Eid al-Ghadeer the Eid of Allah (swt)

الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا

“This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” [Al Quran Chapter.5 Verse.3]

Imam Sadiq (as) said:

قال الصادق (علیه السلام): (عید الغدیر) و هو عيد اللّه‏ الأكبر

"It (Eid-ul-Ghadeer) is the greatest Eid of Allah (swt)."

[Source: Wasail us Shia Vol.5 Pg.224]

قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الصَّادِقَ ع يَقُولُ صِيَامُ يَوْمِ غَدِيرِ خُمٍّ يَعْدِلُ صِيَامَ عُمُرِ الدُّنْيَا …وَ هُوَ عِيدُ اللَّهِ الْأَكْبَرُ وَ مَا بَعَثَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ نَبِيّاً قَطُّ إِلَّا وَ تَعَيَّدَ فِي هَذَا الْيَوْمِ وَ عَرَفَ حُرْمَتَهُ وَ اسْمُهُ فِي السَّمَاءِ يَوْمُ الْعَهْدِ الْمَعْهُودِ … لَعَلَّكَ تَرَى أَنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ خَلَقَ يَوْماً أَعْظَمَ حُرْمَةً مِنْهُ لَا وَ اللَّهِ لَا وَ اللَّهِ لَا وَ اللَّه‏

Imam Jafar Sadiq (as) said:

"Fasting on the day of Ghadeer is equivalent to fasting throughout the entire age of the world… It is the greatest festival of Allah. Allah has not sent any prophet but that he celebrated this day as Eid and was aware of its sanctity. It is known in the heavens as ‘The Day of the Famous Covenant’… You might think that Allah, the mighty and the majestic, has created a day more sacred than that. No, by Allah! No, by Allah! No, by Allah!"

(Complete hadees is not quoted here)

[Source: Tahdhib Al Ahkam – Sheikh Toosi Vol.3 Pg.143]


فَقَالَ الرِّضَا ع حَدَّثَنِي أَبِي عَنْ أَبِيهِ ع قَالَ إِنَّ يَوْمَ الْغَدِيرِ فِي السَّمَاءِ أَشْهَرُ مِنْهُ فِي الْأَرْض‏ … وَ اللَّهِ لَوْ عَرَفَ النَّاسُ فَضْلَ هَذَا الْيَوْمِ بِحَقِيقَتِهِ لَصَافَحَتْهُمُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ فِي كُلِّ يَوْمٍ عَشْرَ مَرَّات

Imam Raza (as) narrates from his father (as):

"Certainly, the day of Ghadir is more famous in the heavens than in the earth… and by Allah, had people truly known the superiority of this day, the angels would have been shaking hands with them ten times a day."

(Complete hadees is not quoted here)

[Source: Tahdhib Al Ahkam – Sheikh Toosi Vol.6 Pg.24]


حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الصَّفَّارُ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عِیسَی عَنْ عَلِیِّ بْنِ سُلَیْمَانَ بْنِ یُوسُفَ الْبَزَّازِ عَنِ الْقَاسِمِ بْنِ یَحْیَی عَنْ جَدِّهِ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ رَاشِدٍ قَالَ: قِیلَ لِأَبِی عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع لِلْمُؤْمِنِینَ مِنَ الْأَعْیَادِ غَیْرُ الْعِیدَیْنِ وَ الْجُمُعَهِ قَالَ نَعَمْ لَهُمْ مَا هُوَ أَعْظَمُ مِنْ هَذَا یَوْمٌ أُقِیمَ أَمِیرُ الْمُؤْمِنِینَ ع فَعَقَدَ لَهُ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ص الْوَلَایَهَ فِی أَعْنَاقِ الرِّجَالِ وَ النِّسَاءِ- بِغَدِیرِ خُمٍّ فَقُلْتُ وَ أَیُّ یَوْمٍ ذَاکَ قَالَ الْأَیَّامُ تَخْتَلِفُ ثُمَّ قَالَ یَوْمُ ثَمَانِیَهَ عَشَرَ مِنْ ذِی الْحِجَّهِ قَالَ ثُمَّ قَالَ وَ الْعَمَلُ فِیهِ یَعْدِلُ الْعَمَلَ فِی ثَمَانِینَ شَهْراً وَ یَنْبَغِی أَنْ یُکْثَرَ فِیهِ ذِکْرُ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ وَ الصَّلَاهُ عَلَی النَّبِیِّ ص وَ یُوَسِّعَ الرَّجُلُ فِیهِ عَلَی عِیَالِهِ

Narrated from Hasan bin Rashid, who said:

I asked Aba Abdillah, Jafar bin Mohammad (ع), "Is there an Eid other than the two Eids and Fridays for the Muslims?"

Abu Abdillah (ع) replied, "Yes, there is an Eid greater than them; the day when Amirul Momineen (ع) was appointed and the Holy Prophet (ص) had made His Authority/Mastership (Wilayah) compulsory on believing men and women at Ghadeer-e- Khum."

I asked, "Which day is that?"

