Fatema-taz-Zahra (SA) http://english.irib.ir Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:53:06 +0000 en-gb Fasting Muslims recite the Quran http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/191201-fasting-muslims-recite-the-quran http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/191201-fasting-muslims-recite-the-quran

Iranian Muslims fasting in Ramadan gather to recite the Quran in the holy shrines of Imam Reza in Mashhad and his sister, Lady Masumah, in Qom.

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City of Prophet Muhammad rejoices on Mab’ath http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/188685-city-of-prophet-muhammad-rejoices-on-mab’ath http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/188685-city-of-prophet-muhammad-rejoices-on-mab’ath City of Prophet Muhammad rejoices on Mab’ath

Medina (formerly Yathrib), city of Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) is delighting on Mab’ath. Muslims around the world celebrate Mab’ath Eid on 27th Rajab (7th month of lunar year) when Prophet Muhammad was appointed to the Prophetic Mission and his prophethood commenced from the same day.

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London Shiites in grief of Lady Fatima's martyrdom http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/183889-london-shiites-in-grief-of-lady-fatima-s-martyrdom http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/183889-london-shiites-in-grief-of-lady-fatima-s-martyrdom

Shiites of London have held mourning sessions on martyrdom anniversary of Prophet Mohammad's daughter – Lady Fatima Zahra – at the Islamic Center of England.

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Clergymen and everyday life in Iran http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/176004-clergymen-and-everyday-life-in-iran http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/176004-clergymen-and-everyday-life-in-iran ]]> Gallery Wed, 22 Jan 2014 09:23:56 +0000 Iranian President Visits Family of Sunni Martyr http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/175945-iranian-president-visits-family-of-sunni-martyr http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/175945-iranian-president-visits-family-of-sunni-martyr ]]> Gallery Wed, 22 Jan 2014 05:03:26 +0000 Rarely seen photos of Ayatollah Hajj Sheikh Mohammad Ali Araki http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/174868-rarely-seen-photos-of-ayatollah-hajj-sheikh-mohammad-ali-araki http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/174868-rarely-seen-photos-of-ayatollah-hajj-sheikh-mohammad-ali-araki  Rarely seen photos of Ayatollah Hajj Sheikh Mohammad Ali Araki

The late Ayatollah Hajj Sheikh Mohammad Ali Araki until the end of his life was a serious advocate of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Supreme Leader.

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Shiite Mourning on Arbayeen http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/172400-shiite-mourning-on-arbayeen http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/172400-shiite-mourning-on-arbayeen ]]> Gallery Sun, 22 Dec 2013 08:41:09 +0000 The Perennial Spring of Kowthar http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/154586-the-perennial-spring-of-kowthar http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/154586-the-perennial-spring-of-kowthar

By: Seyyed Ali Shahbaz --

"Indeed, We have granted you Kowthar…Indeed, it is your enemy who is without posterity." (holy Qur'an 108:1 & 3)


Today, the 20th of Jamadi al-Akher, is the day when God granted Kowthar or Perpetual Abundance to His Last and Greatest Prophet, in the form of a blessed daughter, whose offspring that have multiplied and spread all over the globe, ensures the continuity of the progeny of the Seal of Divine Messengers.

She is Fatema az-Zahra (SA), who was conceived of the Fruit of Paradise that God gave Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) to eat during his Me'raj (ascension) to the highest points in the ethereal heavens and back again to Planet Earth in the part of a single night.

It is thus clear that the Me'raj was a physical journey transcending time and space, and certainly not a dream or spiritual ecstasy experienced by the Prophet, as the weak of faith conjecture.

Unfortunately, there are some sceptics who also try to cast doubts on the reference to Hazrat Fatema (SA) in the opening Ayah of the above-mentioned Surah of the holy Qur'an, and instead like to restrict Kowthar to the spring in afterlife from which the faithful will quench their thirst.

It again shows the fickleness of faith of such persons, if not outright hypocrisy or disbelief. In view of wordings of the last Ayah of Surah al-Kowthar, the reference is clearly to the birth of the propitious daughter and continuation of abundance of progeny to keep alive forever the lineal descent of Prophet Muhammad (SAWA), while persons like Aas bin Wa'el who prided on male issue and mocked at God's Messenger for absence of any son, would be long cut off from any issue.

No wonder, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the faithful throughout the world, mark the 20th of Jamadi al-Akher as Mother's Day and Women's Week in honour of the lady, who as the wife of Imam Ali (AS), the person whose merits are second only to the Prophet, gave birth to such exemplary sons as Imam Hasan (AS) and Imam Husain (AS) and equally virtuous daughters as Hazrat Zainab (SA) and Omm Kulthoum (SA), who played immortal roles in the history of humanity.

