SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – On the occasion of the martyrdom of Hazrat Zahra (AS), the Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Sadegh Shirazi explained the importance of knowing dimensions of the characters of the daughter of Prophet (PBUH) and respecting her. He added that Lady Fatima (AS) is the axis of Ahlul Bait (members of Prophet’s household), mother of eleven infallible Imams, the wife of the Father of those Imams, Ali-ibn-Abitaleb (AS) and the only daughter of the Holy Prophet of Islam, Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH). Her holy personality was such that the great Prophet (PBUH) called her, “OMM” (mother).
Allah (SWT) says in the Holy Quran about the Prophet (PBUH) that he does not say anything from himself and all his words are divine revelations. The Grand Ayatollah said if Hazrat Zahra (AS) is satisfied with us then Ali (AS) who is the divider of heaven and hell and all infallibles will be satisfied with us. He pointed to successive narrations which say that Allah (SWT) will be satisfied when Hazrat Fatima (AS) is satisfied and will be angry when she is angry. The Prophet of Islam (PBUH) named his daughter the leader of the women of the two worlds (SEYYEDAT-UL-NESSA-AL-ALAMIN) and also OMM-E-ABIHA (the mother of his father).
The Prophet of Islam loved his daughter so much that whenever she entered a place he used to stand up as a mark of respect to her and offered his place to her beloved daughter and used to kiss her hands and always used to say, certainly that Fatima’s happiness is Allah’s happiness and her anger is Allah’s anger. The Grand Ayatollah continued by saying that indeed only the infallibles can recognise the holy position of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (AS) and others can not fully appreciate such a lofty rank. He stressed the point that Muslims should read Lady Fatima’s sermon, try to memorise it and place it in the forefront of their lives. He believes this sermon is the essence of Islam, origins, ethics and concepts of religion. The Grand Ayatollah says that Hazrat Fatima (AS) was martyred along with her unborn child, Mohsen (AS) for the sake of Islam and Quran.
Lady Fatima (AS) in her sermon called on the women of Madina and said which direction your men are taking the KHALAFAT (succession after the Prophet)? They have changed the course brought by the angel Gabriel (Jebreil) and taken it from the hands of those who were aware of it. The Grand Ayatollah Shirazi believes that Muslims should follow and put into action whatever reached us from Hazrat Zahra (AS) because the actions of the daughter of Prophet (PBUH) are for all the times and are historical lessons. He declared that whatever has come out of the mouth of Hazrat Zahra (AS) and all her actions are based on Quran and must be acted upon (WAJJIB).
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