Thursday, March 22, 2018


Ayah 55 of Surah al-Ma’idah states, “Innama Waliukumullahu wa Rasuluhu Wallazina Amanullazina Yuqimunassalaata wa Yutunazzakata wa hum Ra’keun.”” Verily, your guardian (Waliyy) is only Allah, His Messenger and those who believe, those who establish prayer and pay the poor rate while bowing down (in the prayer).”
It has been reported by ten authentic companions including Ibn Abbas, Ammar ibn Yasir, Ja’bir ibn Abdullah Ansari, Anas ibn Malik, Abu Dharr and the Muezzin of the Prophet (s.a.w.a.s.)’s Mosque – Bilal, that during the prayer when the Noble Prophet (s.a.w.a.s.) and Imam Ali (a.s.) were praying in the congregational prayer, a beggar entered the mosque and solicited charity. As no one gave anything, he was leaving the mosque very dejected when Imam Ali (a.s.) while he was in ruku’ (bowing down), pointed his finger to the beggar who extricated a ring from his small finger and went away. This incident was confirmed by both Sunni and Shia scholars. According to Tafsir al-Mizan of Allama Tabatabai’, Ammar ibn Yasir said that after the revelation of this Ayah, the Noble Prophet (s.a.w.a.s.) said, “The one upon whom I am master, then this Ali is his master.” According to As-Safi, The Noble Prophet (s.a.w.a.s.) recited this Ayah at Ghadeer-e-Khum to state the position of Imam Ali (a.s.). In the book “Maj’ma-ul-Bayan”, Abu Dharr had described in detail the occurrence in the Sacred Mosque.
The term “Waliyy” does not mean friend or helper in this situation as friendship and helping refers to all Muslims but not here when it strictly refers to Allah (s.w.t.), the Noble Prophet (s.a.w.a.s.) and Imam Ali (a.s.). The use of plural form of verb for singular subject is to show importance, as it was mentioned in Surah Al-Imran Ayah 61, “Faman Hajjaka fihe min ba’de Ma’ja’aka minal Ilme Faqul Ta’lau Nadu Abana’ana wa Aban’akum, wa Nisa’ana wa Nisa’akum wa Infusana wa Anfusakum….” Here also the word “Anfusana” “our selves” was used but only Imam Ali (a.s.) was taken by the Noble Prophet (s.a.w.a.s.) in the “Mubahela”
It is worth-noting that the Wilaya or guardianship of Allah (s.w.t.), the Noble Prophet (s.a.w.a.s.) is stated in one sentence. Hence, the obedience to the Noble Prophet (s.a.w.a.s.) must be, as it should be to Allah and the obedience to the Commander of the Faithful, Imam Ali (a.s.) or any of his successor Imams (a.s.). Further, normally, in the Glorious Qur’an, the prayers and alms are mentioned besides each other but they are mixed in one Ayah here. The guardianship is restricted to those who establish prayer and pay alms. Allah (s.w.t.) has counted the recommended charity of the ring as the poor rate. Moreover, the word “Innama” denotes the final decision by Allah.   
The Ayah points out the condition required for a person to hold the authority and the guardianship over the believers next only to the Noble Prophet (s.a.w.a.s.) and Allah (s.w.t.) is the highest state of the spiritual attainment which makes the person able to be fully absorbed in witnessing the Glory of the Absolute and be alive to the needs of His creatures and respond to it. This is the state of which qualified one to be medium between the Absolute and the finites, near to both at the same times.
There is a tradition of the Noble Prophet (s.a.w.a.s.), “No one knows Allah except Ali and I, no one knows Ali except I and Allah, and no one knows me except Allah and Ali.” Hence, human beings should not compare themselves with Ali (a.s.) as to how one can concentrate on prayer and give alms to a beggar. Imam Ali (a.s.) used to be completely lost in prayer even when an arrow was extricated from his injured foot and he did not feel it!

