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Secret burial - Part 2

Secret burial

Part 2


With this primary look as curious researchers, we then examined non-Imamiyah documents to find clues to what the Prophet (PBUH&HP) had said; because one guess was that perhaps the rulers with whom Hadrat Zahra (PBUH) was angry, had played a role in these crimes against the Lady.


So as the first step, we searched to see whether anyone had entered her house and had violated her honor; whether anyone had usurped her right and her inheritance, and whether anyone had broken her side and killed her son.


The next step was to find out whether AbuBakr and ‘Omar had participated in these crimes or not.


The third step was to see whether we could find any non-Imamiyah (non-Shi’ah) documents stating that Hadrat Zahra (PBUH) had expressed the cause of her anger with AbuBakr and ‘Omar.


After many searches and with so much surprise, we found documents that not only explained these crimes but clearly spoke of the key roles played by the first and the second so called caliphs in these crimes! (3)


Balaadhori, considered as a great scholar among the Sunni, in his book, Ansaab-al-Ashraaf had said:


The first caliph, after seeking allegiance for his caliphate, when seeing that [Hadrat] Ali [PBUH] had not pledged allegiance, sent ‘Omar ibn Khattaab to attack his house -the House of Revelation- and said:

Bring him [Hadrat Ali (PBUH)] to me in the most severe way.


(Ansaab-al-Ashraaf, compiled by Balaadhori, died 289, vol. 1, p. 587, and vol. 2, p. 269)


Ibn Abd Rabbeh (died 328) in Aqd-al-Farid, under the title: the story of Saqifah, vol. 3, p. 64, printed in Egypt, has narrated that AbuBakr said:


If they refuse to come, engage in battle with them.


Abu al Fada', died 732, in al-Mokhtasar-fi-Akhbaar-al-Bashar, vol. 1, p. 156 has reported:


The second caliph with a blaze of fire went at the door of the House of Revelation.


Ibn Qotaybah Dinewari, died 276, in Imamat wa al-Siyaasat said:


The leader of the attackers ordered others to bring wood and shouted:

Swear by the God Whom my life is in His hands, do come out or surely I will burn this [House] with whoever is in it.

So they said to him:

O Aba Hafzah [‘Omar]! Fatemah is in this house!

He [‘Omar] shouted:

Even if she is in there...

[Hadrat] Fatemah [PBUH] stranded behind the door said:

To me, no one's visit is as unpleasant and as disgusting as your visit;

You left the body of the Rasool of Allah in our hands while you divided caliphate among yourselves and did not ask us about it and did not return [our] Right [of Successorship] to us.


Balaadhori in Ansaab-al-Ashraaf, vol. 1, p. 586 under the title: Amr Saqifah , hadith 1184, printed in Egypt, has said:


Fatemah behind the door addressed the second caliph and said:

O ibn Khattaab! Am I seeing you while you are burning my house?!

Omar said:

Yes! This is more indisputable (Mohkam) than your father's Religion!!!


This is so shocking that those so called rulers claimed that they wanted to uphold the Religion of the Prophet of Allah (PBUH&HP) by usurping the Allah Commanded Successorship of Hadrat Ali (PBUH) and by burning the only daughter of the Prophet and her small children, the Prophet’s grand children, (PBUT)!!!


What was the danger of a bereaved lady with four small children for the rulers and their rulership that they wanted to burn them?!!!


They attacked a House where only a few days before, the Death Angel -seeking the Rasool of Allah (PBUH&HP)- had asked permission for entrance; the House where the Prophet (PBUH&HP) not so long ago had quite a few times stood at its Door and said Salaam to its people and had recited the verse of Tathir (4) addressing them!!!


Nazzaam who is the fourth significant character of Sunni Mo'tazeli believes that:


In the day of allegiance, ‘Omar struck Fatemah's abdomen causing the abortion of her son. ‘Omar shouted: Burn this house with whoever is in it; while no one was there except Ali and Fatemah and Hasan and Hosain [PBUT].

(As cited by Shahrestaani, al-Melal-wa-al-Nehal, p. 83)


Bukhari in his Sahih, hadith 3913, has said:


Verily, Fatemah, the daughter of the Prophet, sent a person to AbuBakr and claimed her inheritance of the Rasool of Allah;

This claim included: Fay’, Fadak, and the rest of the Khoms of Kheybar …;

But AbuBakr refused to give her anything of these properties.


Although each of the matters mentioned, from attacking the House of Revelation, violating the honor of the Ahl-al-Bayt of the Rasool of Allah (PBUT), to striking Hadrat Zahra(PBUH), causing the pre-birth martyrdom of Hadrat Mohsen (PBUH)and usurping the properties of Hadrat Fatemah Zahra (PBUH), was enough on its own for Hadrat Zahra's everlasting Anger -which is Allah’s Anger-, it is better to ask the daughter of the Mercy for the Worlds -i.e. the Prophet Mohammad(PBUH&HP)- herself what caused her extreme Anger, an everlasting Anger that she never gave it up even in the last moment of her life!


