Salaamun alaykum, my greetings to you and sincere congratulations to all of you on this most auspicious of eids: the event of eid Ghadeer.
It was on the 18th of Dhul Hijjah, 10th Hijrah, in the hot sands of a place called Ghadir Khumm, not far from Mecca, when the Prophet (sa) was returning
from his last Hajj, that the following verse of Quran was revealed:
يَا أَيُّهَا الرَّسُولُ بَلِّغْ مَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ مِن رَّبِّكَ وَإِن لَّمْ تَفْعَلْ فَمَا بَلَّغْتَ رِسَالَتَهُ وَاللّهُ يَعْصِمُكَ مِنَ النَّاسِ إِنَّ
اللّهَ لاَ يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الْكَافِرِينَ
[5:67] O Messenger! deliver what bas been revealed to you from your Lord; and if you do it not, then you have not delivered His message, and Allah will
protect you from the people; surely Allah will not guide the unbelieving people.
Realizing the importance of the divine command, the Prophet of God (sa) gathered his companions to make the divinely ordained announcement of the wilayat
(leadership) of Imam Ali (as) after him. Prophet (sa) prayed for Imam Ali (as) and the Companions congratulated him.... It was an occasion of joy and
May god bless us all to benefit from the teachings, ideals and words of wisdom of Imam Ali(as), the gate of divine knowledge of Prophet (sa) of God.