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The Ghadeer Day Day of the Message and the Wilayat

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللٌّه : يَا مَعْشَرَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ لِيُبَلِّغَ الشَّاهِدُ الْغَائِبَ، أُوْصِي مَنْ آمَنَ بِي وَ صَدَّقَنِي بِوِلاَيَةِ عَلِيٍّ، أَلاَ إِنَّ وِلاَيَةِ عَلِيٍّ وِلاَيَتِي وَ وِلاَيَتِي وِلاَيَةُ رَبِّي، عَهْداً عَهَّدَهُ إِلـيَّ رَبِّي وَ أَمَرَنِي أَنْ أُبَلِغُّكُمُوهُ

The Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) has said, “O’ assembly of Muslims – those who are present must convey the following to those who are not, “I advise the person who believes in me and has confirmed me (as being the final Prophet) to accept the Wilayat (mastership of Ali). Now surely the mastership of Ali is my mastership, and my mastership is the mastership of my Lord. This is a pledge from my Lord which He commanded me to convey to all of you.”

Biharul Anwar, Volume 37, Page 131, Hadith 35

The Ghadeer Day of Feeding Others


 قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللٌّه: وَ إِنَّهُ الْيَوْمُ الَّذِي أَقَامَ رَسُولُ اللٌّهِعَلِياًّلِلنَّاسِ عَلَماً وَ أَبَانَ فِيهِ فَضْلَهُ وَ وَصِيَّهُ فَصَامَ شُكْراً لِلٌّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ ذٌلِكَ الْيَوْمَ وَ أَنَّهُ لَيَوْمُ صِيَامٍ وَ إِطْعَامٍ وَ صِلَةِ الإِخْوَانِ وَ فِيهِ مَرْضَاةُ الرَّحْمٌنِ، وَ مَرْغَمَةُ الشَّيْطَانِ

Abu Abdillah [Imam Jafar ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) has said, “…and surely this is the day when the Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) appointed Ali (peace be upon him) as the flag for the people and made known his greatness and successor ship; and he fasted on this day as a sign of thanks to Allah, the Glorious and Noble. This day should be taken as one of fasting, feeding others, establishing ties with brothers (in faith), and on this day is the pleasure of the Most Merciful (al-Rahman) and the rubbing in the dust (humiliation) of the face of Shaitan.”

Wasail ash-Shia, Volume 7, Page 328, Hadith 12

The Ghadeer Day of Gifts

 عَنْ أَمِيـرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَقَالَ: …إِذَا تَلاَقَيْتُمْ فَتَصَافَحُوا بِالتَّسْلِيمِ وَ تَهَابُوا النِّعْمَةَ فِي‏ هٌذَا الْيَوْمِ، وَ لِيُبَلِّغَ الْحَاضِرُ الْغَائِبَ، وَالشَّاهِدُ الْبَايِنَ، وَلِيَعِدُ الْغَنِيُّ الْفَقِيرَ وَالْقَوِىُّ عَلى الضَّعِيفَ أَمَرَنِي رَسُولُ ‏اللٌّهِبِذٌلِكَ

It has been narrated from Amirul Mo’minin [Ali ibn Abi Talib] (peace be upon him) that he said, “…when you meet each other (on the Day of Eid Ghadir), shake hands with one another with greetings (of peace) and exchange gifts on this day and let those who are present convey this to those who are not, and let the rich person give something to the poor, and the powerful one to the weak, as the Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) commanded me to (also) do this.”

Wasail ash-Shia, Volume 7, Page 327

The Ghadeer Day of Protection

 عَنْ أَمِيـرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَقَالَ: … فَكَيْفَ بِمَنْ تَكَفَّلَ عَدَداً مِنَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَ الْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَأَنَا ضَمِينُهُ عَلـى ‏اللٌّهِ تَعَالـى الأَمَانَ مِنَ‏ الْكُفْرِ وَالْفَقْرِ.

It has been narrated form Amirul Mominin [Ali ibn Abi Talib] (peace be upon him) that he said, “…how shall the state of that person be who has taken the responsibility upon himself for a number of the believing men and believing women (on the Day of Ghadir) since I personally have guaranteed that person protection from disbelief and poverty, in the presence of Allah, the Highest.”

