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Revisiting Ghadeer - As a Friend

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So here we are at that point of time where we boast our belief and take pride in our leaders - Eid-e-Ghadeer.
 
Let's see things from a Sunni's perspective.
 

String s1= Ghadeer_Event;  

String replaceString=s1.replace('Master','Friend');    //replaces all occurrences of 'Master' to 'Friends' in Ghadeer Event.  

 
1. Jibraeel (عليه السلام) came to Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) when he was in Al-Mina and said:... Raise him (Ali) as a guiding flag for people, remind and renew people’s covenant and pledge about adhering to the authorized representative of Mine and the Friend of every believing man and woman, Ali Ibn Abi Talib ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم))...
 
2. Three times did Gabriel command me on behalf of the Peace, my Lord, Who is the source of all peace, to thus make a stand in order to inform everyone, black and white, that: Ali ibn Abu Talib is my Brother, Wasi, and successor over my nation and the Imam after me, the one whose status to me is like that of Aaron to Moses except there will be no prophet after me, and he is your Friend next only to Allah and to His Messenger. (From Holy Prophet's (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) sermon at Ghadeer)
 
3. “O people! Comprehend (the implications of) what I have just said, and again do comprehend it, and be (further) informed that Allah has installed him (Ali) as your Friend and Imam, obligating the Muhajirun and the Ansar and those who follow them in goodness to obey him...(From Holy Prophet's (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) sermon at Ghadeer)
 
4. listen and obey, and submit to the Command of Allah, your Lord, for Allah, the Exalted and the Sublime One, is your Friend and Lord, then next to Him is His Messenger and Prophet who is now addressing you, then after me 'Ali is your Friend and Imam according to the Command of Allah... (From Holy Prophet's (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) sermon at Ghadeer)
 
5. Whoever among you takes me as his Friend, this, Ali is his Friend, and he is Ali ibn Abu Talib, my Brother and wasi, and his appointment as your wali is from Allah...(From Holy Prophet's (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) sermon at Ghadeer)
 
6. Their Prophet on the Ghadeer Day calls on them all
At Khumm, how great the Prophet is when he does call!
He said, “Who is your Friend and Wali?”
They said, showing on that day no hostility,
“Our Friend is our God while our Wali is you,
You shall find today none to disobey you.”
He said to him, “Stand up, O Ali, for I did find
“You to be and Imam after me and a guide.”
(Poetry of Hassan bin Thabit after Prophet's declared Ali as Friend)
 
7. Then, he ((صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)&HF) said: “Behold! Whosoever I am his Friend, this Ali is his Friend. O Allah! Stay firm in supporting those who stay firm in following him, be hostile to those who are hostile to him, help those who help him, and forsake those who forsake him... (From Holy Prophet's (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) sermon at Ghadeer)
 
8. Bakhin, O son of Abu Talib, this morning you became Friend of every believing man and woman.'' - Omar bin al-Khattab.
Became Friend this morning (10 AH)?
 
9. Conclusion - Jibraeel (عليه السلام) came 3 times to Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) with this message from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) stopped 100k+ tired Muslims in the middle of nowhere in extreme heat for 3 days to announce after a long sermon - 'People, Ali is your Friend' and then asked everyone to shake hands and tell him they friends now.
 
10. All hajis after reaching home -
Wife - honey, you're 3 days late. 
Haji - ya, Muhammad made us stop. We are now friends with Ali.
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Reward for fasting on the day of Ghadeer -

It has been narrated from as-Sadiq [Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad] (peace be upon him) that: “Fasting on the Day of Ghadir is equivalent to fasting the time span of the (existence of the) entire world – meaning that if a person were to live a life of the entire existence of the world and were to fast this whole time, the reward for this fasting would be equivalent to fasting (this one day of Ghadir).”
 
Wasa'il ash-Shi'a, Volume 7, Page 324, Hadith 4

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1 hour ago, Sirius_Bright said:

Reward for fasting on the day of Ghadeer -

It has been narrated from as-Sadiq [Imam Ja'far ibn Muhammad] (peace be upon him) that: “Fasting on the Day of Ghadir is equivalent to fasting the time span of the (existence of the) entire world – meaning that if a person were to live a life of the entire existence of the world and were to fast this whole time, the reward for this fasting would be equivalent to fasting (this one day of Ghadir).”
 
Wasa'il ash-Shi'a, Volume 7, Page 324, Hadith 4

salaam brother, not sure about this Narration, can you quote this in arabic too if possible? because sawaab-ul A'amaal (english translation) states this.

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11 hours ago, randomly curious said:

salaam brother, not sure about this Narration, can you quote this in arabic too if possible?

