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Imam Ali

Eid Ghadir Khumm

Eid Ghadir Khumm

The Farewell Pilgrimage Ten years after the migration (hijrah), the Messenger of Allah [peace and blessings be upon him and his Progeny] ordered to his close followers to call all the people in different places to join him in his last pilgrimage. On this pilgrimage he taught them how to perform the pilgrimage in a correct and unified form. This was first time that the Muslims with this magnitude gathered in one place in the presence of their leader, the Messenger of Allah [s]. On his way to Makkah, more than seventy thousand people followed Prophet [s]. On the fourth day of Dhu'l-Hijjah more than one hundred thousand Muslims had entered Makkah.

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Event of Ghadir Khumm

Event of Ghadir Khumm Ten years after the migration (hijrah), the Messenger of Allah [peace and blessings be upon him and his Progeny] ordered to his close followers to call all the people in different places to join him in his last pilgrimage. On this pilgrimage he taught them how to perform the pilgrimage in a correct and unified form.

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Ghadir Tradition: The Expressive Evidence for Guardianship

Ghadir Tradition: The Expressive Evidence for Guardianship In the open political climate recently established in the country, a number of Sunnite Molavi in the southern parts of the country, have started their offence to the Shiite beliefs (state’s official school) in contrary to their commitment on the issue of solidarity, an example of which is the article with the title of “The legendary of martyrdom of Hazrat Zahra (a.s.)”, which was published in the “Nedaye Islam” magazine (licensed by Ministry of Guidance), and we replied it decisively.

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Ghadeer: The Day of Salvation of Mankind

Ghadeer: The Day of Salvation of Mankind “O’ Messenger! Proclaim what has been revealed from your Lord, if you do not do it, then you have not discharged your mission, and Allah will protect you from the (evil of) people.” Holy Qur’an 5:67

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Did Amirul Momineen Ali (A.S.) ever depend on the tradition of Ghadeer to prove his Caliphate?

Did Amirul Momineen Ali (A.S.) ever depend on the tradition of Ghadeer to prove his Caliphate? Question: As we know, on the day of Ghadeer, the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) announced the vicegerancy and Caliphate of Amirul Mo-mineen (‘a) and made obedience obligatory on all Muslims. Now the question arises:

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Historical Event of Ghadir

Historical Event of Ghadir It was in the month of Zilhajj 10 A.H. when the Holy Prophet becoming intuitively aware of his approaching end, decided to make a farewell Pilgrimage to Mecca. As the time for the Pilgrimage approached, he started to make preparations for the journey. Hazrat Ali who was in Yemen was asked to complete his work and join the Prophet in Mecca.

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Wilayat in Ghadir

Wilayat in Ghadir Hadith no.29: The Prophet and the Wilayat of 'Ali عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ قَالَ: لَمَّا كَانَ يَوْمُ غَدِيرِ خُمٍّ أَمَرَ رَسُولُ اللٌّهِمُنَادِيًا فَنَادى: أَلصَّلوٌةُ جَامِعَةٌ، فَأَخَذَ بِيَدِ عَلِيٍّوَ قَالَ: أَللٌّهُمَّ مَنْ كُنْتُ مَوْلاَهُ فَعَلِيٌّ مَوْلاَهُ، أَللٌّهُمَّ وَالِ مَنْ وَالاَهُ، وَ عَادِ مَنْ عَادَاهُ

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Birth of Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (AS) : Self-preservation of Imam Ali (AS) : Ghadeer Affair

Birth of Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (AS) : Self-preservation of Imam Ali (AS) : Ghadeer Affair On the 13th of the month of Rajab, twenty-three years before the migration of the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) a child was born in the family of Abu Talib, the light of whom kindled the whole World. Kunaab Mecci narrates about his birth:

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Eid-e-Ghadeer is the greatest Eid of Allah (SWT)

Eid-e-Ghadeer is the greatest Eid of Allah (SWT) The closed schools and workplaces, clean and shining roads, perfumed houses, happy smiling people with rose like faces, new dresses, variety of meals and the noise of playing kids, which day does you remember by all this???

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The Excellence of Imam Ali Bin Abu Talib (A.S)

The Excellence of Imam Ali Bin Abu Talib (A.S) 1. Through his chain of authorities, he, peace be on him, said: [Allah's Messenger, may Allah bless him and his family, said:] "O 'Ali, I am the master of the messengers, and you are the commander of the faithful, Imam of the Allah-fearing, and leader of the excellent, famous ones."

