Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Happy Celebration! Happy Eid Al-Ghadir,
(Thursday, 18th of Thu-l Hijja 1434 H)
(October 24, 2013)
Al-Ghadir, Pivot of Islam
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.
(Courtesy of www.irna.com)
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 **), exa ctly 1424 Lunar years ago (1381 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