Editorial: Now Ruz in Islamic Traditions

Mahdi Mehrizi

The article is centred on Iranians’ traditional feast Now Ruz, as mentioned in Islamic traditions. First, Islamic views toward national traditions and rituals are studied. In this regard two classes of hadiths are recognized. The main body of the article is addressed to review and criticize the various viewpoints which come up in an attempt to solve this emerging inconsistency and paradox. In doing so, the writer first surveys the views so far expressed, and then comes up with his own conclusion.

Key Words: Iranians’ Traditional Feast, Now Ruz, Islamic Traditions, Rituals.

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