A Video Lecture on Birth Anniversary of Lady Fetima al-Zahra [a.s.]'s 1. Praise and Eulogy
is for Allah for the blessing and bounties which He has bestowed. And thanks to
HIM upon what He revealed (to His servants) And Praise is for HIM upon the
common boons and blessings which He bestowed upon His servants without their
request And upon the comprehensive and complete blessings which He granted to
all and sundry and gave it to us, consecutively. Those graces and favours which
And are irredeemable and uncompensatable due to their plentifulness of number.
And the imagination of their end is out of the reach of human mind.
He invited the servant to thankfulness for the sake of the consecutive and continuous
enhancement of blessings. And opened the door of eulogy and Praise (of Allah)
upon them so that He may make his favours and beneficences great and plentiful
2. I testify that there is no Deity (Lord) except the sole and matchless Allah.
And the testification of the singleness of Allah is a word that Allah has
declared sincerity (as) its reality, and made the hearts the centre of its
contact and union. And has made the specifications and research of the oneness
of Allah's station obvious and evident in the light of meditation. The Allah
Who cannot be seen by the eyes and tongues are unable and baffled to describe
His virtues and attributes. And the intelligence and apprehension of man is
helpless and destitute from the imagination of his howness.
3. Allah made all the beings without previous matter and sample and shape and
pattern. And made them wear the dress of life by His main and mights and
created them according to His Devine will and Intention short of it that He
might have needed their creation or have wished any benefit for Himself from
their shaping and sketching except this that he wanted to give a proof of His
wisdom and make the people (creations) aware about His obedience and submission
and invited them to his servitude and worship and make His Invitation grand and
4. Allah fixed the reward for His obedience and torment for His insubordination
and disobedience so that He may restrain His servants from His wrath and fury and
lead them to His paradise.
5. And I testify that my father Mohammad (S.A.W.) is the apostle and the
servant of Allah. And Allah selected and chose him before appointing him at the
post of Prophet hood. And He named him before choosing and selecting him. And
chose him before envying and delegating him. Then all the creations were hidden
and covered in the covers of unseen and were hidden amid the screen and curtain
of fear and fright and stayed near the last and final border of non-entity
(nothingness) for Allah was aware of and knew the end of matters and because of
His encompassing the incidents of times and ages and His knowledge of the predestines.
Allah appointed him (as apostle) so that he may complete and finalise His
matter and Implement His order and materialise His decreed and predestines.
6. Allah saw nations and groups had various different sects in their religion
and scattered and staying on the verge of the fires of differences, busy with their
idol worshipping. They denied God with all the signs and symbols of HIM.
(IRFAN) So Allah illuminated the darkness’s through my father Mohammad (S.A.W.)
and removed the darkness’s from their hearts, removed (cured) the blindness of
7. My father (Mohammad (S.A.W.) stood up with (his) guidance among the people.
And saved them from perversion and aberration, and turned their blindness into
enlightenment and guided them towards the firm religion. And called (invited)
them to the straight way.
8. You the servants of Allah, are the ones to maintain His injunctions and
prohibitions, and the carriers of His religion, and His revelation, and the
trustees of Allah upon your souls, and the propagators of His religion among
the other nations.
9. Oh the servants of Allah! (Beware) the real leader from Allah, is present
among you and the commitment has previously been made to you and the remaining
and left over of the prophet hood has been appointed for your guidance.
That is the speaking book of Allah the truthful Quran, and a beaming and
gleaming light, in which all the secrets and facts about the completion of man
and his prosperity have been exhibited and illuminated. It guides from darkness
towards light of guidance. Its followers are the subject of envoy of others.
10. The book of Allah is the guide of its followers towards the pleasure of
Allah. Listening (carefully) to it leads to the salvation. The enlightened and conspicuous
evidences and proofs of Allah can be obtained through it. And (also the
knowledge) of His interpreted intentions and fear invoking constraining
prohibitions. His sufficing testimonies and conspicuous arguments, and desired
virtues and allowed endowments and gifts and obligatory divine laws. (Can be
obtained from it)
11. Allah made the faith for you as a purity from polytheism (and infidelity).
12. And (made) service the cause of your getting distant (purification) from
13. And rendered alms for the purity of your soul and flourishment and
expansion of your sustenance.
