110,000 Basijs to meet Leader on Thursday
November 24, 2010 Hinterlasse einen Kommentar
TEHRAN – 110,000 Basij (volunteer) members from Tehran will meet Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Thursday on the occasion of Eid al-Qadir event, the IRGC commander announced.
Eid al-Ghadir is the anniversary commemorating the last sermon of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his household) at Ghadir Khumm on Dhul Hijjah 18, in the year 10 AH. It is celebrated mainly by Shias, who regard it as confirmation that Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS) was to succeed Prophet Muhammad (S).
The sermon was given before an audience of tens of thousands (some estimates range up to 120,000 believers) of Muslims performing hajj.
In his sermon, the Prophet stated: “For whomsoever I am his master, Ali (AS) is his master, too. He is my caliph (successor) over you after me.”
“O Lord, support whoever supports Ali (AS) and oppose whoever opposes him.