عنوان مقاله [English]
Shiite sect in the life of Iranians was very important during the Safavid era. Therefore scrutinizing viewpoints of religious sources to Nowruz, as the greatest ancient Iranian feast, is too important.
In safavid era, religious debates about Nowruz led to writing many booklets that were called “Nowruziye”. We know about thirteen Nowruziye, but just nine of them are accessible now.
In this paper, Nowruziyes are introduced and their writing time, linguistic and literary characteristics, and content structure will be studied on the basis of remaining manuscripts.
The writing Nowruziyes has begun at Shah Tahmasp Safavi’s reign, but its climax is in the Soleyman and Soltan Hossein era.
These texts are easy and simple. Determination of religious Nowruz based on Shiite Hadithes (narrations) is the most frequent debate.