Ibn-Abi-al-Hadid in his Explanation of Nahj-al-Balaaghah, vol. 16, p. 233 has said that when the women of Mohaajerin and Ansaar went to visit Hadrat Zahra(PBUH) while she was in her sickbed and asked her how she was, Hadrat Fatemah Zahra [PBUH] answered:


I swear by Allah that I have begun the day, while resenting your world and detesting your men;

I have cast them away after trying them, I have detested them after testing them; …

Evil indeed are (the works) which their souls have sent ahead before them, (with the result) that Allah's wrath is upon them, and in torment will they abide; …

Woe unto them! They snatched it (Successorship of the Prophet) away from the foundations of the Messenger-ship, fundamentals of the Prophethood and Guidance, away from the place of descent of “Rooh-Ol-Amin” and away from he who is aware of every thing in this world and the Hereafter! (I.e. away from the AhlulBayt);

Surely, that (their actions) is a clear loss; Why do they have animosity towards Abul-Hassan (Ali) ?I swear to Allah they took vengeance because of his (Ali's) unbiased sword, his little regard for dying (his unprecedented courage), his deadly assaults (against transgressors), his severe encounters and his anger for the sole sake of Allah.

Swear by Allah! If they had left off the Rein (of Allah Bestowed Leadership), he would have ridden it gently and easily, and would have taken this Camel safely to the destination, and its movement would not have been a painful one; …

To which shelter they have depended upon, and to which rope they have held on?

Do they not know)Upon whose progeny (Mohammad's progeny) have they encroached upon and spoken against?

Certainly, Evil is the guardian and evil is the associate (they have chosen); evil is the exchange, for the oppressors! … …

Woe onto them! Is then he who gives guidance to the Truth more worthy to be followed or he who finds not guidance (himself) unless he is guided?! What then is the matter with you? What kind of a judgment is it that you make?!

Swear to my own life, it (destiny) has conceived ; so wait, until its fruit comes about ; then milk full buckets of fresh blood and fatal poison; on that time, the dealers of untruth shall lose; and the ones who come to follow shall know the evil which their forefathers have established; … But prepare your hearts for calamities, beware of sharp swords (against you), and assaults of tyrant enemies, and overwhelming confusions, and atrocity of oppressors who shall plunder your belongings and harvest you all!

ALAS! How can I make you understand, while you have gone astray? Shall we then compel you to accept it, when you are averse to it?!


As we see, Hadrat Zahra (PBUH)- one of the Allah Chosen criteria for recognizing Allah's Pleasedness, Anger and Wrath- was displeased and angry with the rulers for usurping the Allah Bestowed Right of Caliphate of the Amir-al-Mo'menin, Hadrat Ali (PBUH), and consequently for deviating Allah's Religion from the Path Allah had determined, and thus as a result, spreading corruption and abomination.


To illuminate the Right Path for humankind until the end of time, Hadrat Zahra(PBUH) as her will requested Hadrat Ali(PBUH) to bury her in secret and at night; and in this way she presented humankind her stance in regard to the first and the second so called caliphs.


We should never forget that even according to non-Imamiyah documents:

(1)Hadrat Zahra's anger and wrath was never from human desires and drives but only for the cause of Allah;

(2) Whoever has annoyed and made her angry, has actually annoyed and made the Prophet angry and whoever has annoyed and made the Prophet angry Allah has La’ned him in this world and in the other world and has prepared a disgracing torment for him!!!


And let us always remember that Allah has told us:


O, you who believe! Do not adhere to those on whom is the Wrath of Allah, since they are The ones who have no hope in coming Of the Hereafter, just as the pagans Who are in despair about those buried In the graves.


(Qur’an, Surah Momtahenah (60), verse 13)





(3) Some Sunni documents in which the events of the attack to the House of Revelation has been narrated:


