MPs Angie Bray, Eric Ollerenshaw and Secretary of State Sajid Javid, with Ismaili Council President Amin Mawji and other Jamati leaders at the Houses of Parliament Navroz reception. (Image credit: Riaz Kassam via TheIsmaili.com)

Members of the British Parliament invite Ismaili Leadership to celebrate Navroz at the Parliament, paying tribute to His Highness the Aga Khan & the Ismaili Community

“I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks to the Ismaili Community for everything you do for our country – from public service, charitable work, business and education. Your community is a shining example of what is so great about our country.” – British Prime Minister David Cameron “Navroz with the Ismaili…

Navroz Mubārak Tweet Collection

Navroz Mubārak Tweet Collection

#NavrozMubarak! May this New Year bring you great joy, good health and prosperity. http://t.co/H2oWXro0bH pic.twitter.com/yMWYWwiPae — Sen. Mobina Jaffer (@SenJaffer) March 21, 2015 In #YYC our substantial #Iranis S.Asians #Tajiks & Afghans incl all Ismailis have been celebrating #Navroz 4 past wk! pic.twitter.com/f1wjgUoyRb — Al-Karim Walli (@aswalli) March 21, 2015 Statement by Liberal Party of…

Prime Minister Harper visits Canadian Darkhana Burnaby Jamatkhana for Navroz

Prime Minister Harper visits Canadian Darkhana Burnaby Jamatkhana for Navroz

https://flic.kr/p/rQnQW3 https://flic.kr/p/qVSGWT Toured the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby today, beautiful facility. #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/5c84BU1Fp8 — Stephen Harper (@pmharper) March 22, 2015 With MP John Weston and Ismaili leadership. Was honoured to accompany PM to meet & greet at the Ismaili Centre in Burnaby during his March visit. #JohnWestonMP http://t.co/Krcz9ULVHn— John Weston, MP (@JohnWestonMP) April 09, 2015…

Minister Kenney

Minister Kenney issues statement to mark Nowruz

Ottawa, March 20, 2015 – The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to mark Nowruz: “For Canadians of Persian and Central Asian descent, the spring equinox brings not only a new season, but also the ancient and joyful celebrations of Nowruz, the Persian New Year. “The word Nowruz translates to ‘New…

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Nowruz, an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity says UNESCO & UN

United Nations (UN) declares March 21 as the International day of Nowruz. Nowruz was introduced into the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 30 September 2009. A large number of Shiah Muslims including the Ismaili Muslims who follow the Aga Khan celebrate…

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Nawruz has arrived

Happy Nawrūz has arrived; O Lord! May it be blessed! Purity has come in abundance; O Lord! May it be blessed!. The garden is flourishing and growing; the home is full of light and purity; the lilies have opened up their tongues; O Lord! May it be blessed! The desert has now been decked with…

Navroz

Navroz focuses on nature and spirit

Navroz, meaning ‘New Day,’ marks the beginning of the new year in the Persian calendar. Navroz has been celebrated by many cultures and religions for thousands of years. Over 2,500 years ago, the Persian Prophet Zoroaster, founder of the religion of Zoroastrianism, dedicated this ancient festival to spiritual renewal. In Zoroastrianism, Navroz is the seventh…

Spring welcomed by ‘ancient fire and love’ | The National

Spring welcomed by ‘ancient fire and love’ | The National

March 19, 2015: Millions around the world welcome the new season every year with timeless cultural traditions that they believe will bring them glad tidings. Spring, the happy season of renewed life, unfolds this weekend as the planet passes through the vernal equinox, with millions of people across the world from different cultures welcoming it…

Adnan Sami

Adnan Sami to Celebrate Navroz at Vancouver Concert | Link Newspaper

VANCOUVER – Navroz, the New Year celebrated by the Ismaili, Iranian, Afghan and the other communities around the world, gets more significance in the Lower Mainland this year as the world-famous Bollywood artist Adnan Sami joins them all at Vancouver’s iconic Queen Elizabeth Theatre on Sunday, March 22nd  after a long gap of 10 years,…

