Famous Epic Prose
Writer: Makarem Shirazi
IN THE NAME OF ALLAH
ﺪَﻗﻮﻳ يرد ﺐَﻛﻮَﻛ ﺎﻬﱠﻧَﺎَﻛ ُﺔﺟﺎﺟﱡﺰﻟَا ٍﺔﺟﺎﺟز ﻲﻓ حﺎﺒﺼِﻤْﻟا حﺎﺒﺼِﻣ ﺎﻬﻴﻓ ِةﻮﻜْﺸِﻤَﻛ ِهِرﻮُﻧ ُﻞَﺜﻣ ضرَﺎْﻟا و ِتاﻮﻤﺴﻟا رﻮُﻧ ُﷲَا
ِهرﻮﻨُ ﻟِ ﷲُ
ا يِﺪﻬﻳ ٍرﻮﻧُ
و ﺊﻴﻀﻳ ﺎﻬُﺘﻳز دﺎﻜﻳ ٍﺔﻴِﺑﺮْ
َﻏ ﻻ و
ٍﺔﻴِﻗْﺮَﺷ ﺎﻟّ ﺔٍ
ٍةﺮَ ﺠ ﺷَ
ﷲا و ِسﺎّﻨﻠﻟِ
َلﺎﺜﻣ ﺎَ ﻟا ﷲا ب
“Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The similitude of His light is as a niche wherein a lamp is. The lamp is in a glass. The glass is as it were a shining star. (This lamp is) kindled from a blessed tree, an olive neither of the East nor of the West, whose oil would almost glow forth (of itself) though no fire touched it. Light upon light Allah guides unto His light whom He will. And an Allah speaker to man in allegories and Allah is Knower of all things.”1
Dedicated to the Holy Presence of “Vali Asr” (Guardian of the Age). Imam Mahdi (may God hasten his appearance):
ﻲﻨْﻓﱢﺮﻌُﺗ ﻢَﻟ ْنِا ﻚﱠﻧِﺎَﻓ ﻚَﻟﻮﺳر ﻲﻨْﻓﱢﺰﻋ ﻢﻬّﻠﻟَا ﻚِﻴﺒَﻧ فِﺮﻋَا ﻢَﻟ ﻚﺴْﻔَﻧ ﻲﻨْﻓﱢﺮﻌُﺗ ﻢَﻟ ْنِا ﻚﱠﻧِﺎَﻓ ﻚﺴْﻔَﻧ ﻲﻨْﻓﱢﺮﻋ ﻢﻬّﻠﻟَا
2ﻲﻨﻳد ْﻦﻋ ﺖﻠْ َﻠَﺿ ﻚ
ﺘَ ﺠ ﺣ
ﻲﻨْﻓِّﺮﻌُﺗ ﻢَﻟ ْناِ ﻚ
ﱠﻧِﺎَﻓ ﻚَﺘﺠﺣ ﻲﻨْﻓﱢﺮﻋ ﻢﻬّﻠﻟَا ﻚ
ﻋ اَ ﻢ
Imam Sadig (p.b.u.h) commanded Zarareh to continue this Prayer during the time of the “Gheiybat”. (Occultation of the twelfth Imam)
My Lord! Introduce yourself to me, because if I don’t recognize You, I will
not recognize Your Prophet. My Lord! Make Your Prophet known to me, because if I haven’t recognized Your Prophet, I will be unable to recognize Your “Hojjat3”
My Lord! Introduce Your? Hojjat to me, because if I haven’t recognized Your
Hojjat, I will be lost.4
مرواد رﻮُﻧ بﺎﺒﺣ ﻢﻨﻣ اﺪﺧ ﺔﺒﻴﺒﺣ مرﻮﻳز شﺮﻋ قﺎﺳ ﻪﺑ و ﻪّﻟا ﺖﻤﺼﻋ ﻪﻛ ﻢﻨﻣ مﺮﻬﻄﻣ يﺪﺑ ﺮﻫ ز و ﻪّﻟا ﺔﻴﻟو ﻦﻣ ﻪﻛ وا يﻻو ﻦﻣ يﻻو وا يﺎﺿر ﻦﻣ يﺎﺿر
مﺮﺑاﺮﺑ ﻲﻠﻋ ﺎﺑ و ﻲﺒﻨﻟا ﺔﻌﻀﺑ ﻪآ ﻢﻨﻣ
يﺪّﻤﺤﻣ ﺖﻘﻴﻘﺣ و ﺪﻤﺣا ﺲﻔﻧ ﺖﺳا ﻲﻠﻋ
مﺮهﻮﮔ ﺖﺳا ﻪﻧﺎﮕﻳ نﺎﺷرﺎﺨﺘﻓا جﺎﺗ ﻪﺑ نﺎﺷرﺎﻨآ ما ﻪﺘﺴﺸﻧ نﺎﺷراﺪﺘﻗا ﺖﺨﺗ ﻪﺑ مﺮﺗﺮﺑ ﻩدﻮﻤﻧ اﺪﺧ ﺎﻴﻟوا و ﺎﻴﺒﻧا ز ﻲﻜﻳ دﻮﺑ ﺎﻣ رﻮُﻧ ﻪآ ﻲﻠﻋ و ﺪّﻤﺤﻣ ﺰﺠﺑ
مﺮﺴﻤه دﻮﺒﻧ ﻲﺴآ ﻦﻳﺮﺧﺁ و ﻦﻴﻟّوا ز
ﻲﻀﺗﺮﻣ دﻮﺒﻧ ﺮﮔا : ﻼﻣ ﺮﺑ ﺖﻔﮔ ﻮﭼ ﻲﺒﻧ
ﺘﻣ نﺎﻣز ﺮه ﻪﺑ ءﺎﻴﺣ و ﺖﻤﺼﻋ جوا ﻪﺑ يوﺮهُز غوﺮﻓ ﻢﻨﻣ و ﺐﻗﺎﺛ بﺎﻬﺷ ﻲﻠﻋ
1-Translation from: ‘The meaning of the Glorious Koran’ by: Mohammed Marmaduke Pickthall
Surah # 24 ‘Light’-verse 35
2- Prayer from: “Ekmal-al-Din” of Sheikn Sadugh, Volume 2, Pg. 342
3-“Hojjat” literally is meaning the proof; but also a name for the twelfth Imam.
4-Rendering into English from the Farsi by the translator.
مﺮﺛﻮآ و ّبر يﺎﻄﻋ يﺪﻤﺤﻣ ﻪﻓﻮﻜﺷ يﺪﻣﺮﺳ ﻦﺴُﺣ رﺎﻬﺑ يدﺰﻳا ﻖﺸﻋ لﺎﻬﻧ
مﺮﺴﻓا ﺖﺳا ﺪﻤﺤّ
ﻣ ﻢﻧدﺮﮔ قﻮﻃ ﺖﺳا ﻲﻠﻋ ﺪﻨﺘﻨﻳز راﻮﺷﻮﮔ ود اﺮﻣ ﻦﺴﺣ ﺎﺑ ﻦﻴﺴُﺣ
مردﺎﻣ مﺎﻘﻣ ﻦﻳرد ار ﺶﻳﻮﺧ بﺎﺑ ﻪآ ﻢﻨﻣ ﻢﻴﺘﻘﻠﺧ ّما و ﻞﺻا ﻮﭼ ﻦﻣ و ﻲﻠﻋ و ﺪّﻤﺤﻣ
مرﺪﻴﺣ ﻮﭼ دﻮﺑ ﻒآ ﻪﺑ نﺎﻨﺟ ﺖﻴﻜﻟﺎﻣ ﻪآ
ﻢﺘﻟود ﻩﺎﮕﺸﻴﭘ ﻪﺑ ﺪﻨآ يﺎهﻮﻠﺟ ﻪﭼ كﺪﻓ
مﺮﺘﺧد ﻪﺑ ﻢهد نﺎﺸﻧ ﻖﺣ دﺎﻬﺟ ﺮﭘ ﻩار ﻪآ ما ﻩدﺮآ مﺎﻴﻗ نﺁ زا كﺪﻓ ﺐﺻﺎﻏ ﻪﻴﻠﻋ مﺮﺸﺤﻣ زور ﻩﺎﻨﭘ و ﻦﻣ خزﺮﺑ ﺪﻴﻣُا ﻲﻔﻄﺼﻣ لﺁ و لﻮﺳر تّدﻮﻣ دﻮﺑ نﺎﺴﺣ
It’s I, Gods’ immaculate, and the ornamentation of the thrones’ front leg. The beloved of God, is I; I’m the intermediator of His light.
Pleasing me is pleasing Him; friendship with me is friendship with Him for I am
Gods’ elect and purified of every wrong.
Ali is the blood and essence of Mohammad, It’s I, the Prophets’ flesh, and commensurate with Ali.
Upon their’ throne of Power I have sat, at their’ side. On their’ crown of glory, I am the single gem.
Except for Mohammad and Ali, of which our light was one,
I am superior to the Prophets and Saints of God.
The Prophet said publicly: If there was not Morteza (Ali); no-one else could be my husband.
Ali is a shooting star and I am the evening stars’ brightness.
By the culmination of purity and modesty in every era, I am illuminated. A sapling of divine love, in the spring of eternal virtue,
Mohammads’ flower bud, a gift of the Lord and the abundant fountain, (Kowsar)
Hossein and Hassan adorn me as two earrings, Ali is the necklace upon my neck, and Mohammad is my crown.
Mohammad and Ali and I are the essence and source of creation, it’s I, in this
regard, who is mother.
What display was (Fadak) of my wealth?
When the ownership of Paradise was in my Hand, just as my father was.
I rose against the usurpers of Fadak, to show the Jihad-filled way of God to my daughter.
“Hessan” The Prophet’s love and the Progeny of Mostafa was My hope in
Purgatory and refuge on the day of Judgment.
I am hope in Purgatory, and refuge on the judgment day.5
5-English rendering of poem done as closely as possible to a word to word translation so that it would not be distorted. (Translator)
The Historic Sermon of the Lady of Islam, Fatimah Zahra (p.b.u.h.)
After the death of the Prophet of Islam, a strange storm covered the entire
The eye of this storm was the center the Caliphate, and from there it spread and encompassed anything that was Connected with the Caliphate One aspect of this
storm included the requisition o the land called (Fadak) by the governing system of that time. This land had bee given to Fatimah (p.b.u.h.) by the Prophet of Islam (p.b.u.h) based on important interests.6
Fatimah (p.b.u.h.) saw that this apparent transgression, together with a disregard for most of the Islamic laws on this subject, was involving the Islamic community in a severe deviation from Islamic teachings and the Sunnah of the Prophet, creating an inclination towards the customs of paganism She also on the other hand saw it as being a preliminary step for the retirement of Ali and economic sanctions against Ali’s companions, and thus went to the defense of he rights against the usurpers of “Fadak” and with all of her being demanded the return of this usurped right.
But the ruling government, by excuse of a false tradition: (ُثﱢرﻮَ ُﻧ ﻻ ِءﺎﻴِﺒﻧْ َﺎﻟْا َﺮِﺷﺎﻌَﻣ ُﻦﺤﻧَ)
meaning; “We Prophets leave no inheritance”!, refrained from granting her this right.
The lady of Islam (p.b.u.h.) being the “Lady of the worlds’ Women,” accompanied by a group of the Women of Bani Hashem, came to the mosque t speak her words before the groups of Muslims and the leaders of the “Mohajers”
and “Ansars”; to deliver her ultimatum and in order to take away all excuses for the continuance of this strange usurpation and cruel requisition from the governing organization of the time. And thus in doing so, revealing the true
6-“Fadak” was one of the flourishing villages on the outskirts of Medina populated by Jews, who like the Jew of
Medina and “Khaybar”, constantly plotted against Islam.
In the seventh year of the Hejrat when the fortresses of (Khaybar) fell one after another to the Islamic
combatants, and the center of Jewish power was crushed, the inhabitants of (Fadak) came to the Prophet of Islam in peace and surrender. They gave half of their land and gardens to the Holy Prophet, and kept the other half for themselves.
The Prophet of Islam (p .b .u .h) according to numerous transmissions by both Shi’a and Sunni commentators and historians—-presented (Fadak) as a gift to his daughter Fatimah during his own lifetime. However, after the death of Prophet of Islam, the usurpers of Islamic rule, seeing this economic power in the hands of Ali’s wife as
a threat to their own political power, and deciding to exclude the companions of Ali from every aspect, by vain excuses requisitioned these lands for the public treasury, and in reality to their own benefit.
The story of (Fadak) and the various incidents that occurred in relation to it in the first part of Islam and in the following eras, are of the most painful, sorrowful and warning high points in the first period of Islam’s history
which with Gods’ will must be studied separately in greater depth.
ranks of those loyal to Islam from the supporter of the policies of transgression.
She, without regard for the special “atmosphere building” that had bee seen to in this respect, and the possible backlashes of this great divulgence, when ahead
with her plan. She delivered brilliant Sermon in the Prophet’s Mosque under the pretext of “the usurpation of Fadak”, in which many realities were brought to
This sermon was a ‘pounding warning’ for those who endeavored to divert the Prophet’s Caliphate and Islamic government from its’ original route undoing his twenty-three years of toil.
It was a ‘wake-up alarm’ for those whose hearts beat with the love of Islam, and who were fearful for the future of this pure religion.
It was “An Effective Notification” for those who were oblivious to the
expansion of the group of hypocrites, and their influence in the political organization after the Messenger of God (p.b.u.h.), and who ignored their secret activities. It was a ‘Painful Cry’ in support of the “Commander of the Faithful” Imam Ali (p.b.u.h.), the successor and administrator of the Holy Prophet, of which a group of the political Players ignored the Quranic verses and the emphatic recommendations of the ‘Prophet of Allah’ in his regard.
It was an “Innocent Administration of Justice” if for the awakening of those whose rights were usurped but preferred a peaceful silence to the pounding, awakening exclamation.
It was a ‘Frightening Thunder’, whose vibrations spread everywhere and of
which traces were left in all ages and eras.
It was a “Severe Storm”, of which its’ breaking waves awoke sleeping souls–
–however briefly showing them the way of God.
