- The ceremony will be organized by the Quran and Hadith Center of the holy shrine’s Astan (custodianship) and focus on promoting the teachings of Ghadir and Nahj-ul-Balaqa, said Hojat-ol-Islam Seyed Ahmad Moshref, the director of the center.
He added that Quran recitation, eulogy recitation, contests, and speeches will be parts of the program.
The event of Ghadir, or Eid al-Ghadir, is celebrated by Shia Muslims around the world every year. It is among important feasts and happy holidays of Shia Muslims held on the 18th day of Dhul Hijja in the lunar Hijri calendar.
It was the day when according to reports, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) appointed Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS) as his caliph and the Imam after himself following an order from God.
This year, Eid al-Ghadir falls on Tuesday, August 20.