Sources: The Glorious Qur’an (Urdu translation) by Ayatullah Naser Makarem Shirazi – Tafisr-e-                        Namuna
                 The Glorious Qur’an (English translation) by Ayatullah Agha H.M.M. Pooya Yazdi (r.a.)
                 An Enlightening Commentary into The Light of The Holy Qur’an

Wednesday, March 21, 2018


The historical dialogue between the Archbishop from Rome and the Infallible Imam Ali (a.s.), the “Gateway of Knowledge” and the “Soul of the Prophet”. This incident occurred immediately after the sad demise of the Chief of the Prophets, the Noble Messenger (s.a.w.a.s.) in Madinah. It was reported in the following authentic books:
“Jasaleeq” by Salman Farsi, Shaikh Tusi’s Fehrist, Shaikh Najjashi’s Musanafeen and Musannafat, Shaikh Deylamie’s Irshad al Quloob, Ibn Babeveh’s Al-Tawheed, Shaikh Mufid’s Al-Amali, and Allama Majlisi’s Bihar ul Anwar.
The Archbishop: Whether The Throne (Arsh) carries the Almighty or Almighty carries the Throne?
Imam Ali (a.s.): If you hear the correct answers, will you embrace Islam?
The Archbishop: Yes, I swear by God, if you answer our question accurately, all my companions and myself will embrace Islam.
Imam Ali (a.s.): Almighty carries the Throne and the skies. He has stated in the Qur’an that Almighty prevents skies and the earth from clashing against each other.
The Archbishop: O the learned scholar! Tell me where is God?
Imam Ali (a.s.): Above and beneath, in the North and in the South, in the East and in the West, He is dominant over all creations. Encompasses everyone everywhere. This verse of Qur’an is a witness to my words. “There is no secret talk among three and God is their fourth, nor among five but He is their sixth. God is with them even if less than that or more and wherever they may be. Then on the Day of Judgment He will inform them about what they have done.” (Mujadela:7)
The Archbishop: I swear by God! This scholar speaks the truth with divine grace exactly like Jesus. O the wise intellectual! Let me know whether Heaven is in this world or in the Hereafter and where these two exist?
Imam Ali (a.s.): The world is situated in the Hereafter and the Hereafter has circumambience over the world. The Hereafter is the place of rest for life. It is as if the person is sleeping and its soul is roaming. Our body dies but our soul is eternally alive. Almighty said: “The Hereafter is the relaxing place of the life, if you comprehend.”
 (Ankabut:64) Heaven and Hell are in this world. Dead person is buried and lives therein. It (grave) may be either a garden from the heaven or may be a ditch from the ditches of the Hell fire.
The Archbishop: O The great intellectual! Qur’an states that the entire earth will be in His fist on the Day of Resurrection and skies will be folded or scrolled in His right hand. (Zumar:67) When such a thing will happen, where would Heaven and Hell be located? Since they are under the same earth and skies.
Imam Ali (a.s.): Asked for a piece of paper and pen. He wrote “Heaven” and “Hell” on the paper and scrolled it and gave it to the Archbishop and asked to scroll it. He did it. Imam Ali (a.s.) asked: Has the writing disappeared or vanished?
The Archbishop: No, it is as it was.
Imam Ali (a.s.): As the writings of “Heaven” and “Hell” did not move, relocated or vanished from the paper by scrolling the paper, similarly, Heaven and Hell won’t disappear by scrolling of skies.
The Archbishop: O the great scholar! It is mentioned in Qur’an: “All things will perish except the face of God.” What does it mean and what is its evidence?
Imam Ali (a.s.): Asked one of the Muslims sitting nearby to bring logs of wood. When the logs of wood were brought, he lit the fire in them. When the logs were burning, and flames were rising in all directions, Imam Ali (a.s.) asked the Archbishop to show him the “face” of the fire.
The Archbishop: I cannot specify, it could be all over.
Imam Ali (a.s.): Fire is one of creations of God and we are incapable of identifying its face, so how could you label the face of the Almighty when no eye can see Him, nor mind can comprehend Him. There is nothing like God and He is hearing and forbearing as is written in Qur’an. (An’am:103)
The Archbishop: (was extremely fascinated by his knowledge, explanation, discussion based on his convincing logic and said: O the rightful Successor of the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.a.s.), you have satisfactorily answered all my questions and I am guided to the true path through you.” He and his 200 companions converted to Islam.

