teaching concerned with the improvement in the quality of life on earth. The Zoroastrian religion has preached ecology and care of the environment and all natural creation right from its very inception, which makes it also the first proponent of ecology.