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153 Verses of Qur’an Refer to Wilayat of Amir al-Mu’menin Ali (A) – Hujjat al-Islam Murteza Hamid

Lecturer of the Imam Ridha holy shrine said, “153 verses of Qur’an refer to Ghadir of Amir al-Mu’menin (A.S.), Imam Ali (A.S.)”.
On the auspicious day of Eid Ghadir Khum, the courtyards of the Razavi holy shrine were full of Iranian and non-Iranian pilgrims who had come to congratulate Eid Ghadir Khum to the presence of Imam Reza (A.S.) and to renew their covenant with their Imam.

In the special celebration of Eid Ghadir Khum that was held in the Imam Khomeini (R.A.) portico before the noon and afternoon prayers, Hujjat al-Islam Murteza Hamid noted that there have been revealed a lot of verses of the holy Qur’an concerning the Ghadir and added, “Many Muslims think that concerning the Ghadir there are only three or four verses revealed.”

 “Qur’an is the best proof for the event of Ghadir and the immediate succession of Imam Ali (A.S.) after the prophet (S.A.W.)”, he remarked.

“There are 80 verses concerning prayer (Salat) and regarding issues such as Zakat, Jihad, and enjoining what is right the number of the revealed verses is even fewer”, this religious expert asserted.

Noting that 153 verses of the holy Qur’an are related to Ghadir of Imam Ali (A.S.), this seminary professor said, “49 verses are associated with the performances of the prophet (S.A.W.) on implementing and preparing for the Ghadir and 104 verses refer to actions of the enemies and the hypocrites who aimed at abolishing the Ghadir.”

“Zi al-Hajja 18 is not a sheer historical event or a story but it is associated with completion of all activities of the prophet (S.A.W.)”, he added.

“The prophet (S.A.W.) propagated the Ghadir and Imam Ali’s succession from the very beginning of propagating Islam and on Zi al-Hajjah 18 his holiness recounted and highlighted this statement for the Muslims”, he reiterated.

Noting that all the Infallible Imams (A.S.) reminded people of the event of the Ghadir, the lecturer said, “Imam Reza (A.S.) talks about the background of the Ghadir and Imam Hussein (A.S.) noted the issue of Ghadir in the course of Karbala.”