Sayyeda Zainab's Marriage If this authority is limited to shariat then it is known as ‘Wilayate Tashriee’ and if it extends to the whole Universe, then it is known as ‘Wilayate Takvinee’.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ were then kept prisoner in a house near the central mosque. After the martyrdom of Hazrat Zahra(as), Zainab suffered many calamities. This proved to be impossible as long as Imam Hasan (A.S.) was alive. Sayyeda Zainab (s.a.) was a brilliant star in the mandate sky that received rays of holiness from the five suns. This means the one who cries excessively. But the supporters that had originally invited him to Kufa were no longer his to command. The One Satisfied with Divine Decree and Destiny (Ar-Raaziyato bil Qadre wal Qaza). Who gave the title of Aalimatul Ghaairul Muallimah to Bibi Zainab (a.s.)?, What did Bibi Zainab (a.s.) invoke to Allah (SWT) when she saw Imam Husayn’s martyred body? Change ). She inherited purity, truthfulness, and other remarkable qualities from her mother. But you have killed those whom the Holy Prophet[s.a.w.] If we consider this tradition of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) When her father, Imam Ali (AS), saw his daughter for the first time Imam Hussain (a.s.), who was then almost three years old, was with him. If she chose to use the power and will granted to her by Allah, she could have reduced mountains to dust. Finding that he had not been killed, Shimr had come to behead him.
She protected the Imam of her time, and supported him. The Prophet (SAW) asked why Gabriel wept and he answered, "O Prophet of Allah. He decided to leave Medina, and, at the behest of other oppressed people, to go to Kufa where, he had been led to believe, there were many who wished to combat the tyrannical rule of the transgressing Bani Umayya and see to it that pure enlightened leadership of Muslims prevailed instead. says that the words of Janabe Zainab (s.a.) in the court of Ibne Ziyad and Yazid reveal her courage and awe. Therefore he successfully eliminated him through an ingenious intrigue in which the hand that dealt Imam Hasan (A.S.) the deadly poison was none other than the Imam’s wife.
Tradition says that Zaynab, already in anguish due to the death of her brother Husayn and her sons Aun and Muhammad, was forced to march unveiled. The history of Karbala is based on two pillars: the rising of Imam Hussain (a.s.) and the rising of Zainab (s.a.). The learned scholar Haji Shaikh Abdul Baqir in his book Qurbat-e-Ahmed under authentic Maqaatil quotes from Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s.): , inspite of the troubles and difficulties faced by her, she never missed the night vigil prayers.
About weeping over Imam Husain (a.s.) Instead, an arrow pierced the child’s neck, killing him instantly. As much as she cared for the comforts and ease of her brothers and sisters, in her own wants she was frugal and unstintingly generous to the poor, homeless and parentless. Wherever the caravan stopped on its way to Medina a majlis-e-aza’ was held. Mention 3 such incidence., Name the Ziyarah of Bibi Zainab (a.s) which recounts part of her Sermon.
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Titles reflect the very characteristics of man. Alas, O grandfather! The Arab tribes called Abdullah "the sea or the cloud of munificence".
Janabe Zainab(as) and Imamate Leaving her home, she suffered a long imprisonment and sacrificed her adorable sons for the protection of Islam. They would have dumped patience and become querulous. ], they came out to fight the Yazidites. Her knowledge was divine, which cannot be acquired by any fallible. He used these words for her to clearly establish her elevated status. O people of Kufa, you are hypocrites and deceitful. This title is well understood when one reflects upon the personality of Janabe Zainab (s.a.).
With her he sent two of their sons.
The Birth of Sayyeda Hazrat Zainab (s.a.) Your example is that of a woman who assiduously prepares a strong rope and then untwines it herself, wasting her own hard labour.”, “You swear such false oaths which bear no truthfulness at all. Partridge Green, Horsham: Balagha, 1981. Her reputation as an inspiring teacher among the women had preceded her. One day, when Zaynab (A.S.) was about five years old, she had a strange and terrible dream.
There they were kept locked in and under guard, and none save slave-maids were able to visit them. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account.
Her sermons in the court of Yazid and those challenging the governor of Kufa and in the streets of Kufa demonstrated her skilled oration.”. She did not come out of her tent, nor did she loudly lament for she did not wish to cause grief or shame to her brother. I bear witness that in every condition, misfortune, grief, difficulty and examination, you were patient, majestic, honourable, dignified and thankful.”, The Proximate One to Allah (Waliyatullah). From very early on she developed an unbreakable bond of attachment to her brother Imam Husayn (A.S.).
It is reported in traditions: “The bravest person is the one who overcomes his desires.”.
He too fell victim to the schemes of the power-hungry Bani Umayya. ( Log Out /
itself establishes this aspect of the personality of Hazrat Zainab (s.a.).
When the members of the family heard this prophecy they all broke down in tears.
The travelers returned to Medina via Karbala. Janabe Sakinah (s.a.), observing this incident rushed to her aunt, Janabe Zainab (s.a.), and tearfully narrated this entire episode to her.