Wasail ash-Shia, Volume 7, Page 327

The Ghadeer Day of Thanks and Happiness

قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللٌّهِ … هُوَ يَوْمُ عِبَادَةٍ وَ صَلٌوةٍ وَ شُكْرٍ لِلٌّهِ وَ حَمْدٍ لَهُ، وَ سُرُورٍ لِمَا مَنَّ اللٌّهُ بِهِ عَلَيْكُمْ مِنْ وِّلاَيَتِنَا،وَ إِنِّي أُحِبُّ لَكُمْ أَنْ تَصُومُوهُ

Abu Abdillah [Imam Jafar ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) has said: “…this is the day (18th of Dhul Hijjah) of worship and prayers and thanks to Allah and His praise, and is a day of happiness due to the obligation which Allah has laid upon all of you in regards to our (the Ahlul Bait’s) Wilayat, and surely I love to see you fast on this day.”

Wasail ash-Shia, Volume 7, Page 328, Hadith 13

The Ghadeer Day of Doing Good to Others

عَنِ الصَّادِق:وَ لَدِرْهَمٌ فِيهِ بِأَلْفِ دِرْهَمٍ لإِخْوَانِكَ الْعَارِفِينَ، فَأَفْضِلْ عَلى إِخْوَانِكَ فِي هٌذَا الْيَوْمِ ‏َوَ سَرَّ فِيهِ كُلَّ مُؤْمِنٍ وَ مُؤْمِنَةٍ.

It has been narrated from as-Sadiq [Imam Jafar ibn Muhammad] (peace be upon him) that he said, “…giving one dirham to a brother in faith and who has cognizance (of the greatness and importance of the day of Ghadir) is equal to giving 1,000 dirham (at any other time). Therefore on this day, give to your brothers and make all of the believing men and believing women happy and delighted.”

Misbahul Mutahajjid, Page 737

The Ghadeer Day of Joy and Happiness

 قَالَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللٌّهِ : أَنَّهُ يَوْمُ عِيْدٍ وَ فَرْحٍ وَ سُرُورٍ وَ يَوْمُ صَوْمٍ شُكْراً لِلٌّهِ تَعَالـى.

Abu Abdillah [Imam Jafar ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) has said: “Surely this day [18th of Dhul Hijjah] is a day of festivity, joy and happiness and it is a day of fasting as a sign of thanks to Allah, the Most High.”

Wasail ash-Shia, Volume 7, Page 326, Hadith 10

The Ghadeer Day of Congratulations and Felicitations

 قَالَ عَلِىّ:عَوِّدُوا رَحِمَكُمُ اللٌّهُ بَعْدَ انْقِضَاءِ مَجْمَعِكُمْ بِالتَّوَسُّعَةِ عَلى عِيَالِكُمْ، وَالْبِرِّ بِإِخْوَانِكُمْ وَالشُّكْرِ لِلٌّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ عَلى مَا مَنَحَكُمْ، وَاجْتَمِعُوا يَجْمَعُ اللٌّهُ شَمْلِكُمْ، وَ تَبَارُوا يَصِلُ اللٌّهُ أُلْفَتَكُمْ، وَ تَهَانُؤا نِعْمَةَ اللٌّهِ كَمَا هَنَّأَ كُمُ اللٌّهُ بِالثَّوَابِ فِيهِ عَلى أَضْعَافِ الأَعْيَادِ قَبْلَهُ وَ بَعْدَهُ إِلاَّ فِي مِثْلِهِ…

Imam Ali (peace be upon him) said: “When your assembly adjourns, may Allah have mercy on you, then show generosity towards your dependants, kindness to your brethren, and gratitude to Allah for what He has bestowed upon you. Come together that Allah may unite you, do good to one another that Allah may increase your mutual love; and congratulate one another for Allah’s favour as He has given you the good tidings of a reward many times greater than previous or future Eids, except an Eid like it [when Eid falls on a Friday].”