Below is similar narration from Tehzeebal Ahkaam, vol. 3, pg. 143/144

الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الْحُسَيْنِيُّ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُوسَى الْهَمْدَانِيُّ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ حَسَّانَ الْوَاسِطِيُّ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ الْعَبْدِيُّ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الصَّادِقَ ع يَقُولُ صِيَامُ يَوْمِ غَدِيرِ خُمٍّ يَعْدِلُ صِيَامَ عُمُرِ الدُّنْيَا لَوْ عَاشَ إِنْسَانٌ ثُمَّ صَامَ مَا عَمَرَتِ الدُّنْيَا لَكَانَ لَهُ ثَوَابُ ذَلِكَ وَ صِيَامُهُ يَعْدِلُ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ فِي كُلِّ عَامٍ مِائَةَ حَجَّةٍ وَ مِائَةَ عُمْرَةٍ مَبْرُورَاتٍ مُتَقَبَّلَاتٍ وَ هُوَ عِيدُ اللَّهِ الْأَكْبَرُ وَ مَا بَعَثَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ نَبِيّاً قَطُّ إِلَّا وَ تَعَيَّدَ فِي هَذَا الْيَوْمِ وَ عَرَفَ حُرْمَتَهُ وَ اسْمُهُ فِي السَّمَاءِ يَوْمُ الْعَهْدِ الْمَعْهُودِ وَ فِي الْأَرْضِ يَوْمُ الْمِيثَاقِ الْمَأْخُوذِ وَ الْجَمْعِ الْمَشْهُودِ مَنْ صَلَّى فِيهِ رَكْعَتَيْنِ يَغْتَسِلُ عِنْدَ زَوَالِ الشَّمْسِ مِنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ تَزُولَ مِقْدَارَ نِصْفِ سَاعَةٍ يَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ يَقْرَأُ فِي كُلِّ رَكْعَةٍ سُورَةَ الْحَمْدِ مَرَّةً وَ عَشْرَ مَرَّاتٍ قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ وَ عَشْرَ مَرَّاتٍ آيَةَ الْكُرْسِيِّ وَ عَشْرَ مَرَّاتٍ إِنَّا أَنْزَلْناهُ عَدَلَتْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ مِائَةَ أَلْفِ حَجَّةٍ وَ مِائَةَ أَلْفِ عُمْرَةٍ

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14 hours ago, randomly curious said:

salaam brother, not sure about this Narration, can you quote this in arabic too if possible? because sawaab-ul A'amaal (english translation) states this.

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Here is the text of the speech, English / Arabic side by side. If you have any questions about the Arabic, I will attempt to translate based on my understanding. 

http://en.wikishia.net/view/Text:Al-Ghadir_Sermon

Here is a list of all the Sunni and Shia Muhadithun who quote the Sermon of Ghadir, 

http://en.wikishia.net/view/Al-Ghadir_Sermon

If you look at the text of the speech, and see the context in which the word 'Wali' is used, I don't see any way that 'Wali' can be interpreted as 'Friend'

The only way that some speakers have gotten away with misinterpreting the word 'Wali' is by quoting only one line from the speech without quoting anything that came before it or after it, and also downplaying, in an extreme and silly way, the event of Ghadir in general. They forget that most of our understanding of language comes from context. Without context, I could say 'La Illaha' and stop there. Without context, that would mean 'There is no God', and then make a point based on that context to show Islam doesn't believe in God at all. That would of course be ridiculous, and every single muslim would challenge anyone who made this statement saying, 'look what comes after this phrase'. They should do that, because everyone has an intuitive understanding that the meaning of language is based on context, not just on the words used. It is the context that give the words meaning. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Sirius_Bright said:

Below is similar narration from Tehzeebal Ahkaam, vol. 3, pg. 143/144

الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الْحُسَيْنِيُّ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُوسَى الْهَمْدَانِيُّ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ حَسَّانَ الْوَاسِطِيُّ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَلِيُّ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ الْعَبْدِيُّ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الصَّادِقَ ع يَقُولُ صِيَامُ يَوْمِ غَدِيرِ خُمٍّ يَعْدِلُ صِيَامَ عُمُرِ الدُّنْيَا لَوْ عَاشَ إِنْسَانٌ ثُمَّ صَامَ مَا عَمَرَتِ الدُّنْيَا لَكَانَ لَهُ ثَوَابُ ذَلِكَ وَ صِيَامُهُ يَعْدِلُ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ فِي كُلِّ عَامٍ مِائَةَ حَجَّةٍ وَ مِائَةَ عُمْرَةٍ مَبْرُورَاتٍ مُتَقَبَّلَاتٍ وَ هُوَ عِيدُ اللَّهِ الْأَكْبَرُ وَ مَا بَعَثَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ نَبِيّاً قَطُّ إِلَّا وَ تَعَيَّدَ فِي هَذَا الْيَوْمِ وَ عَرَفَ حُرْمَتَهُ وَ اسْمُهُ فِي السَّمَاءِ يَوْمُ الْعَهْدِ الْمَعْهُودِ وَ فِي الْأَرْضِ يَوْمُ الْمِيثَاقِ الْمَأْخُوذِ وَ الْجَمْعِ الْمَشْهُودِ مَنْ صَلَّى فِيهِ رَكْعَتَيْنِ يَغْتَسِلُ عِنْدَ زَوَالِ الشَّمْسِ مِنْ قَبْلِ أَنْ تَزُولَ مِقْدَارَ نِصْفِ سَاعَةٍ يَسْأَلُ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ يَقْرَأُ فِي كُلِّ رَكْعَةٍ سُورَةَ الْحَمْدِ مَرَّةً وَ عَشْرَ مَرَّاتٍ قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ وَ عَشْرَ مَرَّاتٍ آيَةَ الْكُرْسِيِّ وَ عَشْرَ مَرَّاتٍ إِنَّا أَنْزَلْناهُ عَدَلَتْ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ مِائَةَ أَلْفِ حَجَّةٍ وَ مِائَةَ أَلْفِ عُمْرَةٍ

Thankyou brother.

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20 hours ago, Sirius_Bright said:

Conclusion - Jibraeel (عليه السلام) came 3 times to Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) with this message from Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) stopped 100k+ tired Muslims in the middle of nowhere in extreme heat for 3 days to announce after a long sermon - 'People, Ali is your Friend' and then asked everyone to shake hands and tell him they friends now.

After all this, sunnis should declare 18th Zilhajj as Islamic Friendship day atleast. 

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