The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Celebrating Nowruz means revival of Zoroastrianism, avoid it

Some countries celebrate Nowruz (First day of new solar year) to mark the end of the old year and the beginning of a new one. Celebrating Nowruz has roots in Zoroastrianism, and is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually takes place on March 21, something never found nor marked in the Islamic religion. Some celebrators – even in the Islamic countries – with no full familiarity with Islamic sharia, believe the celebrations which last for 13 days, is an opportunity to reflect on the past and set intentions for the future, a religion practiced in ancient Persia that predates Christianity and Islam. This is a false perspective that the return of spring has great spiritual significance, representing the triumph of good over evil and joy over sorrow. Over the years, the wrong perspective was celebrated all over Afghanistan, despite the religious scholars’ wide speech against it. People, annually, visited shrines everywhere and the so-called shrine of Hazrat Ali in Mazar-e-Sharif, where they believed would gain reward while worshiping the tomb, what they call a sacred place with long historical background. Though, the celebration has become part of UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and the United Nations General Assembly of 2010 proclaimed March 21 as International Nowruz Day, those living under the umbrella of the holy Islam, should not follow false beliefs. After the return of the Islamic Emirate to power in the country, celebrating Nowruz, as a false and misleading tradition, was banned and the nation was advised not to follow what is forbidden in the Islamic religion. Actually, celebrating Nowruz has no place in the holy Islamic religion and those who believe in Islam and those who celebrate it have no full information about the holy religion’s instructions, orders and prohibitions. If we want to promote and popularize the holy religion of Islam, we should avoid the commonplace traditions left over from false and fake rites. Zoroastrianism has now, no followers except a few groups in some Islamic and non-Islamic countries and there is no Zoroastrian in Afghanistan and we should not follow or promote the false tradition.

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.