Biharul Anwar, Volume 97, Page 117

The Ghadeer Day of Greeting and Disavowal

 رَوَى الْحَسَنُ بْنُ رَاشِدٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللٌّهِقَالَ: قُلْتُ: جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ، لِلْمُسْلِمِينَ عِيْدٌ غَيْرُ الْعِيْدَيْنِ؟ قَالَ: نَعَمْ، يَا حَسَنَ! أَعْظَمُهُمَا وَ أَشْرَفُهُمَا. قَالَ: قُلْتُ لَهُ: وَ أَيُّ يَوْمٍ هُوَ؟ قَالَ: يَوْمٌ نُصِبَ أَمِيـرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ فِيهِ عَلَماً لِلنَّاسِ. قُلْتُ لَهُ: جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ وَمَا يَنْبَغِي لَنَا أَنْ نَصْنَعَ فِيهِ؟ قَالَ: تَصُومُهُ يَا حَسَنَ وَ تَكْثُرُ الصَّلوٌةَ عَلى مُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِهِ فِيهِ وَ تَتَبَرَّأَ إلـى اللٌّهِ، مِمَنْ ظَلَمَهُمْ، فَإِنّ الأَنْبِيَآءَ كَانَتْ تَأْمُرُ الأَوْصِيَآءَ بَالْيَومِ‏ الَّذِي كَانَ يُقَامُ فِيهِ الْوَصِيُّ أَنْ يُّـتَّخَذَ عِيْداً

It has been narrated from Hasan ibn Rashid from Abi Abdillah [Imam Jafar ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) that he said, “May I be sacrificed for you! Do the Muslims have a festivity other than the two Eid celebrations?”

The Imam (peace be upon him) replied, “Yes O’ Hasan! (There is one) greater than these two and much worthier than them.” The companion replied, “And what day is that?” The Imam said, “The day upon which Amirul Mominin [Ali ibn Abi Talib] (peace be upon him) was appointed as the flag (of guidance) for the people.”

The companion then asked, “May I be sacrificed for you! And what should we do (on this day)?” The Imam replied, “You should fast on it, O’ Hasan, and recite many prayers upon Muhammad and his family and disavow yourself towards Allah from all of those who oppressed them; surely the Prophets (of the past) also commanded their successors to consider the day of their appointment a day of celebration and Eid.”

Misbahul Mutahajjid, Page 680

The Ghadeer Day of the Successors

عَنْ أَبْي عَبْدِ اللٌّهِقَالَ: … تَذْكُرُونَ اللٌّهَ عَزَّ ذِكْرُهُ فِيهِ بِالصِّيَامِ وَالْعِبَادَةِ وَالذِّكْرِ لِمُحَمَّدٍ وَ آلِ مُحَمَّدٍ، فَإِنَّ رَسُولَ اللٌّهِأَوْصى أَمْيرَالْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَنْ يَتَّخِذَ ذٌلِكَ الْيَوْمَ عِيْداً، وَ كَذٌلِكَ كَانَتِ الأَنْبِيَاءُ تَفْعَلُ، كَانُوا يُوصُونَ أَوْصِـيَائَهُمْ بِذٌلِكَ فَيَتَّخِذُونَهُ عِيْداً

It has been narrated from Abi Abdillah [Imam Jafar ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) that he said, “…(on the day of Eid Ghadir) you should remember Allah, the Noble, on this day through fasting and worship and through remembering Muhammad and the family of Muhammad since surely the Messenger of Allah (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) had advised Amirul Mominin to take this day as a day of Eid, and this is the same thing which the (previous) Prophets also did; they too advised their successors who took this day as a day of Eid.”

Wasail ash-Shia, Volume 7, Page 327, Hadith 1

The Ghadeer Day of Dedication and Prayers

عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللٌّه قَالَ: وَالْعَمَلُ فِيهِ يَعْدِلُ ثَمَانِينَ شَهْراً، وَ يَنْبَغِي أَنْ يُّكَـثِّرَ فِيهِ ذِكْرَ اللٌّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ، وَالصَّلَوٌةَ عَلى النَّبِيِّوَيُوَسِّعَ الرَّجُلُ فِيهِ عَلى عَيَالِهِ

It has been narrated from Abi Abdillah [Imam Jafar ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) that he said, “The worth of (good) actions performed on this day (18th of Dhul Hijjah) is equivalent to 80 months (of good deeds) and one is advised to frequently remember Allah, the Noble and Grand, and send prayers upon the Prophet (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) and that a man be generous to his family (by presenting them with gifts).”

