Ali AlahisSalam THE MIRACLE OF Nabi Pakﷺ part 22


Johfa is a place where roads from Egypt, Madina, Syria, Mecca and Iraq meet. Near this place is a pond
known as Ghadeer-e-Khum. where Angel Gabriel descended and delivered the following message of
Allah to the Prophet (S.A.W), “O Messenger deliver what has been sent down unto you from your Lord,
and if you do not do this then you have not delivered His Message. And surely Allah will protect you
from (the mischiefs of) men. Verily Allah will not guide an atheistic people.” (Quran 3-67). The Prophet
(S.A.W) immediately sent messengers to bring back those people who had gone ahead of him and
waited for those who were coming behind.
Being the month of March it was terribly hot and the earth was burning like fire. Everybody in the
caravan was anxious to know the emergency which had forced the Prophet (S.A.W) to take this
immediate action as this was never a resting place for the travellers. Also the Prophet (S.A.W) ordered
his men to remove the thorns and stones and clean the place under accasia trees and prepare a pulpit
from the saddles of the camels.
When all the Muslims (124,000 according to the historian Ibne Aseer] had assembled, the Prophet
(S.A.W) asked Bilal to recite the Azan and added the words “Hayya Ala Khairil Amal” (hasten towards
the best of deeds) to it. When the Azan was over the Prophet (S.A.W) led the noon prayers. (A mosque
known as Ghadeer-e-Khum Mosque has been constructed on that site).
After the noon prayers were over the Prophet (S.A.W) mounted the pulpit with Ali (A.S.) on his right.
The Prophet (S.A.W) himself had tied a black turban on Ali (A.S.)’s head with it’s end hanging on his
shoulders, that day. Addressing the Muslims the Prophet (S.A.W) said, “I have been called back by the
Lord and I have submitted to His Orders.” Hearing these shocking words from their beloved many
Muslims began to cry. The Prophet (S.A.W) continued, “Harken I shall be questioned for my dealings by
Allah and you shall (in your turn) also be questioned what will you say?” The assembly roared with one
voice, “We bear witness and we shall bear witness that you have given us the commandments of Allah
as they should have been delivered and you have done everything and tried your best to guide and
teach us. May Allah grant you the best reward for that.” The Prophet (S.A.W) then said, “Do you not
witness that there is no God but Allah, Mohammad (S.A.W) is his slave and messenger. The Heaven
and Hell are realities. Death and life after death are also facts. There is no doubt that there will be a day

of resurrection and judgements and Allah will raise them alive who are lying dead in their graces.”
Everyone roared, “Yes, undoubtedly we believe in these facts.” The Prophet (S.A.W) then said, “I leave
among you two valuable things one is Quran and the other is my progeny. Both of them will not part
until they meet me at Hauz Kauser in heaven. Therefore be careful and guarded in your relations with
Quran and my Progeny after me. Hearken Allah is my Lord and I am the Lord of the believers.”
Then holding Ali (A.S.)’s hand and raising it he said, “Ali is also the Lord of those whose Lord I am. O
Lord be a Master of one who takes Ali (A.S.) as his master, be enemy of one who takes Ali as his
enemy, degrade him who tries to degrade Ali and help him who helps Ali and turn righteousness in the
direction of Ali in whichever direction he turns.” Some of the people from the crowd remarked, “Is it not
enough to profess the creed of evidence, say our prayers and give alms with strict regularity? Why do
you want to impose Abu Talib’s son upon us? Is it your personal order or the order of Allah?” The
Prophet (S.A.W) replied,
“Of course, it is the order of Allah. Who else can order. There is no one to be worshipped except Allah
and this order has been given by Him”. At this moment a verse from Quran was revealed to the Prophet
(S.A.W) “This day I have perfected your religion for you and completed My favour unto you, and have
chosen for you as your religion Al-Islam.” (Chapter 5
verse 3).

