*** It is 20th Jamadil Aakher, the birth anniversary of one of Allah’s purest creations, the epitome of piety, the lady of light Fatema Zehra (sa). And I have started writing this as a tribute to this greatest lady on earth and the Mistress of Paradise. May the Almighty give me enough strength and knowledge that I may be able to do justice with her (sa) stature in this article.
We begin with the following ayah from Surah-e-Namal:
***Since our beloved Prophet (SAW) was the seal of Prophets and there was no Prophet to be followed after him whom did Allah (SWT) choose to be his heir the way Suleman (as) was chosen for Dawood (as)? In the following ayah the Quran throws some light on the above point:
“(Surely We have given you Kausar, Therefore pray to your Lord and make a sacrifice. Surely your enemy is the one who shall be without posterity)"
And Allah (SWT) sends His Mercy and Blessings to Ahlulbait in the following ayah:
- Imam Askari (as) has said that we Imams are the argument of Allah (SWT) upon His creations and our grand mother Syeda Fatema (sa) is the argument of Allah (SWT) upon us.
- The Messenger of Allah (pbuhp) said to his uncle Al-Abbas: "O uncle, Allah the most High originated the Light of my daughter Fatema by which He created the light of the skies and earth and the Light of my daughter Fatema is from the Light of Allah, so the Light of my daughter Fatema is greater than the light of the skies and earth. Allah took from the Light of my daughter Fatema (pbuh) lanterns hanged to the Throne. Thus, the skies and earth shined and brightened by her Light. So, that's why she was named Al-Zahraa (The Radiant One). The angels said: "O our God and Master! Whose bright light that brightened the skies and earth is this?" Allah send a revelation upon them that says: "This is the Light that I originated from the Light of My Majesty for My servant Fatema, the daughter of My beloved and the wife of My custodian who is My Prophet's brother and the father of My arguments over My lands. My angels, you bear witnesses that I have made the rewards of your exaltation and glorification for this woman and her followers and then for her lovers until the Day of Resurrection." (Ref: Madinat Al-Maajiz vol.3 p.419, Al-Bihar vol.25 p.16, Ta'weel Al-Ayat vol.1 p.137, Tafseer Kanz Al-Daqa'iq vol.2 p.424)
- Syeda Fatema Zehra (sa) said to Imam Ali (as): "O Abu Al-Hasan, know that Allah, the Most High, created my Light that praised Allah, the Most Glorious, and then he entrusted it in one of the trees of Heaven; hence, it lit. When my father (pbuhp) entered Heaven, Allah, the Most High, sent a revelation upon him telling him: 'Pick the fruit from that tree and introduce it to your body.' Hence, he did. Thus, Allah deposited me in my father's seed (pbuh) and then He deposited me in Khadija Bint Khowayled (pbuh), so she gave birth to me. I am from that Light; I know what happened, what is happening and what will happen. O Abu Al-Hasan, the believer sees with the eye of the light of Allah, the Most High. (Ref: Oyoun al-Mojizat p.46, Al-Bihar vol.43 p.8, Al-Lamaa Al-Baydaa p.115)
At this, the Archangel Jibraeel (A.S) said: ‘O Lord! Who are they inside the cloak?’
The Lord said: ‘They are Ahl-ul-Bait of the Prophet and the assets of the Prophethood.