The moment of creation; Nauroz

During the night between 20th & 21st of March at 11:27pm, the Sun will reach the point from where it started its journey at the time of creation of this universe.

In Greece, Iran & Afghanistan, this day is known as “Nauroz” and is celebrated like Eid. Iranians especially do the jashan for 10 days starting from tomorrow.

Iranians believe that this is the time for ‘Qaboliat’ of duas.

Pray for your loved ones and yes, forget me not…

7 Comments so far

  1. Pindpunjab (unregistered) on March 20th, 2006 @ 11:39 pm

    sare jahan mei aman ho sab tarakki karen aur khush rahen!!!!!!!
    AAmeen


  2. What???? (unregistered) on March 20th, 2006 @ 11:55 pm

    NAUROZ HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ISLAM.

    WHICH ULEMA SAID THAT NAUROZ IS QABIOLAT OF DUAS?????????

    Nowruz has been celebrated for at least 3000 years and is deeply rooted in the rituals and traditions of the Zoroastrian religion.

    The Bahá’í Faith, a religion with its origin in Iran, celebrates this day (spelling it “Naw Rúz”) as a religious holiday marking not only the new year according to the Bahá’í calendar, but the end of their Nineteen Day Fast.

    It has nothing to do with Islam and Islamic beliefs.
    As a muslim ,one should investigate before blindly following into steps of others, just for the sake of Fun.

    This is WHAT we are now as a nation , not leaders , but followers of every festival, culture which includes, Music, Fun and Food Like Basant etc

    Sadly we don’t care anymore as to what they beliefs are behind that or what religion those are related too.


  3. AudibleSilence (unregistered) on March 21st, 2006 @ 12:16 am

    Yes,
    I believe NAUROZ has to do more with Iranian specifically Persian tradition else we would have seen Maulana Fazal ul Rehman cursing the government on decalring 10 days holidays.


  4. Balloon-o-Eight (unregistered) on March 21st, 2006 @ 12:22 am

    Alright, alright! I’ve removed the Islamic claim, but if you take it as a moment when Allah created this universe and made the Sun revolve; doesn’t it make any sense???


  5. What???? (unregistered) on March 21st, 2006 @ 6:48 pm

    What????
    Not at all

    Does it has to be a specific day to Believe Allah Created this Universe.

    At that time there were no calenders , cause the Sun and Moon weren’t there.

    So why as a muslim we celebrate the day of creation of the universe, when nothing to celebrate about it is mention in the Holy Quran.

    We have been given a chance every year to celebrate Two Eids, Why don’t we enjoy and Thank Allah Subhaana Taala for such wonderful two events, which we celebrate cause there is a reason behind it. I Hope you all know……..?

    As a new generation, promote that which we as a Muslims can be proud of, cause one day everyone has to die and face Allah Subhaana Taala.

    Are you ready for the that ??????


  6. Balloon-o-Eight (unregistered) on March 22nd, 2006 @ 10:21 pm

    A blogger friend Raheel writes:

    “Now for my Muslim friends specially, I wanted to discuss its presence and importance in Islam. As Islam is so diverse in its nature, Navroz is not celebrated by every sect as some sects didn`t take forward this tradition with them but we can see that it existed even in the era of Hazrat Muhammad (P.B.U.H.). When Hazrat Salman Farsi entered into the circle Islam, Hazrat Muhammad being a keen observer and respecter of diversity, gave Navroz in the course of his life. Our Prophet also prayed for Muslims on this special day so with the entrance of Hazrat Salman Farsi Islam also got a gift of Navroz. Then the ritual also became a more important facet of Islam when the son of Hazrat Ali, Hazrat Hussain got married with SheharBano, the daughter of Iranian King.

    It is believed by some that it was the day of Navroz when Hazrat Adam was bestowed with the soul. It was the day of Navroz when Hazrat Abrahim destroyed the idols. It was the day of Navroz when Hazrat Noah’s Ark got rescued. It was the day of Navroz when Hazrat Ali repeated what Hazrat Abrahim did by standing on the shoulders of Hazrat Muhammad. It was the day of Navroz when our beloved Prophet summoned his last sermon to the mankind and completed a code of life for them. It was the day when Hazrat Ali got married with Hazrat Bibi Fatima.

