Center for Islamic Pluralism Greetings on Sulltan Nevruz
by Stephen Sylejman Schwartz
Nevruz will be observed this year on the 29th of Jumaada al-Awal 1436 in the hijri calendar and the 29th of Esfand 1393 by the Persian solar calendar.
Notably in Kurdistan, Sulltan Nevruz is a new year observance associated with the beginning of spring.
The Center for Islamic Pluralism conveys best wishes on Sulltan Nevruz to our Bektashi brothers and sisters, including those at the First Bektashi Teqe in America, located in Taylor, Michigan, and those confronting Wahhabi aggression at the Harabati Baba Teqe in Tetova, Republic of Macedonia; to Kurds fighting against the terrorism of the so-called 'Islamic State;" to Uighurs in Eastern Turkestan opposed to Chinese state repression, and to moderate Muslims and others throughout the region where it has arrived.