Birth of Janabe Fatima - Zahra (Peace be on her).
Birth of Janabe Fatima - Zahra
(Peace be on her).
This Great Lady was the only daughter of the Holy Prophet (saww) and
Hazrat Khadijah. She was born in Makkah on Friday, 20th Jamdi-ul-Akhar in the 5th year
after the declaration of Prophethood (615 AD).
She was married to the great personality, the 1st Imam, Imam Ali (as). The marriage
ceremony took place on Friday, 1st Zilhajj 2 AH.
As a daughter, she loved her parents very much. As a wife, she was very devoted. As a
mother, she cared for and brought up wonderful children that they have left marks on the
face of the world.
On Fasting She Said:
Imam Sadiq (as) says on the authority of his forefathers that J. Zahra (as) had said that:
"The man who is observing a fast would not gain anything, when his tongue, ears, and
limbs are not safe from sin."
House hold affairs:
In the whole world, there was only one house that was free from impurities and that house
was of Imam Ali (as) and J. Zahra (as). She being the leader of all the women of the
world, she was the torch bearer of the ideals and character of woman hood.
J Zahra (as) never used to take household duties as a chore for a woman. In the
performance of domestic duties, she had faced many obstacles and hardships.
The Infallible daughter of the Holy Prophet (saww) was conscious of her responsibilities
and aware that a wife could shape the direction of her husband's activities. Her thinking
was that the home is the place of refuge. A place of peace for a man, when he comes back
tired from his struggles and dealings with the outside world. A place to re-strengthen his
energy and also to gain in him fresh confidence and determination, so that he could be
able to tackle his duties.
Imam Musa Al Kadhim (as) says: "The crusade of a woman is to have concern and regard
for the husband."
Extracts of J. Zahra's (as) Sermon:
Praise be to Allah, I am thankful to Him for the capabilities that He has given me.
I bear witness that there is no God but Allah who is without a parallel and no one is His
partner. This is a call, the essence of which is love and purity. That Allah who cannot be
seen with our eyes; our tongue is unable to state His praise. He created all without any
I bear witness that my father, Messenger of Allah was the slave of Allah and His
messenger. He was chosen before he was sent. He was awarded this position before his
coming into being.
'O servants of Allah, you are responsible to His "Orders and Prohibitions". His
religion and His Revelation. You are, the representative of Allah! and a preacher from His
side! And the protector of Allah's right is in your midst [Ali] He who protected the one
who brought the testament of Allah to you.
Whatever I am telling, its beginning and its end is the same. I do not indulge into
contradictory talk. Whatever, I am telling is stark truth. I do not practise any wrong.
When Allah chose from the dwell of messengers His Messenger (saww), He selected for him
the honored place of chosen ones. No sooner than it was done, the discord and envy that
was in the hearts, manifested amongst you. The veil of religion was turned up. Those who
have lost the correct path, started opening their mouths.
Unknown persons started to show off. Slogans in the interest of falsity were raised, and a
conspiracy spread in the society.
The Devil came out of his hole and called you to his side, because he found you waiting
for his call and be fooled. He invited you to stay and ignited the fire of anger, the
reflection of which became apparent on your face.
This was the reason that you marked somebody's camel apart from your own, and you entered
into somebody's river side. You started searching for what was not yours. Finally you
started usurping the Government when not many days had passed since the demise of the
Prophet (saww). Our woes and wounds were still bleeding, and even the Prophet (saww) was
not buried, that you advanced an excuse saying that "A mischief has been
Can there be any greater mischief than the one that has overtaken you. Yes of course hell
has taken them in its folds.
This action was not expected from you, What are you doing? Where are you going? When the
book of Allah is present in your midst everything in that is glittering and all its signs
are fully clear as a Crystal. Its prohibition are apparent and clear, and all orders
graphically clear, but you have put them behind your back. Have you turned your face from
them? Or you are aiming at something else? Alas! it's to be highly regretted that tyrants
have adopted dirty ways, instead of taking up a Qur'anic path.
You have suddenly flared up the fire of mischief, and fanned its flames. You have assented
to the talk of the Satan, who was misleading you. You have started to extinguish the light
of the Religion of Allah and started obliterating the traditions of the Prophet (saww),
and in the pretext of the froth of fermenting milk, you have silently sipped it all.
You were bent on confining the family and progeny of the Prophet (saww) in a corner. We
preferred to observe patience, but with sword hanging on our neck and a spear waiting to
make a thrust in our chest.
How wonderful it is that you think that the Almighty Allah has not granted us the right of
inheritance, and that we will not get the inheritance of the Prophet (saww). Are you
following the rules of the Age of illiteracy. For believers, no decision is better than
the decision of Allah.
Are you ignorant of these problems? Yes, you are fully aware of them. The fact is clear as
a sun. You know that I am the daughter of the Prophet (saww).
O' Muslim brethren! Is my inheritance going to be snatched by force? O' son of Qahafa
answer me, does Qur'an say that you get your fathers' inheritance and I should not get my
fathers' inheritance. Have you purposely disowned the Book of Allah; and have cast it
behind your back. Whereas Qur'an says: Sulaiman got his father's (inheritance); Dawood got
his fathers'. Regarding Yahya bin Zakariyya He said, "O' Allah: grant me a son, who
could be my Successor and of the progeny of Yaqoob."
Have you formed an idea that I will not get my parents inheritance?
Did Allah, reveal a special verse for you, striking out my father from its purview, or you
say two persons professing the same religion did not have the right to inherit each
other's (property). Is mine and my father's religion not one?
Or do you treat an average follower of Qur'an better than my father and cousin. If it is
that case, take my inheritance like a saddled camel waiting to be taken advantage of. Ride
it. BUT bear in mind that I will meet you on the day of rising and will put up my demand.
What an excellent day it would be when Allah will adorn the seat of Justice and Mohammed
Mustafa (saww) would be a plaintiff.