Basic knowledge of the Ezdi Nation
The Ezdi – one of the oldest nation on the world. Historically, they mostly lived at the territory of Mesopotamia. The Centre of the Ezdi Nation always was and is in Shingal (Sinjar), which is now part of the State of Iraq. The holy centre of the Ezdi is the temple Lalsh in Iraq. The population of Ezdi now stands at about 2 million people. Their people, like all ancient peoples, have preserved a unique culture, customs and traditions, and their religion, Sharfadin, is particularly noteworthy. The uniqueness of this religion lies in the fact that only Ezdi can be its followers.
The Ezdi ethnos is divided into three castes: Sheh, Pir and Mrid. Sheh and Pir are representatives of the caste of priests, Mrids are representatives of secular castes. The Ezdi caste system is unique in its own way and has many nuances, from the prohibition of marriage to permission to conduct certain religious rites. But despite this, in terms of human rights and freedoms – all three castes are equal.
Unfortunately, due to various circumstances, with all kinds of material and spiritual envy, the Ezdi lands are invaded, the Sharfdin religion is distorted by force so that the Ezdi abandon their religion, religion is imposed on them by force, cultural values are being destroyed, the Ezdi temples are being wiped out along with their writings and language, and their history is being distorted – and all this has lasted for at least 1,000 years, until today. The last genocide began on 3 August 2014 in Shingal and continues until now. And as hundreds of times before, in 2014, the Ezdi nation again was betrayed by those who supposedly should protect these people against ISIS. But unfortunately, for the last four years, more than 10,000 Ezdi girls are still in the hands of ISIS and “those” who bought them and use them as slaves. In recent years, since the creation of ISIS, thousands of Ezdi children have been lost, and more than 400,000 Ezdi stay in camps in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan and live in abhorrent conditions. But the Ezdi who died in the 2014 genocide should also be remembered. No one can give an exact number of the dead, because graves were being found every day in Shingal and other places where ISIS was present, and a dozen or so and sometimes hundreds of Ezdi lie in those graves. The number of the dead is already more than 30,000. It is now 2019 – the world has long ago moved away from the centuries when slavery, violence and the destruction of peoples and cultures continued – but it did not happen in case of the Ezdi – for them, time stopped in the seventh century of our era. The Ezdi are only asking for the right to self-determination and preservation of their own Ezidkhan nationality. This is a right that is given to everyone from birth – the right to freedom, which GOD has bestowed upon “man”. The Preamble of the UN Charter begins with such words:
We, the Peoples of the United Nations, determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to regain faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom (…).
We represent the Ezdi nation. We hope that these are not just words written on paper, but it is really this freedom, which is guaranteed by the United Nations. The Ezdi are the people who want to be a small but equal part of the World, which treats all other religions and nations with respect.
May God bless us all.
About the faith
Sharfadin is one of the oldest religions on earth. The basis of the Sharfadin religion is the belief in One GOD – HADE (KHADE). Sharfadin religion is often called the religion of Archangels, as the founder of this religion is the Archangel Sharf-Din. Despite the fact that Sharfadin religion has a clear division (separation) to many “supernatural powers” such as Archangels, Angels and Prophets, Sharfadin is always guided by the basic principle that GOD is One and Almighty, and everything and everyone is subordinated to His Will. And only after the claim that everything is subordinated to the will of One GOD, the Supreme and the Principal Archangel Malki Tausi is mentioned, then the Seven Supreme Archangels, followed by other Archangels and further Angels. This hierarchy indicates the role of man as one of elements creating the “universal chain”.