The 18th of Thu 'l-Hijja is celebrated in the Islamic world, particularly
in the Shia world as the Eid of Al-Ghadir (Ghadir Khumm). Ghadir Khumm
celebration is the greatest and the most important occasion in Islamic
history. On the day of Al-Ghadir event, where, the last Messenger of
Allah, the Holy Prophet of Islam, Muhammad
(Peace and Blessings be upon him and his Family) declared and
repeated (4 times) that,
Whomever's Master (Mawla) I am, this Ali is his Master.
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Amir-ul-Mu'menin Al-Imam Ali Ibn
Abi Talib (Peace and Blessings be
upon him) is
the 2nd important person after the Holy Prophet, not just in the Islamic
history, but, in human history.
This event is very significant in Islamic history, No one can ignore
it, hide it, and or deny it.
Over 110 Sahabi Narrators of this important
tradition (Hadith Ghadir Khumm), according to Sunni Sources, cited this
important event. This is the day, where, Holy Prophet (SAWA) appointed
and declared that Al-Imam Ali (AS) is his Successor, after him.
This important and historic occasion took place on Thursday, 18th Thu-l Hijja, year 10 of Hijra (Thursday, March
21, 632 AD **), exactly 1426 Lunar years ago (1383 solar years
ago), in a place called Ghadir Khumm. Ghadir Khumm is a place that
included a water well around which rain water also gathered and is approximately
three miles from present-day "Juhfeh," District of Rabegh, between Mecca
and Medina (Juhfeh is a halting place where pilgrims put on their Haj
**) The exact date is between March 12 and March
25, but, most likely was on March 21, 632 AD.
Holy Prophet was returning back from Mecca, after his last and farewell
pilgrimage (Hijjatul- Wada') to House of Allah (Al-Ka'ba) and when he
stopped at Ghadir Khumm together with over 70,000
pilgrims, Allah revealed to him to declare and appoint Al-Imam
Ali (AS) as his Successor and the Leader (Imam) for all Muslims, after
him. At Ghadir Khumm, five hours after sunrise, Angle Gabriel (AS) descended
and after salutations to the Holy Prophet, he recited the following
verse from the Holy Qur'an:
"O Messenger! Deliver what has been revealed to you
(with regard to Ali) from your lord (Nourisher); and if you do it not,
then you have not delivered His complete message, and Allah shall protect
you from the people; surely Allah shall not guide the unbelieving people."
(Verse 67, Sureh 5: Al-Ma'edeh)
This urgent command of Allah was revealed to him after nearly 23 years of hard work, prophesizing and only
about 70 days before his death.
Upon this very important command of Allah, the Holy Prophet (SAWA) declared
and appointed Al-Imam Ali, in the presence of over 70,000
of his followers, to be his Successor and the Leader, after
him. He also asked the gathered people for their true allegiance to
Al-Imam Ali, the Commander of Faithful (Amir-ul-Mu'menin), as well as,
he obtained their oath of allegiance to Al-Imam Ali(AS). He told
"Allah Almighty and Glorious has appointed Ali to
this position amongst you, after me."
This is the day, where Allah (Subhanehu wa-Ta'la) has perfected the
Islamic religion and has completed His blessings.
After, only about 70 days from this event, the
Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) passed away. Some of his close followers
after his departure betrayed him and disobeyed his and Allah's orders.
Things changed and Al-Imam Ali (as) was prevented from assuming his righteous
role as the Successor of Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) and the religious
Leader of the Islam. This was an inflection point in Islamic history from
truth and justice into corruption, which is continued until now.
In conclusion, the event of Al-Ghadir is the pivot of Islam, where the truth
turns around it and rotates about it. Al-Imam Ali is the focal
point of this event. The truth will turn around and around continuously
until the day of appearance of Al-Imam Al-Mehdi (AS) from his occultation,
who is the true final Leader in this universal lineage . The power
of this event will destroy, burn, and perish falsehood. Because, falsehood
is bound to perish. And the truth and justice will prevail.
At that time, humanity will see the light of Allah and enjoy the freedom
and justice under the rule of Al-Imam Al-Mehdi (AS)…
AS = Alayhis-Salam = Peace and Blessings Be Upon
SAWA = Sallalahu Alayhe Wa Alehe Wasallam = Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him and His Family
The Holy Mausoleums of Imams Ali-Al-Hadi and Hasan-Al-Askari, Samarra, Baghdad, Iraq.
Destroyed due to explosion by criminal elements, February 2006. (12th, 13th).
Refer to the above red highlighted rows.
