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This article is about Ghadir Khumm. For other uses, see Ghadir (disambiguation).
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Ghadīr Khumm (Arabic : غدیر خم) is the name of a pond[1] located in Khumm on the road from Mecca to Medina. In this place, on Dhu l-Hijja 18,10 (March 19, 632), the Prophet (s) announced Imam 'Ali (a) as his successor. This event is known as the event of Ghadir.

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Geographical Location

Ghadir Khumm is located 4 km away from Juhfa. Juhfa is approximately 64 km to the north of Mecca and is one of the five Miqats for pilgrims performing Hajj.[2] Due to the water supply and the shade of a few trees, Ghadir Khumm was a stopping place for caravans.[3]

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Notes

  1. Ibn Manẓūr, Lisān al-ʿArab, under the word 'Al-Ghadīr.
  2. Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-Buldān, vol. 2, p. 111.
  3. Ibn Khallikān, Wafayāt al-Aʿyān, vol. 5, p. 231.

References

  • Ibn Khallikān, Aḥmad b. Muḥammad. Wafayāt al-Aʿyān. Edited by Iḥsān ʿAbbās. Qom: al-Sharīf al-Raḍī, 1364 Sh.
  • Ibn Manẓūr, Muḥammad b. Mukrim. Lisān al-ʿArab. Beirut: Dār al-Ṣādir, n.d.
  • Yāqūt al-Ḥamawī. Muʿjam al-Buldān. Second edtion. Beirut: Dār al-Ṣādir, 1995.