At last it was a “Deadly Thunderbolt” that came down upon the heads of
Islam’s’ enemies, attacking them unaware.
The ‘Lady of Islam’s’ deep analyses in this sermon speaks of her precise insight into the most complicated matters pertaining to ‘Tauheed’, the creator
‘Mabda’ and resurrection ‘Maad’.
The interpretation given in this sermon by the honorable daughter of the
Prophet, of important ideological, Political and social matters, is evidence that
Fatimah daughter of the Prophet of Islam didn’t belong to any Particular era.
The emotional courage that flows from the well-spoken words of Fatimah in this sermon shows that she is a devoted lady, fighter in God’s way, hero, and
worthy leader for the defenders of God’s way and fighters in His right.
The effective tone of the Lady of Islam in this sermon, which penetrates to the depths of man’s heart and soul, speaks of the fact that she was an eloquent
speaker and undefeatable orator the equal of her husband “The Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali.” In such a way that this brilliant sermon challenges the sermons of Ali in the ‘Nahjul Balaghe’, moving forward with them head to
head. It also shows that her daughter Zainab received this inheritance (eloquent
speech) from both father and mother, in that with her fiery sermons in the kufe market, and Yazids’ Assembly she threw tremors into the limbs of the criminals of Bani Umayeh, weakening the foundation of their usurping government’s palace planting the seeds of revolution in the hearts of the people of Kufa and Sham against this tyrannical, oppressive government.
Fatimah’s meticulousness in this sermon in the background of the philosophy and mysteries of Religious law, and her analysis of the political history of Islam and comparison of the pagan age of the Arabs with their life after the rise of Islam gives great lessons to the wayfarer in the way of God, giving them education and training in their struggles.
Most important of all is that Fatimah with this sermon, clarified the position of the Prophets’ descendents with regard to the ruling regime; revealing the
exemption of the holy area of Islam from the cruelties that were performed in its’ name. Really, if the only benefit of this great sermon, which, contain so much were just this, it would have bee enough!
Documents and Records of the Sermon
This sermon is one of the well-known sermons narrated with a series of supporting documents by both Shia and Sunni. Contrary to what some may believe, a report is never from a single source. Among the sources in which this
sermon may be found are the following:
1) Ibn Abi Alhadid Motazaly, the famous Sunni Scholar in ‘Explanation of the Nahjul Balaghe’ in the first chapter of the account of Othman Ibn Honai’s letter, he has narrated various documents for the sermon of the Lady of Islam,
Fatimah (p.b.u.h.) He explains that; the documents I have presented here for this sermon have not been taken from any of the books of the Shia.
He then mentions the famous book ‘Saqifa’ by Abubakr Ahmad ibn Abdul
Aziz Jowhari. One of the famous Sunni narrators of traditions, who has narrated this sermon in numerous ways in this book Ibn Abi Alhadid has explained all these ways in his book, but for brevity we will refrain from mentioning them here.
He then adds that when the ruling government of the time decided to usurp
“Fadak”, Fatimah came to the Mosque accompanied by a group of the women of
Qureysh, in such a way that her gait was exactly like the Prophet’s (p.b.u.h.), and delivered a lengthy sermon.
The above mentioned then narrated that very celebrated, famous sermon— even though the contents of this sermon, in various narration, has slight differe-
2) “Ali ibn Isa Arbali” also in the book “Kashful Chamma” has narrated this sermon as taken from the book “Shaqifa” by “Abubakr Ahmad ibn Abdul Aziz
3) Masoudy, in ‘Muravvaj ul-Dhahab’ briefly mentions the aforesaid sermon.
4) ‘Sayyed Murtedha’ the great Shia scholar and Mujahid in the book ‘Shaft’
has narrated this sermon from ‘Aishe’ the wife of the Prophet.
5) The famous narrator of traditions, the late ‘Sadduq’ has mentioned some of its high points in the book ‘Elal ul-Shar’ea’.
6) The famous jurisconsult and narrator of traditions by the name of the late
“Shaikh Mofid has also narrated a part of this sermon.
7) ‘Sayyad ibn Tavoos’ in the book ‘Tara’ef’ has quoted a part of it from the book ‘Al-Manaqib’ of ‘Ahmad ibn Musa ibn Marduya Isfahani’ who being one of the famous Sunni personalities, quotes it from ‘Aishe’.
8) The late “Tabrassi” author of ‘Ihtijaj’ relates it in his book as an ‘apostle’.7
At any rate, this historical sermon is one of the famous sermons of Ahl-al-bait
(p.b.u.h.) (the Prophet’s descendants). From what they have quoted, the Shia always recommended their children to memorize this sermon so that with the
passing of time it would not be forgotten, or be questioned by spiteful enemies.
It is even now worth while that the fruitful young should memorize these celebrated epic verses and relay it to future generations.
The seven focal points of Fatimah Zahra’s sermon
This brilliant, unparalleled sermon is in reality made up of seven parts and revolves around seven focal points of which each pursues a clear objective, and
each must be studied separately.
Part One: A deep condensed analysis around the questions of ‘Tauheed’ and the qualities of God, the most beautiful of God’s attributes and the aim of creation.
Part Two: The exalted position, duties special distinctions and aims of the
Prophet (p.b.u.h) are discussed.
Part Three: She speaks of the importance of the Holy Quran, the depth of
Islamic teachings, the philosophy and secrets of religious commandments, and advice and counsels in this respect.
Part Four: After introducing herself, the Lady of Islam describes her fathers’
service to this people. And it was here that the Lady of Islam took their’ hand and led them back to their’ not too distant pagan past, for an admonitory look, and Comparison to their situation after the rise of Islam to receive a lesson from this metamorphosis.
Part Five: She discusses the incidents and events that occurred after the death of the Prophet, and the movements and strivings of the Hypocrites for the annihilation of Islam.
Part Six: She speaks of the usurpation of ‘Fadak’ their vain excuses in this
7- Bahar ul-Anwar, Allama Majlissi, Volume viii, Pg. 108; Old Print.
respect, and her reply to these excuses.
Part Seven: And finally in this part as deliverance of her ultimatum, she requests aid from the true helpers and friends of the Prophet, and bringing her
speech to an end she threatens them with God’s Punishment.
Tauheed, Gods’ attributes, and the aim of creation
َا ءﻻآ غﻮﺒ ﺳ
و ،ﺎﻫَأﺪَﺘﺑِا ٍﻢﻌِﻧ ِمﻮﻤﻋ ﻦِﻣ ،مﺪَﻗ ﺎﻤِﺑ ءﺎﻨﱠﺜﻟا و ﻢ
ﻬﻟْ َا ﺎﻣ ﻲﻠﻋ
ُﺮْﻜﱡﺸﻟا ﻪَﻟ و ﻢﻌﻧْ َا ﺎﻣ ﻲﻠﻋ ِﻪﻠّ ِﻟ ﺪﻤﺤْﻟَا
! ﺎﻫﻻاو ٍﻦَﻨِﻣ ِمﺎﻤَﺗ و
و ،ﺎﻫﺪﺑ اَ
ﺎِ ْﻟا ﻦِ
ﻋ توﺎﻔﺗَ و
،ﺎﻫﺪﻣَا ِءاﺰﺠْﻟا ِﻦﻋ يﺄَﻧ و
ﺎِ ﻟا ﻦِ ﻋ
. ﺎﻬِﻟﺎﺜﻣَا ﻲﻟِا ِبﺪﱠﻨﻟﺎِﺑ ﻲّﻨَﺛ و ،ﺎﻬِﻟاﺰﺟِﺎِﺑ ﻖِ
ﺋﻼَﺨْﻟا ﻲَﻟِا ﺪﻤﺤَﺘﺳا و ،ﺎﻬﻟﺎﺼﱢﺗِﺎِﻟ
ﻲﻓ رﺎﻧاَ و
ﻮﻣ بﻮُﻠﻘُ ْﻟا ﻦَ
ﻤَﺿ و ﺎﻬَﻠﻳِوْﺄَﺗ صﻼْﺧِﺎْﻟا َﻞﻌﺟ ﺔٌ ﻤ
،ﻪ ﻟَ ﻚ
ﻳِﺮَﺷ ﻻ هﺪﺣو
ُﷲا ّﻻِا ﺔﻟِا ﻻ ْنَا ﺪ
. ﺎﻬَﻟﻮُﻘﻌﻣ ِﺮْﻜِﻔْﻟا
ُﺘﻴﻔِ ﻴ ﻛَ
مﺎﻫو ﺎَ ّﻟا َﻦِﻣ و ،ﻪُﺘَﻔﺻِ
ﻟْ ﺎَ ْﻟا َﻦِﻣ و ،ﻪ
ﺘُ ﻳ ؤْ ر ِرﺎﺼﺑَﺎْﻟا ﻦَ
ﻨِ ﺘَ ﻤﻤﻟْ َا
. ﺎﻬَﻠَﺜَﺘﻣِا ٍﺔَﻠِﺜﻣَا ءاﺬﺘِ ﺣِا ﻼِﺑ ﺎﻫَﺄَﺸْﻧَا و
،ﺎﻬَﻠﺒَﻗ َنﺎﻛ ﻲٍﺌﻴَﺷ ْﻦِﻣ ﻻ ءﺎﻴْﺷَﺎْﻟا ع
ًﺎﺘﻴِﺒْﺜَﺗ ّﻻِا ﺎﻫِﺮﻳِﻮﺼَﺗ ﻲِﻓ ﻪَﻟ ٍةﺪِﺋﺎﻓ ﻻ و ،ﺎﻬِﻨﻳِﻮْﻜَﺗ ﻲﻟِا ﻪْﻨِﻣ ٍﺔﺟﺎﺣ ِﺮﻴَﻏ ْﻦِﻣ ِﻪِﺘﻴِﺸﻤِﺑ ﺎﻬَﺋرَذ و و ِﻪِﺗرﺪُﻘِﺑ ﺎﻬَﻧﻮَﻛ
و ِﻪِﺘﻋﺎﻃ ﻲﻠﻋ باﻮﱠﺜﻟا ﻞَ
ﻌﺟ ﻢُﺛ ِﻪﺗِ ﻮﻋﺪﻟِ
ِﻪﺘِ ﻳِﺮﺒ ﻟِ
اﺪﺒ ﻌ ﺗَ و
،ِﻪِﺗرﺪُﻘِﻟ ًارﺎﻬْﻇاِ و
ﺘِ ﻋﺎﻃ ﻲﻠﻋ ﺎﻬﻴِﺒْﻨَﺗ و
ِﺘ’ﻨﺟ ﻲﻟِا ﻢﻬَﻟ ًﺔَﺷﺎﻴِﺣ و
ِﻪِﺘﻤْﻘِﻧ ْﻦﻋ ِهدﺎﺒﻌِ ِﻟ ًةدﺎﻳِز ،ِﻪِﺘﻴِﺼﻌ ﻣ
ﻲﻠﻋ بﺎﻘﻌِ ْﻟا ﻊَﺿو
I thank God because of His blessings, and I am grateful for His graces, and because of the gifts He has granted, I speak His Praise.
For the extensive blessings He has given us from the beginning. And for the countless gifts by which He has favored us.
And for the continuous gifts that always envelop us.
Blessings that are out of the realm of number or statistics.
And because of their extent, are incapable of being compensated in the limits if time and their termination being out of the realm of Man’s understanding. He
has called his servants to his thanks giving for the continuation and increase of these gifts.
And he has called creatures to his Praise, for their perfection.
And He has encouraged them to gain their like, and I give witness that there is no God expects the one God.
He is without likeness, and has no partner or semblance.
This is a saying of which its’ essence is sincerity in itself and the hearts of the eager are entangled with it. And its traces have radiated in contemplation.
A God whose beholdance is impossible with the eyes, and to speak of His qualities with this tongue, absurd.
And the perception of His holy being is impossible for the intellect and contemplation.
He innovated the being of the living world without anything having been
8- All English renderings of the text of this sermon were translated from the Persian text by the translator.
existent before that.
And he originated all, without there previously having been existant a pattern or model.
He brought them into existence by His power, and created them by His will, without being needy of their creation, or any benefit returning to His pure being
out of their conceivance.
Except that in this way He wished to make manifest His wisdom, call the people to His obedience, in this way, by showing His never ending power, leading the creature to His servitude.
He strengthened the invitation of His Prophets by way of harmony in creation and religious law.
Then ascertaining rewards for His obedience, and punishments for sin, in this
way giving His servants deliverance from his anger, revenge and Punishment, urging them toward the direction of the gardens of heaven and the heart of His mercy.
* * *
In this opening section of the sermon we see matters that are all worthy careful attention;
1) A regard to the fact that God blessings encircle our entire existence, and we are submerged in them from head to toe. It is this very matter which brings to life our sense thanksgiving, calling us to the knowledge of his pure being. This
is the very thing the scholars of scholastic theology rely on, and that is in the name of “the necessity thanking Him for His bounties.” In the matters of theism and the necessity knowing God and thanking Him.
2) If God has called His Servants thanksgiving for His blessings, it is not because of His need, but it is so that in this way they will gain greater worthiness, and become subject to more blessings (pay close attention).
3) His servants are unable to pay Him His due thanks, this being because the grace of offering Him thanks is in itself another blessing, and the instruments of His praise mind, hand and tongue all are of His blessings. Therefore other than
admitting inability, they can do nothing else. The Poet Says:
دروآ ياﺪﺧ هﺎﮔرد ﻪﺑ رﺬﻋ ﺶﻳﻮﺧ ﺮﻴﺼﻘﺗ ز ﻪﻛ ﻪﺑ نﺎﻤﻫ هﺪﻨﺑ
دروآ يﺎﺟ ﻪﺑ ﻪﻛ ﺪﻧاﻮﺘﻧ ﺲﻛ
ﺶﻳﺪﻧواﺪﺧ راواﺰﺳ ﻪﻧرو
“It is better for a person because of his short – coming, to apologize to God because no-one can perform what God is deserving of.”9
4) The spirit of Tauheed is Sincerity, cleansing the Spirit of all other than
God, and giving heart to the security of His love, accepting His commands, and in short forgetting all that is opposed to Rim, forgetting all except Him.
