Imam Shirazi World Foundation Publishes Message on Eid Al-Ghadir
Imam Shirazi World Foundation published the following message on the threshold of the Holy Eid Al-Ghadir. Parts of this message read as follows:
Imam Shirazi World Foundation reminds us that the great and glorious occasion of Ghadir Khumm Day is the boundary between right and wrong, and its revival guarantees the protection of divine justice, which is essential in religious thought. This honorable day has its own place in the souls of Shiite Muslims for a long time as it constitutes a sacred pillar of Islam. In a word, “justice is the basis of government.” With a short reflection on this occasion and its deep meanings, the words and instructions of the supreme authority Grand Ayatollah Shirazi is noteworthy, as he said: “The event of Ghadir is a container that encompasses all sacrifices of the Holy Prophet of Islam (peace be upon him).” In other words, Ghadir Khumm, as described in the words of the Grand Ayatollah Shirazi, is an embodiment of virtue, ethics, and divine revelations. In this sense, his eminence has explained: “Commitment and obedience to the guardianship of Imam Ali (peace be upon him) has great consequential effects which ultimately will lead to divine blessings, abundance and prosperity.” In this regard, His Eminence has also said: “It is very interesting that in verse 59 of Surah Al-Nisa, God Almighty has linked the completion of His blessings on the people with the issue of the guardianship of Amir al-Mu’minin Ali ibn Abi Talib (peace be upon him). The completion of religion is also destined in close connection with this event. In other words, the completion of blessings is subject to its announcement of Imam Ali’s guardianship by the Messenger of God (PBUH) and blessings, in overt and covert forms address to: justice, equality, unity, brotherhood, science, morality, peace of mind, freedom and prosperity. One could say that it is a summary of all kinds of gifts and blessings. The Grand Jurist further emphasized and said: “The truth, essence and spirit of Ghadir Khumm reflects the school of Amir al-Mu’minin (PBUH) that can bring joy and happiness for all humanity at all times and ages.” May God Almighty make all of us, among those who have clung to the guardianship of Amir al-Mu’minin.