Lady Fatimah was the only daughter of the Holy Prophet and Lady Khadijah. The circumstances of her birth are described by Lady Khadijah as follows: At the time of the birth of Lady Fatimah, I sent for my neighboring Qurayshite women to assist me. They flatly refused, saying that I had betrayed them by supporting Muhammad. I was perturbed for a while, when, to my great surprise, I sighted four strange tall women with halos around them, approaching me. Finding me dismayed, one of them addressed methus, "O Khadijah! I am Sarah, the mother of Ishaq, and the other three are, Mary the mother of Christ, Asiyah the daughter of Muzahim, and Umm Kulthum, the sister of Moses. We have all been commanded by God to put our nursing knowledge at your disposal." Lady Fatimah inherited the genius and wisdom, the determination and will-power, the piety and sanctity, the generosity and benevolence, the devotion and worship of Allah, the self-sacrifice and hospitality, the forbearance and patience, and the knowledge and nobility of disposition of her illustrious father, both in words and deeds. "I often witnessed my mother," says Imam Husayn, "absorbed in prayer from dusk to dawn." Her generosity and compassion for the poor was such that no destitute or beggar ever returned from her door unattended...
One of the many questions that have been asked is why does Islam make hijab mandatory for women? Islam has introduced hijab as part of the decency and modesty in interaction between members of the opposite sex. Verse 59 of chapter 33 of the holy Quran gives a very good reason; it says...
A small procession of devoted ones, sobbing with grief, with their faces covered, is quietly moving towards an unknown location to bury someone special, someone they loved. It was a dark night of the third of Jamadi al-Thani, 11th Hijrah in the city of Madina, the city of Prophet Muhammad (saw) just few days after passing away of Prophet Muhammad (saw).
They were Kids with their father and his close friends walking quietly with patience and happy with their Lord over what they went through during last few days. But they were sobbing suppressing their voices, tears were flowing but without a sound, concealing their grief, so that no one can hear them in the dark quiet night they wanted no one in Madina to know about what they were going through...
Freedom. Human equality. Morality. Humanity. All these values are ones that we all hold dearly, right? However let’s be honest, do any of these actually exist anymore? What happened to the eras where altruism was the common way of living, the eras where the difference between rich and poor was barely existent?
How is it possible that in one corner of the world, a person is swimming in pools of cash and fortune, and in another corner, someone else is watching their family die of starvation?...
Title: A shi'ite anthology
Author(s): Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Tabatabai
Translator(s): William C. Chittick
Publisher(s): Qum : Ansariyan Publications , 1989 = 1368.
Appearance: 152 p
This book Contains these titles:
Dedication؛ I begin here؛ Chapter One : What the youth need؛ Chapter Two : Husbands And Wives : sharing lives and seeking happiness؛ Chapter Three : Children are tomorrow�s adults؛ Supplication؛ The Author؛ ENDNOTE