Can Twelvers use Al-Ghadir to Prove their Sect?

The question itself may sound very strange to Twelvers, however, one only needs to simply look critically at the bigger picture of what the Twelve claim is. There are three main reasons why Ghadir Khumm is not evidence for Twelvers, and we shall expand on these reasons below....
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Golden Words from the Great-Grandson of Ali

When attempting to understanding whether the event at Ghadir Khumm was a declaration of the Imamate of Ali, there is no better source than Ahlulbayt themselves in determining the meanings behind the words. For this, we will be quoting the opinion of Al-Hasan bin Al-Hasan bin...
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Fasting on the Day of Ghadir

The act of fasting of the day of Ghadir is based on a narration that has been attributed to Abu Huraira, in which he states that “Whosoever fasts the eighteenth of Thi Al-Hijjah, he will receive the deeds of fasting sixty months, and it is the Day of Ghadir, when the Prophet...
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Ali Curses those that Withhold Ghadir Testimony

One of the forms of narrations that Al-Amini quotes in his Kitab Al-Ghadir are narrations in which he asks the Companions to admit that they heard the Prophet (peace be upon him) say, “Whosoever I am his mawla then Ali is his mawla.” In these narrations, the Companions claim that...
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Did Ali use Ghadir Khumm as Evidence for his Imamate?

Background One of the main evidences that Sunnis have always used in order to prove that the events at Ghadir Khumm had nothing to do with a designation of Ali is that Ali himself never used the event as evidence for his rule. In response to this, Al-Amini lists out narrations...
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Coronation of Ali at Ghadir Khumm

The narration of the coronation of Ali bin Abi Talib at Al-Ghadir is an addition that is less known. Crowns were not common in the Arabian heartlands, and therefore, turbans were seen in some cases as crowns. The hadith of the coronation is one in which the Prophet (peace be upon...
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Congratulating Ali at Ghadir Khumm

One of the most used and abused narrations that revolve around the events of Ghadir Khumm is the alleged congratulating of Ali bin Abi Talib after the Prophet’s (peace be upon him) speech. Usually, these fabricated narrations state that Omar goes to Ali to congratulate him f...
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Ayat Sa’ala Sa’ilun

Like the previous two articles on the topic, this verse is also supposedly related to Al-Ghadir. The narration of the reason of the revelation of verse (70:1): A man named Jabir or Al-Harith bin Al-Nadhr Al-Abdari came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and said to him, “O’...
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Ayat Al-Tableegh

Al-Amini argues p. 423-446 that Allah revealed verse 5:67 about the appointment of Ali.  In brief, he argues that the verse, “O Messenger, deliver what was revealed to you from your Lord, and if you do not, then you have not delivered your message, and Allah protects you from the...
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Verse of Ikmaal Al-Deen

The verse of Ikmaal Al-Deen is a famous verse that was revealed during the Farewell Pilgrimage while the Prophet (peace be upon him) stood upon Arafa. Allah states in the Qur’an 5:3, “Today I have perfected for you your religion, completed my favor upon you, and have approved for...
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