Eid Al Ghadir Khum from the pen of Prominent Sunni Scholar Ustad Hilmi Kocaaslan
“ O Messenger, announce that which has been revealed to you from your Lord, and if you do not, then you have not conveyed His message. And Allah will protect you from the people. Indeed, Allah does not guide the disbelieving people!”
[Maidah(5): 67]When this verse which was revealed in the valley of Ghadir Khum near Juhfa region at the
return of the farewell pilgrimage, Rasulallah (pbuh) massed his dispersed companions who were more than hundred thousand in number and addressed them with a Khutba (sermon).
On this day which is called Khadir Qhum and regarded as a Eid by Ahlul Bayt,Rasulalah (pbuh) said Who is your
mawla (waliy)? Companions replied; Our waliy is Allah(swt) and his Messenger(pbuh)! Our Prophet(pbuh) said Oh! People! You know that I am more belowed to you even more than your own!…
You know that.Don’t you? Then they said Yes, we know!. After that Rasulu Akram(pbuh), raising Imam Ali’s hand, said: Then He whose mawlā [master] I am, this ʿAlī is his mawla! And prayed Allah(swt) by saying: O Allah be friend of Ali’s friend!.. Be enemy of his enemy!.. Help who help him!.. When Omar ibn Khattab saw Hazrat Ali(as) he celebrated him and said: O Ibn Abu Talib! Happy, Blessed you are!.. You are mawla(master) of all men and women when you reach
the morning and finish the day at night!..”
Unfortunately this mubarak unique hadith which has an exceptional mutawatir speciality as being voiced in front of the crowd consisting of more than a hundred thousand people was ignored by a great part of the ummah or tried to be misinterpreted in order to distort its real meaning….
9- Tirmidhi: Manakib/19; (Turkishversion): 6/267; Ibn Majah: Mukaddime/11; (Turkish version; 1/197,210;
Kashf al-Hafa: 2/274; Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal:: 1/84, 118, 119, 152, 321; 4/281, 368, 370,
372; 5/347, 366, 419;Durr ul-Mansur: 2/293; Ibn Kathir: 12/6525; 13/7100;al-Tafsir al-Kabir (Turkish version):9/157; History of Islam (Asım Koksal): 10/313;
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