IQNA

12:06 - September 18, 2016
News ID: 3460957
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The 14th edition of the International Ghadir Conference is underway in the central Iranian province of Yazd.

The Ayatollah Haeri University in the city of Meybod is hosting the event, which started on Thursday and will conclude on Monday.

More than 150 Islamic seminary students and scholars from 60 countries are attending the scholarly event.

Seminary Students from 60 Countries Attending Ghadir Conference in Yazd


Seminary Students from 60 Countries Attending Ghadir Conference in Yazd


It aims, among other things, to familiarize the foreign seminary students with the event of Ghadir through credible Sunni sources.

It is being held ahead of Eid al-Ghadir, which falls on Tuesday.

Eid al-Ghadir is among important feasts and happy holidays of Shia Muslims held on the 18th day of Dhul-Hijja in the lunar Hijri calendar.

It was the day when according to reports, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) appointed Ali ibn 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 the year 10 Hijri/632 A.D. in a place called Ghadir Khumm.

In Shia hadiths, the anniversary has been called "Eid Allah al-Akbar” (the greatest Eid of God). Shia Muslims celebrate this day around the world.


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