21 August 2019 - 08:22
News ID: 446663
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On the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Ghadir, Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Nouri-Hamadani ‎‎presided over a turban-bestowing ceremony at his office in Qom.‎

RNA – On the auspicious occasion of Eid al-Ghadir, Grand Ayatollah Hoseyn Nouri-Hamadani ‎presided over a turban-bestowing ceremony at his office in Qom where he placed turbans on ‎the heads of a number of ‎Iranian seminarians who have strived hard in their studies and ‎have met the prescribed criteria. ‎

The celebration of the Great Eid of Ghadir Khumm was also attended by the lovers and ‎devotees of the Ahl al-Bayt and a group of eulogists performed eulogies in honour of Imam ‎Ali.‎

During this ceremony, Ayatollah Nouri-Hamadani bestowed the turban and clerical clothes on ‎forty seminarians. ‎

The turban-bestowing ceremony ‎is held every year with the arrival of this great Eid of the ‎Shi’ah Muslims and the clerics were given permission to wear the clerical clothes. ‎

It should be stated that the Shi’ah clergy wear a white or black turban, a special ankle-length ‎coat called a qaba, with an ‎aba, a loose, ‎sleeveless cloak, which open in front worn over the ‎qaba. The black turban is ‎only worn by a cleric who is a ‎sayyid, someone descended from ‎the Prophet Muhammad.‎

This uniform is considered an honour to wear by the clerics and is only given after several ‎‎years of ‎seminary studies. It comes with heavy responsibilities and it an honour which is not ‎‎taken lightly.‎

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