Wasail ash-Shia, Volume 7, Page 325, Hadith 6

The Ghadeer Day of Seeing the Leader

 عَنْ مَوْلاَنَا أَبِي ‏الْحَسَنِ عَلِيَّ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍقَالَ لأََبِي إِسْحَاقٍ: وَ يَوْمُ الْغَدِيرِ فِيهِ أَقَامَ النَّبِيُّأَخَاهُ عَلِيًّا عَلَمًا لِلنَّاسِ وَ إِمَامًا مِنْ بَعْدِهِ. [قَالَ] قُلْتُ: صَدَّقْتَ جُعِلْتُ فِدَاكَ، لِذٌلِكَ قَصَدْتُ، أَشْهَدُ أَنَّكَ حُجَّةَ اللٌّهِ عَلى خَلْقِهِ

It has been narrated from our master, Abul Hasan Ali ibn Muhammad [al-Hadi] (peace be upon him) that he said to Abi Ishaq: “The Day of Ghadir is the day when the Prophet (blessings of Allah be upon him and his family) appointed his brother Ali as the flag (of guidance) for the people and the Imam after him.” Abu Ishaq said, “You have spoken the truth, may I be sacrificed for you. It is for this reason (alone) that I came to see you. I bear witness that truly you are the proof of Allah over all of His creations.”

Wasail ash-Shia, Volume 7, Page 324, Hadith 3

The Ghadeer Day of Praising Allah

 عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ مُوْسى الرِّضَا:مَنْ زَارَ فِيهِ مُؤْمِناً أَدْخَلَ‏ اللٌّهُ قَبْرَهُ سَبْعِينَ نُوراً وَ وُسِّعَ فِي قَبْرِهِ وَ يَزُورُ قَبْرَهُ كُلَّ يَوْمٍ سَبْعُونَ أَلْفَ مَلَكٍ وَيُبَشِّرُونَهُ بِالْجَنَّةِ

Imam Ali ibn Musa al-Ridha (peace be upon him) has said, “Allah will grant a person who visits a true believer on it (the Day of Eidul Ghadir) seventy types of Divine Light in his grave and will expand his grave. Every day, 70,000 Angels will visit him in the grave and they will grant him the glad tidings of Paradise.”

Iqbal al-Amal, Page 778

The Ghadeer Day of Visiting and Doing Good

قَالَ الصَّادِق:ُيَنْبَغِي لَكُمْ أَنْ تَتَقَرَّبُوا إِلـى اللٌّهِ تَعَالـى بِالْبِرِّ وَالصَّوْمِ وَالصَّلوٌةِ وَ صِلَةِ الْرَحْمِ وَ صِلَةِ الإِخْوَانِ، فَاِنَّ الأَنْبِيَآءَ عَلَيْهِمُ السَّلاَمُ كَانُوا إِذَا أَقَامُوا أَوْصِيَآءَهُمْ فَعَلُوا ذٌلِكَ وَ أَمَرُوا بِهِ

Imam as-Sadiq [Jafar ibn Muhammad] (peace be upon him) has said, “It is advisable for you (on the day of Ghadir) to become close to Allah, the Most High, through good deeds, fasting, prayers, establishing (and maintaining) family ties and establishing ties between (your) brothers. The Prophets (peace be upon all of them) did the same thing when they appointed their successors, and also advised them to act similarly.”

