The 18th of Zil-Hajj marks the auspicious occasion of Eid-e-Ghadeer. This is the day of nomination of Imam Ali(a.s.) as the successor to the Holy Prophet(pbuh&hf) and commander of the faithfuls and the first Imam. This is also the day when the famous Ayat “Al-yaoma akmalto lakum dinakum wa atmamto alaikum naimatee” [Today we completed the DEEN for you and finalized the NAIMAT for you] announcing the completion of the DEEN and the finalization of the NAIMAT (blessings) was sent.
This is a highly virtuous day about which Imam Ali Riza(a.s.) has said that on the day of judgement four days will be presented before Allah(swt) with such glamour as that of a bride – Day of Friday, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul-Azha and Eid-e-Ghadeer – and the day of Eid-e-Ghadeer will be the most most distinct and will be like a moon among stars.
This is the day of acceptance of prayers, the day of sending SALAWAT on the Prophet Mohammad(pbuh&hf) and his Ahl-e-Bait(a.s.), the day of praying with utmost attention and commitment, the day of staying away from sins, the day of greeting and embracing other momineen with joy. The roza of this day is highly virtuous and of great significance. Giving sadqa on this day is higly recommended and counts 1000 times the amount given as sadqa.