5) In truth, Tauheed is hidden is man’s nature from the very beginning, and
9-Translation of the Persian Poem by Sa’adi. (Translator)
this holy light shines in the depths of all human souls, and each person hears the cry of “Allahu Akbar” in his inner self.
For this very reason, when the sever storms of life rage, and when the veils of dereliction and ignorance are torn away it shines more clearly. Every person is
in voluntarily attracted by it saying
«ﻮﻫ ّﻻِا ِﻪﻟِا ﻻ »“There is no god except Allah”
6) The essence of His being is not eve perceptible by deep thought, that;
ﻢُﻜُﻠْﺜِﻣ عﻮﻨُ ﺼ
ﻣ قﻮُﻠﺨْ ﻣ
ِﻪﻴِﻧﺎﻌﻤﱢﻗدَا ﻲﻓ ﻢ
ُﻜﻣﺎﻫوَﺎِﺑ هﻮﻤ ﺗُ
ﺎﻤﻠﱠ ﻛُ »
And no one can even find way to the essence of His attributes: Therefore, all of us must admit that;
11«ﻚِﺘَﻓِﺮﻌﻣ ﱠﻖﺣ كﺎﻨْﻓَﺮﻋ ﺎﻣ »
“We haven’t recognized you, such as you are worthy of recognition”.
12« ﻚِﺗدﺎﺒِﻋ ﱠﻖﺣ كﺎﻧﺪﺒﻋ ﺎﻣ و »
“And we haven’t worshiped you in the way that is worthy of Your’
7) One of the important things in the matter of creation is that in the beginning no material existed of which God could use, in order to create this
world wit pre-made materials.
Rather, the creation of this world was accomplished after mere non-existance. This creation is peculiar to the pure being of God, and even its’ imagination is
difficult for most of us.
8) Another important matter of creation is this; Portraitists always get insp- iration for the creation of paintings and drawings, from nature. Sometimes they
blend different forms and innovate a new form. But God is a Creator who conceived and depicted a world without any previously – existing pattern or model.
9) Another important discussion brought up in this section of the Lady of Islam’s’ historical sermon, is God’s not needing anything. It is clear that a being that is in every respect unending and eternal can have no need in his pure being.
This is because ‘need’ is reason for ‘Deficiency’, and deficiency is only conceivable in the ‘contingent being’ and not in the eternal being of God.
10) And lastly another important matter brought up in this section is the ‘Aim of creation’ of which the Lady of Islam (p.b.u.h.) summed up in a few
A) Revealing the never – ending wisdom of God. B) Calling of the servants to His subservience.
C) Showing His unlimited power.
D) Summoning His servants to worship of Him.
10- ﺭﺍﻮﻧﻻﺍ ﺭﺎﲝ ﻭ ﻲﺋﺎ ﺦﻴﺷ ﲔﻌﺑﺭﺍ Allamah Majlisy volume 69; Pg. 293
11-ﺭﺍﻮﻧﻻﺍ ﺭﺎﲝ ﻭ ﻲﺋﺎ ﺦﻴﺷ ﲔﻌﺑﺭﺍ Allamah Majlisy volume 69; Pg. 292
12- ﻞﺋﺎﺳﻮﻟا كرﺪﺘﺴﻣ يرﻮﻧ ثﺪﺤﻣvolume 1; Pg. 16
E) Giving strength to His Prophets.
These are the various aims for creation spoken of by Fatimah Zahra (p.b.u.h.). Here it is worthy to bring to our attention that these aims are interdependent of
one another. When God’s servants see the traces of His wisdom and power in the confines of the living world, they are drawn to worship of Him; turn to His
spiritual servitude; and traverse the degrees of perfection. Another point is that the harmony that the Prophets emphasize in their speeches about the order of the living world finds greater influence in the hearts of human beings. Thus, the matters of guidance become simplified and easier for them. (Pay close attention)
So, therefore, God did not create the world to receive some benefit, rather His aim was munificence to His servants. He determined to advance them on the road of guidance, calling them to the vicinity of His esteem, to always continue
in His way, and along with the acquisition of merits, obtain a greater portion of
His never-ending graces.
The Prophet of Islam’s exalted position and his distinctions
َﻞﺒَﻗ هﺎﻔَﻄﺻاو ،ﻪَﻠﺒَﺘﺟا نِ
َا َﻞﺒَﻗ هﺎﻤﺳ و
ﻪﺒﺠَﺘْﻧاو هرﺎﺘْﺧِا ،ﻪُﻟﻮﺳر و
ﺒ ﻋ ًاﺪﻤﺤﻣ ﻲ
ﺑِ اَ نﱠ
َا و »
ﻘْ ﻣ ِمﺪﻌ ْﻟا ِﺔﻳﺎﻬِﻨﺑِ و
ﻣ ﻞﻳِوﺎﻫﺎَ ْﻟا ﺮِ
ٌﺔﻧﻮﻨُ ْﻜﻣ ِﺐﻴَﻐْﻟﺎﺑِ
ُﻖﺋﻼَﺨْﻟا ِذِا ،ﻪﺜَ ﻌﺘَ ﺑا نِ َا
ﻟا ِﻊِﻗاﻮﻤِﺑ ًﺔَﻓِﺮﻌﻣ و ،ِرﻮﻫﺪﻟا ِثِداﻮﺤﺑِ ﺔً
و ،رﻮﻣُﺎْﻟا (لĤﻤﺑ) ﻞِ
ﺋĤﻣِب ﻲﻟﺎﻌَﺗ ِﷲا َﻦﻣِ
. ﻪِ ﻤِ
ِﻟ اذﺎﻔﻧْ ِا و ِﻪِﻤْﻜﺣ ِءﺎﻀﻣ ِا ﻲﻠﻋ
و هِ ِﺮﻣَﺎِﻟ ًﺎﻣﺎﻤﺗْ ِا ﷲا ﻪﺜَ ﻌ َﺘﺑ ِا
ﻊﻣ ِﻪّﻠِﻟ ًةﺮَ ﻜِ
ِﺑﺎﻋ (و) ،ﺎﻬِﻧاﺮﻴ ِﻧ ﻲﻠﻋ ًﺎﻔﱠﻜﻋ ،ﺎﻬِﻧﺎﻳد
َا ﻲِﻓ ًﺎﻗﱠﺮُﻓ ﻢﻣُﺎْﻟا يأﺮَ َﻓ
. ﺎﻬﻤﻤُﻏ ِرﺎﺼﺑﺎَ ْﻟا ﻦِ
ﻋ ﻲﻠّ ﺟ و
ﻬﺑ بﻮﻠُ ُﻘْﻟا ﻦِ
،ﺎﻬﻤَﻠُﻇ (ِﻪِﻟآ و ِﻪﻴﻠَ ﻋ
ُﷲا ﻲﻠﱠ ﺻ
ﻳﺎﻤﻌِ ﻟا َﻦِﻣ ﻢﻫَﺮﺼﺑ و
ِﺔﻳاﻮﻐِ ﻟا َﻦِﻣ ﻢﻫَﺬﻘَ ﻧْ َا و ِﺔﻳاﺪﻬِ
ْﻟﺎِﺑ ِسﺎّﻨﻟا ﻲِﻓ مﺎﻗ و
،ٍرﺎﺜﻳِا و ٍﺔﺒْﻏر و ٍرﺎﻴِﺘْﺧا و ٍﺔَﻓْأر ﺾﺒَﻗ ِﻪﻴَﻟِا َﷲا ﻪَﻀﺒَﻗ ﻢُﺛ ،ِﻢﻴِﻘَﺘﺴﻤْﻟا ِﻖﻳِﺮﱠﻄﻟا ﻲَﻟِا ﻢﻫﺎﻋد و ِﻢﻳِﻮَﻘْﻟا ِﻦﻳﺪﻟا ﻲَﻟِا ﻢﻫاﺪﻫ و
،رﺎﻔّ َﻐﻟا بﺮﻟا ِناﻮْﺿِر و ،راﺮﺑَﺎْﻟا ِﺔﻜَ
ﺋﻼﻤْﻟﺎِﺑ ﻒﺣ ﺪﻗَ
ِﻓ راﺪﻟا هِ ﺬﻫ ِﺐﻌَﺗ(ﻦْ
ﻣِ ) ﻦْ
ﻟآ و ﻪِ
. ِرﺎﺒﺠْﻟا ِﻚِﻠﻤْﻟا ِةروﺎﺠﻣ و
و ﷲا ﺔُ ﻤ ﺣ ر
ﻴ َﻠﻋ مﻼﺴﻟا و ِﻪﻴِﺿر و ِﻖْﻠَﺨﻟا َﻦِﻣ ِﻪِﺗَﺮﻴ ِﺧ و ِﻪﻴ ﻔِ ﺻ
ﺣﻮْﻟا ﻲَﻠﻋ ِﻪﻨِ ﻴِﻣاَ و
ِﻪﻴﺒِ َﻧ ﻲِﺑاَ
ﻲﻠﻋ ﷲا ﻲﱠﻠﺻ
And I give witness that my father Mohammad (p.b.u.h.) is His servant and messenger, and he was appointed by Him before He created him, and He chose
him before he was sent on his mission.
And this was at the time when His servants were hidden in the invisible world, covered by the frightening veil of non-existence, connected to the utmost limit of non-being.
This came to be because God was aware of the future, and He was familiar with the events of the world, and He knew well all destinies.
He was appointed to complete His commands, and to execute His order, and
give authority to His absolute decrees.
When he was appointed, he saw people who had chosen dispersed religions. A group circumambulates fire, and a group bow before idols; and though they
recognize God with their heart, they renounce Him.
God, by the radiance of Mohammad removed darkness, and pulled back the veils of darkness from hearts, and cleared away the dark, turbid clouds from
He rose for the guidance of the people, and gave them freedom from perversion and abominations, giving sight to their eyes; guiding them to the
firm, established religion of Islam, summoning them to the Right Way.
Then, God, out of His extreme love and authority, and out of fondness and excessive generosity took his soul, thus easing him of worldly sufferings. And
right now he is settled among the Angles and the Merciful God’s Pleasure, and in the vicinity of the Mighty Gods’ esteem.
May Gods’ benediction be upon my father the Prophet (p.b.u.h.), the honest revealer of revelations and elect among His creatures? And may the peace, blessings and mercy of God be upon him.
* * *
In this part of the Lady of Islam’s’ discourse, there are also meaningful references made to one series of important matters related to the Holy Prophet,
1) In her opening explanations, she refers to the extraordinary intrinsic make- up of the Prophet, something that has been referred to in other Islamic
narrations, and is here an important discussion, and this being; was the structure of the Prophet’s existence completely different from that of others? if so, then
his infallibility is necessary according to this pure intrinsic make-up, and then naturally cannot be counted as honorary.
And if his intrinsic make-up is not different, then these explanations in the
Lady of Islam’s speech follow which aim?
The truth is that the honors and gifts of the Prophets and Imams are one part inherent and one part acquired. With regard to this combination, many questions
According to another explanation the wise God who charges the Prophets with these immense duties also gives them inherent preparedness; and extra ordinary intrinsic make – up, enormous intelligence, iron will, firm resolution
abundant knowledge and correct discernment. If this was not so, a weak indivi- dual could never perform such an enormous mission, and this aim will be laid waste.
And this matter is in no way unjust. Just as the muscles of the upper arm are extremely different from the delicate muscles of the eyelids, because the responsibility of one, the moving of one eyelid is small, while the responsibility
of the other is the lifting of heavy loads and hard work. If other than this were true it would be opposing equity.
However, even with this, it is not such that the intrinsic make-up of the
Prophet deprives him of all will and choice. He also has the capability for sin, even though he never sins.
Don’t be surprised, many ordinary people have this same condition in relation to some transgressions. For example; everyone has the ability to appear naked in
public, or has the ability to sleep naked in the snow on a cold winter night, but even so no – one does this except crazy persons. The Prophets and imams have this same condition in relation to all sins.
It is also important to note that the impeccable ones (Prophets, Imams)
because of their’ pure substance have heavier responsibilities, and even the first,
trivial relinquishment of theirs’ is not acceptable.
And this interpretation is given by Hazrat Fatimah (p.b.u.h.).
« ِرﻮﻫﺪْﻟا ِثِداﻮﺤ
ِﺑ ًﺔَﻃﺎﺣِا و ِرﻮﻣُﺎْﻟا ِﻞِﺌﻤِﺑ ﻲﻟﺎﻌﺗَ
ِﷲا َﻦِﻣ ًﺎﻤْﻠِﻋ »
A reference to this very point, that because God knew of the Prophets’ future heavy mission, He created his intrinsic make-up this eminent.
2) He was ready for carrying out divine commands, and for the execution of
His orders regarding creation. This meaningful explanation could be a reference to his being the last prophet, and also a reference to the matter of the completion
of the gifts of creation by way of “Divine Religious Laws” and commandments. (Pay attention)
3) The honorable Daughter of the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) in this high point of her speech makes a reference to the pitiful situation of the nations before the prophets’ mission.
She speaks of how they were caught in the darkness of superstitions, the magi
bowing before their fire temples, and the Arabs before the temples of idols, while all of the other nations were in a way caught up in perversion and deviation.
And how interesting that she says; “And they in their recognition of God, were His renounces.”
Which is a meaningful reference to the matter of if ‘intrinsic Tauheed’ which
is in the nature of all human beings.
4) In another part of this speech a reference is made to the blessings of the
Holy Prophets’ existence, and the signs of this rising How he cleared away the dark, dull clouds of apprehension from the horizon of contemplation, cleansed
the rust of paganism and superstition from the mirror of hearts, tore away the veils which had fallen before eyes preventing them from seeing God, and calling
them to the religion which is the if ‘Right path’, and the median between excesses and dissipation.
For a thorough understanding of this discourse we must make a careful comparison of the peoples’ situation in pagan times, with that after the rise of
Islam. This is so that this reality will become clearer, and the Lady of Islam
(p.b.u.h.) has done so in her sermon.
5) The dignified death of the prophet is another one of the noteworthy matters that have been dealt with in the high points of the Lady of Islam’s historical
He, being a high – flying bird, had his spirit caught and imprisoned for many years in the mortal world. After the performance of his mission and responsi-
bility, he broke the cage and flew towards God and he was placed among the exalted angles.
