RNA – Speaking at an Eid al-Ghadir celebration, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyid Ali Fadhlullah, the Friday prayer leader of Beirut, Lebanon emphasized the support for Islamic unity and the protection of internal unity and said, “Reviving the Day of Ghadir doesn’t mean returning to history but rather it means paying attention to the actions of the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali, in the fight against sedition and in support of Islamic unity.”
He said that Lebanon was struggling with various problems, especially economic problems, and said, “The enemies are seeking to exploit internal weakness and to obstruct the path of unity between the various movements and groups in Lebanon.”
Hujjat al-Islam Fadhlullah called for the rights of the people to be respected, stating, “The authorities must respect the rights of the citizens and solve their problems.”
He added, “The acceptance of the wilayah (guardianship) of Imam Ali is realized by applying his traditions in regard to knowledge, worship, ethics, sacrifice and striving for Islamic unity and jihad in the cause of God.”
Eid al-Ghadir is a Shi’ah festival, and is considered to be among the most “significant” festivals of Shi’ah Islam. The Eid is held on 18 Dhul-Hijjah and commemorates the event when the Prophet Muhammad (following instruction from God) was said to have appointed Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib as his successor.
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