Misbahul Mutahajjid, Page 736

Salat in Masjid Ghadeer Day18 Zilhajj

عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللٌّهِقَالَ: إِنَّهُ تُسْتَحَبُّ الصَّلوٌةُ فِي مَسْجِدِ الْغَدِيرِ لأََنَّ النَّبِيَّأَقَامَ فِيهِ أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَوَ هُوَ مَوْضِعٌ أَظْهَرَ اللٌّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ فِيهِ الْحَقَّ

Wasail ash-Shia, Volume 3, Page 549

Salat on the The Ghadeer Day

 عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللٌّهِقَالَ: وَ مَنْ صَلَّى فِيهِ رَكْعَتَينِ أَيَّ وَقْتٍ ‏َشَآءَ وَ أَفْضَلُهُ قُرْبَ الزَّوَالِ وَ هِيَ السَّاعَةُ الَّتِي أُقِيمَ فِيهَا أَمِيـرُ الْمُؤْمِنِينَبِغَدِيرِ خُمٍّ عَلَماً لِلنَّاسِ وَ … كَانَ كَمَنْ حَضَرَ ذٌلِكَ الْيَوْمَ…

It has been narrated from Abi Abdillah [Imam Jafar ibn Muhammad as-Sadiq] (peace be upon him) that: “A person who performs a two Rakat Salat any time he wishes (during the Day of 18th of Dhul Hijjah), though it is best that this (Salat) be performed as close to the time of Zawwal (mid-day when the sun begins its decline; this is when the time for Salatul Zuhr beings) as possible because this is the time at which Amirul Mominin (peace be upon him) was appointed at Ghadir Khumm as the flag of the people and … (the reward for this Salat) is as if the person had been present on the Day (of Ghadir Khumm)…”

Wasail ash-Shia, Volume 5, Page 225, Hadith 2

Fasting on The Ghadeer Day

قَالَ الصَّادِقُ:صِيَامُ يَوْمِ غَدِيرِ خُمٍّ يَعْدِلُ صِيَامُ عُمْرِ الدُّنْيَا لَوْ عَاشَ إِنْسَانٌ ثُمَّ صَامَ مَا عُمِرَتِ الدُّنْيَا لَكَانَ لَهُ ثَوَابَ ذٌلِكَ

It has been narrated from as-Sadiq [Imam Jafar ibn Muhammad] (peace be upon him) that: “Fasting on the Day of Ghadir is equivalent to fasting the time span of the (existence of the) entire world – meaning that if a person were to live a life of the entire existence of the world and were to fast this whole time, the reward for this fasting would be equivalent to fasting (this one day of Ghadir).”

Wasail ash-Shia, Volume 7, Page 324, Hadith 4

The Ghadeer Day of Congratulations and Smiling

 عَنِ الرِّضَاقَالَ: … وَ هُوَ يَوْمُ الْتَهْنِئَةِ يُهَنِّئُ بَعْضُكُمْ بَعْضاً، فَإِذَا لقى الْمُؤْمِنُ أَخَاهُ يَقُولُ: أَلْحَمْدُ لِلٌّهِ الَّذِي جَعَلَنَا مِنَ الْمُتَمَسِّكِينَ ‏بِوِلاَيَةِ أَمِيـرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَ الأَئِمَّةِوَ هُوَ يَوْمُ التَبَسُّمِ فِي وُجُوهِ النَّاسِ‏ مِنْ أَهْلِ

The Ghadeer Day (also known as Eid Ghadir Khumm) is the anniversary of the day when Prophet Muhammad declared Ali ibn Abi Talib (his cousin and son-in-law) as his successor to lead the Muslim community. It is celebrated with festivities and remembrances. Benefits of celebrating Ghadeer Day include increased spiritual awareness, understanding, faith, motivation, strength, humility and hope for true unity among all Muslims.

Ghadeer Day is a day of celebration that commemorates the appointment of Imam Ali (as) as successor to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). It has become associated with numerous benefits and rewards that come with participating in the event. These include blessings for believers, increased remembrance of God, protection from evil, awakening of one’s conscience, and strengthened faith. Additionally, it is said that people who are fortunate enough to attend Ghadeer Day can receive forgiveness for their sins from Allah and an increase in their daily sustenance.

Ghadeer Day is an Islamic holiday that celebrates the day the Prophet Mohammed designated Imam Ali as his successor. The benefits of celebrating Ghadeer Day include commemorating the importance of community, increasing unity, and promoting peace and understanding between all people. It also serves as a reminder of the benefits of faithfulness and goodness in one’s life.

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