Ismaili Muslims worldwide observe Navroz

Ismaili Muslims worldwide observe Navroz

Let the once dead earth be a sign to them. We gave it life, and from it produced grain for their sustenance. We planted it with palm and the vine and watered it with gushing springs, so that men might feed on its fruit. It was not their hands that made all this. Should they…

Nowruz Day at the White House

Nowruz Day at the White House

The First Lady Celebrates Nowruz at the White House David Rahni for Payvand Iran News: The Nowruz reception at the White House held on March 11, 2015 by all accounts was a great success. Invited dignitaries, professors and scholars, exchange students, entrepreneurs, government officials and artists, i.e., four generations of Americans with heritage mainly from…

Connections: Nowruz, UN and UNESCO

Connections: Nowruz, UN and UNESCO

United Nations (UN) declares March 21 as the International day of Nowruz. Nowruz introduced into the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on 30 September 2009. A more cultural than a religious festival, Navroze is celebrated by Parsis, and Muslims. A large number…

The Nawruz Festival | Ismaili Web Amaana

The Nawruz Festival | Ismaili Web Amaana

by ‘Allamah Nasir al-din “Nasir” Hunza’i Nawruz literally means the new day. This day means the day of the festival which is celebrated at the beginning of spring and the arrival of the new year, in which Aries faces the sun and from this day is counted the new solar year of the Egyptians and…

Navroz Na Deen

Navroz Na Deen

Amin Mawani specializes in ghazals, geets, garbas & ginans. He was entranced by the melodious sound on North Indian classical music in his childhood years and trained under the tutelage of Kalapana Bharat in the Kirana gharana music tradition and acquired ghazal training under Vithal Rao of Hyderabad, India. Amin resides in Toronto, Canada.

Navroz: A Fresh New Start – Poem by Noori Mamdani

Navroz: A Fresh New Start Melting of soft slithery snow, Dazzling crystals in the rippling river flow, Prismatic rainbow glow, All are externalizing as an enchanted poetry of Nasir-i Khusraw. Blooming of colorful flowers, Drizzling of spring showers, Growers and consumers, All are rejoicing and welcoming the astounding spring, As Pir Sadardin’s devotional linguistic string.

2013 Navroz Readings @Simerg.com (II): Recognition of Navroz by the United Nations and the US Congress

The United Nations General Assembly on 23 February 2010 recognized 21 March as the International Day of Nowruz, a spring festival of Persian origin, as it continued its sixty-fourth session. A few weeks later in the same year, the US House of Representatives approved a resolution recognizing that Nowruz embodies the tradition that each individual’s…

Nadim Pabani: An ode for Imam-e-Zaman

By Nadim Pabani – Inspired by the Navroz Spring. An ode for Imam-e-Zaman we sing. Seeing the birds outside take flight, Line by line we begin to write. So now we wish to begin this rhyme, For the Master of the Age and Time To glorify your Light that shines, We are moved to write…

Navroz Mubarak, 2013, from the NanoWisdoms Archive

The NanoWisdoms Archive of Imamat Speeches, Interviews and Writings wishes all Navroz Mubarak. The Archive is a unique website dedicated solely to the Ismaili Imamat’s speeches, interviews and writings and has been granted special permission to reproduce His Highness the Aga Khan’s speeches. With over 500 readings — from akdn.org, iis.ac.uk, theismaili.org, aku.org, archnet.org, pluralsim.ca,…

Nawruz: Ismaili Web Amaana

Here is what Mowlana Hazar Imam said in his speech October 23, 1980, about the Simurgh translated thirty birds or chief bird: Let me close, therefore, by reminding you of Attar’s great poem, the Conference of the Birds, Mantiq al-Tayr. The birds, you will recall, in huge quantities went in search of the Simurgh, the…

Celebrating Nowruz: A Resource for Educators

Cultural celebrations and festivals are common to people all overthe world. These events celebrate different historical and cultural practices and share some important community functions. Often holidays like these bring together families and communities, and introduce new generations to traditional food, dance, music and handicrafts. Special celebrations are incorporated into K–12 curricula in order to introduce students…