Leader receives people on Eid-e Ghadir occasion

Tehran, Sept 20, IRNA – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday received a group of people from various walks of life on the occasion of the Eid-e Ghadir.

Eid-e Ghadeer is among important feasts and happy holidays of Shiite Muslims when the holy Prophet of Islam (Peace Be Upon Him) appointed Hazrat Ali b. Abi Talib (AS) as his caliph and the Imam after himself following an order from God. That event happened in the Prophet’s (PBUH) Hajjat al-Wida’ (the Farewell Hajj), in 10/632 in a place called Ghadir Khumm.

The day’s anniversary in the Islamic Calendar (18 Dhu al-Qa’dah, the eleventh month in the Islamic calendar) is celebrated by Shias worldide, particularly in Iran.