Abu Abdillah (ع) replied, "It is the 18 of Dhul Hijjah. And any deed (good) done on that day is equal to deeds done in 80 months. It's advised that on that day remembrance (Zekr) of Allah (عز و جل) and Salawaat upon the Prophet (ص) should be done excessively and one should increase his spending upon his family on that day."

[Source: Thawab al-Amaal - Shaikh Sadooq, Pg 68]


بشا : محمد بن علي بن قرواش ، عن محمد بن محمد النقار ، عن محمد بن محمد بن الحسين ، والحسن بن زيد بن حمزة ، عن علي بن عبدالرحمان ، عن محمد بن منصور ، عن علي ابن الحسين بن عمر بن علي بن الحسين ، عن إبراهيم بن رجاء الشيباني قال : قيل : لجعفر بن محمد (ع) ما أراد رسول الله (ص) بقوله لعلي (ع) يوم الغدير : « من كنت مولاه فعلي مولاه اللهم وال من والاه وعاد من عاداه » قال : فاستوى جعفر بن محمد (ع) قاعدا ثم قال : سئل والله عنها رسول الله (ص) فقال : الله مولاي أولى بي من نفسي لا أمر لي معه ، وأنا مولى المؤمنين أولى بهم من أنفسهم لا أمر لهم معي ، ومن كنت مولاه أولى به من نفسه لا أمر له معي فعلي بن أبي طالب مولاه أولى به من نفسه لا أمر له معه

Narrated that Imam Jafar bin Mohammad Sadiq (ع) was asked as to what did the Prophet (ص) mean by His saying to Imam Ali (ع), "Of whomsoever, I am their Master, Ali is their Master. O Allah! Befriend his friends and be the enemy of his enemies."

Imam Jafar bin Mohammad (ع) sat up straight and said, "I swear to Allah that people asked the Messenger of Allah (ص) the same question and the Prophet (ص) said,

"Allah is my master and has more authority on me than I do on myself. I do not have any authority on myself compared to His authority on me. I am the master of the believers, and I have more authority on them than they have on themselves. They do not have any authority over themselves compared to my authority (on them). And whomsoever, I have more authority over, then Ali ibn Abi Talib (ع) is their Master & has more authority over them.

[Source Bihar ul Anwar, Vol 37, Pg 222]


~ Ghadeer is not only about Accepting the Wilayah of Imam Ali (as), it is also about rejecting Abu Bakr & Umar ~

The below are words from a Supplication (Dua) to be recited on the day of Ghadeer as taught by Imam Sadiq (as):

انا يا ربنا بمنك ولطفك أجبنا داعيك، واتبعنا الرسول وصدقناه وصدقنا مولى المؤمنين، وكفرنا بالجبت والطاغوت فولنا ما تولينا، واحشرنا مع أئمتنا فانا بهم مؤمنون موقنون ولهم مسلمون

"Surely it was by Your favor and Your grace that we answered Your call and acknowledged the Prophet (saww) and Amir al-Momineen (as), and disbelieved (rejected) in al-Jibt and al-Taghut (Abu Bakr & Umar). Thus, keep us attached to what we have adhered to. Resurrect us with our Imams, for we believe in them, have confidence in their (authorities and virtues), and are submissive to them"

وكفرنا بالجبت و الطاغوت والأوثان الأربعة وأشياعهم وأتباعهم وكل من والاهم من الجن والإنس من أول الدهر إلى آخره

"And we disbelieved (rejected) in al-Jibt and al-Taghut (Abu Bakr & Umar) and the 4 Idols and their Shia (adherents), their followers and all those who love/befriend them from the Jinn and Men from the start of the times to the end of times."

[Source: Iqbal al-Amaal, Pg. 473, Bihar al-Anwar, Vol. 95, Pg. 299]

The Complete dua along with translation can be seen at this link: http://duas.org/ghadir.htm


~ The Greatest Amr bil Ma'roof is the Wilayah of Imam Ali (as) ~

Below is from the sermon of Ghadir:

ألا و إن‏ رأس‏ الأمر بالمعروف‏ و النهي عن المنكر أن تنتهوا إلى قولي‏ و تبلغوه من لم يحضر، و تأمروه بقبوله، و تنهوه عن مخالفته، فإنه أمر من الله عز و جل و مني معا، و لا أمر بمعروف و لا نهي عن منكر إلا مع إمام‏

"Behold! The greatest case (chief/leader/head) of enjoining righteous deeds (Amr bil Ma'roof) and forbidding the bad deeds (Nahy an al-Munqar) is comprehending my saying, conveying it to whoever is not present, urging him to accept it, and advising him against violating it, for it is an order from Allah, the mighty and the majestic, and from me. There is no (value or effect for) enjoining (other) recognized deeds and forbidding the detested deeds except with (the recognition of) an infallible leader."

[Source: al-Ejtejaaj, Vol. 1, Pg. 65]


Complete Sermon of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saww) on the day of Ghadeer

https://ia802606.us.archive.org/34/items/Ghadir.Sermon/Ghadir.Sermon.pdf