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NAMES OF LADY FATIMA ZAHRA (SA)
According to Imam Jaffer al-Sadiq (AS), Lady Fatima Zahra (SA) had nine names;
Fatima, Al-Siddiqa, Al-Mubarakah, At-Tahira, Az-Zakiya, Ar-Radhiatul Marzia, Al-Muhaddasah,
FATIMA: Imam Mohammad Baqir (AS) said “By Allah, Allah bestowed knowledge on her and safeguarded her from menstruation”. Imam Ali Reza (AS) said
Holy Prophet (PBUH) said
AL-SIDDIQAH: It means a woman
with scrupulous honesty and
sincerity. Other meanings of
The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said to
Imam Ali (AS) “You have been
given three things which have
1. You have been given a father-in-law like me and my father-in-law was not like me
2. You have been given an honest (Siddiqa) wife like my daughter, and I have not been the like
1. of her as a wife
3. And, you have been given Hassan and Hussain from your loin and I was not given two sons
1. like them. But you are from me, and I am from you.”
AL-MUBARAKAH: Barakah means multiplication, felicity and abundance. After the tragedy of Karbala, Lady Fatima’s offspring were slaughtered by Bani Umayyad, Banu Abbas and BanuFatima.
Surat Al-Kauthar was revealed.
Kauthar means abundance. It is
estimated that more than
AT-TAHIRA: At-Tahira means virtuous or pure which is evident from Surat Al-Ahzab verse 33
intends only to remove from you
all abominations, O people of
the (Prphet’s) household, and
It is reported that the Holy Prophet(PBUH) had gathered the ‘Panjetan’ under the Cloak when Arch-Angel Gabriel descended with this Ayat-e-Tatheer. Bibi Umme Salma, one of the wives of the Prophet, tried to enter the Cloak but the
Holy Prophet (PBUH) refused her entry but said that she was alright but not part of the Ahlul Bayt.
AZ-ZAKIYA: The word Zakiya is derived from tazkia, which means attestation of some one’s honorable record or to purify one’s self. Purification includes removal of evil characters developed
from corrupt nutrition, excessive speech, greed, conceit and vanity.
AR-RADHIAH: The famous verse of Holy Qur’an regarding ‘Nafse Mutmainna’ says
“To the righteous soul will be said: O (thou) soul, in complete rest and satisfaction! Come back to thy Lord.
Well pleased (thyself) and well pleasing up to Him”
Through out her difficult life,
Lady Fatima Zahra (SA) was
delighted with what ever Allah
AZ-ZAHRA: The Holy Prophet
(PBUH) said “Surely my daughter
Fatima is the Mistress of all
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