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Najaf to Host Int’l Festival on Ghadir-e Khumm

Najaf to Host Int’l Festival on Ghadir-e Khumm 
Over 37 countries are expected to attend the first international festival on Ghadir-e Khumm slated to be held on November 3 in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq.

According to Noon website, representatives from 37 countries have voiced their preparedness to partake in the first International Ghadir-e Khumm Festival programmed to focus on the theme of global expansion of Ghadir event, and the ongoing role of Imamate in Islamic Awakening.

Ali Khazir Hajji, chairman of the organizing committee of the event said in a statement that all necessary arrangements have been made in order to organize the event optimally.

He added that many scholars, Shia and Sunni thinkers and literati from around the world will be in attendance to the event.

Khazir Hajji said that some 160 research papers on Ghadir-e Khumm event will be assessed at the function adding that an exhibition of scarce books and copies of the holy Quran will be also staged on the sidelines of the festival.

Ghadir-e Khumm is referred to the last sermon of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in 632 AD at the Pond of Khumm in Saudi Arabia.

According to the sermon, which was attended by tens of thousands of Muslims performing Hajj, the Prophet of Islam appointed Imam Ali (PBUH) as his successor and the leader of the Muslim community.

The occasion is celebrated as Eid al-Ghadir Khumm during which Muslims renew their allegiance with Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), Imam Ali (AS) as the first Imam of the Shia Muslims and his progeny.

Posted On : 01-Nov-2012