YOU can help!
This project to present the detailed information relating to the historic
incident of Ghadir Khumm is far from complete. There are many areas
where your help would be instrumental in completing and perfecting this
resource. Listed below are the various ways in which you can help.
Please contact us if
you are capable of helping in the tasks below, and want to be part of this
We would like to have English translations of each narration, along
with the original Arabic. This may appear to be a significant amount
of work but it can be done quite easily with your help. We need people
who are reasonably fluent in Arabic and English to take on the task of
translating some narrations each. As most narrations within a particular
context are quite similar, it would make sense for a person to translate
several narrations from one context.
There are also some pieces of short discussion, usually several pages
each, which we would like to be translated into English. These are
mostly from Al-Ghadir in arabic (which is online at Al-Kawthar).
Locating of books
There are a number of sources of the narrations that are rare and difficult
to locate. Many of them are manuscripts. We would like your help in
locating these and obtaining a scanned image of the relevant page(s) which are
likely to be very few per book. Please see the List
of Rare Books and see if you can help locate any of these texts.
Please review the instructions for scanning pages for the Islamic
Sources Repository and inform us about which ones you can obtain and scan.
Typing in arabic text of narrations
We would like to have the arabic text of all narrations. Where we have
a scanned copy of the page available, but not the electronic arabic text, you
can help by typing it in and emailing it to us with narration reference (eg.
E40). This would facilitate in completing the data entry part of the
We require an electronic copy (Microsoft Word Arabic) format for Sayyid 'Ali
al-Milani's book, Khulasat 'Abaqat al-'Anwar. This would facilitate
in completing the data entry part of the project
Contributions of links
We would like the Ghadir Khumm Portal to be
as comprehensive as possible, and your help in contributing information
about online resources relevant to this Incident would be crucial in achieving
Biographical notes on Allamah al-'Amini and Sayyid 'Ali al-Milani
These would be added to the 'Introduction'
Any other contributions
If you feel there is something else that you could provide, that would
add to the value of this site, then please let us know.
Please contact us
first, if you wish to help in any of the areas outline above, so we can
co-ordinate the effort and help avoid any duplication.
Shi'a Encyclopedia team
Ahlul Bayt DILP