From Heaven to earth

From Heaven to earth

 

 

Finally the glorious moment for her birth has arrived … What a child! Such an undescribable Heavenly Sublimity!

 

Look! Allah has sent a few of the most beautiful flowers of existence to assist with her birth: Maryam daughter of ‘Emraan, ‘Aasiyah daughter of Mozaahem and … . (1)

 

She is whom Allah through Jibra’il had given her birth’s glad tidings to His most beloved, the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH&HP), and the Prophet (PBUH&HP) to Khadijah, his most dearly loved wife, her mother (PBUT):

 

O dear Khadijah! It is a girl, immaculate, infallible and blest; from her, Allah shall bring in to existence the Guiding Imams, Allah’s Caliphs, and Divine Leaders of humankind … .

 

Look! Her celestial Light is encompassing Mecca! No! Look again! It is not just Mecca but the entire east and west of the world is overwhelmed by her Light! (2)

 

Ah! What a Heavenly Magnificence!

 

Undoubtedly, this child is not earthly, she is Heavenly! All preliminaries for her birth have, step by step, originated from Heaven … . So, absolutely no one deserves to name her but Allah (SWT) Himself; and Allah has derived her name from His Name; in Heaven, she is called Mansoorah, and on earth Fatemah: Fatemah, meaning one who weans and draws away, because on the one hand, she will draw her Shi’ah away from the Fire; and on the other hand, human mind is drawn away from the full comprehension of her true worth. Mansoorah, meaning one who is assisted, because she who is assisted by Allah, will assist and support her Shi’ah. (3)

 

How can one forget all those unforgettable times when Hadrat Fatemah (PBUH) used to go to her loving father, Hadrat Mohammad (PBUH&HP), and he used to take her hands, kiss them and sit her on his seat … . (4)

 

She is the one whom all the Prophets, from the first to the last, and their Allah Chosen Successors (PBUT) and their followers have acknowledged her uncountable virtues. The Prophethood of no Prophet was completed unless through acceptance of her sublime position in the entire creation. (5)

 

The most beloved by Allah, Hadrat Mohammad (PBUH&HP), used to, always and everywhere, say: I smell the fragrance of Heaven from Fatemah … . While ‘Aayeshah (Aisha) used to complain: Why do you smell her so much? Why do you kiss her so often? Why every time you see her, it is as if you are given a new life? … (6)

 

BE QUIET!

From her, I smell Heaven … Fatemah is Kawthar … She is Heaven itself … She is the pass to Heaven … Her pleasedness is my pleasedness, and my pleasedness is Allah’s; her wrath is Allah’s Wrath … . (7)

 

Aayeshah knew, without any doubts whatsoever, that Fatemah, her father, her husband and her sons were the reason for creation of skies and earth, Heaven and Hell, humankind and jinn-kind, … (8)

 

Fatemah’s virtues appear in many verses in Qur’an:

 

She is thoroughly Pure from any sin or offense whatsoever. (9)

 

She is one of the Chosen few whose prayers are certainly granted; Allah (SWT) directly commanded her presence among the Chosen Five, in the event of Mobaahelah (Mubahila) against the Najran’s Nasaara (Christians) which manifested the helplessness and unrightfullness of the Nasaara. (10)

 

At one of many instances when Allah (SWT) had Wished to manifest the Sublime status of the Prophet Mohammad and his AhlulBayt (PBUT), He commanded that any door which was opened to the Masjid-O-Nnabi (The Mosque of the Prophet in Medina) had to be fully closed otherwise the Torment of Allah would befall; except the Door of Fatemah’s House to the Masjid had to remain open. (11)

 

Imam Moosa ibn Ja’far (PBUT) regarding Hadrat Fatemah’s (PBUH) position, in the interpretation of the Qur’anic verse 35 of Surah Noor -Light- (24) has said :

 

… “Kawkab Dorri” -the most brilliant star- is Fatemah who shines among all women in the world … and “Light over Light” in this verse are the Imam’s from Fatemah who come one after another, and Allah with her Light and with our Welaayat (Wilayat) guides anyone He Wishes … (12)

 

And such it was that if Allah (SWT) had not created Hadrat Ali, there was no match for her on earth from Adam to the last human, and if Hadrat Fatemah was not created, there was no equal for Ali (PBUT). (13)

 

Her son Mohammad ibn Ali -imam Jawaad- (PBUT) has said:

 

Fatemah’s home was one of the Rasool’s homes which no one was allowed to enter without permission. From their house a Celestial Window was opened toward the ‘Arsh (Divine Throne) which was the point of descent of Revelations. At every dawn and sunset, and at any time, some angels used to come down to her, and others go up. (14)

 

Imam Ja’far ibn Mohammad (PBUT) in regard to his foremother, the daughter of Rasool of Allah, has said:

 

She was Mohaddathah [a female personage narrating from Revelations], and angels used to descend from Heaven to her talk to her and say:

