Ghadeer Celebration At Hussainiya Baqiyatullah Zariya
Today 23/10/2013 (18 Zul hajj 1434) Islamic Movement in Nigeria under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky (H), organized Eidl Ghadeer celebration that is taken place annually at Husainiyyah Baqiyattullah Sokoto Road Zaria Kaduna state. The program started earlier on the day with Football competition, poems, Drama and Lectures by Sayyid Zakzaky (H).
Sayyid (H) has welcomed the audience and began given the information about the blessing of this day (Ghadeer). Apart from Eidl Fitr and Eidl Adha, we also have the bigger Eid which is Eidl Ghadeer, which is also the must blessed day among them. There are a lot of spiritual worships in the day of Ghadeer that include; Ziyarat of Ali bn Abi-Talib (AS), Fasting, Spiritual bath among others. The reword of pilgrim to Najaf is compared to the sixty pilgrimages to Makkah. Also on the date of Ghadeer is marked excatly when Musa (AS) defeated Shamans, the day that fire of Lamarood turned cold and peace to Ibraheem (AS), Sulaiman (AS) assigned His successor Asif bn Barkhayya and Isa bn Maryam (AS) assigned his successor Sham’un Sabah. Allah mentioned is His book “today (Ghadeer) I fulfilled my blessings and completed your religion’’ specifically with the wilayah of Ali bn Abu-Talib (AS) which is the list of pillars of Islam after; Tauheed (Unity of Allah), Adl (Believe in Allah’s Justice), Nubuwa (Prophethood), Ma’ad (Believe in the Day of judgment) And wilayah Ali (AS) as a successor of Prophet Muhammad.
Sheikh Zakzaky (H) in Lecture gives the details on the event that happened in His last pilgrimage of the prophet’s life, and all the prove that the apostle of Allah has assigned Ali (AS) as his successor, since before the pilgrim Prophet Muhammad asked everyone that is capable of going to hajj to attend that pilgrim, even though the Apostle of Allah has faced a lot of challenges from some individuals, and he was rebuked or warned for not to mention Ali as his successor.
Sheikh Zakzaky (H) further explained how the apostle of raised the hand of Ali bn Abi-Talib (AS) and said “if you believe I am your Prophet and Leader, then Ali Is also you Leader’’ His position to me is like that of the position of Haroon to Musa( AS) except for Ali (AS) is not a prophet.
Finally Maghrib and isha prayers was observed, Some Ziyarat and closing prayer brings the end of the program