Birthdays and Festivals 4item Is it permissible to strike "The pact of brotherhood" on days other than the ‘Īd of Ghadīr Khum? Is there any truth in what has been reported of the lofty position of the Day of Nawrūz and the great reward that could be reaped for engaging in acts of worship on that day? Is it permissible to engage in these acts of worship as really desired in Islam? What is your opinion with regard to the festival of Nawrūz (the celebration of the Iranian New Year)? In other words, is there any basis in the precepts of divine law that it has to be celebrated in parity with such festivals as ‘Īd of Fiṭr and ‘Īd of Aḍḥā, or is it a blessed day as any other holy day such as Friday, etc? Should "The pact of brotherhood" be concluded in accordance with the handed down format, or can it be done in any other language?