Iranian Speaker Hopes for Muslim Peace, Stability in Shiite Eid Message
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – In a congratulatory message to a number of Shiite figures on the occasion of Eid al-Ghadeer, speaker of the Iranian parliament hoped for peace, stability and security across the Muslim world.
In separate messages to a number of Shiite political and religious figures on Thursday, Ali Larijani congratulated them on Eid al-Ghadeer, which marks the appointment of the first Shiite Imam, Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS), by Islam’s most revered figure, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as his successor.
In the letter, the Iranian Parliament speaker expressed the hope that the Islamic countries all over the world would experience “peace, stability, security and welfare.”
Iranians have celebrated Eid al-Ghadeer with various ceremonies and rituals. It is also referred to as Eid al-Akbar (the Greatest Eid) in Shiite Islamic narrations, which say the mission of all divine messengers were accomplished on this day.
On March 10, 632 AD, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) received a revelation from God, ordering him to halt his last Hajj pilgrimage known as the Hajjat-ul-Wida (the Farewell Pilgrimage) at a pond called Khum, near Mecca, and to designate Imam Ali (AS) as his successor in guiding and ruling Muslims. The event took place a few months before the demise of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).