The importance of Gods’ Book, and the mysteries and philosophy of religious commandments
َﻟﺎﻗ و ِﺲِﻠﺠﻤ
ﻲﻟِا مﻼﺴﻟا ﺎﻬﻴ َﻠﻋ ﺖ
ﺘَ ﻔَ ﺘَ ﻟا ﻢﺛ
ﻣ ُﺎﻟا ﻲﻟَ اِ
ﻔُ ﻧْ اَ
ﻲﻠﻋ ِﷲا ءﺎﻨﻣ اُ و
ﻴِ ﺣ و
و ِﻪِﻨﻳِد ﺔُ
،ِﻪِﻴﻬَﻧ و ِهِﺮﻣ اَ ﺐ
. ﻢُﻜﻴَﻟِا ﻪﻣﺪَﻗ ٍﺪﻬﻋ و ،ﻢ
ُﻜﻴِﻓ ﻪَﻟ ﱟﻖﺣ
ﻢﻴﻋِ ز و
،ﻊِﻣﺎّﻠﻟا ءﺎﻴﱢﻀﻟاو ،ﻊ
ِﻃﺎﺴﻟا رﻮﱡﻨﻟا و ،قُ
ِدﺎﺼﻟا نآﺮﻘُ ﻟا و
،ُﻖِﻃﺎّﻨﻟا ِﷲا بﺎﺘِﻛ ﻢ
ُﻜﻴ ﻠَ ﻋ ﺎﻬﻔَ َﻠْﺨَﺘﺳا ٍﺔﻴِﻘﺑ و
ﻋﺎﻤِﺘﺳا ةﺎﺠﻨﻟا ﻲَﻟاِ
د َﺆﻣ ،ﻪﻋﺎﺒﺗّ ِا ناﻮﺿْ
ﺮﻟا ﻲﻟَ اِ ﺪ
َا ِﻪِﺑ ُﻂِﺒﺘَ ْﻐﻣ ،هﺮُ
ِﻫاﻮَﻇ ٌﺔﻴﻠﱢ ﺠَﺘﻣ
ﻠُ ﺋﺎﻀﻓَ و
،ُﺔﻴﻓﺎﻜْﻟا ﻪُﻨﻴ ﻫاﺮﺑ و
ُﺔﻴ ﻟﺎﺠْﻟا ﻪُﺗﺎﻨﻴﺑ و ،ه ر ﺬﱠ ﺤ
و ،ُةَﺮﺴَﻔﻤْﻟا ﻪﻤِﺋاﺰﻋ
ﻟا ﷲا ﺞ
. ُﺔﺑﻮﺘُ ْﻜﻤ
ﻟا (ﻪﻌﺋاﺮﺷ) ﻪﻌِﻳاﺮﺷَ
ﻟا ﻪ ﺼ
ﻲِﻓ ءﺎﻤَﻧ و ،ِﺲْﻔﱠﻨﻠِﻟ ًﺔﻴِﻛْﺰَﺗ َةﺎﻛﱠﺰﻟا و ،ِﺮﺒِﻜْﻟا ِﻦﻋ ﻢُﻜَﻟ ًﺎﻬﻳِﺰْﻨَﺗ َةﻼﺼﻟا و ،ِكْﺮﱢﺸﻟا َﻦِﻣ ﻢُﻜَﻟ ًاﺮﻴِﻬْﻄَﺗ َنﺎﻤﻳِﺎْﻟا ُﷲا َﻞﻌﺠَﻓ
ًﺎﻣﺎﻈِﻧ ﺎﻨَﺘﻋﺎﻃ و ،ِبﻮُﻠُﻘْﻠِﻟ ًﺎﻘﻴ ِﺴْﻨَﺗ َلﺪ
ﻌ ﻟاو ،ِﻦﻳِﺪﻠّ ﻟِ
ﺤْﻟا و ،صﻼﺧْ
ِﺎْﻠِﻟ ًﺎﺘﻴﺒِ ّﺜَﺗ مﺎِﻴﺼﻟا و ،قِ
ﻠِ ﺼ ﻣ
ِفوُﺮﻌﻤﻟﺎِﺑ َﺮﻣَﺎﻟا و
،ِﺮﺟَﺎْﻟا ِبﺎﺠﻴﺘِ ﺳا ﻲﻠﻋ
ﺒ ﺼﻟا و ،ِمﻼﺳِﺎْﻠﻟِ
ﻟا و ،(ﺔﻗﺮﻔﻠﻟ) ِﺔﻗَ ﺮْ
ﻔِ ﻟا ﻦَ ﻣِ
،ءﺎﻣﺪﻠِﻟ ﺎﻨْﻘِﺣ صﺎﺼﻘِ ْﻟا و ،دِ
ﺪﻌْﻠِﻟ ًةﺎﻤﻨْ ﻣِ
ًﺔﻳﺎﻗِو ِﻦﻳ ﺪِﻟاﻮﻟا ﺮﺑ و
ﻋ ﺎﻬﻳ ِﺰْﻨَﺗ ﺮِ ﻤ ﺨَ
ْﻟا ِبْﺮُﺷ ْﻦﻋ ﻲ
ﻬﱠﻨﻟا و ،ِﺲْﺨﺒْﻠِﻟ اﺮﻴ ﻴِ ﻐْ َﺗ ﻦِ
ﻟا و ِﻞﻴ ِﻳﺎﻜﻤ
ﻟا ﺔﻴﻓِ ﻮ ﺗَ و
ةِ َﺮِﻔْﻐﻤﻠْ ﻟِ
. ِﺔﻴِﺑﻮﺑﱡﺮْﻟﺎِﺑ ﻪَﻟ ًﺎﺻﻼْﺧِا ك
ْﺮﱢﺸﻟا ُﷲا مﱠﺮﺣ و
ِﺔﱠﻔﻌِ ْﻠِﻟ ﺎﺑﺎﺠﻳ ِا ِﺔَﻗْﺮﺴﻟا كْﺮَﺗ و ﺔِ
َﻨﻌﻠﻟا ِﻦﻋ ًﺎﺑﺎﺠِﺣ ِفﺬْ
«. َنﻮﻤﻠِ ﺴﻣ ﻢُﺘﻧْ َا و ﻻّ
ِا ﱠﻦُﺗﻮﻤَﺗ ﻻ و ﻪِ
ﺗﺎﻘُﺗ ﱠﻖﺣ َﷲا اﻮﻘُ ﺗﺎَﻓ »
«. ءﺎﻤﻠَ ﻌﻟا ِهِدﺎﺒِﻋ ْﻦﻣِ
َﷲا ﻲَﺸْﺨﻳ ﺎﻤﱠﻧِا » ﻪﻧﱠ ِﺎﻓَ
ﻨْ ﻋ ﻢُﻛﺎﻬَﻧ و ﻪِ
ِﺑ ﻢُﻛَﺮﻣ َا ﺎﻤﻴِﻓ ﷲا اﻮﻌﻴﻃِ
Then she turned to the members of the audience and enumerated the heavy responsibilities of the ‘Mohajereen’ and ‘Ansar’ saying;
Oh you servants of God! You are the trustees of God’s command and prohibition, and the bearers of His religion and revelation, and God’s representatives of yourselves and you are His missionaries to other nations.
The guardian of Divine truth among you, and the protector of God’s covenant
that is within all of your’ reach, and that which the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.) left for his nation as a memorial, is ‘KETABALLAH’ Gods’ Enlightened Scripture and the truthful Koran His manifest illumination and bright light.
A book of which its guidance are plain, its interior manifest, its appearances radiant and its disciples are honorable.
A book which summons its’ followers to heaven, and those who seek from it
assistance, to the shores of salvation.
By means of it we may arrive at Gods’ clear guidance’s, and perceive the interpretation of His obligations (required from us), and read in it a description
of His prohibitions, and study clear adequate reasons, and find written there
moral instructions and that which is allowable and lawful.
Then she added:
God made ‘Faith’ your means for purification from polytheism;
And ‘Prayer’ your instrument for purity from haughtiness and vanity; (Zakat) (Obligatory alms), the cause for purification of the soul and daily growth;
‘Fasting’ the agent for the stabilization of devotion.
‘Pilgrimage’ the means for strengthening the Islamic religion ‘Justice’, the substance for the harmony of hearts.
Our ‘obedience’ results in order in the Islamic nation.
And ‘Imamat’, securing us against division and dispersion.
‘Jihad’ brings about the glory of Islam.
‘Patience’ and ‘tolerance’, the means for the procuration of Gods’ reward. “directing others to do what is lawful”
“Amr be ma’roof”, the channel for the improvement of various groups of people.
“Beneficence to one’s parents”, for prevention of the wrath of God. “Strengthening the ties of Kinship”, the means for an increase in the populat-
ion and power.
“Avengence for blood,” the instrument for safeguarding souls. “Fidelity in one’s solemn vows to God,” bringing about forgiveness. Prevention of stingy sales, “a means for campaigning against shortages.” “Prohibition of the consuming of alcoholic beverages,” Causing a purification
“Abstinence from unjust accusations and charges,” a veil before the wrath of the Lord.
“Foresaking Theft,” for safeguarding purity of the soul, and “Prohibition of
Polytheism,” for sincerity in devotion, and God’s divinity.
Now that this is so, follow divine virtue and such that is worthy of his position, abstain from opposing His command, and strive to leave this world a
Obey God in that which He commanded and prohibited, and take up the way of knowledge and enlightenment. This is because:
From among God’s servants only the informed and learned fear him, and feel a sense of responsibility.
* * *
In this part of the Lady of Islam’s sermon there has also been references made to some important points, among them;
1) The Muslims’ heavy responsibility in the communication of the prophetic message, and the spread of Islam throughout the world, and also the guarding of
Islamic laws, teachings and values. Important responsibilities of which, if these are forgotten by them, they must await divine punishment and penalties, and
isolation from His eternal mercy.
2) She gave an exact report of the greatness of the enlightened koran as an enlightened scripture, manifest light and bright illumination that rises to
campaign against the murkiness of ignorance fanaticism and superstition.
That very book which has a beautiful, radiant appearance, its’ interior distinct and prolific, its’ reasoning convinceable and redeeming.
That very guide which has guaranteed its followers salvation, and has taken on the responsibility of inviting them to eternal heaven.
That very guardian angel which has clarified the proofs of Tauheed with its’
eloquent speech, and gave firmness to the foundations of faith with its’ clear logical reasons, and has explained the practical programs that are necessary to man in the course of human development. Making clear the distinction between
‘Lawful’ and ‘unlawful’ ‘good’ and ‘bad’, and ‘right’ and ‘wrong’.
3) In her speech, in regard to the Philosophy of religious commandments, after a short passage she gave an explanation from ‘Faith’, to ‘Fidelity’ to ones’
solemn vows, and from ‘Tauheed’ to “prevention of stingy sales”, each being described by a rational statement.
What an interesting interpretation;
“God appointed ‘Faith’ for your purification from the contamination of polytheism.”
This interpretation distinctly shows that the reality of ‘Tauheed’ and “intuitive knowledge of God” exists in mans’ intrinsic self. Islam has come, to wash away
the impurities that occur as a result of polytheism, just as a white piece of clothing is washed after being soiled, so that its’ original Color will manifest itself.
God legislated ‘Prayer’ for the infusion of the spirit of humility in men, and for the pulling down of the unruly from the mount of vanity, by way of bowing and prostrating.
‘Zakat’ causes man to find deliverance from the captivity of attachment to worldly possessions and attractions. Also causing a rise in the wealth of the community, by way of strengthening the economic condition of the deprived.
‘Fasting’ made man gain rule over the soul’s desires, giving to him a spirit of devotion, causing blossoms of ‘righteousness’-Taqwa- to appear on the bran- ches of his being.
The magnificent Islamic congress ‘Hajj’ has strengthened the foundations of Islam, and has increased the strength and ability of the Muslims in various backgrounds, intellectual, cultural political and military.
Social Justice washes spite from hearts, and gives order to disorderliness God
gives the Muslims a healthy social order by way of the acceptance of the pure Imams’ leadership causing them to move in the direction of Tauheed, far from all sorts of discord and dispersion.
She also put her finger on the points of concern and described the true
meaning of ‘Jihad’ “Patience and perseverance”, and the “Calling of people to goodness” and the matters related to punishment, being bound to one’s commitments, campaigning against stingy sales, purity from immodesties, and forsaking wine and liquor drinking.
5) The Lady of Islam (p.b.u.h.) once again returns to the matter of the
Muslims’ responsibility regarding the Quran and Islam inviting them to ‘Taqwa’ (righteousness), in particular leaning on the matter of the end and Consequence of his duty. She also insists on the principle that you be careful you leave the world a Muslim. (1)
Illuminate your heart and soul by the light of knowledge and erudition, because only the informed feels responsible, fears God, and takes steps in the way of “Taqwa”.
