The event of Ghadir Khumm

The event of Ghadir Khumm

It was where, among other things,  prophet Muhammad reportedly announced that “to whomsoever I am Mawla, Ali is also their Mawla.” Shia Muslims believe this to be the appointment of Ali as Muhammad’s successor. Most Muslims accept the historicity of the event, but not all believe that this constituted an appointment of Ali as the successor to the Prophet. The day’s anniversary in the Islamic Calendar (18 Dhu al-Hijjah) is celebrated by Shias as Eid al-Ghadir.

Revelation of the verse of announcement

On Thursday the 18th of Dhu al-Hijjah (March 19), the Muslims arrived at Ghadir Khumm. According to Shia Muslims the following verse of the Quran was revealed:

O Messenger! proclaim the (message) which hath been sent to thee from thy Lord. If thou didst not, thou wouldst not have fulfilled and proclaimed His mission. And Allah will defend thee from men (who mean mischief). For Allah guideth not those who reject Faith (5:67).

According to the verse, Muhammad was obliged to proclaim an important message. The verse clearly denotes the importance of the message, by saying that if he does not announce it, then he has not performed his mission. After revelation of the verse, Muhammad ordered the caravan to stop, and ordered those who had passed Ghadir Khumm to return, and for them to wait there until the arrival of those who were still on their way.

Nowadays, around the world, Shia Muslims celebrate an occasion of vital importance to them; an event that it is widely considered to be the one that split the Muslim world. Eid al Ghadir is named after the event in which Shias believe that Ali ibn Abi Talib, the cousin of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), was appointed as the religious authority and leader after the Prophet by Allah (SWT).

Hussain the international love Campaign glory to you this holy Eid and says Eid Mobarak to all Muslims all around the world.

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