The Most Extensive Account of Ghadir Khum

The most extensive and in depth details of the event of Ghadir Khum ever recorded. By Allama Sayyid Abdul Hussayn Sharafuddin, in his letters to Shaykh Salim Al Bashari, head of Al Azhar University.

Ghadir Khum

The Most Extensive Account of Ghadir Khum
In the introduction to the Shahnama, God launched seventy ships, bearing adherents to the religions of mankind, into a stormy sea. Clearly depicted on the central ship are the Prophet and his son‑in‑law and successor ‘Ali sitting beneath the red canopy, while ‘Ali’s sons, Hasan and Husain, stand nearby.

Excerpt: O people, you know well that Allah hears every voice and He is aware of the hidden feelings of every soul. Whoso sees the light of guidance benefits his own soul and whoso goes astray harms himself. he who takes this oath of allegiance infarct acknowledges the authority of Allah. his hand is in the hand of Allah. so fear Allah and acknowledge the authority of Ali, Hasan, Husayn and the Imams of my Ahl ul Bayt, the words of Allah, which shall continue for ever. Those who break this covenant shall be destroyed and those who adhere to it shall receive Allah’s mercy and blessings. He who breaks this covenant shall suffer its consequences.

O people, say that which I am telling you, and henceafter greet Ali by addressing him as “Amir al Mu’minin“. Say:

“We have heard and we agree. O our Lord we seek your mercy. We shall return to You. Praise be to Allah who has guided us to the right path. Verily if He had not done so we would certainly have been among the losers.”

Allah has given several merits to Ali, some He has mentioned in the Qu’ran, yet there are many which are more than what I can enumerate in my any single sermon. Whenever you are told any of his merits accept it as true and bear witness to it. Whoever obeys Allah, his messenger, Ali and the Imams of my Ahl ul Bayt shall indeed achieve great success. Those who vie with one another in accepting his wilayah and in befriending him shall be successful in obtaining the mercy, blessings and forgiveness of Allah so as to have the best bounties in paradise. Always say that which pleases Allah. If all of you and every living being on the earth become disbelievers, no harm can be done to Allah. He is independent, self-subsisting.

O Allah, have mercy on the believers.

“Ghadir Khum” – World Ahlul-Bayt (AS) Islamic League. Originally Published by: Peermohamed Ebrahim Trust in 1988. Image: MET Museum Collection.

This week, Shia Muslims throughout the world, including Ismailis, mark Eid-e Ghadir. The festival commemorates the pivotal event at Ghadir Khumm when, by divine command, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) designated his cousin Hazrat Ali as the first in the continuing line of hereditary Imams.

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