A statement of her position with regard to the governing system
ُلﻮُﻗَا ﺎﻣ ُلﻮُﻗاَ
ﻻ و ًأﺪﺑ
و ادﻮﻋ ُلﻮُﻗَا ،ِﻪﻟآ و
ِﻪﻴ َﻠﻋ ﷲا ﻲﻠﱠ ﺻ
،ُﺔﻤﻃﺎﻓ ﻲﱢﻧَا اﻮﻤَﻠﻋِا سﺎﻨّ ْﻟا ﺎﻬﻳَا ﺖَﻟﺎﻗ ﻢُﺛ
. ﺎﻄَﻄَﺷ ُﻞﻌْﻓَا ﺎﻣ ُﻞﻌ ْﻓَا ﻻ و ،ًﺎﻄَﻠَﻏ
« ﻢﻴِﺣر ف
ُؤر َﻦﻴ ﻨِ ﻣِ ﺆْ ﻤ
ﻢُﻜﻴَﻠﻋ ﺺﻳ ِﺮﺣ ﻢﱡﺘﻨِ ﻋ ﺎﻣ ِﻪﻴَﻠﻋ ٌﺰﻳ ﺰِ
ﻋ ﻢﻜُ ﺴِ
ﻔُ ْﻧَا ْﻦِﻣ لﻮﺳر
ِﻪﻴَﻠﻋ ﷲا ﱠﻞﺻ ِﻪﻴَﻟِا يِﺰﻌﻤْﻟا ﻢﻌ ﻨِ َﻟ و ،ﻢُﻜﻟﺎﺟرِ
ﻲﻤﻋ ِﻦﺑا ﺎﺧَ
َا و ،ﻢُﻛِءﺎﺴِﻧ َنود ﻲِﺑَا هوﺪِﺠَﺗ هﻮﻓُ ﺮِ
ﻌَﺗ و هوُﺰﻌﺗَ نْ
. ِﻪِﻟآ و
ِﻪﺑر ِﻞﻴِﺒﺳ ﻲﻟِا ًﺎﻴِﻋاد ﻢِﻬِﻣﺎﻈْﻛﺎَ ﺑِ
اﺬﺧآ ،ﻢﻬ ﺠ
ﺒ َﺛ ﺎﺑِرﺎﺿ َﻦﻴﻛِ ﺮِ
ْﻟا ِﺔﺟرﺪ ﻣ ﻦْ
ﺋﺎﻣ ،ةِ راﺬﱠﻨﻟﺎِﺑ ﺎﻋدﺎﺻ َﺔﻟﺎﺳﺮﻟﺎﺑِ
َﻎﻠﱠ ﺒ ﻓَ
ْﻦﻋ ُﻞﻴﱠﻠﻟا يﱠﺮَﻔَﺗ ﻲﺘّ ﺣ ،ِﺮﺑﺪﻟا اﻮﻟﱠ و و ﻊﻤﺠْﻟا م
،مﺎﻬﻟا ﺖُﻜْﻨﻳ و مﺎﻨﺻ
َﺎْﻟا ُﺮِﺴْﻜﻳ ،ِﺔﻨَ ﺴﺤْﻟا ﺔِ
،ِقﺎﻔﱢﻨﻟا ُﻆﻴِﺷ و حﺎﻃ و ،ِﻦﻴِﻃﺎﻴﱠﺸﻟا ُﻖِﺷﺎﻘَﺷ ﺖﺳِﺮَﺧ و ،ِﻦﻳﺪﻟا ﻢﻴِﻋز َﻖَﻄَﻧ و ،ِﻪِﻀﺤﻣ ْﻦﻋ ﱡﻖﺤْﻟا َﺮَﻔﺳَا و ،ِﻪِﺤﺒﺻ
ﻴ ﺒ ْﻟا ﻦَ
ﻔَ ﻧَ ﻲ
ِﺑ ﻢُﺘﻬُﻓ و قﺎﻘﱢﺸﻟا و
ﻟا ﺪَﻘﻋ ﺖ
َنﻮﺑَﺮْﺸَﺗ ،ماﺪْﻗَﺎْﻟا َﺊِﻃﻮﻣ
و ،ِنﻼﺠﻌْﻟا ًﺔﺴﺒَﻗ و ،ِﻊِﻣﺎّﻄﻟا َةَﺰﻬ
ُﻧ و ِبِرﺎّﺸﻟا َﺔَﻗْﺬﻣ
،ِرﺎّﻨﻟا َﻦِﻣ ٍةَﺮْﻔﺣ ﺎﻔَﺷ ﻲﻠﻋ ﻢُﺘْﻨُﻛ و
ﻟِ ﻮ ﺣ
ﻦِﻣ سﺎﻨﻟا ﻢ
ُﻜﻔَ ﱠﻄَﺨَﺘﻳ نْ
َا نﻮُﻓﺎﺨَﺗ ،ﻦﻴﺌِ ﺳﺎﺧ ﺔً
ﻟﱠ ذِ اَ
ر ﻮﻟْ ا نﻮﺗﺎﺘﻘْ ﺗَ
و ،ِلﺎﺟﺮﻟا ﻢِﻬﺒﺑِ
ﻲِﻨﻣ ْنَا ﺪﻌﺑ ،ﻲِﺘﱠﻟا و ﺎﻴَﺘﱠﻠﻟا ﺪﻌﺑ ِﻪﻟآ و
ٍﺪﻤﺤﻤِﺑ ﻲﻟﺎﻌَﺗ و
كرﺎﺒَﺗ ُﷲا ﻢﻛُ
َﻦِﻣ ٌةَﺮِﻏﺎﻓ تَﺮَﻐَﻓ و اَ
ﻧَ و اَ
،ﷲا ﺎﻫَﺄَﻔْﻃَا ِبْﺮﺤْﻠِﻟ ارﺎﻧ اوﺪَﻗو َا ﺎﻤﱠﻠﻛُ
ِبﺎﺘِﻜﻟا ِﻞﻫَا ةِ دَﺮﻣ
َﺮﻌ ﻟا ِنﺎﺑؤْ ذُ
ﻜْ ﻣ -ِﻪِﻔﻴ ﺴﺑِ
ْﺨﻳ و ،ِﻪﺼِ
ﺎﻬﺧﺎﻤِﺻ َﺄَﻄﻳ ﻲّﺘﺣ ﺄُ ﻔِ َﻜﻨْ ﻳ
ﻼَﻓ ،ﺎﻬِﺗاﻮﻬﻟَ ﻲ
ِﻓ هﺎﺧاَ ف
ٍﺔﻴِﻫﺎﻓِر ﻲِﻓ ﻢُﺘْﻧَا و ًﺎﺣِدﺎﻛ ًاﺪِﺠﻣ ،ًﺎﺤِﺻﺎﻧ ًاﺮﻤَﺸﻣ ،ِﷲا ِءﺎﻴِﻟوَا ﻲِﻓ ًاﺪﻴﺳ ،ِﷲا ِلﻮﺳر ْﻦِﻣ ًﺎﺒﻳِﺮَﻗ ِﷲا ِﺮﻣَا ﻲِﻓ ًاﺪِﻬَﺘﺠﻣ ،ِﷲا
ﻔِ ﺗَ و
،لاﺰﻨﻟا ﺪﻨْ ِﻋ َنﻮﺼﻜُ
ْﻨَﺗ و رﺎﺒْﺧَﺎْﻟا َنﻮُﻔﱠﻛﻮ
و ،َﺮِﺋاوﺪﻟا ﺎﻨَ ﺑِ
َﺘَﺗ نﻮﻨُ ﻣآ ،َنﻮﻬ
ِﻛﺎﻓ َنﻮﻋِداو ،ِﺶﻴﻌ ﻟا ﻦَ ﻣِ
« ِلﺎﺘِﻘْﻟا ﺪْﻨِﻋ
Then she said: O’ people!
Know that I am Fatimah! And my father is Mohammad (May peace be upon him and his progeny)
What I say is the same in its’ beginning and its’ end —- and contrariness and
contradiction are never allowed to enter it——– and that which I say, I don’t say incorrectly , and I don’t run after the incorrect course in my actions.
A prophet arose from among you, and came to you, who suffered because of your sufferings, and who had concern and faith in your guidance, and was kind
and merciful to the believers.
Whenever you search for his lineage, you will see that he was my father, not your women’s father! And he was my paternal cousins’ brother, not the brother
of your men! How honorable is this lineage, may God bless him and his
Yes, he came and successfully completed his mission, and counseled the people understandably. He turned his face on her manners of the pagans
jumping on their necks and squeezing their throats so that they would refrain from idolatry and move along the path of “Tauheed”.
He continually called the people to the way of God with useful proofs, and logical reasons and counsel.
He broke up the idols, and hammered at the brains of the haughty until their company became scattered. Darkness were eliminated, the dawn appeared and
God became manifest. The representative of religion began to speak and satanic rumors were silenced.
The officer of earthly discord fell, the knots of idolatry and diversity were
loosened, and you began speaking by the words of devotion while you were nothing more than a small, indigent group.
Yes, in those days you were on the edge of the cliff hanging over the fires of
hell. Because of your modest number, you were as a sip is for a thirsty person or a bite for a hungry person, or a spark for someone running in search of fire, and you were being squashed under hand and foot.
At that time your drinking water was putrid and foul and your food the leaves of trees! You were contemptible and despicable, constantly afraid that the mighty enemy might abduct and swallow you!
But the Blessed God by the grace of Mohammad (p.b.u.h.) saved you after all
that contempt, abjectness, and weakness He fought with the brave and confronted the Arab wolves and mutinous Jews and Christians. But every time they lit the fires of war, God would extinguish it.
And every time the horns of Satan would appear and the revolts of the idolaters began, my father would send his brother Ali (p.b.u.h.) to shut them up, and by him would suppress them. And he would never return from these
dangerous duties until he had trampled the enemies’ heads, and rubbed their noses in the ground!
* * *
Again in this section noteworthy realities are concealed:
1) Who Am I?
She, before anything, introduces herself to the crowd, and takes all excuses and apologies from them, so that no-one could say;
I as uninformed and I didn’t recognize the Prophets’ daughter, or I would have rushed to her defense.
She particularly leans on her relationship with the Prophet, and repeats her relation to Ali. Then she emphasizes the point: “That which I say is truth itself” and I don’t say anything without reckoning See and hear what I say correctly,
and realize your enormous responsibility in relation to this incident.
2) Unusual Compassion;
Then the Messenger of Gods’ great concern for them is reminded; of how he suffered because of their sufferings, and how he was partner to their sorrows.
She especially leans on five of the Prophets’ attributes, which are emphasized in one Quranic verse;
“There hath come unto you a messenger, (one) of yourselves, unto whom
aught that ye are over burdened is grievous, full of Concern for you, for the believers full of pity, merciful.”13
Qualities that all of the Prophets’ companions saw and recognized in him.
3) The Prophets’ tiresome efforts;
Then the cumbersome difficulties of the Prophet are reminded, How he rose alone for the communication of that great message, while the smallest deviation never found its’ way in him, rubbing the noses of rebels on the ground and
breaking the heads of the haughty, His armor being used for the desires and seekers of right, logic and reason, preaching and profound sayings, until the infidels’ power was broken up, and temples fell down The enemies of God
dispersed, darkness were eliminated, and dawn appeared . The Bats flew away,
and a group was able to clearly begin the melody of ﷲا ﻻا ﻪﻟا ﻻ, and hum the tune of Tawheed in the land of the infidels.
4) You were like this!
Fatimah reminds them that in those days they were a small group of believers caught in a severe, frightening storm. “On one side the temptations of the pagan, idol worshiping era, would at times come to you pulling you to the edge of the
fires of hell. And on the other side the powerful, merciless enemies had surro- unded you from all sides, in such a way that in a wink it was possible for them to trample you under their hands and feet You were also under such pressure
that nothing was available to you except putrid water and unfit, unrefined food, and you were constantly afraid for you future.
However God wished to break the teeth of those bloodthirsty wolves, and beat
the heads of those vipers against stone, and in doing so make this small group dominant over them.
Not long after that the fires of mutiny were extinguished, and the storms
calmed, demons took flight, and with the rise of the world-illuminating light of Islam, the thieves and bandits who took advantage of the darkness of those penumbral nights of paganism, hid in caves.”
Yes, Fatimah reminded them of those critical moments, of which each day
13- Quran chapter IX verse 128.
seemed like a century on the shoulders of believers. She did this so that they would not forget Gods’ great blessings, and not be ungrateful for divine gifts, so that they would strive in the way of maintaining this divine way and great message, and not submit themselves to being overawed by mutinies.
5) The Service of Ali (p.b.u.h.):
The Prophets’ daughter, at this time reminds people of the great service of
Ali. She tells of how during dangerous situations, the Prophet would send him for the confrontation. And with extraordinary altruism and complete self-
sacrifice and devotion, he would rise to confront the enemy. He would go to the source of these revolts and extinguish them, returning victoriously. He would
sever the heads of the mutinous with his sword, and rub the noses of demons in the dirt, everywhere being the friend, supporter, and defender of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h.).
Yes, such a person could be the advancer of the course of this great revolution, and prevent deviation from it.
The storm that arose after the Holy prophet’s death
و ،ِقﺎﻔﱢﻨﻟا ُﺔﻜﻴِﺴﺣ ﻢُﻜﻴِﻓ َﺮﻬﻇَ
ﻟآ و ﻪﻴﻠَ ﻋ
ﷲا ﻲﱠﻠﺻ) ﻪِ
ﻴ ﺒِ ﻨَ ﻟِ
ُﷲا رﺎﺘﺧا ﺎﻤَﻠَﻓ»
َﺮﻄَ ﺨَ ﻓَ
ﻴ ﻨِ َﻓ ر ﺪ
ﻦﻴﻠﱢ ﻗَ ﺎَ ْﻟا ُﻞﻣِ ﺎﺧ َﻎﺒَﻧ و َﻦﻳوﺎﻐْﻟا ﻢِﻇﺎﻛ ﻖَ
و ،ِﻦﻳﺪﻟا بﺎﺒْﻠﺟِ
ِﻐﻠْ ِﻟ و ،َﻦﻴ ﺒِ ﻴ ﺠِ
ِﻪﺗِ ﻮﻋ ﺪ
ِﻟ ﻢُﻛﺎﻔﻟْ َﺎﻓَ
ًﺎﻔِﺗﺎﻫ ،هِ زِ ﺮِ
ِﻣ ﻪ ﺳ
ُنﺎﻄﻴ ﺸﻟا ﻊ
ﻢُﺗدروَا و ،ﻢ
ﻜُ ِﻠﺑِ ِا ﺮَ
ﻢﺘُ ﻤ ﺳ
ﻮَﻓ ،ًﺎﺑﺎﻀِﻏ ﻢُﻛﺎﻔْﻟَﺎَﻓ ﻢُﻜَﺸﻤﺣ
َا و ًﺎﻓﺎﻔِﺧ ﻢ
َﻓ ﻢﻜُ ﻀَ
ﻬﻨْ ﺘَ ﺳا ﻢ
ﻋز ًاراﺪِﺘﺑِا ،ﺮْ
ﺒْﻘﻳ ﺎﻤَﻟ ُلﻮﺳﺮﻟاو
ِﻣﺪْﻨﻳ ﺎﻤَﻟ ح
ْﺮﺠﻟا و ،ﺐﻴِﺣر
،ﺐﻳﺮِ ﻗَ ﺪ
ﻬﻌْﻟاو اﺬﻫ ،ﻢﻜُ
« َﻦﻳِﺮِﻓﺎﻜْﻟﺎِﺑ ﺔٌ
َﻄﻴﺤﻤَﻟ ﻢﱠﻨﻬﺟ ﱠنِا و اﻮُﻄَﻘﺳ ِﺔﻨَ ْﺘِﻔْﻟا ﻲِﻓ ﻻَا »
ﻪﻣﻼﻋ اَ و
رﻮﻣ ُا ﻢُﻛﺮِ
ﻬْﻇَا َﻦﻴﺑ ِﷲا بﺎﺘِﻛ و ؟َنﻮُﻜَﻓْﺆﺗُ
ﻲﻧّ اَ و
؟ﻢُﻜِﺑ ﻒﻴَﻛ و ؟ﻢُﻜﻨﻣ تﺎﻬﻴ ﻬ ﻓَ
ِهِﺮﻴ ﻐَ ﺑِ
؟نوﺪﻳِﺮُﺗ ﻪْﻨﻋ ًﺔﺒَﻏرَأ ﻢُﻛِرﻮﻬُﻇ ءارو هﻮﻤﺘُ ﻘْ
ﱠﻠَﺧ ﺪ ﻗَ
ُﺮِﻣاوَا و ،ﺔٌ ﺤ
ًﻻﺪﺑ َﻦﻴِﻤِﻟﺎّﻈﻠِﻟ ﺲْﺌِﺑ ؟َنﻮﻤُﻜﺤَﺗ
« َﻦﻳ ِﺮِﺳﺎﺨﻟا ﻦَ
َﺮِﺧﻵا ﻲﻓ ﻮﻫ و ﻪ
ﻨْ ِﻣ ﻞَ
ﺎِ ْﻟا َﺮﻴﻏَ
ِﻎﺘَ ﺒ ﻳ ﻦْ
ﻣ و »
But at the time when God chose the house of the Prophets for his Prophet, and as his home the place of His elect,14 suddenly the internal hatreds and the traces of discord among you appeared. The veil of religion was withdrawn the misled began complaining, and forgotten obscurities were honored by them. False cries arose and began to move in the midst of your society.