At the time of his death he left nothing save seven hundred dirhams with which he had intended to provide the people of his house a servant.” This will of his demonstrates that inspite of all these difficulties, Imam Husain (a.s.) was certain that Janabe Zainab (s.a.) will maintain the regularity of her night-vigil prayers. When he was informed of their arrival the next day he ordered that a great function should take place to which all would be invited without distinction. Her words were filled with pain and were so effective that they would make the audience cry. Lady Zainab (s.a.): The Unschooled Scholar
They reached Mecca in 61 Hijra year. The learned scholar Haji Shaikh Abdul Baqir in his book Qurbat-e-Ahmed under authentic Maqaatil quotes from Imam Zainul Abideen (a.s.): Imam Husain (a.s.) recognized the fact that after his martyrdom, the ladies will be taken captive and would be put to untold difficulties in the prison. From what we know of her actions and speeches, it is clear that in her was reflected the divine prophetic light that was her heritage, In writing on Zaynab bint Ali, ‘alayha ‘s-salam, we must first bear in mind an unalterable fact: that is, despite the efforts of numerous biographers, very little actual recorded historical fact is available about her. She said: You are like the vegetation that grows on filthy soil and is yet green, or like the mortar applied unto graves.”, “You should know that you have perpetrated a very morbid deed and that have prepared evil provision for your next life, because of which Allah’s anger is against you and His wrath would fall upon you.”, “Now you are crying aloud and wailing over my brother! Accept this sacrifice of Aale Mohammed (a.s.)!’.
The Prophet’s wife Syeda Khadija was her maternal grandmother, and her paternal grandmother was Fatima daughter of Assad, who nursed the Prophet(sawaw). Although Zainab’s husband was a man of means, she lived a modest life, not a life of luxury. Zaynab (A.S.) did not reply, and it was left to one of her slaves to inform him of her identity.
In sobriety and serenity she was likened to Umm ul-Mu’minin Khadija, her grandmother (A.S.); in chastity and modesty to her mother Fatima Zahra (A.S.); in eloquence to her father Ali (A.S.); in forbearance and patience to her brother Imam Hasan (A.S.); and in bravery and tranquility of the heart to Imam Husayn (A.S.).
Then he paid attention to an objecting woman. Your efforts have gone wasted and you have been ruined.
Surely we give them time so that they may increase their evil deeds, and eventually they will be given insulting chastisement’ [3:178].”, “O son of freed slaves, is this your justice that you keep your own daughters and slave maids veiled while the daughters of the Prophet of Allah are being paraded from place to place exposed.”, “You have dishonoured us by unveiling our faces.
The bodies of the martyrs lay naked on the burning sand, covered with dust and blood.
Your men take us from town to town where all sorts of people, whether they be residents of the hills or of riversides have been looking at us.”, “The near as well as the remote ones, the poor as well as the rich, the low as well as the high – all casting their glances at us while our position is such that there is no male relative of ours to render s help or support.”, “O Yazid, whatever you have done proves your revolt against Allah and your denial of His Prophet [s.a.w.] My father and grandfather were better men than I but where are they now? It is not seeming for you to swell with joy after slaying the Prophet’s progeny.
She played an important role in protecting her nephew, ‘Ali ibn Al-Husayn, and because of this, she became known as the "Heroine of Karbala". The wives of the companions called her, ‘Her mother’s heir’ on account of her way of life, habits,manners and conduct.
After the demise of the Holy Prophet (SAW), there came the period of distress and hardship in the life of Sayyeda Zainab (s.a.).
Izn-e-Dukhool for Bibi Zainab's (sa) Shrine Ziarat-e-Mufjea of Bibi Zainab (as) Short Ziarat of Bibi Zainab (sa) BOOKS: The Victory of Truth: The Life of Zaynab bint 'Ali Lady Zaynab, Peace be Upon Her, al-Sayyidah Zaynab (as) by Ansariyan Publications. It was then that some people remarked that she appeared as a 'shining sun' and a 'piece of the moon'. Indeed, she was related to the family which personified purity and infallibility. where she prayed and told him of the massacre of his beloved grandson.
The strength of her submission was divine, yet her lamentation poignantly human. O Almighty Allah, we come to your presence with Your Special Names on our tongues and for the sake of Janabe Zainab (s.a.) ask you to hasten of the reappearance of our Imam, Hujjat Ibn al-Hasan (a.s.)!
But it is not allowed.
And Janabe Zainab (a.s.) publicly lambasted and humiliated the oppressor in his very court and proclaimed the failure of every attempt that would be made to destroy Islam until Qiyamat and made the tree of Islam verdant and blooming forever. At those words Imam Ali (a.s.) began to weep, and when Hussain (a.s.) asked why he was crying so, his father answered that he would soon come to know. The spirit of Zaynab (A.S.) will live forever. Be it before Ashura or the circumstances after the martyrdom of Imam Husain (a.s.) or the difficulties in the prisons of Damascus or at the time of captivity in the streets of Kufa and Damascus or in the court of Yazid or on the return journey to Madinah, on all occasions she displayed indomitable courage. Beware the day of reckoning.”.
It is the story of a unique woman whose own fate was inextricably bound with the historical events of Karbala that have impressed upon mankind the true reality of living Islam. The city streets had been decorated and the sound of music filled the air. The History of Al-Tabarī: The Caliphate of Yazid B. Mu'awiyah. Women in the Medieval Islamic World: Power, Patronage, and Piety.
The above observation of the holy Imam (a.s.) draws our attention to the fact that Janabe Zainab (s.a.) was extremely knowledgeable, yet without being under the tutelage of any ordinary mortal.