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Jamadi al-Thaani 15, 1427 AH: Status of Sayyida Zahra [a]    

All praise belongs to the Almighty [swt], the Master of the Universe.  Followers of the Ahlul-bayt [a] are indeed blessed with belief in leaders that are the most perfect creations of the Almighty [swt].  How can anyone other than her son, the Living Imam [a], claim to have understood the lofty personality of Sayyida Fatima Zahra [a]? Muslim youth must attempt to study her life and make Sayyida [a] a role model when dealing with family, neighbours, authorities, etc.   Some of the incredible virtues of Sayyida [a] include:

 

The virtues of Sayyida Zahra [a] are endless – lovers of the Ahlul-bayt [a] rejoice when hearing these virtues and those with hatred for the Ahlul-bayt [a] are bothered by such discourse. The virtues of Sayyida Zahra [a] are not hidden concepts; they are available in the hadith literature. One such example is the following hadith:

The Prophet [s] said, “Fatima is part of me – whatever causes her pain causes me pain, and whatever makes her happy makes me happy.” Manaqib Al-Khawarizmi, p. 353.

There are many versions of this particular hadith in history whereby the Holy Prophet [s] has repeatedly equated the pleasure of Sayyida Zahra [a] with his pleasure, and his pleasure is the pleasure of the Almighty [swt]. It is no wonder that Ulema give so much importance to the institution of majaalis and aza since seeking the pleasure of Sayyida Zahra [a] results in obtaining the pleasure of the Almighty [swt].

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