14- Meaning: when the Prophet (S.A.) died and was called to his heavenly abode. (Translator’s note)
Satan stuck his head out from its’ hiding place, calling you towards him and he found you ready to accept his call and waiting for his deceit!
Then he called you to insurrection, finding you passively waiting to set out! He kindled the flames of anger and vengeance in your hearts, and the vestiges of wrath appeared in you.
And this very matter caused you to place a mark on other than your own camel, and enter other than your own watering trough——– and you went after something that was not your own and in which you had no right, and as a result you proceeded in usurping the government
This was while at that time the prophet (p.b.u.h.) had only recently died, the wounds of our suffering were vast and the affliction of our hearts had not yet been buried.
Your excuse was, “we are afraid that trouble will arise!” or “we are afraid a revolt will be started” and:
“Surely it is into temptation that they (thus) have fallen. Lo! Hell is all around the disbelievers.”15
How removed are these deeds from you!? Really, what are you doing? And where are you going?
With the fact that God’s book, the Quran, is among you, everything in it radiant, its’ indications resplendent, its’ prohibitions unquestionable, its’ commands distinct, but you have discarded it.
Could it be that you have turned your face away from it in displeasure? Or do
you command by other than it?
It is a shame that the oppressors have chosen an inferior replacement for the
“And who so seeketh as religion other than the Surrender to Allah (al-Islam), it will not be accepted from him, and he will be a loser in the Hereafter.”16
(1) Suspicious Moves and deviating routes
In this part of her speech, the Lady of Islam (p .b .u. h.) refers to the survivors of the pagan sects and the hypocrites. In the Prophet’s lifetime their space had
been narrowed and they had pulled their heads into their shells, and were crouc- hing in their dens.
However, suddenly with the death of the Prophet of Islam, these terrestrial insects lifted their heads up out of their dens, and the bats that lacked the
fortitude to show themselves in the face of the Prophet’s luminous love, became the players in the arena! Suspicious movements began and deviating routes became visible, and then the political players entered the conflict!
15- Quran: Chapter 9, verse 49
16- Quran: Chapter 3, verse 85: both From “The meaning of the Glorious Koran” M.M. Pickthall.
(2) A group said “Labbaik”17 to Satan’s, call:
The deep grief of the Prophets’ daughter begins here, in that how a great number said yes to the invitation of Satan, and began moving to the sinister call of owls, becoming the instruments of the inwardly blind hypocrites and Satan’s
sect. While they began their reactionary acts, the shroud of the prophet was still damp, the sound of the call to prayer of his Muezzin*, and his exclamation of “Takbir*” was still ringing in their hearts.
Other than the simple-minded and the sick-at-heart another group placed the
seal of silence on their lips with the excuse: if We are afraid that if we say something, dispute and discord will result if; thus becoming the onlookers of this scene, or becoming concordant with it so that discord would be prevented, while this in itself was the greatest discord and deviation.
(3) Take refuge in the Quran
Fatimah (p.b.u.h.), this divine herald, then cries to them “Where are you, and where are you going you lost ones? “One would say she was reminding them of
her father the prophets’ speech;
ه دﺎﻗ ﻪ
َﻓ ِنآﺮُﻘْﻟﺎِﺑ ﻢﻜُ
ﻴَﻠﻌ َﻓ ﻢِ
ﻤْﻟا ِﻞﻴﻠﻟا ِﻊﻄَ
ﻘِ َﻛ ﻦُ
ﺘَ ﻔِ ﻟا ﻢ
ُﻜﻴ ﻠَ ﻋ ﺖ
ﺴﺒ َﺘْﻟا اذَ
« !ِرﺎّﻨﻟا ﻲَﻟِا ﻪَﻗﺎﺳ ﻪَﻔْﻠَﺧ “When seditions like the veils of gloomy nights proceed towards you take refuge in the Korans’ shadow. That person who places the Koran before him—–
—and follows it——will be led to his heaven—–and that person who has thrown it behind him will be driven to his hell.”18
She shouts out to them to, “not let the Koran go” and warns them that if they abandon the great memorial of the Prophet (the Koran), and appeal to other that it, Giving preference to your invalid opinions over Islamic teachings, and
knowing yourselves as authorities over it on excuses of thinking of what is best or preventing sedition, not being adjudged of its’ command, you will be encom- passed by a great loss.”
The fire of sedition will never be extinguished in your community, and you will become located in the very thing you fear. The spirit of Islam will pack off from your midst, and nothing will remain except a brainless shell and an exterior
empty of contents.
17-Meaning: “Yes, we accept” (translator’s note)
18-English rendering by the translator.
The story of the usurpation of Fadak
ﻴ ﻬ ﺗُ
و ﺎﻬﺗَ ﺪﻗْ و َنو رﻮﺗُ
ُﺛ ،ﺎﻫدﺎﻴِﻗ ﺲَﻠﺴﻳ و ،ﺎﻬُﺗَﺮْﻔَﻧ ﻦَ
َﺗ ْنَا (ﺚﻳر ﻲﻟا) ﺚَ
اﻮُﺜﺒ ﻠْ َﺗ ﻢ
َﻟ ﻢ ُﺛ
ﻔِ ﺼﻟا ﻲﺒِ ﱠﻨﻟا ِﻦَﻨﺳ ِدﺎﻤﺧْ
ِا و ﻲِ
ﻟا ِراﻮْﻧَا ِءﺎﻔْﻃاِ
و ،يِﻮَﻐْﻟا ِنﺎﻄﻴﺸﻟا ِفﺎﺘِﻬِﻟ َنﻮﺒ ﻴ ﺠِ
َﺘﺴَﺗ و ،ﺎﻬﺗَ َﺮﻤ ﺟ
ﻟا ﺰِّ ﺣ
ﻠِ ﻫَﺄِﻟ نَ
،ٍءﺎﻐﺗِ را ﻲِﻓ ًاﻮﺴﺣ
. ﺎﺸﺤْﻟا ﻲِﻓ ِنﺎﻨِّﺴﻟا ِﺰْﺧو
؟ﺎﻨَﻟ َثرِا ﻻ ْنَا نﻮﻤﻋْﺰَﺗَا َنﺎْﻟا ﻢُﺘْﻧاَ و
؟نﻮﻨُ ِﻗﻮﻳ ٍمﻮﻘَ ِﻟ ًﺎﻤْﻜﺣ ﷲا ﻦَ
َا ْﻦﻣ و َنﻮُﻐﺒﻳ ﺔِ
. ﻪُﺘَﻨﺑِا ﻲّﻧَا ِﺔﻴِﺣﺎّﻀﻟا ِﺲﻤﱠﺸﻟﺎَﻛ ﻢُﻜَﻟ ﻲّﻠﺠَﺗ ﻲﻠﺑ ؟َنﻮﻤَﻠﻌَﺗ ﻼﻓَا
ﺪَﻘَﻟ ؟ﻲِﺑاَ ثَ
ﻻ و كﺎﺑاَ ثَ
!َﺔَﻓﺎﺤُﻗ ﻲﺑَا َﻦﺑﺎﻳ ؟ﻪﻴﺛِ رِا ﻲﻠﻋ ﺐ
ﻠَ ﻏْ أُ
ْذِا ﻢُﻛرﻮﻬُﻇ ءارو هﻮﻤُﺗْﺬﺒَﻧ و ِﷲا بﺎﺘِﻛ ﻢُﺘْﻛﺮَ
. ًﺎﻳِﺮَﻓ ًﺎﺌﻴَﺷ
َﺗ ٍﺪﻤﻋ ﻲﻠﻌ ﻓَ اَ
« دواد ُنﺎﻤﻴِﻠﺳ َثِرو و »
: َلﺎﻗ ْذاِ
ﺎﻳِﺮَﻛز ِﻦﺑ ﻲﻴﺤﻳ ﺮﺒَﺧ ْﻦِﻣ ﺺَﺘْﻗا ﺎﻤﻴﻓِ
َلﺎﻗ و »
« بﻮُﻘﻌﻳ ِلآ ْﻦﻣِ
ُثِﺮﻳ و ﻲﻨُﺛِﺮﻳ ًﺎﻴِﻟو ﻚْﻧﺪَﻟ ﻦْ
ِﻣ ﻲِﻟ ﺐﻬَﻓ »
« ِﷲا ِبﺎﺘِﻛ ﻲِﻓ ٍﺾﻌﺒِﺑ ﻲﻟواَ
ﻢﻬُﻀﻌﺑ ِمﺎﺣرَﺎْﻟا اﻮﻟوُا و » :َلﺎﻗ و
« ِﻦﻴﻴَﺜْﻧُﺎْﻟا ﱢﻆﺣ ُﻞﺜْ ِﻣ ِﺮﻛَ
ﱠﺬﻠِﻟ ﻢُﻛِدﻻوَا ﻲﻓِ
ﷲا ﻢُﻜﻴِﺻﻮﻳ » :لﺎﻗ و
«. َﻦﻴِﻘﺘﱠ ﻤْﻟا ﻲَﻠﻋ ًﺎّﻘﺣ ِفوُﺮﻌﻤْﻟﺎِﺑ َﻦﻴِﺑَﺮْﻗَﺎْﻟا و ِﻦﻳﺪِﻟاﻮْﻠِﻟ ُﺔﻴِﺻﻮْﻟا ًاﺮﻴَﺧ ك
َﺮَﺗ ْنِا » :َلﺎﻗ و
ْﻞﻫ مَا ؟ﻲﺑِ َا ﺎﻬْﻨِﻣ جَﺮْﺧَا ٍﺔﻳĤِﺑ ُﷲا ﻢُﻜﺼَﺨﻓَا ؟ﺎﻨَﻨﻴﺑ ﻢِﺣر ﻻ و ؟ﻲِﺑَا ْﻦﻣِ
ﻻ و ﻲِﻟ َةﻮْﻈﺣ ﻻ ْنَا ﻢُﺘﻤﻋز و
و نآﺮﻘُ ْﻟا ِصﻮﺼﺨُ
مَا ةٍ ﺪ
ِﺣاو ٍﺔﻠﱠ ِﻣ ﻞِ
ِﻣ ﻲﺑَا و ﺎَﻧَا ﺖﺴ
َﻟوَا ؟ِنﺎﺛِراﻮﺘَ ﻳ ﻻ ﻦِ
ﻴﺘَ ﱠﻠِﻣ َﻞﻫاَ نﱠ
ِا َنﻮُﻟﻮﻘُ ﺗَ
؟ﻲﻤﻋ ِﻦﺑا و ﻲِﺑَا ْﻦِﻣ
،(ﻪﻟآ و ﻪِ
ﺤﻣ ﻢﻴِﻋﱠﺰﻟا و ﷲا ﻢ
َﻜﺤْﻟا ﻢﻌﻨِ ﻓَ
،َنﻮﻣِﺪْﻨَﺗ ْذِا ﻢُﻜﻌَﻔْﻨﻳ ﻻ و َنﻮُﻠِﻄﺒﻤْﻟا ُﺮﺴْﺨﻳ ِﺔﻋﺎﺴﻟا ﺪْﻨِﻋ و ِﺔﻣﺎﻴِﻘْﻟا ﺪِﻋﻮﻤْﻟاو
فﻮﺳ و ﱡﺮَﻘَﺘﺴﻣ ٍﺄﺒَﻧ ِّﻞُﻜِﻟ و »
« ﻢﻴِﻘﻣ باﺬﻋ ِﻪﻴ َﻠﻋ ﱡﻞِﺤﻳ و ِﻪﻳِﺰْﺨﻳ باﺬﻋ ﻪِ
ﻴِﺗْﺄﻳ ْﻦﻣ »
Yes, you took possession of the she-camel of the Caliphate, you didn’t even wait long enough for it to be tamed and surrender to you.
You abruptly enkindled the fires of sedition and fanned its flames. You heard favorably the tempter Satans’ proclamation, and you proceeded to extinguish the
luminous light of the religion of God, while destroying the Sunnah of the pure, divine Prophet (p.b.u.h.) with the excuse of skimming milk you secretly drank it to the last drop. In appearance you seemed to be doing what was best for others,
but internally you were strengthening your own interests.