               Source: Jasaleeq translated in English by Sanjeedeh Adedi

Monday, March 19, 2018


Imam Ali al-Naqi (a.s.) was 10th gem of the “Golden Chain” of Imamate. He was born in Madinah in 214 A.H. and was martyred in 254 A.H. and was buried in his home in Samarra, Iraq. Like his forefathers, he was also very kind to the slaves. One day he was going somewhere, he saw that a master was beating his slave severely. The Imam said to him: “O man, is this weak man your creature? “Not my creature, but my slave.” replied the man. The Imam said: “You have not created him, you have only purchased him for few Dirham and do you have the right to beat him so much?” The man said: “Yes, that is why I am beating him. He is my disobedient slave.” The Imam said: “If according to you, a disobedient slave is eligible for such punishment, for how much punishment a disobedient creature would be eligible? Do you not disobey the commands of Allah? Are you not the same person who lied and became drunk? If Allah punishes you for that disobedience, what would be your condition?”
During the time when Mutawakkil had made Imam’s life miserable, the Imam used to go without food, but he never complained to anyone about it. One day, he managed to get some food after being hungry for two mealtimes. He was about to commence eating when a guest arrived. He placed his food before the guest in a cheerful manner and did not at all let him realize that he had missed two meals. When the person finished eating, he gave the Imam some Khums money. The Imam did not use the money for food but distributed it to the poor and destitute and slept hungry!
One of the learned companions of the Imam was Musa bin Abdullah an-Naqa’i. Once he went to the Imam and requested for a composite Dua’a which he could recite whenever he visits for Ziarat of any Imams of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.). The Imam (a.s.) dictated to him a Ziarat which became famous as “Ziarat-e-Jamia”
Intellectual qualities:
Like other Imams of AhlulBayt (a.s.), Imam Ali al-Naqi was also divinely appointed. When someone poisoned Mutawakkil, he made a vow that if he survived he would give “lot of money” in charity. When Mutawakkil recovered, there was a difference of opinion among scholars regarding what constituted “lot of money?” At last, the Mutawakkil sought the help from Imam Ali al-Naqi (a.s.) about it. He said: “Eighty Dirham be given in charity” When Mutawakkil requested for an explanation, the Imam said: “The Almighty Allah said: “Allah certainly helped on a lot of occasions.” Since the military expeditions of the Prophet (s.a.w.a.s.) were eighty in numbers, it may be concluded that “a lot” denotes eighty.” The reply of the Imam pleased Mutawakkil.
A Christian committed fornication with a Muslim woman. He was brought to Mutawakkil. When Mutawakkil wanted to sentence him, he became a Muslim. Qazi Yahya said that he cannot be sentenced then because he was converted to Islam and all his past sins were remitted. Someone suggested that the opinion of the Master of the Faithful, Imam Ali al-Naqi be sought. The Imam said: “He should be beaten till he dies” The court scholars refused to accept this verdict and requested an explanation. The Imam said: “A clear verdict is given in Surah Momin Ayah 84 “But when they saw our punishment, they said: We believe in Allah alone and we deny what we used to associate with Him.”
Piety of the Imam:
Someone lied to Mutawakkil that Imam Ali al-Naqi was leading a luxurious life. And that he had collected a lot of wealth and weapons in his house and was secretly raising an army of his followers. Mutawakkill ordered that all the contents of Imam’s house may be collected. When the soldiers entered the Imam’s house, they found only a sack, a coarse shirt of wool and some clay utensils. When this was reported to Mutawa kill, he punished the man who had given false report.
Worship of Imam Ali Naqi:
Moutawakel brought the Imam from Madinah and imprisoned him without any reason and put a harsh man in-charge of the prison. But the man became a devotee of the Imam. When Mutawa kill heard about the situation, he called for the jailer and inquired. The jailer said: “O Chief! This person seems to be higher than the angels in spiritual accomplishments. I have never seen him eat during the day nor he sleeps whole night. His favorite activity is remembrance of Allah. He laments so intensely that his beard is wet with his tears. He recites the Glorious Qur’an in such a melodious way that anyone who hears it even if he had a heart of stone, it would melt like wax.”
Affection of Imam Ali al-Naqi
Despite leading an impoverished life in Samarra, he was not neglectful of the poor creatures of Allah. He himself visited the widows and orphans and carried food on his back for them while he himself remained hungry. If an orphan came in his presence, he showed affection and if he desired something, Imam (a.s) would provide it to him.
Sayings of Imam Ali al-Naqi:
Others will fear him who fears Allah. He, who obeys Allah, will be obeyed. He, who obeys Allah, will not care for the dissatisfaction of His creatures. He, who enrages the Creator, should be sure of encountering the dissatisfaction of the creatures .Do not expect honesty and purity of intentions from someone who has suffered from your malice; do not expect loyalty from one to whom you have been disloyal; do not expect goodwill from someone whom you regard with ill-will; his heart towards you is the same as your heart towards him. There are certain places in which Allah wants His servants to supplicate to Him. One of such places is the tomb of Imam Husayn (a.s.), King of the Martyrs (a.s.). No one can describe Allah with attributes other than those which He describes Himself. How can anyone describe Him when the senses are too short to perceive Him, illusions are too short to comprehend Him, ideas are too short to mark Him, and sights are too short to appreciate Him? He is remote in His nearness and near in His remoteness. He created the “how” without being asked “How” and founded the where without being asked “where?” He is out of how and where. He is the One and Only. Exalted be His majesty and sacred be His names. The neglector of “Bismillah” is the same as the neglector of (the obligatory) prayers.
Sources used:
Akhlaq-e-A’imma, Morals and Manners of the Holy Imams    by Maulana Zafar   Hasan Amrohvi
Fourteen Masoomeen                                                                 by Peer Muhammad Trust, London
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Sunday, March 18, 2018


