The Ghadir Declaration

Imām Rāzī comment s on the mode of r evelation of this verse:

(O (honoured) Messenger! Whatever
has been revealed to you from your Lord,
convey (it all to the people). (5:464)

“This verse has been revealed to str ess ‘Ali’ s excellence, and when the verse was revealed, the Prophet (Pbuh) caught hold of ‘Alī’ s hand and said:

Man Kunto Maula, Fahaza Ali Un Maula

One who has me as his master has ‘Alī as his master. O Allāh! Be his friend who befriends him, and be his enemy who is his enemy. (Soon) after this, ‘Umar (AS) met him (‘Ali A.S) and said: O I bn Abi Talib! I congratulate you, now you are my (master) and the master of every male and female believer .

(Soon) after this, ‘Umar (AS) met him (‘Alī AS) and said: O I bn Abī Tālib! I congr atulate you, now you are my (master) and the master of every male and f emale believer .

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