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Glossary of Eastern Religion Terms
beginning with letter Z
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zakat Tweet Definition of zakat Like Definition of zakat on Facebook
noun
  1. (Islam) almsgiving, one of the five pillars of Islam
zen Tweet Definition of zen Like Definition of zen on Facebook
nounZen
  1. a denomination of Buddhism
zendo Tweet Definition of zendo Like Definition of zendo on Facebook
noun
  1. A hall at a Zen buddhist monastery where formal seated meditation (zazen) is practiced.
zikr Tweet Definition of zikr Like Definition of zikr on Facebook
noun
  1. an Islamic prayer whereby a phrase or expression of praise is repeated continually
Zoroastrian Tweet Definition of Zoroastrian Like Definition of Zoroastrian on Facebook
noun
  1. A follower of Zoroastrianism
adjective
  1. Relating to or characteristic of Zoroastrianism
Zoroastrianism Tweet Definition of Zoroastrianism Like Definition of Zoroastrianism on Facebook
proper noun
  1. General usage: Religion and philosophy based on the teachings ascribed to the prophet w:Zoroaster, Zoroaster. Also referred to as Zoroastrism and
    • Mazdaism: religion in which w:Ahura Mazda, Ahura Mazda is the supreme divinity;
    • Parseeism (archaic): religion of the w:Parsi, Parsees of the Indian subcontinent, for centuries believed to be the only surviving community of Zoroastrians.
      1. Scholastic usage: identifies the religion as it exists today, as distinguished from earlier forms of the religion. (see Related terms, below).

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