You crouched for the oustering of his household and children, and we saw no other resort except fortitude, just like someone who has a dagger at his neck and
a spear aimed at his heart!
Its’ strange that you imagined God did not fix an inheritance for us – and we don’t receive inheritance from the prophet.
“Do you observe the rules of the previous pagan state?19 Which persons’ commandment is better for those who are possessed of certitude?! Do you know of these matters?
Yes, you know. It is as clear as the light of day for you that I am his daughter. O’ you Muslims! Must my inheritance be taken by force? O’ son of Abi Gohafeh answer me! Is it stated in the Quran that you inherit from your father
and I don’t inherit from my Father? What an unjust statement?!
Have you purposefully abandoned the Quran, and thrown it away, even while it says:
“Solomon inherited from his father David.”20 And in the story of John, Zachariahs’ son,
“Oh God give me a child so that it may inherit from me and the descendents of David.21 And also states:
“Relatives have preference over strangers in inheritance from each other”22
and also says
“God has advised you regarding your children, that the share of the sons is twice that of the daughters.”23
And also commanded;
“If someone leaves behind wealth he should bequeath it in a decent manner among father and mother and relatives, this is better for the virtuous”24
You thought that I have no share and inheritance from my father, and there is no relationship or kinship between us?
Did God reveal a special Quranic verse to you and keep it from my father?
Or do you say that the followers of two different religions don’t inherit from one another, and my father and I are not the followers of one religion?!!
Or are you more informed than my father or cousin of the generalities and particulars of the Quran?!
Now that it is such, take it—–my inheritance —–which just like a prepared,
haltered steed is ready for use, and mounts it. But you should know that in Ghiamat* he will see you and we will request its’ return. On that day how interesting that God is the judge and the plaintiff is Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) and
19- Reference to Quranic verse, Chapter 5; verse 50
20- Reference to Quranic verse, Chapter 27, verse 16
21- Reference to Quranic verse, Chapter 19; verses 5+6
22- Reference to Quranic verse Chapter 8; verse 75
23- Reference to Quranic verse Chapter 4; verse 11
24-(Reference to Quranic verse Chapter 2; verse 180)
the fixed time for the judgment is resurrection day, and on that day the wrong will incur loss, but then regret will have no benefit for your situation.
“So shall you know who it is on whom will come a chastisement which will disgrace him, and on whom will lasting chastisement come down.”25
Which person will have a contemptible torment come to him, and eternal punishment encircles him!?
(1) Bringing the pagan religion to life
The words of Fatimah in this part reach a higher summit and possess stronger excitement and compassion.
She is vacated that once again the rules of paganism are coming to life,
because in paganism females were absolutely refused inheritance.
Islam came and made this point invalid, and made all Muslim relatives partners and sharers in inheritance As such it is not only the matter of Fadak
under consideration. What is being considered in the first place is the danger of the revival of pagan customs and the effacement of Islamic customs. She there- fore severely reproaches them in this section and places them under a shower of
The strangest thing of all was that they did this so hastily that anyone could see that the matter of Fadak was not a simple one. They didn’t even wait until their feet were firmly planted in the caliphate, or as they say: “The water to fall
down from the water mill” before they thought of this oppressive transgression. And this is an important point in understanding the depth of this great conspiracy.
(2) A reference to the enemies’ reasons
The Prophets’ daughter-, this great orator and well-versed judge- then implicitly goes on to their reasons, saying that they were claiming the messenger of God had said, “we prophet leave absolutely no inheritance as a memorial.”
Then she went on with a reasonable knock-down reply, and notes witness and examples from the generalities and particulars of the Quran, and by mentioning a few verses of the book proves that this false tradition must be exposed to all
for what it is.
(3) Fatimah (p.b.u.h.) closes all of their ways of escape
This great-learned lady so attacks the opponent with weapons of reason that no way of escape is left open for him.
She says: “If your excuse is that false tradition which says (we prophets leave
25-Quran Chapter 11; verse 39: from “Translation of the Quran-e-Majid” M.H. SHAKIR
no inheritance) I give you its’ reply from Quranic verses, and if your excuse is that we are prohibited inheritance, then know that all children inherit from their parents. The only person excluded from this rule is he who is not related to and alike in religious beliefs with the father. This means that non-Muslim children never inherit from their Muslim parents. According to your opinion,” is the religion of my father different from mine?!” And if it is the sediments of the pagan commandments in your brain which says, (A girl has no share in inheritance) these imaginary, ridiculous beliefs were removed with the rising of the sun of Islam, and there is no way to return to the dark night after the dawn.
(4) Are you more familiars with the Quran than the family of its voice (p.b.u.h.)?
Fatimah, this brave lady also closes this road before them in which they could
say; “We understand this and that from the Quran.” She asks them; if Where in the Quran? “And with which interpretation?” “Who is more worthy of doing this than my cousin Ali who was raised in the arms of the Qurans’ voice and was one of his secretaries, and who heard the Quran and its’ interpretation from the lips of the Prophet himself?
To begin with, the Quran was revealed in our home;
In short, in one part she points to the matter of the inheritance of Solomon from his father David and John from his father Zachariah, of whom all were Prophets saying – in contrast to this false tradition, the Quran stipulates that they inherited from each other and we know that any tradition which opposes the Quran falls from the degree of validity.
Then she takes advantage of the generalities of the Quran which say: “Offsprings, both girls and boys inherit from their father.” and “all relatives
have a portion in inheritance according to the Islamic laws and the categories ascertained in inheritance.” She then say, if could this single tradition, which is contrary to both the general and particular verses of the Quran have any worth in
a just Islamic court, and have as much value as the size of a pin-head? She then counts and denies all of the other roads, such as the important impediments to inheritance.
(5) Now that it is such, it is all yours
Then the honorable daughter or me prophet (p.b.u.h.) this self sacrificing lady, adds, so that they will not think she has some sort of affection for Fadak as a worldly possession, but as a divine aim; “Now that it is so, take it all, and do anything you are able to but know that you have a great court ahead of you that
possesses many differences from the courts of this world. There the judge is God and your claimant in that court will be the prophet of Islam himself, and the fixed date for this court is the resurrection day “Yum-al-Borouz” if the day that
all hidden things win be made known.
If you have prepared a reply for that day ‘Bismillahw’ (be my guest), and if not prepare yourself for God’s punishment.
On that day it is certain that you will be regretful, but this regret will certainly have no benefit for you, because the record of deeds will be closed and there is no way to return to the past.
:ﺖَﻟﺎﻘَﻓ ِرﺎﺼْﻧَﺎﻟا ﻮﺤ
َﻧ ﺎﻬِﻓَﺮَﻄِﺑ ﺖﻣر ﻢ ُﺛ
.ﻲﺘِ ﻣﻼُﻇ ﻦْ
ﻲِﻓ ةُ َﺰﻴِﻤَﻐﻟا ِهِﺬﻫ ﺎﻣ ،ِمﻼﺳﺎِ ْﻟا َﺔَﻨَﻀﺣ
ﻠﱠ ِﻤﻟا دﺎﻀﻋَا و
ﺒ ﻴ ﻘِ ﱠﻨﻟا) ِﺔﻴ ﺘْ ِﻔﻟا َﺮَﺸﻌﻣ ﺎﻳ
ُﻆَﻔﺤﻳ ء ﺮْ
ﻤْﻟاَ » :لﻮﻘُ ﻳ
ﻲﺑِ اَ ﻪِ
ِﻪﻴ ﻠَ ﻋ
ُﷲا ﻲﻠﱠ ﺻ
ﷲا ُلﻮﺳر َنﺎﻛ ﺎﻣاَ
ﺐُﻠْﻃَا ﺎﻣ ﻲﻠﻋ ٌةﻮ ﻗُ و
اذ َنﻼﺠ ﻋ
َا ﺎﻣ نﺎﻋﺮْ ﺳ
. ﻪُﻘْﺗر ﻖَ
َﺘﻔَ ْﻧا و ،ﻪ
ﻘُ ﺘْ ﻓَ
ﻪﻨُ ﻫ و
ﻊﺳﻮﺘَ ﺳا ﻞﻴِﻠﺟ ﺐْﻄَﺨﻓَ
ِﻪﻴَﻠﻋ ُﷲا ﻲﱠﻠﺻ ﺪﻤ
ﺤﻣ تﺎﻣ َنﻮﻟﻮﻘُ ﺗَ َا
و ،ﻢﻳِﺮﺤﻟا ﻊ
َﺧ و ،ُلﺎﻣĤْﻟا ِتﺪﻛْ اَ و
ﻨﻟا ِﺖﻔَ ﺴِ
ِﺘﺒﻴ ﻐَ ﻟِ ض
رﺎَ ْﻟا ِﺖﻤ
ِﺗﺎﻤﻣ ﺪْﻨِﻋ ُﺔﻣﺮْ
ﷲا بﺎﺘِﻛ ﺎﻬﺑِ ﻦَ
ﻠَ ﻋ اَ
ﻘَ ﺋﺎﺑ ﻻ و
َﻟزﺎﻧ ﺎﻬﻠُ ﺜْ ﻣِ
ﻻ ،ﻲﻤْﻈﻌْﻟا ٌﺔﺒﻴِﺼﻤْﻟا و ،يﺮﺒُﻜْﻟا ُﺔَﻟِزﺎﻨﻟا ِﷲا و ﻚ
ﻠْ ﺘِ َﻓ
و ﷲا ِءﺎﻴﺒِ ﻧْ َﺎِﺑ ﻞﱠ ﺣ
َﻠﺒ َﻘﻟَ و
،ًﺎﻧﺎﺤْﻟَا و ًةوﻼِﺗ و ًﺎﺧاﺮﺻ و ًﺎﻓﺎﺘﻫ ﻢ
ﻣ و ﻢُﻛﺎﺴﻤﻣ
ﻲﻓ و ﻢُﻜِﺘﻴِﻨﻓْ َا ﻲِﻓ هُؤﺎﻨﺛَ
ُﺘﺒَﻠَﻘْﻧا َﻞﺘِ ُﻗ وَا تﺎﻣ ْنِﺎَﻓَا َﻞﺳﱡﺮﻟا ﻪِ
ﻢْﺘﺣ ءﺎﻀَﻗ و ،ٌﻞﺼَﻓ ﻢْﻜﺣ لﻮﺳر ّﻻِا ﺪﻤﺤﻣ ﺎﻣ و »
« ﻦﻳِﺮِﻛﺎّﺸﻟا ُﷲا يِﺰﺠﻴﺳ و ًﺎﺌﻴ َﺷ َﷲا ﱠﺮﻀُ
َﻠَﻓ ِﻪﻴﺒﻘِ ﻋ
ِﻠَﻘْﻨﻳ ْﻦﻣ و ﻢُﻜﺑﺎﻘﻋ َا
ةُ ﻮﻋﺪﻟا ﻢُﻜﺴ
؟ٍﻊﻤﺠﻣ و يﺪَﺘْﻨﻣ و ٍﻊﻤ
و ﻲّﻨِﻣ يأﺮْ ﻤ
ِﺑ ﻢُﺘْﻧَا و
ِﻪﻴِﺑَا َثاﺮُﺗ ﻢﻀَ
ﻫُا أ ! ﺔَ
ﻠَ ﻴ ﻗَ
ﻲﻨِ ﺑ ﺎﻬﻳاَ
ﻴ ﺗِ ْﺄَﺗ و
ةٌ ﻮﻋﺪﻟا ﻢﻜُ
و ،ِةﻮُﻘْﻟا و ِةادَﺎْﻟا و ةِ ﺪﻌْﻟا و
ﻢُﺘﻧْ اَ و
ﺒ ﺨُ ﻟا
و ﺖﺒِﺨُﺘﻧا ﻲِﺘﱠﻟا ﺔُ
،ِحﻼﺼﻟا و ِﺮﻴَﺨْﻟﺎِﺑ َنﻮُﻓوﺮُ
ﻌ ﻣ ،حﺎﻔﻜِ
ﻣ ﻢُﺘْﻧَا و
. تَﺮِﻴُﺘْﺧا ﻲِﺘﱠﻟا ُةَﺮﻴِﺨْﻟا
ﻢُﻛُﺮﻣﺄْ َﻧ ،َنﻮﺣَﺮﺒ َﺗ وَا حَﺮﺒَﻧ ﻻ ،ﻢﻬﺒْﻟا ﻢُﺘﺤَﻓﺎﻛ و ﻢﻣُﺎْﻟا ﻢُﺘﺤﻃﺎﻧ و ،ﺐﻌﱠﺘﻟا و ﺪَﻜْﻟا ﻢﺘُ ﻠْ ﻤ ﺤ
َﺗ و ،بَﺮﻌﻟا ﻢ
ﺘُ ﻠْ ﺗﺎﻗ
و ،ِﻚﻓْ ﺎِ ﻟا ُةز ﻮَﻓ ﺖ
ﻨَ ﻜَ ﺳ
ﺖﻌ َﻀَﺧ و
،مﺎﻳ ﺎَ ﻟا ﺐ
ﺗَ ْﺄﺘَ َﻓ
ﺘَ ﺳاو ،ِجْﺮﻬﻟا ُةﻮﻋد تَأﺪﻫ و ،ﺮِ
ْﻔُﻜﻟا ناﺮﻴ ﻧِ ت
؟نﺎﻤﻳِﺎْﻟا ﺪﻌ ﺑ
ﻢﺘُ ﻛْ ﺮَ ﺷْ
؟ماﺪﻗْ ﺎِ ﻟا ﺪ
َﻜَﻧ و ؟ِنﻼﻋِﺎﻟا ﺪﻌ ﺑ
ﺳَا و ؟نﺎﻴﺒْﻟا ﺪ
ةٍ ﱠﺮﻣ لَ
ﺮﻟا ِجاﺮْﺧﺎِ ِﺑ اﻮﻤ
ﻢﻬَﻧﺎﻤﻳَا اﻮﺜُ َﻜَﻧ ﺎﻣﻮ
َﻗ َنﻮُﻠﺗﺎﻘُﺗ ﻻَا »
« َﻦﻴﻨِﻣﺆﻣ ﻢُﺘْﻨُﻛ ْنِا هﻮَﺸْﺨَﺗ
ِﺔﻋﺪﻟﺎِﺑ ﻢﺗُ ﻮﻠَ َﺧ ﺪَﻗ ،ِﺾﺒَﻘْﻟا و ِﻂﺴﺒْﻟﺎِﺑ ﻖﱡ
ﻌﺑَا و ،ِﺾﻔْ َﺨﻟا ﻲَﻟِا ﻢُﺗﺪَﻠﺧْ
َا ﺪَﻗ ْنَا يارَا ﺪﻗَ
ﻢُﺘْﻏﻮﺴَﺗ يِﺪﱠﻟا ﻢُﺘﻌﺳد و ،ﻢُﺘﻴﻋو ﺎﻣ ﻢُﺘﺠﺠﻤَﻓ ،ِﺔﻌﺴﻟﺎِﺑ ِﻖﻴِّﻀﻟا َﻦِﻣ
ﺣ ﻲِﻨَﻐَﻟ َﷲا ﱠنِﺎﻓَ
ضرَﺎْﻟا ﻲِﻓ ْﻦﻣ و ﻢ
ﻔُ ﻜْ ﺗَ نْ
ﺎِ ﻓَ »
ﺎﻬﱡﻨﻜﻟ و ،ﻢ
ﻌ ْﺸﺘَ ﺳا ﻲﺘِ ﻟا ِةرﺪﻐَ ْﻟا و
ﻣﺎﺧ ﻲِﺘﱠﻟا ِﺔَﻟْﺬَﺨﻟﺎِﺑ ﻲﻨّ ﻣِ
ﻲﻠﻋ ﺖْﻠُﻗ ﺎﻣ ﺖْﻠُﻗ ﺪ ﻗَ
. ِﺔﺠﺤْﻟا ﺔُ
ﻣ ِﺪﻘْ َﺗ و
ﺜﱠ ﺑ و
ةﺎﻨﻘَ ْﻟا ر ﻮ ﺧَ
و (ﻆﻴﻐﻟا) ِﺾﻴ ﻐَ ﻟا ﺔُ
ْﻔﻨﻟا ﺔُ ﻀَ
ﻮﻣ ،ِﺪﺑَﺎْﻟا ِرﺎﻨَﺷ و
ﻮﻣ ،رﺎﻌْﻟا َﺔﻴِﻗﺎﺑ ،ِّﻒﺨُ
ﻟا (ﺔﺒﻘﻧ) ﺔَ
ﺒﻴﻘِ َﻧ ِﺮﻬﱠﻈﻟا ةَ َﺮﺑد
. ِةﺪِﺌْﻓَﺎْﻟا ﻲَﻠﻋ ﻊِﻠﱠﻄﺗَ
ْﻟا ِﷲا ِرﺎﻨِﺑ
َنﻮُﻠﻌْﻔَﺗ ﺎﻣ ِﷲا ِﻦﻴﻌِﺒَﻓ
ٍﺐِﻠَﻘْﻨﻣ يَا اﻮﻤَﻠَﻇ َﻦﻳِّﺪﻟا ﻢ
َﻠﻌﻴ ﺳ و»
اﻮُﻠﻤﻋﺎَﻓ ،ٍﺪﻳِﺪَﺷ ِباﺬﻋ يﺪﻳ
! «َنوُﺮِﻈَﺘﻨْ ﻣ ﺎّﻧِا اوُﺮﻈِ
ﻦﻴﺑ ﻢُﻜَﻟ ٍﺮﻳِﺬَﻧ ُﺔَﻨﺑِا ﺎَﻧَا و
ﺘَ ْﻧاو َنﻮﻠُ ِﻣﺎﻋ ﺎﻧّ ِا »
Then the Lady of Islam (p.b.u.h) spoke to the group of (Ansars) going on with her speech in an expressive, firm and pounding tone, saying thus; “O’ Gen- tlemen, and O’ mighty upper arms of the nation and friends of Islam! What is this connivance of yours against my indisputable right? And what is this negligence you exhibit in response to the injustice that has been done to me? Didn’t my father the Prophet of Islam say?
