عنوان مقاله [English]
In this article the sins and the presence of the women in Ardavirafnameh, a Pahlavi book, has been surveyed. The book is one of the important religious books of Zoroastrianism. Although this book has been written contemporarily but the foundation of the introduced ideas comes from Sasanians period. Since the book has directly addressed some women's issues and state of their sins in The Day of Judgment, studying this book is sort of pondering on women's affairs in Sasanians.
Ardaviraf in his journey to The Day of Judgment sees a lot of men and women sent to paradise or hell because of different causes. Examining the every woman's conditions, the article concludes that the women's sins and punishment is related to their sex. Unlike men whose careers and behaviors determine them to be sent to the paradise or hell, women are sent to hell and paradise just for being woman - frequently from men's point of view and those burdens which men imposed on their shoulders. Some of the women's sins which are addressed in Ardavirafnameh are prostitution, disloyalty to matrimony, doing some jobs during their period while they are forbidden to do that, witchcraft, refusing to milk their kids, abortion, having dispute with their husband and avoiding getting married to their blood-related relatives.