14. And rendered fasting for the maintenance and firmness of your sincerity.
15. And Allah set Hajj for the consolidation and reinforcement of the religion.
16. Allah executed and rendered justice for the sake of putting together and
harmonization of the hearts.
17. And (Allah set) the subordination and obedience of us (the household of the
Prophet (SAW)) for the security of society's system and our Imamate as a safety
from segregation and disunity).
18. And (Allah made) Jihad (holy war), the honour and glory for Islam and
abjectness and humbleness for the infidels and the hypocrites.
19. And (Allah rendered) patience as a help for getting reward.
20. And (Allah caused) commanding goodness and forbidding to do evil for the
amendment and correction of society and the common folks (public).
21. And (Allah made) the kindness to parents as a protection (shield) to His
wrath and displeasure.
22. And Allah made joining and connecting with the kinship and cognition, the
cause of lengthening of life.
23. And Allah made law of retaliation (revenge for homicide) as the security of
blood (from being shed).
24. And Allah executed the vow performing as a medium for forgiveness.
25. And (Allah rendered) the correct use of weights measure (units) a medium
for stoping from selling less (than actual).
26. And (Allah rendered) prohibition from drinking wine the cause of taking
distance from contaminations (evils).
27. And Allah made the prohibition to accuse someone of adultery a protection
(shield) for avoiding (His) curse.
28. And (Allah made) refraining from theft for the sake of positiveness and
affirmation for modesty.
29. And Allah prohibited polytheism for the sake of (bringing about) sincerity
in (His) adoration and worship.
30.Certainly, an apostle has come to you from among yourselves; grievous to him
is your falling into distress, excessively solicitous respecting you; to the
believers (he is) compassionate, merciful.
So if you assay and recognise him you will find he is my father not the father
of your women and the brother of my cousin, Ali (A.S.) not that of your men.
And how nice a relation I have to him. So he propagated his prophetic
(mission). He always used to turn his face from the polytheists.
And fought against them till he beat them up. He would invite people towards
Allah by wisdom, and beautiful admonition. He broke the idols and scattered the
aggregation of polytheists in a way that they ran away (from the battle
fields), so that finally the hidden secret of oneness of Allah became
manifested by him.
And he made the logic of religion reach the ears ((of the people) and settled
down the foam of the camels of Satan and turned the slogan yelling of those
devils silent. And downed the agents of hypocrisy and mutual commitments of the
infidels got dissolved till such time that, you (people) spoke to a group of
enlightened and modest men with the words of oneness of Allah and sincerity.
31. You were on the edge of a fire ditch, and were a cup of drink and the morsel
of a greedy one and a firebrand of every hasty one and were being trampled on
(by other nations) and drank from the contaminated waters gathered over in
ditches and your energy (food) was (secured by) the leaves of trees and desert
grass. And for your abjectness and abasement you were always afraid that those around
you might abduct you in the winking of an eye. So, Allah liberated you (of
these misfortunes) through my father Mohammed (S.A.W.). In spite of it that he
(S.A.W.) was involved and at war against the intrepid and the hungry wolves of
Arab and the stubborn refractories of the people of the books (Jews and
Christians). Whenever his opponents would lit the fire of war, Allah
extinguished it to your benefit.
32. Imam Hassan (A.S) said, 'on the Friday night I saw my mother (Fatima
(A.S.)) standing in her arch of prayer. She was continuously kneeling and
performing prostration till the dawn broke. I would hear her pray for the
faithful men and women, but she did not at all pray for herself. I said, 'Oh
mother why did you not pray for yourself like you prayed for others?' so she
replied, 'Oh my son, first thy neighbour and there after your own house.'
33. The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) said to Fatima (A.S.) what the thing which is a
blessing for woman is?'
She said that, 'she must not see a man (stranger and not intimate) and a man
must not see her.'
34. One day a lady came to Fatima (A.S.) said 'I have a weak old mother who
does not know a few problems about her service (prayers). She has sent me
towards you to question you (about them). Thus Fatima (A.S.) answered her
(questions). And the number of her queries reached to ten and Fatima (A.S.)
replied to all her questions. Then she (the woman got a shamed because of the
high number of her questions. And said, 'Oh daughter of the Prophet (S.A.W.),
'I do not put you to more inconvenience than this.'