“A person’s respect must be kept in regard to his children.”
How quickly you changed the conditions and how swiftly you took steps towards the deviated path, while you have the ability to administer my justice, and you have sufficient power for that which I say:
Are you saying; Mohammad has left the world——and with his death everything has come to an end, and his household must be forgotten and his Sunnah trampled?
Yes, his death was a painful blow and a tragedy for the Islamic world. It is a grave disaster that brought down the dust of sorrow on everyone, and everyday the fissure becomes clearer and its break more extensive and its amplitude
increased. The earth darkens because of his absence, and the stars lack brilliance because of the disaster; hopes turned into despair. Mountains became unstable; the honor of persons was trampled, and with his death no respect remains. I
swear to God, this is an immense event and a great tragedy and an irreparable loss. But don’t forget it the Prophet left, the magnificent Quran had previously reported of it; the very Quran which is continually present in your homes, morning and night, loudly and exclaiming or quietly and read to us with various
tones. The prophets previous to him were also confronted with this reality, because death is Godly command with infringements being unacceptable.
Yes, the Quran had said explicitly:
“And Mohammad is no more than an apostle: the apostles have already passed away before him; if then he dies or is killed, will you turn back upon your heels? And whoever turns back upon his heels, he will by no means does harm to Allah in the least; and Allah will reward the grateful.”26
Strange! O’ children of Qila27 must my inheritance be trampled while you see and hear clearly, and the reality is spoken of in your meetings and gatherings,
and its news reaches you easily and you still sit in silence?
Even though you have ample personnel and extensive power, equipment, weapons and armor, you hear my call and do not answer?! My shout is arousing
26- Quran; Chapter 3; verse; 143. (M.H. SHAKIR)
27-Qila-a respectable, noble lady who was the origin of the lineage of the Ansars.
suspicion among you and you don’t react to it? This is when you are the idiom of courage, and are known for your charity and goodness, and you are the elect of the tribes and sects,
You battled the Arab infidels, and bore the sufferings and hardships. You routed the stubborn and you fought with great warriors. And it was you who
were constantly moving along with us, and were in our line you submitted to our commands and were ready for our orders,
This until the mill of Islam began rotating on the axis of our families’
existence, and milk began flowing in the breasts of mother time. The clamors of polytheism were stifled in throats and the flames of falsehood died down the fire
of infidelity was extinguished, and the call to diversion was halted, while the discipline of religion was affirmed,
Then why after all of those explanations from the Quran and the Holy Prophet of Islam have you remained perplexed today? Why do you keep the realities hidden after they have been clarified to you? And why have you broken your
pacts, and after faith you have taken the road of polytheism?
“What! Will you not fight a people, who broke their oaths and aimed at the expulsion of the apostle, and they attacked you first; do you fear them? But Allah is most deserving that you fear Him, if you are believers.”28
Be aware, I see it thus that you have turned to comfort and have become Pleasure-Seekers. You have abandoned the one person more worthy than all for the leadership and administration of the Muslims’ affairs. You have leaned in a quiet corner in ease and self cherishing, turning to the expanse of indifference from the pressures of the narrow pass of responsibilities.
Yes, what you had in you of faith and awareness you have thrown out, and you have with difficulty regulated the putrid water you had drank.”
But don’t’ forget, God says:
“If you are ungrateful, you and those on earth all together, most surely Allah is Self-Sufficient, Praised.”29
“Know and be aware that I have said what I must say, while I know well that the forsaking of right (Haq) is mixed with your flesh, and breach of promise has
fallen over your heart. But since my heart was heavy with sorrow——and I felt a strong sense of responsibility, some of my inner griefs poured out, and the sorrow that swelled within my breast came out (so I could complete my
ultimatum to you and let there be no excuse left for anyone),
“Now that it is so, this steed of the Caliphate, and that Fadak, all are yours. Hold on tightly and don’t let go. But know that this is not a steed with which you may proceed in your own way; its’ back is wounded and its’ hoofs are split!
The brand of disgrace is upon it and the wrath of God is its’ sign. Eternal disgrace is accompanied by it and in the end it will join the blazing fires of
28- Quran; Chapter 9; verse 13. (M.H. SHAKIR)
29- Quran; Chapter 14; verse 8 (M.H. SHAKIR)
“Don’t forget that what you do is in Gods’ presence.”
(They who act unjustly shall know to what final place of turning they will turn back) 30…
“And say to those who do not believe:
Who gave you a prognosis in the face of severe torment? Do what you are able to do.”
“And say to those who do not believe:
“Act according to your state, surely we too are acting. And wait surely we are waiting also.”31
(1) The effective role of the (Ansars) in the advance of Islamic objectives-
The lady of Islam (p.b.u.h.) in this section of her speech describes the
‘Ansars’ clan as an elect group, the powerful forearm of Islam and devoted friend of the Prophet of Islam She then expresses her gratefulness for their’ efforts at the beginning of the Prophets’ entrance to Medina, and even before that in the way of Islam.
Yes, really, the Ansars played a very effective part in the promotion of Islam, during war and peace, in the beginning and in the end, in all the stages and with all of what they requested less than the Mohajereen.
If things would have fallen into their hands maybe the history of Islam would have traversed a more enlightened course. Of course among the Mohajereen there were some devoted persons who never neglected any self-sacrifice or
generosity. However, with all of that influence, the political players among them completely changed the situation.
(2) Fatimah places them under the shower of her censures
The Lady of Islam’s surprise is here:
Why have these powerful forearms and old friends of the Prophet (S .A.) placed the seal of silence on their lips in the face of this injustice that they allowed in relation to their family? With their silence they gave their endorsement of these cruelties and did not keep the Prophet’s respect as regards his family. Most important of all, in that face of the change in the axis of the caliphate, after a short confrontation and that in their own favor: They sympathized, cooperated and condoled, in exchange for the right to silence that they received. This was an unforgivable error!
30- Quran; Chapter 14; verse 8 (M.H. SHAKIR)
31- Quran Chapter 12 verses 121 and 122 (M.H. SHAKIR)
(3) With the death of the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) Islam does not die
The great Koran on the one hand, and the prophet himself on the other, reported the fact that the Islamic religion is not upright because of a person. It is a religion, eternal until the very last day, and does not cease with the death of the
prophet. This is because it was a revolution based on a school (of thought), a heavenly and Godly school, a school harmonious with human needs throughout history, and such a school must remain.
But despite all this, a short-sighted imperceptive group imagined that with the
painful blow and heart – rendering tragedy that was done to the Islamic world at the death of the prophet of Islam, and with the vacuum that appeared from the absence of this great leader in the perimeters of Islam; the exordium of Islam had been read, and its’ scroll had been rolled up! And for this very reason they remained silent before the clamors of paganism.
Fatimah (p.b.u.h.) shouts, and reminds them of the Quranic verses that speak of the permanence and eternity of Islam! She awakens the negligent from
careless sleep and introduces the Muslims to their heavy responsibilities in that extremely sensitive time.
(4) Why do you sit silently in the face of the violation of Islamic commandments?
In another high point of her speech she intensely reproaches the Ansar saying;
“Your silence in the Fadak incident, an incident that is a link from a series of chain-like deviations, and a spark from an extant flame and a drop from one vast current will end in the revival of the Anti-Islamic specter.” The people say: “if it is really true that Islamic law is just, why isn’t it enforced in the case of the closest relatives of the Prophet?” “In a place where they violate such an indisp- utable right and you endorse it with your silence, the violation of the rest of the Islamic laws will not be difficult.”32
“You should think of this affair as a current not as a localized, one – sided incident, and calculate which other incidents are hidden behind this incident? My agitation and clamor is for this very reason! Don’t think that your rising for the aid of one who is oppressed like me will create a split in the Islamic community. But rather on the contrary, your silence puts everything under question. If you say that you don’t have the power it is a lie. Abundant resources were made available to you from the beginning and now they are more plentiful. Despite this, why do you discard the explicit Quranic verse which says,” Rise to baffle the violators of an oath. “And instead of fearing God you fear them.”
32- In Persian ‘Afiyat-Talabi’ implies the meaning of; the desire of a person or group for its’ own welfare at the expense of others, if need be, or a disregard for the welfare of others. I have called it here “welfare-seeking” because of its similarity to pleasure-seeking. (Translator )
(5) The prevalence of the spirit of “welfare-seeking”
This great teacher, in another high point reaches into the depths of their souls and pulls out the primary reason for this silence, saying, “The matter is that the
spirit of welfare – seeking has prevailed over you, you have given yourself to the desire for tranquility. And even though you see with your own eyes that they have put aside the one person who is more worthy than anyone for the caliphate, you remain silent?,
Yes, a true revolution is a forerunner as long as it’s’ individuals keep their revolutionary spirit, and the inclinations for welfare-seeking don’t prevail over them. If not they will submit in the face of difficulties, and they pass by
indifferently all bitter responsibility, creating incidents, and the revolution is extinguished.”
(6) With this spirit I know you are unable to do anything!
This courageous lady with her deep perception tells of future events. And in another high point in this section she speaks to the ‘Ansar’ saying; my aim is to
deliver my ultimatum, and other than that I have no hope in you. Where you have remained silent in the same way in regard to ‘Fadak’ But my words today
will be recorded in the history of Islam and future comers will judge In addition to this I also wanted to open the knots in my heart and pour out the blood in my breast so that everyone would know of my tormenting pain!
(7) Be ready for painful events
The heroine of Islam also notifies them; “Don’t think that this silence and desire for your own welfare, becoming bystanders and indifferent, will and
cheaply for you. You will taste its’ bitter fruit in this world in the form of tyrannical governments —— such as Bani Umayeh and Bani Abbas— who have
no mercy on your future generations, and are not for Islam and the Quran.
“In addition, in Gods’ great court on resurrection day, you will have to pay its atonement.”
(8) He gave a prognosis and I also given a prognosis!
Fatimah, the broken – hearted lady and the eminently-positioned daughter of the prophet, in the last part of her speech speaks the same words that the divine prophets said against mutinous groups. She gives them a prognosis, saying;
“You should be waiting, we are also waiting.”
You are waiting for greater pressures to be brought upon the family of the
Prophet (p.b.u.h.); we are also awaiting Gods’ punishment for you!
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