this day I have perfected your religion for you

"This day have I perfected for you your religion and completed My favor on you and chosen for you Islam as a religion."

-- Qur'an 5:3, revealed upon the plain at Ghadir e Khum

Today is Eid al-Ghadir, the day that the Prophet SAW declared, of Ali ibn Talib,

man kunto mawlahu fa' Aliyan mawlahu

The exhaustively well-documented events at Ghadir-e-Khum resonate within the Shi'a breast - this is a day of renewal, of fealty, of expression. It is truly the cornerstone of the edifice of faith. To all who honor this day, I say Eid Mubarak, and present with humility the qasida of Syedna Taher Saifuddin AQ:

madihokumu ya ala fatema-tal-ridha
ila suhekum li khairo hadin va sa'eki

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