 

O’ Fatemah! Surely Allah has made you Pure and immaculate, and has chosen and preferred you among all women in the worlds. (15)

 

 

O’ our beloved Pure Zahra! you are she who your son Imam Mohammad ibn Ali (PBUT) has given us the hopeful glad tidings that in the Day of Judgment you will gather your Shi’ah and friends one by one just as a bird picks seeds, and you will take them to Heaven; and because of your grandeur, Allah (SWT) shall allow your Shi’ah to take with them to Heaven, any one who had fulfilled one of their needs, or fed them, or dressed them, even once because of your love. By Allah, there will be no one left there [out of Heaven] except doubters, unbelievers, and hypocrites. (16)

 

O’ Heavenly Reyhaanah! You are that Light created by Allah who will never be put out; although attempts have been made to extinguish the Light, but all Muslims, even the Sunni, have acknowledged that the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH&HP) had prophesied:

 

it is as if I see Fatemah and that which is going to happen to her after me; as if I am with her and seeing her while disrespect has entered her house, and her honor violated, and her right usurped, and she has been deprived of her inheritance, and her side has been broken, and her fetus has been aborted, while she cries: Yaa Mohammada! But no one answers her … So she will be the first one of the Ahl-al-Bayt who will join me; she will come to me while she is sad, suffered, sorrowful, usurped and killed. And at that moment I shall say: O Allah! La’n (Keep your Mercy away from) whoever oppressed her, and torment whoever usurped her right, and debase whoever insulted her, and keep in the Fire forevermore whosoever stroke her side till it caused her son to be aborted. Then the angels will say: Aameen … . (17)

 

Dear brothers and sisters in Eemaan -those who have obeyed the One and Only Allah (SWT) and His most beloved Prophet Mohammad (PBUH&HP) and thus have submitted to the Wilayat of the AhlulBayt (PBUT)-! Do you know what did the Lady of both worlds ask Allah while she was suffering from extreme pain in her broken side and livid arm?!

 

She said:

 

O’ Allah! I swear You by Your Prophet Mohammad and his longing for me, by Ali al-Mortaza and his grief for me, by Hasan al-Mojtaba and his cries for me, by Hossain al-Shahid and his sorrow for me, and by my daughters and their mourning for me … I implore You to forgive and have Mercy upon the true adherents to my father who have faults … (18)

 

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References:

 

  1. Behaar al Anwaar vol 16 p 80

  2. Behaar al Anwaar vol 43 p 402 & vol 16 p 80

  3. as cited in Fatemah al-Zahraa, Bahjat al Qalbe al Mostafa, translated to Farsi by Sayyed Dr. Eftekharzadeh, p 202; Behaar al Anwaar vol 43 p 18

  4. Erbeli, Kashf al Ghommah vol1 p453

  5. Behaar al Anwaar vol43 p105; Najafi, abolHasan, Moltaqa al Baahrain p40; Bahrani Sayyed Haashem,Madinat al Ma’aajez

  6. Tarikh Baghdad vol 5 p 87; Lesaan al Mizaan vol1 p 134; Fatemah al Zahraa, Bahjat al Qalbe al Mostafa, translated to Farsi by Sayyed Dr. Eftekharzadeh p 166

  7. Joweini, Faraa’ed al Semtain, vol 2 p 46

  8. as cited in Fatemah al Zahraa, Bahjat al Qalbe al Mostafa, translated to Farsi by Sayyed Dr. Eftekharzadeh p 75; Joweini, Faraa’ed al Semtain vol 1 p 36

9 Surah Ahzaab (33), verse 33

10 Surah Aale ‘Emraan(3), verse 61; related Ahadith Ibid. p66; Dhakha’er al ‘Oqba, p 24-25

11 Fatemah al Zahra, Bahjat al Qalbe al Mostafa, translated to Farsi by Sayyed Dr. Eftekharzadeh p 163-164, from Tafsir of Imam Hasan Askari

12 Ibid. p 67; ibn Maghazeli, Manaaqeb p317

13 Ibid. p 126-127; Behaar al Anwaar vol 43 p 92 & 107

14 Ibid. p 71-72 ; Sayyed Sharaf al Din, Ta’wil al Ahadith vol2 p818

15 Elal al-Sharaaye’ vol 182; Behaar vol14 p206 & vol 43 p 78-79 ; Basaa’er al Darajaat p 373; al Ekhtesaas p 329

16 Fatemah al Zahraa, Bahjat al Qalbe al Mostafa, Farsi trans. p 113 ; Behaar vol 43 p 65

17 Joweini, Faraa’ed al Semtain vol 2 p34-45

18 Fatemah aZahraa, Bahjat … farsi … p 429-430 ; Beladi al Bahraani wafaat Fatemat al Zahra p78

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Compiler: Dorreh Hajian

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