According to Tasnim news agency, in separate messages to a number of Shia political and religious figures on Thursday, Ali Larijani congratulated them on Eid al-Ghadeer, which marks the appointment of the first Shia Imam, Ali ibn Abi Talib (PBUH), by Islam’s most revered figure, Prophet Mohammad (Blessings of God upon him and his progeny), as his successor, in order to save humanity from wondering in the dark.
In the letter, the Iranian Parliament speaker expressed the hope that the Islamic countries all over the world would experience “peace, stability, security and welfare.”
Iranians have celebrated Eid al-Ghadeer with various ceremonies and rituals. It is also referred to as Eid al-Akbar (the Greatest Eid) in Shia Islamic narrations, which say the mission of all divine messengers were accomplished on this day.
On March 10, 632 AD, Prophet Mohammad (Blessings of God upon him and his progeny) received a revelation from God, ordering him to halt his last Hajj pilgrimage known as the Hajjat-ul-Wida (the Farewell Pilgrimage) at a pond called Khum, near the holy city of Mecca, and to designate Imam Ali (PBUH) as his successor in guiding and ruling Muslims. The event took place a few months before the passing away of Prophet Mohammad (Blessings of God upon him and his progeny).