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Rituals for Ghadir

Imam Ali Ibn Moosa Al-Rida (a.s.) said: "It is highly rewarding to be in Najaf Iraq today for performing the Ziyarat of Imam Ali ibn Abi Talib (A.S.). Give Alms today as much as you can, in the name of Allah, to the less fortunate, because, the "day of Ghadeer" is particularly specified for helping deserving people."

We can give expression to our joy and happiness in a suitable manner keeping in view the life style the tenets of Islam. It is highly desirable to make the believers (Momineen) happy to do favours to relatives, to give gifts, and invite friends and relatives to eat meals together, forgive mistakes etc.

Recite salawaat 'O Allah, send blessings on Muhammad and his household'.

Do Istighfaar (seeking forgiveness from the Almighty) as many times as possible.

(1) Have a bath (Ghusl), put on new or clean clothes and apply perfume

(2) Observe fast. (Fasting on the Day of Ghadir is equivalent to fasting the time span of the (existence of the) entire world-A hadith)

(3) Recite Ziarats of Imam Ali ibne Abi Talib (as) (i) Special Ghadir Ziarat (ii) Ziarat Ameenallah & (iii) Ziarat Mut'laqah

(4) Recite Nudbah Supplication

(5) Pray a 2 Raka't Salaat. before/near noon time, as under:
In the first Rakat recite Sura Qadr after Sura Fatihah & in the second Rakat recite Sura Ikhlass after Sura Fatihah

After Salaam

-Go into Sajdah and say 100 times: 'SHUKRAN LILLAAH '

-Then sit and recite the supplication: "Allamumma inni asaloka be anna lakal hamda wahdaka..

-Then go into Sajdah and recite: 'ALHAMDU LILLAH '100 times & 'SHUKRAN LILLAH '100 times

A tradition says 'One who does this a'mal today is entitled to receive the reward of a person who was present at Ghadeer, had heard the declaration, and accepted it as true'.

(6) Another 2 units prayer- In every unit, after the recitation of Soorah Al Fatih'ah, recite: (i) Soorah Al Ikhlaas 10 times.+ (ii) Aayaat ul Kursee 10 times. +(iii) Soorah At Qadr. 10 times.

(7) At the time of meeting with the brothers-in-faith say the following:

Praise be to Allah, who blessed us to be among -those who cling and hold to the "Wilayaat" (love, friendship and authority) of Ameer Al Momineen and all the Imams, peace be on them all.

Praise be to Allah who honored us with this day, and included us among those who have been given all that which was promised to them, and have been tied together with the bonds of contract to have full confidence in the authority of the guardians of the religious laws who established justice; and did not disgrace us to be among those who know better but deny the truth and treat the Day of Judgment as a false fable.

(8) Recite the following 100 times:

Praise be to Allah, who had perfected His religion and completed His favour with the establishment of Ali ibn Abi Talib's authority, peace be on him.

(9) Supplication for Eid Ghadir:

O Allah I beseech Thee (alone), because, verily, to Thee belongs (all) praise; Thou art Single, has no partner, One, Unique, eternally besought Independent, neither begets, nor begotten, and there is none comparable unto Thee; and Muhammad is Thy servant and Messenger, Thy blessings be on him and on his children.

O He who, every day, exercises (universal) power, so (it was) under Thy mandate I was taken care of, and because of which I am among those who receive Thy response, follow thy religion, and call Thee (alone).

Thou assisted me like this right from the day I was born, through Thy favours, generosity and kindness, thereafter, Thy favours followed one another in succession, and likewise, also Thy rewards and mercy, in such a manner that Thou, again and again, kept (the uninterrupted flow of favours, rewards and bounties) reactivated since my birth.

May be I was slow, forgetful, neglectful, careless and indolent, but Thou completed Thy favours, and always thought of me in this connection (granting of favours), bestowed them on me, directed me into their direction, so by Thy power it is as it should be O my God, Master, and Lord, Thou brought (Thy favours) to fullness, did not withdraw (any blessing), till I breathed my last amid those (advantages), Thou was pleased with me, verily Thou art the worthiest of all who grant favours, and it is Thou who perfected Thy bounties for me.

O Allah we paid attention, obeyed, and responded to Thy call, (and it was also Thy favour to us) therefore, praise is for Thee (alone), we seek Thy pardon O our Lord, and unto Thee we shall return. We believe in "One Allah who has no partner", and in His Messenger, Muhammad, blessings of Allah be on him and on his children.

We stand up for and comply with Allah's command, and follow the example of the Messenger in the matter of Love and friendship to our "Mawlaa" and "Mawlaa" of the believers, the commander of the faithfuls, Ali ibna abi Taalib, the servant of Allah, the brother of His Messenger, the renowned truthful, the decisive argument over mankind, through whom, the Almighty helped and supported His Prophet and His manifest true religion, the sign (pattern) of the divine system of life, approved by Allah, the all-aware custodian of His wisdom, the repository (being absorbed by the contemplation) of transcendental things, the depository of Allah's secrets, the confidant whom Allah trusted wholly with the affairs of all that which has been created by Him, the witness who bore witness to Him in the midst of His creation.

O Allah, our Lord - Nourisher, verily we have heard a "crier" calling unto faith: "Believe you in your Lord!" So we believed. Our Lord! Therefore forgive us our sins, and remit from us our evil deeds, and make us die the death of the righteous.

Our Lord! And give us that which Thou has promised to us by Thy Messengers, confound us not on the Day of Judgment, verily, Thou does not break the tryst (promise to answer him who prays).

