Today is Eid-e Ghadir

Eid-e Ghadir, also known as Eid al-Ghadir Khumm, is an anniversary of special significance to all Shia Muslims. It commemorates the occasion at Ghadir Khumm when, by divine command, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) designated his cousin Hazrat Ali – husband of his daughter and only surviving child, Hazrat Bibi Fatima – as the first in the continuing line of hereditary Imams. The occasion of Ghadir Khumm is also associated with the well-attested Prophetic tradition that he was leaving behind two weighty things: the Holy Qur’an and his progeny, which the Shi’a consider to be the Prophet’s testamentary declaration.

His Highness the Aga Khan delivering the commencement address at the American University in Cairo. - Photo: AKDN/Gary OtteFrom the very beginnings of Islam, the search for knowledge has been central to our cultures. I think of the words of Hazrat Ali ibn Abi Talib, the first hereditary Imam of the Shia Muslims, and the last of the four rightly-guided Caliphs after the passing away of the Prophet (may peace be upon Him). In his teachings, Hazrat Ali emphasized that “No honour is like knowledge.” And then he added that “No belief is like modesty and patience, no attainment is like humility, no power is like forbearance, and no support is more reliable than consultation.”

Mawlana Hazar Imam – Commencement Ceremony of the American University
in Cairo June 15, 2006

We feature articles about Eid-e Ghadir:

Letter of Hazrat Ali (a.s.) to His Son
Letter of Hazrat Ali (a.s.) to His Son

From Adam to Aga Khan: The Universal Imamat
From Adam to Aga Khan: The Universal Imamat

CHARTER OF HUMAN FREEDOM AND RIGHTS: One of the World’s Greatest Historic Documents
CHARTER OF HUMAN FREEDOM AND RIGHTS: One of the World’s Greatest Historic Documents

Azim Nanji: The Imamate in Ismailism – Works of Qadi Nu‘man
The Imamate in Ismailism – Works of Qadi Nu‘man

Reza Shah-Kazemi
Talk with Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi on Imam Ali and the Holy Qur’an

Eid-e Ghadir – Declaration at Gadhir e Khumm, Prophet Muhammad Appoints Imam Ali as His Successor | Ismaili Web Amaana
Declaration at Gadhir e Khumm, Prophet Muhammad Appoints Imam Ali as His Successor | Ismaili Web Amaana

tdhalla-i-wish-id-been-there
I Wish I’d Been There: Tajdin Dhala

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