On the 18th of Thil hijja at
Ghadeer-Khum, the Holy Prophet made his final message to complete his
succession. In Arabic the word "Ghadeer" means a pond and Khum is the
name of this pond in the desert called "sahra-e-Hujfah". It is a known
tradition that all the prophets appointed their successors by Allah's
will without the approval of the followers. But the leadership became a
controversy among Prophet Mohammed's followers even though he declared
many time that Imam Ali was the successor.
Sayings about Eid
- "'(Imam Ali is) My
brother and successor', 'The door of the City of Knowledge', 'The most
equitable Judge', 'The embodiment of Faith', (having the same position
with regard to him as) 'Aaron had to Moses'" Prophet Mohammed (P).