Prominent Iranian jurisprudent called Ghadir event as the shared landmark of the Muslim world and stressed measures which target this commonality should be prevented.
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Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, senior Shia jurisprudent, met with members of the secretariat of Ghadir Eid ceremonies called the event as a landmark shared by all Muslims stressing that the event should be safeguarded from disagreements, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
He referred to the books written on Ghadir Khumm Event and highlighted importance of protecting the historical landmark.
Iranian scholar also reiterated necessity of avoiding desecration of other Islamic denominations and said,” We do not violate the right and do not approve any sacrilegious act towards other Islamic schools of thought.”
” we should not permit Ghadir to turn into an issue for disagreements” he said.
Back in 632 and on the way back from Hajj pilgrimage Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) gathered Muslims to appoint his successor as the leader of Islamic nation.
He said,” To whomsoever I am Mawla, Ali is also their Mawla" and called for allegiance with Imam Ali (AS), his cousin, son-in-law and the next leader of Muslims.
Shia community believes this event to be the official appointment of Ali as the successor of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH); hence, the anniversary is marked as Eid al-Ghadeer mainly by Shia worldwide.