On this occasion a number of prominent international Qaris have contributed to an initiative launched by IQNA that includes recitation of verses from the Quran featuring the spring, creation and the nature.
In the following footage, Egyptian Qari Master Faruq Zaif recites verse 99 of Surah al-Ana’am (6) of the Holy Quran:
“And He it is Who sends down water from the cloud, then We bring forth with it buds of all (plants), then We bring forth from it green (foliage) from which We produce grain piled up (in the ear); and of the palm-tree, of the sheaths of it, come forth clusters (of dates) within reach, and gardens of grapes and olives and pomegranates, alike and unlike; behold the fruit of it when it yields the fruit and the ripening of it; most surely there are signs in this for a people who believe.”
The Persian New Year, Nowruz, began on Saturday on the last day of winter, as Iranians, and many people in other countries in the region like Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, and Turkmenistan, are celebrating the beginning of spring.
In harmony with the rebirth of nature, the Nowruz festivities began on the last day of solar year 1399, which fell on March 20 this year.
Sunday (March 21) marked the first day of the New Iranian Year in the solar calendar.