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Publish Date: 18:24 - 08 September 2017
TEHRAN, September 8 - Millions of Muslims across Iran are set to commemorate the holy Eid al-Ghadeer on Saturday, marking the occasion of the appointment by Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) of Imam Ali (PBUH) as his successor.

Iranian Muslims to commemorate Eid al-Ghadeer SaturdayTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The auspicious occasion is annually marked with various ceremonies and rituals in different cities on the 18th of Dhu al-Hijjah on the Islamic calendar.

On March 10, 632 CE, in the tenth year of Hijra, Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) received a revelation from God, ordering him to halt the pilgrims at a pond called Khum, a place near Mecca, and to designate Imam Ali (PBUH) as his successor in guiding and ruling Muslims.

Eid al-Ghadeer is also known as Eid al-Akbar (the greatest Eid) in Islamic narrations, since Muslims believe that the mission of all the previous messengers of Allah became accomplished on this day.

 

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