Eid al-Ghadeer unites Muslims across the globe: Religious Cleric
Chairman of Islamic Development organization in West Azarbayjan, Hojjatol Islam Dadashzadeh in an exclusive interview with Taqrib News Agency (TNA) held Eid al-Ghadeer, the day in which Imam Ali (PBUH) was appointed by Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) as his successor, is of the most important factors in unifying Muslims across the glob.
“Ghadir is the basis of unity among all Muslims,” underlined the religious cleric.”Muslims should hold fast to the rope of God and let nothing divide them.”
“For countering global arrogance, Muslims need unity and solidarity,” highlighted the religious cleric noting, “Ghadeer is of the main programs of Muhammad Prophet (PBUH) followed for securing dignity and glory of Islam and holy Quran.
On March 10, 632 CE, in the tenth year of Hijra, Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) received a revelation from God, ordering him to halt the pilgrims at a pond called Khum, a place near Mecca, and to designate Imam Ali (PBUH) as his successor in guiding and ruling Muslims.
With this connection, Chairman of Islamic Development organization in West Azarbayjan stressed that day was “the completion of the religion of Islam and the greatest Islamic Eid.”
According to Hojjatol Islam Dadashzadeh, Eid al-Ghadeer is also known as Eid al-Akbar (the greatest Eid) in Islamic narrations, since Muslims believe that the mission of all the previous messengers of Allah became accomplished on this day.
Millions of Iranian Muslims have commemorated the Eid al-Ghadeer, marking the occasion of the appointment by Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) of Imam Ali (PBUH) as his successor.
The auspicious occasion is annually marked with various ceremonies and rituals in different cities on the 18th of Dhu al-Hijjah on the Islamic calendar.