In other words, the Almighty has blessed Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) with infinite favours, both in this transient world where he was sent to salvage mankind, and in the Hereafter where his intercession guarantees a drink of the limpid waters of Kowthar and entry into the blissful peace of Paradise.

For his part, the "Mercy unto to the creation" made clear at every step that the virtues of his daughter, the Lady of Paradise – as Muslims unanimously hail her – are not restricted to the Day of Resurrection, but as the pivotal figure of the blessed group called Ahl al-Bayt by God in the holy Qur'an, cover all aspects of our life and faith.

"Indeed, Allah desires to keep away uncleanness from you Ahl al-Bayt, and preserve you thoroughly purified." – (33:33)

Time and space do not permit me to go into details of this Ayah at whose revelation the Prophet assembled under his cloak Hazrat Fatema (SA), Imam Ali (AS), Imam Hasan (AS) and Imam Husain (AS) – and no one else besides. The subsequent entry of this specific group – again no one else besides – on the field of the historic Mubahela with the Christians of Najran, confirm the fact that no other woman except the Prophet's daughter is mentioned in this particular Ayah.

To be more precise, it is Fatema (SA), the Perennial Kowthar that cleanses the faithful of any worldly blemishes and keeps alive their faith for the eventual journey to the Spring of Kowthar and to Paradise.

In view of these undeniable facts regarding the paragon-par-excellence of all feminine virtues, isn't it a blasphemous idea, if out of the lingering tribal prejudices of the Days of Jahiliyya, one were to associate with the Ahl al-Bayt, the Prophet's wives, who were neither born pure and clean of any worldly impurity, nor many of them remained unpolluted from the political crimes that plagued the ummah after the passing away of the Prophet?

Definitely, since God Almighty has used unambiguous words in Surah Tahrim to openly censure two of the Prophet's wives for their intrigues.

So, instead of depriving ourselves of the blessings of God by blindly following lies and conjecture, let us sincerely stick to the brilliant path of guidance blazed for mankind by Fatema (AS), her husband, her sons, and the Infallible Imams of her progeny, to ensure a virtuous life in this world and the blissful bounties of Kowthar in afterlife.

Courtesy – Kayhan Int’l, Iran English Language Newspaper

Articles Tue, 24 May 2011 04:30:09 +0000
Birthday of Hazrat Zahra (SA) http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/154585-birthday-of-hazrat-zahra-sa http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/154585-birthday-of-hazrat-zahra-sa

By: Dr. Hasan Najafi --

Kaba starved for Ali’s birth

Your birth was a need to heal the sick earth.

As your gem was to swell and your shade to rise

Upon your blossoms rested the horizons of the skies.


You daughter of the Prophet, a relentless power

In you is housed Islam and Islam holds you a tower.

In circling troops angels meet

For a glance and a kiss at your feet,

Enough to me your gust a transient smile

To be in a gloomy ocean an isle,

Our treasure tomorrow’s unbounded store

Dedication to you pays such its proper score.

To our souls your grave shall repair

The pilgrims long to dwell and die there.

The pomp and prosperity of heaven

Is the least in your love to us could be given.

Your person darts dazzling prophetic rays

Before if goes dim the diamond’s blaze,

Your birth fills the Prophet’s rising form

Cheerful as the morn and hopeful as divine norm,

At your birth trembles every vice polluted breast

From North, from South, from East, from West,

Lively cheer of faith is born

In fact it is the approach of the Qur’an.

Hope of paradise through dedication to you is fed

And much pleasing it is when possessed.

As life runs ahead we hear from behind

Your name sounds in every wind.

Poems Tue, 24 May 2011 04:30:07 +0000
Whither the Unmarked Grave http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/154381-whither-the-unmarked-grave http://english.irib.ir/radioislam/ahlul-bait/fatema-taz-zahra-sa/item/154381-whither-the-unmarked-grave

By Seyyed Ali Shahbaz --

"Father! I remain bewildered and lonely; confused and lonesome. My voice is subdued. My back is broken. My life is disturbed…

Surely, after you, (God's) revelations, the place of Gabriel's descent and Michael's station have vanished. Father! Motives have changed and gates have been shut in my face."

