Eid al-Ghadeer (Feast of the Pond), additionally known as Eid Allah al-Akbar (the best Eid of God), happens on the 18th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the twelfth and final month of the Islamic yr. Shia Muslims rejoice this present day because the anniversary of the Prophet Mohammad’s proclamation that his cousin and son-in-law Ali Ibn Abu Talib can be his successor. Many Shia Muslims commemorate this present day by fasting; attending lectures; finding out the life and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad, together with his final sermon at Ghadir Qum; finding out the lifetime of Ali Ibn Abu Talib; and spending time providing additional prayers. As with all Islamic holy days, this vacation is a time to follow gratitude, charity, devotion, service, and forgiveness.
To Identify this Day:
Forty Ahadith on Ghadir by Mahmud Sharifi and translated by Shaykh Saleem Bhimji relates the occasion of Ghadeer Qum and forty hadith (sayings of the Prophet Muhammad) about it.
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