The Yazidis and the Qewles

The Ezidis, since they existed, have operated with a religious caste system, as did some ancient civilizations such as the Babylonians and Egyptians. The "Qewle", sacred texts Ezidis, are the source and the confirmation of the confession and the Ezidian ethnicity; just as Christians refer to the Bible.  


The Qewles

Qewle«Méklub Mérge slavSlavémin Méklub MérgeLalishe xudane qubéEv jie EzdixaneEm dchin ber Xude sijude. "

Sacred text “Méqlub Mergé My greetings (two regions inhabited by Ezidis) My greetings to Méqlub Mergé (to many sacred temples in these territories) to the protective region of Lalish (where the Lalish temple is located) it is the country of the Ezidis ( Ezdixane, pronounced [ezdikhane]) these are the places where we will pray to God. "  

The sacred texts remind us of many geographic locations and temples in Ezdixane (the land of the Ezidis). These historic places represent the Ezidis heritage.  

Qewle"Ji Qewlê Pîr Reşê cîdaDi bêjme we gelî mirîdaMe dîn Şerfedîne atqat siltan Êzîde"

Sacred text “From the hymn of Pir RéchDjida. I say to you the Ezidis (miride). Our religion is Sherfedîne, our faith is Sultan Êzîde. "

The sacred texts Ezidis prove to us that they are of the Sherfedîne religion. Yezidism is a term coined by orientalists, explorers, writers, and historians, to describe the Ezidis.  

The Ezidis first ask for mercy for the whole world, and only afterwards for themselves. This gesture is a good example of humanity and tolerance.  

Qewle"Xwedêo, tu heftê û du mletî bêyî rehmêSerê ser belgîya, girtîyê hebsîyaRêwîyê riya, kesîb, belengaz û êxsîra, Me jî pra. "

Sacred text “God Be merciful to the 72 nations, to those confined to bed, to those in prison, to those who are poor and miserable, (who survive) and to us the Ezidis people. "  

The sacred texts confirm that the Ezidis are an ethnic group in their own right, that they have their own religion (Sherfedine) and that they had their own country (with its regions).  

But unfortunately, today we find several versions on the origin of the Ezidis. They are sometimes considered to be of Jewish descent, as there was a strong Jewish community in Sinjar. Other times, they are attributed a Roman origin, as the Ezidis of Sinjar are white and have blue eyes. Some consider them to be of Hindu origin because the peacock is a sacred symbol, both for the Hindus and for the Ezidis.  

It is important to note that some Ezidis claim ethnicity kurds, while others claim they are Arabs.