Ghadir Khom Celebrated in Iran

13920802162011400_PhotoLEid al-Ghadeer is a festive day observed by Muslims on the 18th of Dhu al-Hijjah in the Islamic calendar. This day is to celebrate the appointment of Ali ibn Abi Talib by Muslims’ Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) as his immediate successor. It marks the anniversary of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) sermon, described in Hadith of the pond of Khumm, in which he stated, Whomsoever’s master (maula) I am, Ali is also his (maula) master. O’ God, love those who love him, and be hostile to those who are hostile to him.”

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