Imam Ali asked people to testify Ghadir

The Messenger of Allah again announced about his successorship at the place of Ghadir and showed Imam Ali to all his followers. This hadith is well proven reality in Islam. There are hundreds of chains of narration of this hadith because there were so many people (about 100,000) in that gathering. We want to mention here the names of some books of hadith narrated the event of Ghadir. Tirmidhi, Sunan Ibn Maja, Khasa’is, by al-Nisa’I, al-Mustadrak, by al-Hakim, Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal and many other books.

Hadith e Ghadir is the one of most important hadith for the successorship of Imam Ali. The Holy Prophet conducted the ceremony of his successorship at the place of Ghadir. Ghadir is the proven reality in sunni sources. Here we have mentioned hadith e Ghadir from three narrators and also Imam Ali claimed about Ghadir, we have mentioned from 4 different narrators.

At the place of Ghadir the Holy Prophet stopped all of his companions, delivered the speech, The Prophet (pbuh) said: “Do I not have more right over the believers than what they have over themselves?” People cried and answered: “Yes, O’ Messenger of God.” Then Prophet (PBUH) held up the hand of Ali and said: “Whoever I am his Master (Mawla), Ali is his Master (Mawla). O’ God, love those who love him, and be hostile to those who are hostile to him.”

If we pay attention on this hadith, before announcing the walayah of Imam Ali, the prophet asked” Do I not have more right over the believers than what they have over themselves?”

If our Sunni brothers make any other meanings of WALI (friend, nearer, slave etc.) it is not right. There is no other choice to make the meanings of these words of the Prophet (ALAST O AWLA …) that “Do I not have more right over the believers than what they have over themselves?”

If we have to make meaning of AWLA that the Prophet is the master of believers then we have to take the meanings of the next words of the prophet as Master.

The Prophet let them acknowledge first the statement  “do I am not your master”, the believers acknowledged it, then the Prophet announced that anybody who acknowledges me as the master, Ali is his Master. The prophet raised Imam Ali’s hand and showed to people and prayed for Imam Ali” O’ God, love those who love him, and be hostile to those who are hostile to him.”

The Prophet already told his followers in his whole life many times that he loves Imam Ali, Ali is his brother and special one etc.

It was a special occasion. The Prophet held this ceremony, ordered people to make the stage, stopped his all followers in hot day for few hours. There he announced and showed his successor after him.

Our Sunni brothers acknowledge that the Prophet delivered a speech at Ghadir e Khum. But where is that speech? They do not mIf we read more details about the event of Ghadir e Khum in Sunni books, after his speech, the Messenger of Allah asked everybody to give the oath of allegiance to Ali (as) and congratulate him. Among those who gave him the oath were Umar, Abu Bakar, and Uthman. It is narrated that Umar and Abu Bakar said:

“Well done Ibn Abi Talib! Today you became the master (Mawla) of all believing men and women.”(Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, al-Musannaf, by Ibn Abi Shaybah, Tarikh, by Khatib al-Baghdadi, v8, p 290,596 from Abu Hurayrah)

Did the companions of prophet congratulated Imam Ali for friendship? That Ali is their friend now?

Why did Imam Ali gave swear of Allah to the people to testify Ghadir , Did Imam Ali want to prove them that I am your frined?

No not at all! Imam Ali wanted to remind them about Ghadir that Imam Ali is the Master of all believers (including Abu Baker, Omar, Uthman) after the Holy Prophet as the Holy Prophet is Master of all the believers.

English Translation:

Umair bin Saad narrated:

He heard from (Imam) Ali in the courtyard of the mosque of Kufa that Ali asked from the people who heard from the prophet saying this “Whoever consider me as his Mawla (Master) Ali is his Mawla”. More than 10 people witnessed about it.

Part B Urdu Translation

Another Narrator narrated
English Translation:

Saeed bin Wahab narrated:

Six persons stood up beside me and Zaid bin Youshiah also said that six persons stood up beside him those people testified that the Prophet said “Whoever consider me as his Mawla (Master) Ali is his Mawla”.

Another Narrator narrated
English Translation:

Zaid Bin Youshiah narrated:

I heard from Ali ibn Abi Talib while he was on the stage of the mosque of Kufa “Surely, I give swear of Allah to the companions of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Did they not hear on the day of Ghadir from the Prophet that Prophet said “Whoever consider me as his Mawla (Master) Ali is his Mawla, may Allah be friend whoever befriends him and be hostile to whoever is hostile to him.”

Six people stood up from the one side of the stage and six people stood up from the other side of the stage they testified it that they heard this from the holy Prophet (pbuh). Sharik said “I asked Abbi Ishaq did you yourself hear it from Barra bin Adhib that the Holy Prophet said this? He said “Yes.”

Part B Urdu Translation
Another Narrator narrated
English Translation:

Abu al Tufayl Ammar bin Wathala narrated:

(Imam) Ali called the people in a vast place then said “I swear to Allah to those who heard from the Prophet on the day of Ghadir. Then many people stood up and acknowledged that the day of Ghadir the Prophet said:
“Do you not know that (I am the master of all the muslims) I have authority over the lives of the muslim more than them while he was standing. Then he took the hand of Ali and declared to whomever I am his wali, this one is also his wali(master) may Allah be friend whoever befriends him and be hostile to whoever is hostile to him.”  Abu Al Tufayl said I came out from that gathering while I had something in my heart (doubt) then I met Zaid bin Arqam and told him this story. Zaid bin Arqam said “Do you deny this?” then (Zaid said) “I heard it myself this hadith from the Holy Prophet.”

Part B

Part C Urdu translation

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