The Great Day of Ghadir

200px-No_image_available.svg GhadirThe Holy Prophet of Islam, Muhammad ibn `Abdullah (S.A.) went to Mecca in the last year of his life to perform the worship of "Hajj'. He also invited all the Muslims to take part in the Hail ceremonies, and, in response to his invitation, all those who were able to do so accepted the Prophet's dictate. In a short while, large numbers of Muslims were moving towards Mecca. There they performed the glorious worship of Haji and learned from the Prophet all its customs and procedures. When the...

Ghadir Tradition

200px-No_image_available.svg GhadirPrefaceYou may have heard the name of Ghadir. It is a territory between Mecca and Medina, near Johfeh, which is 200 km far from Mecca. It is a cross road, where the pilgrims of different parts separate from each other:a road towards Medina, northwarda road towards Iraq, eastwarda road towards Egypt, westwarda road towards Yemen, southwardToday, it is an abandoned area, but once it was the witness of one the greatest events in the Islamic history, that is, the day of appointment of Ali (a.s.) as...

Event of Ghadir Khumm

200px-No_image_available.svg GhadirThe Farewell PilgrimageTen 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...

"Al-Ghadir"and its Relevance to Islamic Unity

200px-No_image_available.svg GhadirThe distinguished book entitled "al-Ghadir" has raised a huge wave in the world of Islam. Islamic thinkers shed light on the book in different perspectives; in literature, history, theology, tradition, tafsir, and sociology. From the social perspective we can deal with the Islamic unity. In this review the Islamic unity has been dealt with from a social point of view. Contemporary Muslim thinkers and reformists are of the view that unity and solidarity of Muslims are the most imperative Islamic...

Ghadir Khumm and the Orientalists

200px-No_image_available.svg Ghadir1. Introduction] 13 [The 81 thof Dhu 'l-Hijja is celebrated in the Shi'a world as the 'iddof Ghadir Khumm in which Prophet Muhammad) s. a. w. (said about Imam 'Ali:" Whomsoever's master) mawla (I am, this 'Ali is also his master." This event is of such significance to the Shi'as that no serious scholar of Islam can ignore it. The purpose of this paper is to study how the Orientalists handled the event of Ghadir Khumm. By" orientalists", I mean the Western scholarship of Islam and also those...