Every member of the “Golden Chain of Divine Guides” possessed unlimited merits which cannot be condensed in a short article. However, efforts shall be made to highlight some of their qualities and characters.
Imam Muhammad al-Baqir was the son of Imam Ali ibnal Husayn (a.s.) and his mother was the daughter of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (a.s.). He was born in Madinah and was martyred and buried in “Jannat ul Baqi’” in Madinah.
Clemency was the most important quality of the Imam. He did not mistreat anyone who wronged him. He forgave them and treated them kindly. Once a man from another revealed religion attacked him saying, “You are baqr (cow)” The Imam smilingly replied, “No, I am Baqir” The man continued, “You are the son of a cook”. The Imam calmly replied, “It is her job”
Patience was the hallmark of all the members of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.). They were patient towards hardships and misfortunes. His grandfather, the Master of Martyrs, Imam Husayn (a.s.) had demonstrated unbelievable patience in Karbala. One of the example of his patience is that while he was sitting with his companions, a servant came and informed him about the death of his son. He said, “Praise belong to Allah for what he has given and what He has taken. Prevent them from weeping, prepare him for burial. No harm will come to you” Later, the Imam ordered the companions to pray over his son and bury him. On inquiry, the Imam told them that his slave girl had dropped the baby. The Imam freed the slave girl. Similarly, his great grandfather, Imam Ali (a.s.) was openly cursed from the mosques, but he restrained his anger.
He honored and released the slaves. He ordered his family members address the beggars respectfully. He had 60 slaves and released 20 before his death.
He was very generous towards his companions, the students and the poor of Madinah. Sulayman bin Qaram said that the Imam used to give us 600 to 1,000 dirhams. Other companions such as al-Hasan bin Kuthayr.
He, being the Imam of the pious, his face would turn yellow by the fear of Allah like his father, Imam Zayn al-Abidin (a.s.). Like one of the Traditions, “A servant is closer to his Lord when he is prostrating”. He had reported hundreds of traditions from his great grandfather, the Noble Messenger (s.a.w.a.s.). In the book under review, 74 hadiths are reported. Extracts from some of them are; Whoever fears Allah, Allah makes everything afraid of him. Whoever does not fear Allah, Allah makes him afraid of everything. Whoever is satisfied with the little livelihood of the property of Allah, He (Allah) is satisfied with his little deed Ali! I am the city of knowledge and you are the gate. He who claims that he can reach the city not through the gate tells lies. Sitting with the people of religion, is the honor of here and hereafter. Among the signs of unhappiness are: the impudence (shamelessly bold) of the eye, the cruelty of the heart, the intensity of the greediness in seeking livelihood, and the persistence of the sins. Four acts deaden the heart: sin after sin, much talk with the women, disputing with the fool, sitting with the extravagant. Belief is with the appreciation with heart, acknowledgment with tongue, and action with limbs. Every eye will weep on the Day of Judgment except three eyes: the eye that weeps out of the fear of Allah, the eye that blinks at what Allah has prohibited, and the eye that stays awake at night for Allah. Two kinds of community have no share in Islam: the extremists and the fatalists. Whoever helps the poor and treats the people with justice is a true believer. If two kinds of people from my community are righteous, my community is righteous. When they are corrupt my community is corrupt; they are the jurists and the rulers. The people are ungrateful for two blessings: security and good health. Accept the word of wisdom from fool and forgive the word of foolishness from the wise man. Allah’s anger and my anger are intense against him who sheds my blood and hurts me in respect of my family.