So, O our Lord, it was Thy kindness and a favour that we acted in answer to Thy call and do exactly as Thy Messenger did, taking his words as true, which proves our belief that (Ali) is the "Mawlaa" of (all) the believers: and we also denied and rejected "Jibt" and "Taghoot", the idols representing ignorance and let he (Ali) be our "most loving guardian", acceptance of whose authority (wilayat) has distinguished us, and raise us on the occasion of "the last judgment" in the company of our Imams' for this reason we believe in them, rely on them, and obey them.

Whether alone, or in public, we are certain of them; (we have total faith in them) under all circumstances, in their absence, during their lifetime, in the event of their death.

We are happy to have them as our guides and leaders, they are sufficient for us as a link between us and Allah, in exclusion of others, we do not accept any one in exchange as their substitute, nor take to any one, except them, for intimate friendship.

We turn to Allah, disassociating ourselves from the group of men and jinn who carried on hostilities against them in every age. We deny and reject Jibt, Taghoot and the four idols, (and condemn) their henchmen and their followers, and every one, man or jin, who at any time, till eternity, patronize them (the idols),

O Allah we request Thee to be our witness that we were upright and firm in religion in the light of that which Muhammad and his children had set forth, blessings of Allah be on him and on them; our opinion agrees with that which they declared reasonable, our approach to religion is exactly the same which they taught by practice, whatever they said we say, we cherish that which they held dear, we deny that which they denied, we are fond of whomsoever they loved, we hold as an enemy whomsoever they opposed, we condemn whomsoever they censured, we detest whomsoever they disliked, we are kind to whomsoever they treated with kindness.

We believe in, submit to, agree with, and follow in the footsteps of our masters, blessings of Allah be on them,

O Allah keep us in this condition for ever, never withdraw it from us, let it stay stable with us, not as a passing phase. Keep us alive always in this manner so far we are kept alive, make us die likewise when the time comes: "Aali Muhammad", our Imams, so following them as an example, befriending them only, being hostile to their enemies, who in fact are Thy enemies, therefore, let us be with them, in this world and in the Hereafter, and be among the favourites, because this alone will given us happiness, O the Most Merciful of all who show mercy!

Second Supplication for Ghadir from Mafatih

O Allah, I beseech You in the name of Muhammad, Your Prophet, in the name of `Ali, Your Representative (wali), and in the name of the stature and standing that You have given exclusively to them rather than Your other creatures, to send blessings to Muhammad and `Ali and begin with both of them in any immediate item of goodness.

O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad; the Imams, the leaders, the promulgators (to You), the masters, the shining stars, the splendid signs, the governors of the servants (of You), the pillars of the countries, the (like of the) she-camel that was sent by You, and the ark that saves (from sinking in straying off from the right path)and runs peacefully in the depths of oceans.

O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad; the keepers of Your knowledge, the pillars of the professing of Your Oneness, the supports of Your religion, the cores of Your honoring, the choicest among Your creatures, the best of Your beings, the pious, the pure, the outstanding, the virtuous, and the door that is decided as trial for people—he who comes through it shall be savedbut he who rejects it shall fail indeed.

O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad; the People of the Reminder whom You have ordered us to ask (when we do not know), the near relatives (of the Holy Prophet) whom You have ordered us to love, whose rights You have made incumbent (upon us), and whom You have decided Paradise as the reward of whoever follows their patterns.

O Allah, (please do) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad as they instructed (us) to obey You, warned (us) against disobeying You, and led Your servants to Your Oneness.

O Allah, I beseech You in the name of Muhammad; Your Prophet, Your superior servant, Your choice, Your trusted one, Your messenger to Your creatures; and (I beseech You) in the name of the Commander of the Believers (Amir al-Mu'mineen), the chief of the religion, the leader of the white-faced and marked on the foreheads, the faithful, the loyal, the greatest veracious, the distinguisher between the right and the wrong, the witness for You, the guide to You, the expounder of what You have commanded, the striver in Your way, and who never listened to any word of blame for Your sake;

(I beseech You) to send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad, to include me on this dayon which You established the pledge to Your Representative in the necks of Your servants and You thus perfected the religion for them, (to include me) with those who recognize the actual sanctity of him and those who acknowledge his precedence, and to include me with those whom You decide to release from Hellfire.(Please) do not let those who envy the bounties (that You confer upon certain persons) rejoice at my misfortunes.

O Allah, as You have made this day Your greatest feast day, You have named it “the Day of the Promised Covenant” in the heavens, and You have named it “the Day of the Exacted Covenant and the Witnessed Crowd” in the earth, (please do) send blessings to Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad, give us delight of our eyes through him, reunify us through him, do not mislead us after You have guided us to the right path, and make us of those who thank Your bounties.

O most Merciful of all those who show mercy! All praise be to Allah Who has made us recognize the merit of this day, attracted our attentions to its sanctity, honored us on it, ennobled us through our recognition of it, and guided us through its light.

O Messenger of Allah! O Commander of the Believers! Upon you, your household, and your followers be the most excellent peace so long as night and day endure. Through you both do I direct toward Allah, my Lord and Your Lord, (and I beseech Him) to respond to my requests, settle my needs, and make easy all my affairs.

O Allah, I beseech You in the name of Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad to bless Muhammad and the Household of Muhammad and curse whoever denies the holiness of this day and denies its sanctity; thus, he hindered from Your way intending to extinguish Your light, but Allah will not consent save to perfect His light.

O Allah, (please do) relieve misfortunes from the Household of Muhammad, Your Prophet and relieve the anguishes of them and of the believers through them. O Allah, (please do) fill the earth with justice through them just as it has been full with injustice and unfairness, and (please do) fulfill Your promise to them, for You surely do not break Your promises.

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