In The Name of Allah The Merciful, The Compassionate
On the morning of Wednesday February 22, 2006 (23 Muharram 1427H) a group
of criminals executed their elaborate plan to explode and destroy the
holy shrines of Imam Al-Hadi and Imam Al-Askari (blessing of Allah be
upon them) in city of Samarra, Iraq. These children of evil carried out
an unprecedented act of violence that has not yet been witnessed in the
history of Islam. Aimed directly toward the last Prophet of Allah (Peace
be upon him), this destructive explosion was intended to destroy the
golden shrine along with both graves. This Holy Mausoleum held two Imams,
both descendants and children of our Prophet Mohammed. Recent news
exposes more attacks on Holy sites such as Prophet's Companion Salman
Al-Farsi (blessing of Allah be upon him) and other places.
If the infallible Imams (the children of the holy prophet) and
Salman Al-Farsi are not Muslims, then who is?
Our sincere condolences on this sorrowful occasion to our 12th Imam Al-Mehdi
(may Allah hasten his reappearance). This holy shrine contains the holy
graves of his father Imam Al-Askari and his grandfather Imam Ali Al-Hadi
(peace be upon them).
Our Imam is coming soon. Sooner or later he will appear and no one can
run away or hide from the punishments. Iraq is his country and the country
of his father. The criminals who committed this act and anyone who
participated in the planning will be retaliated and brought to justice.
The occupier of Iraq should leave as this is the land of Al-Imam Al-Mehdi.
This is no place for democracy or the greed of George W. Bush. Democracy
has nothing to do with Islam from far and near. Any Muslim who believes
in democracy as the ideal is ignorant and / or a hypocrite. Democracy has
nothing to do with Islam and has no place in the Islamic system which is
written and overseen by God.
The people of Iraq and good people of any kind must use excessive force to
stop any further and future attack on any holy places. If force is not
used to stop and prevent these children of evils then Al-Kabe in Mecca
will be the next.
These attacks are nothing more than an extension of the cartoons created
in Denmark. As a joke it suggests an international ignorance that becomes
replicated in these physical acts of destruction. An apology is
unacceptable. Such cartoon characters are a deliberate act on all
religions. The humor displays a lack of humility and reflects upon a
depleted morale and degraded character. Jesus, Moses, David, Salamon,
Jacob, Abraham, and all other messengers of God (Peace of Allah be upon
all of them) are all Muslims. Muslim means acknowledgement that there
is one God. Being a Muslim is a relative issue. There are people who
claim they are Muslim but their actions do not reflect their beliefs.
On the other hand, there are people who are not Muslim yet behave as
if Islam is embedded within their character.
Islam is a source of morale, character, integrity, trust, love, knowledge,
courage, forgiveness, help, social justice, social life, and truth. The
enemies of Islam are the enemies of Jesus, Moses, Jacob, Abraham, etc…
They will never succeed in their plots. The enemies of Islam do not know the
true value of Islam for all society. It is like putting a piece of gold in
front of a donkey. What would a donkey understand of the value of gold?
All it knows is barley. Islam is gold for the people that understand it.
Al-Imam Al-Mehdi (ourselves to be sacrificed for him) is coming soon.
And Jesus (peace be upon him) will appear after him. Al-Imam will chop
the head of all criminals in the entire world. And will define the justice
for all and will end the corruption everywhere including in Iraq.
Therefore, all occupied forces in Iraq must leave unconditionally before it is too late.
It is the responsibility of all to protect the holy sites immediately.
The Muslim community and good people worldwide must and should form a
special protective force around such holy sites immediately and disregard
the occupation if forced against this unity. An immediate international
Islamic tribunal should be formed to punish anyone involved in this
religious destruction and be prosecuted without mercy (swift justice).
We cannot afford to watch our morale, principles, and religious rights
to be trampled on.
The merchants of religion (Whether they are $hites, $unnis, $alafies,
and any other group) will be punished harshly by Al-Imam Al-Mehdi as
soon as he appears because most of them are betraying the essential
principles of Islam.
Iraqi people do not need a corrupted foreign constitution. The permanent
constitution is there and has been for over 1400 years, namely the
There are three forces, United States, Great Britain, and Israel, making
the lives of people miserable worldwide in the name of freedom and
equality. In fact, they are thirsty for the blood of innocent people.
Leave Iraq immediately. This is the land of Al-Imam Al-Mehdi. If not,
you will be forced sooner or later by the force of Allah and Imam's
followers including Jesus (Peace be upon him). Per Islam, all people
are equal and free.
Undoubtedly, the criminals who committed the evil act will be punished
as the Holy Qur'an states (Holy Qur’an – 83:35&36 Al-Mutaffifeen):
"The Righteous on their raised couches will be able to see all the true
values restored in their own favour: but they will also see something
else: they will also see the arrogant braggarts brought low, who brought
about their own downfall by their own actions."