Source: The Life of Imam Muhammad ibn Ali al-Baqir (a.s.) by Baqir Shareef al-Qurashi (

Monday, March 12, 2018


Allama Iqbal (r.a.) was an extremely educated Sunni Muslim and “Thinker of Pakistan”. But his praise for the Chief of the women of the world (Hadith of Prophet) and Lady of Paradise (Hadith of Prophet), the mother of the Princes of Paradise; Imam Hasan and Imam Husayn (Hadith of Prophet), the wife of the “Nafse Rasool” (Qur’an), Sayyida Fatima Zahra (s.a.), is matchless and exemplary. In one of his Persian books “Ramooz-e-Bekhudi”, Allama Iqbal’s Qasidah and its translation in prose is reproduced here-under:
               Maryam az ek nisbate Isa aziz*Az se nisbat hazrate Zahra aziz
               Nure Chashme Rahmatul lil Alameen*An Imame Awwaleen o Akhareen
               Aan ke jaan dar paykare geeti damid*Rozgare Taaza aaeen aafraid
               Bano e Aan Tajdaare “Hal Ataa’” *Murtaza Mushkilkusha Shere Khuda
               Badshah waa Kalbai Aiwaan e oo*Yek Husaam o Yek Zirah Samaan e oo
               Maadar e Aan Markaz e Parkaar e Ishq*Maadar e Aan Karwan Salaar e Ishq
               Aan yeke Shame Shabistaan e Haram*Hafiz e Jamiyyat e Khairul Umam
               Taa Nashinad Aatish e Paikar o keen*Pusht e Paa Zad Bar sare Taaj o Nageen
               Waan digar Mawlai Abraar e Jahan*Quwwat e Bazoe Abraar e Jahan
               Dar Nawai Zindagi Soze Ast Husayn*Ahle Haq Hurriyyat Amoz az Husayn
               Seerat e Farzand ha az Ummahaat*Jouhar e Sidq o Safa az Ummahaat
               Mazra e Tasleem ra Hasil Batool*Madaraan ra Uswai Kaamil Batool
               Bahr e Muhtaj e Dalish Aan gona Sukht*Baa Yahudi Chaader e khud ra furukht
               Noori wa ham Aatishi Farmanbarish*Gum Raza’ish dar Razai Shuharish
               Aan Adab Parwarda e Sabr o Raza*Aasia Gar’den wa lab Qur’an sara
               Girya haei oo zabaleen be niyaz*Gauhar afshande badamaan e namaz
               Ask e oo barcheed Jib’rail az Zameen*Hamchu Shabnam raikht bar Arshe Bareen
               Rishta e Aa’een e Haq Zanjeer pa ast*Paas e Farman e Janaab e Mustafa ast
               Warna Gird e Turbatish Gar Deedami*Sajda ha bar Khak e oo Pasheedami
Running translation:
Hazrat Maryam is exalted by only one relation being the mother of Prophet Isa (a.s.), but Sayyida Fatima Zahra (s.a.) is far more respectable by three relations; her father was the Noble Messenger (s.a.w.a.s.), her husband was Imam Ali (a.s.) and her sons were the Princes of Paradise; Imam Hasan (a.s.) and Imam Husayn (a.s.). She was the beloved daughter of the chief of all Prophets. The Noble Messenger (s.a.w.a.s.) had brought peace and tranquility on earth and opened new avenues. Her husband (Imam Ali) was the Crown of the Surah “Hal Ata’”. Imam Ali (a.s.) was well-known helper of people in distress and was also known as “Murtaza” and “The Lion of Allah”. Imam Ali (a.s.) was the caliph of the largest empire at the time but his “Palace” was a small house and his belongings were the sword Zulfiqar and one shield which he used to wear only at the back! Her mother, Sayyida Khadija, was the pivotal figure as she gave all her immense wealth to her husband, the Noble Messenger (s.a.w.a.s.) for the propagation of Islam. Her son, Imam Hasan (a.s.) was one of the “Panjetan” and protector of Muslim Ummah. Imam Hasan (a.s.), to protect the Muslims from the fire of bloodshed, abandoned and kicked off the caliphate. Her other son, Master of Martyrs Imam Husayn (a.s.) was the leader of the pious and symbol of freedom fighters of the world. Imam Husayn (a.s.)’s jihad in Karbala has brought meaning and purpose in life and the followers of truth and righteousness will continue to draw inspiration from his patience, fortitude and courage. Character of children reflect their mothers and they learn truth and piety from their mothers. One of her names was “Batool” which means unlike other women she was free of menses. She was a perfect role model for women of the world. One time, there was no provision in her house to give to the needy, hence she sold her chador to give charity to the needy. All the angels and jinn were her servants, but she was obedient to her husband Imam Ali (a.s.). She was the symbol of patience and contentment and recited Qur’an while grinding grains and taking care of her children. She would shed tears while praying, Jib’rail would carry them and spread as dew in the heavens. I am constrained by the Islamic laws and the commandments of the Noble Messenger (s.a.w.a.s.). Otherwise, O Fatima, I would have circumbulated your grave (Like Ka’ba) and would prostrate on the soil of your grave!