The Prophet (S.A.W) then got down from the pulpit and offered namaz. After finishing the namaz he
asked Ali (A.S.) to wait in his tent. He then told the men to go and congratulate Ali (A.S.) for being
chosen by Allah to be the heir to the Prophet (S.A.W). People in groups went inside the tent and
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congratulated Ali (A.S.). Talha and Zubair were the first to clasp the hand of Ali (A.S.). Abu Bakr, Umar
and Usman followed them. Umar congratulating Ali (A.S.) said, “O Ali from today you are my master
and the master of every Muslim men and women.” [Riazun Nazra, page 169] When everybody had
congratulated, the Prophet (S.A.W) asked his wives and other ladies to go and wish Ali (A.S.).
When everybody had finished congratulating Ali (A.S.) and were preparing to resume their journey the
Prophet (S.A.W) asked them to inform those who were not present to hear his declaration on this
occasion. This was on the 18th of Zilhajj 10th year after the migration of the
Prophet (S.A.W).
The significance of this declaration at such a time and such a place become all the more important
when we find from the history that Adam appointed his son Sheesh as his successor. When Sheesh
remained sick for eleven days and he felt that his death was certain he called his son Anoosh and
appointed him as his successor and told him to shoulder his responsibilities. Anoosh appointed his
son Qainan, Qainan appointed his son Mablail, Mablail appointed his son Yadpayard. Yard appointed
his son Khunokh or Idris as he was his heir, Idris appointed Mutawashaq, his son as his heir,
Mutawashak appointed his son Lunak, Lunak appointed his son Noah, Noah appointed his son Saam.
Ibrahim appointed his two sons Ishaq and Ismail, Ismail appointed his son Qaidar and Ishaq appointed
his son Yakub, Yakub appointed his son Yusuf, Yusuf appointed his son Yahuda, Ayub appointed
Homil, Homil appointed his son Abadan, Moosa appointed his brother Haroon because he had no son
and when Haroon died before him Moosa appointed Yoosha Bin Noon. Yoosha appointed Kalib, Kalib
appointed his son Yoosa Kos. Illyas appointed Alyasae. Yasae appointed his son Zul Kifle. Shaya
appointed Yashia. Dawood appointed his son Suleman, Issa appointed Shamoon.
Commenting on the declaration of Ghadeer, Imam Gazali in his book Sirrul Alemain writes, “Majority of
the scholars and critics of Islam agree that the Prophet (S.A.W) did pronounce the tradition of
Ghadeer-e-Khum on this occasion and all unanimously say that the Prophet (S.A.W) did declare that Ali
(A.S.) is also the Lord whose Lord I am, and Umar did congratulate Ali (A.S.) saying from today O Ali!
You are my Lord as well as the Lord of all the Muslims men and women. As a matter of fact his
congratulation meant his acceptance of Ali as the Caliph of the Prophet (S.A.W) and the ruler of the
Muslim world. But the greed for capturing the chair of power, the greed to be called the Caliph of the
Prophet (S.A.W), flying the flag (of Islam) in the air, arranging huge cavalries and the lust for
conquering cities overpowered them and made them selfish and turned them towards their old
conditions (their pre Islamic days). In short they ignored the teachings of Islam and sold this valuable
religion by taking a very small price. The tragedy is that they purchased with this money the most
condemned thing (world). And when the Prophet (S.A.W) before his death asked them to get inkpot and
pen so that he may solve the problem of Khilafat and remind them once again as to who deserves to be
his heir and on this Umar remarked that leave this man alone he is speaking nonsense [Saheeh
Bukhari]. In fact he had in his mind the Khilafat of Abu Bakr. Their interpretation of Quran and the
traditions of the Prophet (S.A.W) also did not help them. When they could not connect the two they
took refuge behind the word consensus though even that was not true. Because Abbas (Prophet
(S.A.W)’s uncle) and all his children, Ali, Fatema and all their children never pledged their loyalty (to
Abu Bakr) and even many people at Saqifa too opposed him then and how do they call it a majority.”

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