7 Aug 2020

Eid Ghadeer

Quran Verse:
This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as your religion 5:3

On 18th Dhulhijja after completing the Hajj, The Holy Prophet stopped at a place called Johfa which was known as Ghadeer e Khum. The angel Jibrael came and told the Prophet that he had a special announcement for the Prophet to make to the people.

Prophet Muhammad stood on a pulpit made out of saddles. He told the people that he was soon to die. He was leaving behind two very important things which the Muslims should always follow: The Quran and The Ahlulbayt. 

He then held the hand of Imam Ali (a) high up and told the people that Allah had chosen Imam Ali to be the leader of the Muslims after him. He said, “For whosoever I am Mawla (master), Ali is his mawla.

As soon as he announced this, Jibrael brought another message from Allah which said that Islam was now complete and perfect. This was the last aya of the Quran to be revealed. It is aya 3 of Surah Ma’ida.

Watch: Ghadeer Khum - The Last Sermon
Children can reenact the event and highlight the relevant verses in their Holy Quran.

Activity: The Qur'an and the Ahlulbayt
Connect two key rings to each other and label them accordingly. No matter how hard you pull, you cannot separate the two rings. In the same way, the Prophet and his family the Ahlulbayt are connected to the Qur'an. They cannot be separated - we need to follow both. The Qur'an gives us instructions on how to behave and the Ahlulbayt are our teachers who show us how to follow Allah's rules in everything we do. Together they help us live Islam in the most perfect way. 

By Teaching Young Muslims
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