Sunday, March 11, 2018


The Noble Messenger (s.a.w.a.s.) said:
 “Of all the women in the universe, four would suffices: Maryam, Asia, Kahdija, Fatima.” (Al-Sahihain v.3 p.171, Al-Bidaya wa Al-Nihaya v.2 p.59, The Virtues of Imam Ali by Ibn Maghazali p. 363)
“O Ali, Jibra’il has informed me that Allah has married you to Fatima” (Manaqib-e-Imam Ali by Ibn Al-Maghazali p.141)
“I am not pleased unless Fatima is pleased” (Manaqib-e-Imam Ali by Ibn Al-Maghazali p.342)
“All the children of a mother are attributed to their fatherly relations except the sons of Fatima.” (Al-Sawaiq Al-Muharaqa p.156 &187, Mustadarak al-Sahihain v.3 p.179, Kenz Al-Omal v.13 p.101, Nur Al-Absar p.144)
“The Head of women of Paradise is Fatima.” (Kenz Al-Omal v.13 p.94, Sahih Al-Bukhari Kitab al-Faza’il ch. Virtues of Fatima, Al-Bidaya wa Al-Nihaya v.2 p.61)
“If I were separated from the fruits of Paradise, I would kiss Fatima” (Nur Al-Absar p.51)
“The first people to enter Paradise will be Ali and Fatima” (Nur Al-Absar p.52, Kenz Al-Omal v.13 p.95)
“The verse of Purification was revealed concerning five people: Myself, Ali, Hasan, Husayn and Fatima” (Sahih Muslim Kitab Faza’il Al Sahaba, Is’af Al-Raghibeen p.116)
“The first one to enter Paradise will be Fatima” (Yanabi Al-Muwaddah v.2 p.322 ch.56)
“The Mehdi is from my family, from the sons of Fatima” Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhraqa p.237)
“Verily, Allah has weaned (fatama in Arabic) my daughter Fatima and her children and those who love them from the Hell Fire, and that is why she is named Fatima” (Kenz Al-Omal v.6 p.219)
“Fatima, you will be the first among my Ahlul Bayt to follow after me.” (Halyatil Awlia v.2 p.40, Sahih Al-Bukhari Kitab Al-Faza’il, Kenz al-Omal v.13 p.93, Muntakhab Kenz Al-Omal v5, p.97)
“Fatima is part of me. Whatever upsets her upsets me, and whatever harms her harms me.” (Sahih Muslim v.5 p.54, Khasais Al-Imam Ali of Nisai’ p.121-122, Misabih Al-Sunna v.4 p.185, Al-Isabah v.4 p.378, Kenz Al-Omal v.13 p.97, Al-tirmizi v.3 p.241, Hilyat al-Aowlia v.2 p.240, Muntakhib Kenz Al-Omal v. p.96, Yanabi Al-Muwaddah v.2 p.478)
“Fatima is part of me, and whoever pleases her pleases me.” (Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhriqa p.180 &132, Mustadrak Al-Hakim p.73, Yanabi Al-Muwaddah v.2 p.468)
“Fatima is part of me, so whoever makes her angry makes me angry” (Sahi Al-Bukhari v.3 p.1374, Khasais of Imam Ali of Al-Nisai’ p.122, Al-Jami Al-Sagheer v.2 p.653 n. 5858, Kenz Al-Omal v.3 p. 93-97, Muntakhab in margin of Al-Masnad v5 p.96, Masabih Al-Sunnah v.4 p.185, Is’af Al-Raghibeen p.188, Dhkha-ir Al-Uqubi p.37, Yanabi Al-Muwadda v2 p.52-79)
“Fatima is part of me and she is my heart and the soul which is between my two sides.” (Nur Al-Absar p.52
“Fatima is not like the women of the children of Adam” (Majma Al-Zawaid v.9 p.202)