    I want to quote an ayah from Quran which fits in this article very well:
    “Behold! in the creation of the heavens and the earth; in the alternation of the night and the day; in the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of mankind; in the rain which God Sends down from the skies, and the life which He gives therewith to an earth that is dead; in the beasts of all kinds that He scatters through the earth; in the change of the winds, and the clouds which they Trail like their slaves between the sky and the earth;- (Here) indeed are Signs for a people that are wise.” (2:164)”

    Link: http://www.chowk.com/show_article.cgi?aid=00006452&start=0&end=9&chapter=1&page=1&channel=gulberg


  7. Think (unregistered) on March 23rd, 2006 @ 7:20 pm

    Kind note the following……..

    The event is accompanied by many special customs and rituals, which date back to well before the advent of Islam in the 7th century AD.

    During the first two centuries after Islam, the Norouz festival was not observed earnestly due to changes in the social and political circumstances. Gradually, the greedy Omayyad caliphs, wishing to increase their revenues through Norouz gifts, revived the custom of celebrating the Norouz festival. Beginning with the Abbasid era, the caliphs began to respect Persian traditions.

    Released from the domination of Arabs, Persians began to revive their ancestors’ customs. According to the great Persian scientist. Aburayhan Birooni, in the 4th century A.H. (After Hejira), the rulers of Khorassan Province presented new uniforms to their guards and troops on Norouz.

    Norouz festival was also celebrated by the Samanid and Ghaznavid dynasties until the Mongols invaded Persia.

    After the Mongol invasion, as any other national tradition, Norouz last its significance. Nevertheless, as time passed, it was gradually observed again. In the Safavid era, Norouz flourished again.

    After the Safavid dynasty the Norouz celebration maintained its status and was regularly observed in royal courts. Nader Shah celebrated Norouz even in time of war. In the Qajar era, the Norouz tradition was preserved; the Qajar monarches presented outfits, horses, money and adornments to their troops. The common people also celebrated Norouz gloriously.

    Today, Norouz is celebrated as splendidly as ever. Setting the Haftsin (Norouz table) and sitting around it at the turn of the year, wearing new garments, presenting Eidi (gifts of crisp paper money) to children, sprinkling rose-water, eating sweets and celebrating sizdeh-be-dar (13th Farvardin or 2nd April) are practiced by Iranians, even those living abroad.

    Muslim Iranians light candles as a symbol of ancient Persians’ respect for fire, and place the Holy Qur’an on the Norouz table to show their esteem for this divine book.

    Fire ………….

    The last Wednesday of the year is celebrated by the Iranian people as Chahar Shanbe Soori Persian: چهارشنبه سوری), the Iranian festival of fire. This festival is the celebration of the light (the good) winning over the darkness (the bad), the symbolism behind the rituals are all rooted back to Zoroastrianism.

    The tradition includes people going into the streets and alleys to make fires, and jump over them while singing the traditional song Zardie man az tou Sorkhie tou az man (literally: “My yellowness from you, your redness from me; “, but figuratively: My paleness (pain, sickness) to you, your strength (health) to me.

    Serving different kinds of pastry and nuts known as Ajile Moshkel Gosha (lit. The problem-solving nuts) is the Chahar Shanbe Soori way of giving thanks for the previous year’s health and happiness, while exchanging any remaining paleness and evil for the warmth and vibrancy of the fire.

    According to tradition, the living are visited by the spirit of their ancestors on the last days of the year, and many children wrap themselves in shrouds, symbolically re-enacting the visits. They also run through the streets banging on pots and pans with spoons and knocking on doors to ask for treats. The ritual is called qashogh-zany (spoon beating) and symbolizes the beating out of the last unlucky Wednesday of the year.

    There are also several other traditions on this night, including the rituals of Koozeh Shekastan, the breaking of earthen jars which symbolically hold ones bad fortune; the ritual of Fal-Goosh, or inferring one’s future from the conversations of those passing by; and the ritual of Gereh-gosha-ee, making a knot in the corner of a handkerchief or garment and asking the first passerby to unravel it in order to remove ones misfortune.

    Kindly answer the following questions, before celebrating something blindly
    This is What Quran and Prophet (SAW) want us to do????
    This is what Islam has taught us ??????
    This is is how we get rid of Bad luck and bad omen and start a new year????
    Why are we only celebrating Spring, other Seasons are also created by Allah Subaaha Taala.

    What Happiness you will feel celebrating Nouroz, unlike the Two Eids one After Ramazan and Hajj.

    What Sacrifice have you given for Allah , that you feel like celebrating Spring.

    Everyday is a new day for everyone and what a lovely way is to start everyday with offering prayers and Namaz and all thanks to Allah Subhaana Taala, for giving us yet another day to spread the Message of one Allah Almighty and repent our sins and ask for forgiveness

    THINK ALL READERS !!!!!!!!THINK



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