Ghadir

Posted on 03/31/2012 by marina

GHADIR غدير
A festival of the Shi’ahs on the 18th of the month of Zu’l-Hijjah, when three images of dough filled with homey are made to represent Abu Bakr, Umar and ‘Usman, which are stuck with knives and the honey is sipped as typical of the blood of the usurping Khalifahs. The festival is named Ghadir, “a pool”, and the festival commemorates, it is said, Muhammad having declared ‘Ali his successor at Ghadir Khum, a watering place midway between Makkah and al-Madinah.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam