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Al-Ikmal verse (Arabic: آية الإكمال) is the third verse of Qur'an 5 (Sura al-Ma'ida) which was revealed to the Prophet (s) during the event of Ghadir. In this verse, God states that he had perfected the religion and completed the blessing. There is a disagreement about the day in which this verse has been revealed. Some scholars maintain that it was revealed on the day of 'Arafa and some believe that the 18th of Dhu l-Hijja of 10/632 is the day. Shi'a unanimously believe that the verse was revealed about the event of Ghadir and the guardianship (Wilaya) of Imam 'Ali (a).

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Verse's Information
Name Al-Ikmal Verse
Sura Qur'an 5
Verse 3
Juz' 6
Content Information
Cause of
Appointment of Ali (a) as successor
Place of
About Imam Ali (a) and Event of Ghadir
Related Verses Al-Tabligh verse, Al-Wilaya verse