Ibn Abi Shibe (239), al-Mosannef, vol. 8, p. 572; Balaadhori (270), Ansaab-al-Ashraaf, vol. 1, p. 586; ibn Qotaybah Dinewari (212-276), Imamat-wa-Siyaasat; ibn qotaybah Dinewari, Tahqiq-al-Shiri, vol. 1, p. 30; Mohammad ibn Jarir Tabari (310), Taarikh Tabari, vol. 2, p. 443; ibn Abd Rabbeh (463), al-Aqd-al-Farid vol. 3, p. 63; ibn Abd-al-Berr Qortobi (368-463), al-Esti'aab, vol. 3, p. 975; Joweyni (730), Faraa'ed-al-Semtayn, vol. 2, p. 34, 35; Abi al Feda (732), Taarikh-Abu-al-Feda, vol. 1, p. 156, printed in Egypt; ibn Hajar Athqalaani (852); Shams al Din Dhahabi (748), Lesaan-al-Mizaan, vol. 1, p. 268; Safdi (764), al-Waafi-be-al-Wafiyat, vol. 5, p. 347; Abu Walid Mohammad ibn Shahne Hanafi (817), Rodat-al-Manaazer-fi-Akhbaar-al-Awaa'el wa al-Awaakher, vol. 11,p. 113; Mohammad Hafez Ibrahim (1287-1351), Diwaan Mohammad Hafez Ibrahim, vol. 1, p. 82; ‘Omar Reza Kahaale (contemporary), A'laam-al-Nesa, vol. 4, p. 114; Abd al fataah abd al Maqsood (conteporary), Imam Ali ibn Abi Taaleb, vol. 4, p. 274-277 and vol. 1, p. 192-193 …


Some Shi'a documents in which the events of the attack to the House of Revelation has been narrated:


Ketab Salim, p. 82 and p. 249; al Tab'at al Mohaqeqa, vol. 2, p. 577-599,Hadith 4 and p. 862-876, H48; al-Ehtejaaj p. 82-89 (written by Shaikh Tabresi, died 6th century); Rahat-al-Arwaah, p. 59-60 (written by Abu Sa'id Sabzevari, died 8th century); Kaamel Bahaa'I, vol. 1, p. 304-308 (Written by Emaad al Din Tabari, died 9th century); al-Hedaayat-al-Kobra, p. 163-164 and p. 178-179 and p. 401-418 (written by Hosain ibn Hamdan, died 334); al-Shaafi-fi-al-Imamat vol. 3, p. 241, Talkhis-al-Shaafi, vol. 3, p. 76; Masaaleb-al-Nawaaseb (written by ibn Shahr Ashoob Mazandaraani, died 588); Tajrid-al-aqaa'ed (written by Khaajeh Nasir al Din Toosi, died 672); Qawaa'ed Aqaa'ed Aal Mohammad (PBUT), p. 270 (written by ‘Ez al Din Deylami, died 711); Explanation of Tajrid-al-Aqaa'ed p. 376-377 (written by Allaammeh Helli, died 726); Ershaad-al-Qoloob p. 285-286 (written by Hasan ibn Mohammad Deylami, died 711);al-Mohtadar, p. 44, 45 (written by Hasan ibn Solaymaan Helli, died 8th century) ; al-Naafe' Yawm al-Hashr, under the title: chapter 11th with its explanation, p. 49 (written by Faazel Meqdaad, died 826); Zawaa'ed-al-Fawaa'ed and in Behaar-al-Anwaar, vol. 98, p. 353 (written by Sayyed Radi al Din Ali the son of Sayyed ibn Tawoos, died 9th century); Meftah-al-Baab (printed with chapter 11th), (written by ibn Makhdoom Arabshaahi Jorjaani, died 976); al-Mojalli p. 417 (written by ibn Abi Jomhoor Ahsaa'I, died 10th century); al-Haashiyeh-‘alaa-Sharh-al-Tajrid, p. 258-259 (written by Moqaddas Ardebili, died 993); Mohreq-al-Qoloob, p. 31-33 (written by Molla Mahdi Naraaqi, died 1209); Helyat-al-Abrar, vol. 2, p. 601-603 and p. 652-676 (printed by al-Elmiyaat), (written by Sayyed Haashem Bahraani, died 1107); Madinat-al-Ma'aajez, vol. 2, p. 244-247 (written by Sayyed Haashem Bahraani); Ketab al-Roj'at, p. 100-134 (written by Mohammad Mo'men Estar Aabadi, died 1088); Behaar-al-Anwaar, vol. 53, p. 13-24 (written by Allaameh Majlesi); Nawaa'eb Al-Dohoor, vol. 3, p. 295-96 (written by Mir Jahaani, died 1413); Ansaab-al-Nawaaseb, p. 45 and p. 95 (written by Khaadem Estar Aabaadi, died 11th century); ‘Elm-al-Yaqin, vol. 2, p. 700 (written by Feyz Kaashaani, died 1091); al-Rasaa'el-al-E'teqaadiyaat, vol. 1, p. 444 and p. 301, 446, 465 (written by Khajooye Mazandarani, died 1173); Meftah-al-Baab p. 199 (printed with chapter 11) …


(4) Verily, Allah's Will is to remove away all impurity from You, Ahl-al-Bayt, and to Purify you with a Thorough Purification. (Qur’an, Surah Ahzaab (33), Verse 33)



Compiler: Sara Tajerian

Translator to English: Narges Barati