Salaam dear young friends and heartiest felicitations to you on a very auspicious day.
Yes, youngsters, the 18th of Zilhijja is that immortal day in the history of mankind on which the Almighty’s Last and Greatest Messenger, Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) on the express commandment of the Lord Most High, proclaimed his dear cousin and son-in-law as vicegerent, after delivering a memorable sermon to a huge gathering of 120,000 at the pond (Ghadeer) in Khom, near Juhfa, while returning from his farewell Hajj pilgrimage.
The immortal words of the Prophet “man kunto Mowla fa haza Aliyun Mowlahu” which means “For whomsoever I am Master this Ali is his Master” continue to awaken human conscience and inspire the youths and elders with the essence of faith.
In Iran, this immortal phrase was written everywhere, at every public square and street corner, as the Islamic Republic observed an official holiday on the Day of Ghadeer.
No wonder, Ghadeer is supposed to be the greatest Eid in Islam. As a matter of fact, according to the Prophet’s 6th Infallible Heir, Imam Ja’far as-Sadeq (AS), it is the Greatest Eid in Islam, more significant than Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, because this day decided the continuation of divine guidance for humanity, despite the plots of the seditious, such as the scandalous gathering of Saqifa Bani Sa’da.
It is the day on which God Almighty perfected faith, completed divine favours, and decreed Islam as the religion of mankind. That is the reason that even under the barrage of bombs of the Godless Saudis, the faithful people of Yemen observe this day, as was evident by the tens of thousands who assembled on the main streets of Sanaa’ and other cities with bold banners and placards, celebrating the merits of Imam Ali (AS).
Only the faithless and the terrorists, such as the dastardly Wahhabis or Takfiris express doubts on the significance of the Day of Ghadeer and the Merits of the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali (AS).
These blind bats should realize that since the Prophet was sent by God the vicegerent of the Prophet should also be divinely-designated, otherwise there is no legitimacy for anyone styling himself as caliph.
As all denominations of Islam agree, the Prophet’s Last Successor, Imam Mahdi (AS), who will reappear in the end times to establish the global government of peace, prosperity and justice, is not the offspring of any Tom, Dick, and Harry of Arabia, but the direct descendant of Imam Ali (AS) and the Heir of Ghadeer.
So friends, pray to God to hasten the reappearance of the Saviour of mankind.