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  • 11/16/2011

Muslims mark Eid Al-Ghadir

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Millions of Muslims have celebrated the Eid al-Ghadir, marking the occasion of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) appointing Imam Ali (PBUH) as his successor.

Iranians joined Shia Muslims of other countries and celebrated the happy occasion with various ceremonies in different cities.

In Tehran, the Milad Tower is brought to life to commemorate the occasion at Ghadir-e Khume, a place near Mecca, where by divine command Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) designated Imam Ali (PBUH) as his immediate successor, Press TV reported.

In many other cities people came to the streets and extended greetings and felicitations to each other, especially to families who are descendants of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) through his grandsons, Hassan ibn Ali (PBUH) and Hussein ibn Ali (PBUH), sons of the Prophet’s daughter Fatima Zahra (PBUH) and his son-in-law Ali ibn Abi Talib (PBUH).

Many young Iranian couples choose the auspicious Eid as their wedding date so that their marriage is blessed with the memory of Imam Ali (PBUH).

Eid al-Ghadir 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.

The event dates back to March 10, 632 CE, in the tenth year of Hijra, when Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) made his last Hajj pilgrimage known as the 'Hajjat-ul-Wida' or the Farewell Pilgrimage a few months before his demise.

Source: presstv.ir

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