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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,

and Az-Zahra

FATIMA: Imam Mohammad Baqir (AS) said “By Allah, Allah bestowed knowledge on her and safeguarded her from menstruation”. Imam Ali Reza (AS) said

 “The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said that Lady Fatima was given the name ‘Fatima’ because she and her followers are protected from Hell”

AL-SIDDIQAH: It means a woman with scrupulous honesty and sincerity. Other meanings of Siddiqa are:Truth teller, one who never lies, one whose deeds conform to her words, one who believes in the commands of Allah and His prophets, without doubting any of them.

The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said to Imam Ali (AS) “You have been given three things which have been given to no one else, not even me:

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 35 million descendants of Lady Fatima are living around the world. Of course these Syeds are traced back to Imam Hasan and Imam Hussain who were considered sons of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in the verses of Mubahela in Holy Qur’an

AT-TAHIRA: At-Tahira means virtuous or pure which is evident from Surat Al-Ahzab verse 33

Allah intends only to remove from you all abominations, O people of the (Prphet’s) household, and  to purify you with (extensive) purification”

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 ordained for her. Her short life was full of inflictions and disasters especially after the demise of her illustrious father.

AZ-ZAHRA: The Holy Prophet (PBUH) said “Surely my daughter Fatima is the Mistress of all women, from beginning to the end. She is part of me and light of my eyes, she is the flower of my heart, and is my soul, Fatima is a human houri, who, when ever she stands in prayers in the presence of her Lord, her light illuminates the skies for the angels, like stars shine to people on earth”








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