               Source: Islam     

Saturday, March 10, 2018


Sayyida Fatima Zahra (s.a.), who was the only daughter of the Best of Creation, the Chief of all Prophets, the Noble Messenger (s.a.w.a.s.), whose titles include Siddiqah, Tahirah, Mubarakah, Batool, Raziah, Marziah, Muhaddesah, Umme Abiha etc. She was called by her father as the Chief of the women of the world. She was the wife of Imam Ali (a.s.) who is called “the distributor of Paradise or Hell”. She was the mother of “The Princes of Paradise” as declared by the Noble Messenger (s.a.w.a.s.). She was one of the “Fourteen Infallibles”. Her duas and supplications and sermons have been collected in a book called “Sahifa-e-Fatima”
The Sahifa contains 68 Duas which cover Duas for week days, supplications after 5 times obligatory prayers, Duas to be recited at different situation in life and the life Hereafter. It also includes her sermons on Fadak, for women of Muhajir and Ansar, defense of Imam Ali (a.s.)’s rights and her Golden Sayings.
Sayyida Fatima Zahra (s.a.)’s Dua on entering the Paradise: “All Praise is for Allah Who has removed sorrow from us. Surely Our Lord is Forgiving, Appreciative, Who has settled us in the everlasting abode. By His Grace, we are not touched in it by toil, nor by fatigue (35:34,35). O Allah, You are the Gracious, and more than Gracious. I ask You that You do not punish through the fire, those who love me and those who love my family.”   
Although, she was an infallible but being at the height of humility, she supplicates after Salaat al-Dhuhur. It is reproduced in a condensed form as under:
“Praise be to Allah who has made me not deny anything of His Book, who has guided me to His religion, and not made me worship anything other than Him. O Allah make agonies of death easy for me, alleviate its severity. Make my soul among the successful souls. When I am alone in the grave, I miss Your Mercy, and need my virtuous deeds. Then bless my resurrection and reckoning. Send with me, O My Lord, a light from Your Mercy moving with me on my right hand to assure me and make my heart steadfast, honor my face, confirm my speech and put me in the high rank of your Paradise, and grant me the companionship of Muhammad, your slave and Messenger in the highest rank of Paradise, and its best virtue, best gift , and most successful aspiration with those upon whom you have bestowed favors from among the prophets, the truthful, the martyrs and the righteous. O Allah, have blessings on Muhammad, the last of the prophets, and on all the prophets and messengers, and on all the angels, and on his good, pure progeny, and on all the imams of guidance. O Allah, have blessing on Muhammad as You have guided us by him, have blessings on him as You have had Mercy on us by him, have blessing on Muhammad as You have preferred us by him, have blessing on Muhammad as You have honored us by him, have blessing on Muhammad as You have saved us from an abyss of Fire. O You, the Most Generous, You have opened the door of supplication and repentance, so do not close before me the door of acceptance and save me by Your Mercy from Fire. O Most Gracious, Most Perfect, Most Glorious, Most Lofty, do not let an enemy or envier rejoice at my misfortune , and do not let an oppressive ruler overpower me nor a mutinous devil, by Your Mercy, O the Most Merciful of the merciful, and there is no power save in Allah, the Most High, the Most Great, and may Allah have blessing and peace on Muhammad and his progeny.”

Sources: Fatima pdf (Urdu),