Fatima (A.S.) said, 'Ask me what you do not know. Have you ever seen a person
who is one day hired to carry a heavy thing to the roof top from ground for an
amount (equal to) a thousand dinars (nearly a hundred thousand miskal (unit of
weight) of gold) and he may feel himself tired.'
She said 'No'. Fatima (A.S.) said, 'I have been hired by Allah to get a wages
which if the space between the earth and sky is filled up with pearls still
(That wages) would he more than it for each of the questions I may answer you.
Therefore, I deserve it that I must not feel tired exhausted.
35. Oh Allah! Belittle me in my eyes and glorify and magnify your station to
me. And inspire me (about) Your obedience and the practice which may cause Your
pleasure and the shunning and evading from things (matters) which are the cause
of Your wrath, oh the most merciful of all!
36. Oh Allah! Content
me with the sustenance you have granted me. And till such time that you keep me
alive, hide me and make me sound and prosperous. And forgive me and take pity
upon me when I die. (During death process). Oh Allah! Do not help me in
something that you have not predestined for me. And facilitate the achievement
of that thing which you have predestined for me.
37. Oh Allah! Bestow upon my parents and all those persons who have rights of
their blessings and beneficences upon me, the best of your rewards. Oh my
Allah, spare me the leisure and respite for the object for which you have
created me. And do not let me be busy and involved (absolutely) in my
commitments. And do not torment me when I ask forgiveness. And do not deprive
me of what I yearn and question you for.
38. Underlying are the rhymes which Hazrat Zahra (A.S.) recited upon the
mourning of Prophet's (S.A.W.) demise.
The person who smells the sweet fragrance of the grave of the Holy Prophet
(S.A.W.) so what if he does not smell any other fragrance for long times to
Agonies and anguishes and grieves poured upon me in such a way that had they
poured upon days those would have turned into nights. (Bleak, dark and
39. The dust of sorrow covered the space of sky and the sun has faded and the
bright day turned bleak. The earth has become dark and gloomy after the death
of the Prophet (S.A.W.) Woe! Alas! What the earth will have much of Jolting
upon being separated and parted from him (S.A.W.).
It is meritorious and befitting that the east and west of the world may weep
upon the parting of Prophet (S.A.W.) and the persons of Muzzir tribe and all of
the rest of the Yemen tribes shed tears.
And the great magnificent mountain of the existence and the hidden and covered
Kabaah (House of ALLAH) and its pillars should shed tears.
Oh the terminator and finalised of the (series of) prophets! The light of whom
is the source of blessing for the worlds inhabitants, Be the salutation and
blessings of Allah the sender of Holy Quran upon you.
40. Following you (Prophet (S.A.W.)) inequities (intrigues and revolts) took
shape and variant voices were raised so that if you were present and
supervising (things) all these differences and deviations would not have taken
You set off (on the journey of eternity) from among us and now our condition is
like the earth which becomes devoid of the beneficial rains. And your nation
upset the order and discipline of matters. So be a witness and do not let their
matter get out of your sight.
Salutations to Hazrat Fatima (A.S.)
Peace be upon you, Oh daughter of the Messenger of Allah!
Peace be upon you, Oh daughter of the possessor of outstanding merit
above all Prophets and messengers and angels!
Peace be upon you, Oh Leader of the Women of the Worlds.
Peace be upon you, Oh Wife of the Vicegerent of Allah!
Peace be upon you, Oh mother of Hassan and Hussein, the Leaders of the Youth of
Peace be upon you, Oh most truthful and martyr.
Peace be upon you, who was pleased to resign to the will of Allah and Allah was
pleased with you.
Peace be upon you, Oh possessor of outstanding merit of above others,
and the pure.
Peace be upon you, who is holy and guarded herself against sins!
Peace be upon you, who is knowledgeable and an authority on traditions of the
Peace be upon you, who was subjected to anger and oppression.
Peace be upon you, Oh Fatima, daughter of the Messenger of Allah, and
May Allah have mercy on you and bless you.