RNA – According to Ovain Ali, a revolutionary student in Indian-occupied Kashmir, celebrations marking Eid al-Ghadir, which marks the appointment of Imam Ali as the successor of Prophet Muhammad, were held in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as they are very year.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Muslims in Indian-occupied Kashmir, which is the only Muslim-majority state of India, commemorated Eid al-Ghadir and observed the health protocols with full exuberance and religious fervour. A small number of congregational prayer gatherings and ceremonies were held across the region to mark the occasion.
A ceremony was held in northern Kashmir’s Delina area of Baramulla District which was attended by locals. The speaker Javid Hasan Bhat (a seminary student in Qom) discussed the different aspects of Eid al-Ghadir and highlighted the wisdom of Imam Ali.
Eid al-Ghadir is the anniversary commemorating the last sermon of the prophet of Islam after his farewell Hajj pilgrimage at Ghadir Khumm [the Pond of Khumm] between Makkah and Madinah in which the Holy Prophet, where acting upon the divine guidance, he designated his cousin and son-in-law, Ali ibn Abi Talib, as his immediate successor.
For people in Kashmir, Eid al-Ghadir holds special significance, which is reflected by ceremonies and events organized every year to celebrate the occasion but this year due to COVID-19, fewer ceremonies were held in Kashmir.
Rasa News Agency