"Father! I will forever be sorrowful until we are reunited… Father! We became after you among the oppressed. Father! People shun us after you, after we were glorified by your presence…"

"Father! How gloomy are your meeting places (without your presence)! How pained I am for you, until I soon join you! How bereaved is Abu'l-Hasan (Imam Ali), the father of your two (grand)sons Hasan and Husain; your beloved one; he whom you brought up as a youth, and made your brother as a man; the most beloved of your companions to you; Abu'l-Hasan, who was the first to migrate and help you."

The above passages are part of an elegy of a bereaved offspring for a departed father. As is clear from the wordings and the phrases, the one being mourned is not an ordinary person, but the Almighty's Last and Greatest Messenger to mankind.

It is also obvious that the one weeping for Prophet Muhammad (SAWA) and complaining to him about the calamities that befell his Ahl al-Bayt after his farewell to the mortal world is his only surviving child.

She is none other than Fatema az-Zahra (SA), who because of her profound care and concern for her widowed father following the death of her mother, Umm al-Momineen (Mother of all true believers), Khadija (SA) over a dozen years ago – after over 25 years of marital bliss with the Prophet – had earned the epithet of Umm Abiha (Mother of her own Father).

On God's command, the Prophet had shown his only surviving child the greatest respect, even standing to his feet on her arrival, and had often said in plain and simple Arabic without mincing words:

"Fatema is a part of me; whoever hurts her has hurt me; and whoever hurts me has hurt God."

Islamic history is at times a painful reading. No sooner had the Prophet's eyes closed forever, the persecution of his nearest and dearest ones started, in violation of God's commandment to Muslims that their love and affection for the Prophet's progeny is a token of their faith in Islam and a form gratitude to the efforts of the Prophet.

The Lady, whom God calls Kowsar (Blessed Spring of Perpetual Abundance) in the holy Qur'an, was oppressed by a group of companions of her father, because of their greed for the political power of the Islamic state that neither God had given them nor the Prophet had entrusted them.

No wonder, we find Fatema (SA) complaining at the graveside of her father, after her patrimony of Fadak had been seized, after the political rights of her husband had been usurped, after the blazing door had been flung in her face (pinning her to the wall), after her ribs had been broken, after the miscarriage she suffered as a result (Mohsen the first martyr of the Ahl al-Bayt), and after the dragging of her husband under threat of death for forced swearing of allegiance to the self-styled caliph.

Fatema (SA) was not lamenting her sufferings, or that of her husband and her children, although she knew by the Grace of God that the deviationist trend which had started at Saqifa Bani Sa'da while the Prophet was being laid to rest by his divinely-decreed vicegerent, Imam Ali (AS), will one day see the rise of the charlatan Yazid to the caliphate and the tragedy of Karbala, where her household would be slaughtered mercilessly by those masquerading as Muslims.

She was actually grief-stricken for the catastrophe befalling Islam, as had been the case with the messages of the past Prophets, for example, Moses and Jesus, whose teachings had been distorted into Judaism and Christianity.

As the spotlessly pure Pride of the Virgin Mary whose veiled presence at the field of Mubahela (holy Qur'an 3:61) had convinced the Christians of Najran of the truth of Islam, Fatema (SA) took the decisive decision of unmasking hypocrisy forever, when in her last will, she instructed her aggrieved husband:

"I ask you not to let anyone who did injustice to me to witness my funeral, for they certainly are enemies of mine, and the enemy of Allah's Messenger. Also don't give them the chance to pray over me, nor to any of their followers. Burry me at night when eyes are at rest and sight is put to sleep."

Imam Ali (AS) carried out the wishes of his beloved wife in the dead of night on the 3rd Jamadi al-Akher (95 days after the Prophet's passing away), at an unmarked and still unknown spot in Medina, so that the shadow of those that had displeased her, the Prophet and God, would never fall upon it, nor would any future blasphemers, such as the Wahhabis of our times, would be able to desecrate it.

It would not be out of context to refer here to an incident that has been widely quoted by even our Sunni brethren. When the morning after her burial the coup leaders tried to make a tumult by threatening to dig up the whole place in order to find the grave of Fatema (SA), the proverbial patience of Imam Ali (AS) almost snapped, as he grabbed the ringleader by his clothes, shook him and threw him to the ground, saying:

"Son of the Sawada! I have abandoned my right to prevent people from forsaking their faith, but as regards Fatema's grave, by Him in whose hand is my soul, if you and your followers attempt to do anything to it, I will irrigate the ground with your blood!"

(Courtesy -- Kayhan Int'l, Iran's English Language Daily)

Articles Sat, 07 May 2011 16:53:49 +0000