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Imam Ali (A.S.), the Ka'ba of Faith

Imam Ali (A.S.), the Ka'ba of Faith "Most surely the first House to be set up for mankind is the one at Bekka (Mecca), blessed and a guidance for all nations." (Holy Qur'an 3:96). This is how God Almighty describes the holy Ka'ba that the Father of the human race, Adam, was ordered to build in Mecca at the dawn of mankind's creation.

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Wilayat of Ali (A.S.) is a Strong Fort of Allah Almighty

Wilayat of Ali (A.S.) is a Strong Fort of Allah Almighty To distribute wealth among those who do not deserve it amounts to squandering the wealth. The Holy Qur'an also says. Do not squander your wealth wastefully. The squanderers are indeed Satan's brothers and Satan is ungrateful to his Lord. (Surah Bani Isra'il, 17:27)

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Imam Ali (A.S.): The Greatest

Imam Ali (A.S.): The Greatest Among the wonderful signs which God, the Exalted, has brought forth through the hands of the Commander of the faithful, 'Ali b. Abi Talib, is one, the reports of which have become widespread among the biographers and historians ('ulama' al-siyar wa al-athar) and about which the poets have composed verses (namely) when he, peace be on him, sent back the sun (to its earlier position) on two occasions, once during the life of the Prophet and another time after his death.

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Birthday of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S.)

Birthday of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S.) Ali was born on the 13th of Rajab of the 30th year of the Elephant (A.D. 600). His cousin, Muhammad, was now 30 years old. Ali's parents were Abu Talib ibn Abdul Muttalib, and Fatima, the daughter of Asad, both of the clan of Hashim.

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Imam Ali (A.S.) as Guardian and Successor

Imam Ali (A.S.) as Guardian and Successor Among both Shias and Sunnis it has been established that the Prophet (s) had appointed Ali to be the Caliph and Imam after him. At the Well of Khum (Ghadir Khum), he proclaimed Ali to be his successor in the presence of groups of Muslims coming back from his last Hajj. He made sure that every one heard this in spite of the big crowds on that day. The news had reached everyone and everywhere. The chain of transmission of the news of Ghadir Khum in Sunni books has been uninterrupted and certain.

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Imam Ali (A.S.) and Jesus Christ (A.S.)

Imam Ali (A.S.) and Jesus Christ (A.S.) It is reported that Imam 'Ali ('a) said, "The Messenger of Allah called me and said, 'O 'Ali! Verily, there is a similarity between you and Jesus the son of Mary ('a).

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Imam Ali's Maxims of Warning, and Admonition

Imam Ali's Maxims of Warning, and Admonition So now, surely slyness and cheating will be in Hell. Fear God and be cautious of His power. God does not accept to surprise the servants with destructions before He warns them. From this cause, a servant slackens the efforts until he forgets the pledge –God’s warning- and thinks he is doing well. Thus, a servant sinks in guess, hope, and inattentiveness of what has come to him.

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Imam Ali (a.s)'s Viewpoint Toward Government

Imam Ali (a.s)'s Viewpoint Toward Government The Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.) passed away with his head on the lap of Imam Ali (A.S.). He departed to his Lord, the Most High, while still worried about the future of the Mission and nation In the last hour of his life he asked for an inkpot and a sheet of paper to write on to the nation about that which would protect them from going astray after him.

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What is Nahjul Balagha?

What is Nahjul Balagha? The Nahj al-balaghah is a collection of sermons, precepts, prayers, epistles and aphorisms of 'Ali ('a) compiled by al-Sayyid al-Sharif al-Radi about one thousand years ago. However, neither the recorded words of Mawla 'Ali are confined to those collected by al-Sayyid al-Radi, nor was he the only man to compile the sayings of Amir al-Muminin. Al-Masudi, who lived a hundred years before al-Sayyid al-Radi, in the second volume of his work Muruj al-dhahab , writes: "At present there are over 480 sermons of 'Ali in the hands of the people,"

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Non Muslim Scholars and Imam Ali (a.s)

Non Muslim Scholars and Imam Ali (a.s) Out of the persons who have narrated the attributes of Imam Ali son of Abu Talib the author of Zakhairal-Uqba writes thus: "His stature was moderate and slightly short. His skin was of wheaten colour and his beard was white and long. His eyes were large and black. He had a cheerful face and was good-natured. His neck was long like a goblet made of silver. His shoulders were broad.

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