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Ayyame Fatimiya

baqiiii[3]Historians differ on date of wafat of Bibi Fatima Zahra. Narrations state that the date is either 75 days or 90 days after the wafat of holy prophet which occurred on 28th Safar 11 A.H. According to Sheikh Abbas Qummi the date would either fall on 13th /14th /15thJamadi al Ula or 3rdJamadi al Thani 11A.H.

Ulama have encouraged the observance of the period of 20 days between these two dates dedicated as Ayyame Fatimiya to observing the days of this exalted lady. These days are to recall her virtues, moral and ethical examples as well as her suffering and rededicate to lead our lives guided by her as a role model.

Group Question: Where has Bibi Fatima Zahra mentioned or referred to in the holy Qur’an?

Sura Al Kawthar / Aya al Mubahala / Aya al Mawaddah / Sura Ad Dahr / Ayat at Tathir

Bibi Fatima Zahra and LaylatulQadr:

“…..a person who has truly grasped a deep understanding of Fatima (and who she is) has actually witnessed and experienced LaylatulQadr….” Imam J’afar As Sadiq a.s.

What a very close relationship there is between the existence of this exalted lady and the Laylatul Qadr. Some of them are:

1)   Qadr is the Divine decree. On the night of Laylatul Qadr we all strive to seek the Divine ridha- pleasure-and safeguard from the Divine ghadhab- displeasure.

“Fatima is a part of me. Whosoever angers her has angered me. Whatever hurts her hurts me and whatever angers her has angered me.”

“Surely Allah is angered with Fatima’s anger and is pleased with her pleasure.” Holy prophet

2)   Actual date of laylatul qadr is hidden. Ahlul Bayt have given clues such as it being in the last ten nights of holy Ramadhan. Why?

The exact location of the grave of this exalted lady is unknown. What happened that the grave of the only daughter of holy prophet is unknown whereas the graves of other holy personalities, including the martyrs of the massacre at Karbala, is known?

3)   The night of Qadr is better than 1000 months which is equivalent to 80 years. The virtue of observing the rites of this night is greater than a long life span of 80 years.

The status and virtues of this lady is greater than thousands of virtuous persons as she has been Divinely chosen over the ladies of the worlds.

Imam Ja’far As Sadiq mentions that angels came and addressed Bibi Fatima, as they had addressed Maryam, saying : O Fatima! Indeed Allah has chosen you to be above all women of the world.

4)   The holy Qur’an was descended upon the holy prophet on the night of Qadr. This was the written Qur’an.

Bibi Fatima Zahra, the daughter of the prophet, is the one from whom Eleven Qur’an Natiq – speaking Qur’an- descended. These are the 11 Imams after Amiral Muminin Ali bin Abi Talib a.s.

“And what will makes you know what Laylatul Qadr is?” Suratul Qadr 97:3

Likewise the muslim community is addressed “…..a person who has truly grasped a deep understanding of Fatima (and who she is) has actually witnessed and experienced Laylatul Qadr….” Imam J’afar As Sadiq a.s.

Failing to appreciate and comprehend the exalted status of Bibi Fatima led to the unfolding of the tragic events upon her after the demise of her beloved father.

“Surely those who annoy Allah and His Messenger, Allah has cursed them in this world and the hereafter and He has prepared for them a humiliating punishment.” (Sura Al Ahzab 33:57)

Wa ma tawfiqi illa billah

With salaams and duas

Fazle Abbas Datoo



Halai Gham Sunyain Gain Jab Imam Aayain Gae

Jab Imam Ayega

Halai Gham Sunyain Gain Jab Imam Aayain Gai
Zakam-e-Dil Dikhaiyain Gain Jab Imam Aayain Gain

Mehfilain Jamayain Gain Jab Imam Aayain Gain
Bam-o-Dar Sajayain Gain Jab Imam Aayain Gain
Jashan ham manayain gai Jab Imam Aayain Gain

1) Zakahm hain abhi taza Makkah aur Medina kai
Shaam-o-Kufa Kerbobala Ham Bhula Nahi Saktai
As-Saqifa Taayai Dam Ghair sai nahi ponchain
Jitnai dukh uthayain hain ham na Kalama goyon sai
Aik aik chukahain gain Jab Imam Aayain Gain

2) Shak hai jin ko Allah kai adal aur adalat per
Mansabai Nabuwat per Syeda ki ismat per
Murtaza ki Ahmed sai muntasil niyabat per
Jin ko shak hai bara per baravai ki ghaibat per
Sab hi maar khayain gain Jab Imam Aayain Gain

3) Naam per sahaba kai kaam Kafiron jaisai
Naam per sahaba kai kaam Fasiqon jaisai
Naam per sahaba kai kaam Munkiron jaisai
Naam per sahaba kai kaam Mushrikon jaisai
Sab hi mun churayain gain Jab Imam Aayain Gain

4) Dava-e-Muhabbat jo subho shaam kertai hain
Un kai dushmano sai bhi raho rasam rakhtai hain
Khums bhi nahi daitai Gheebatain bhi kertai hain
Momino sai bhi bughzakeena rakhtai hain
Kis tera nibhayain gain Jab Imam Aayain Gain

5) Jhoot bolnai ko ham mashghala samajtai hain
Baat baat per bai-ja maslihat barastai hain
Aur munafiqat ko bhi maslihat hi kehtai hain
Lehbo laab ka samaan ham gharaon main rakhtain hain
Kis tera chupayain gain Jab Imam Aayain Gain

6) Naimatain shariyat ko boj hi samajtai hain
Lehbo laab hi ko ham zindagi samajtai hain
Sahiban-e-Zar ko bara adami samajtai hain
Tang dast momin ko bas yun hi samajtai hain
Kiya maqaam payain gain Jab Imam Aayain Gain

7) Yeh hamarai maqr-o-riya shatirana ayari
Kiya hamarai nohon salam aur yeh azadari
Kitna hai khaloos un main kis kadar riyakaari
Kiya Imam ki khatir ham nai ki hai tayari
Kaisai mun dikhayain gain Jab Imam Aayain Gain

8) Al Ajal jo kehtai hain aagayai to kya ho ga
Kiya hai apni tayari pesh ham karain gai kiya
Sibt-e-Jafar apna to kul yehi hai sarmaya
Hamd-o-naat-o-sozo salam aur manqabat noha
Ham yehi sunayain gain Jab Imam Aayain Gain

Jab Imam Ayenge!

Decision in the Case of a Cow and a Camel

Decision in the Case of a Cow and a Camel

A man catching hold of the opening of the shirt of another man came to Hazrat Omar, (RA) and told him that the other man’s cow had torn off the belly of the camel of the appellant which resulted in its death. Saying this he requested Hat Omar (RA) for ordering the accused to pay ‘full penalty of his camel to him. Hazrat Omar (RA) said :

“No penalty on the quadrupeds.”

Hearing this order Hazrat Ali (A) said to Hazrat Omar(RA) : “I have heard the Holy Prophet saying :

“No man can put another man to loss.” He then added :

“If the accused person had tied his cow on the way of the camel, he has to pay the penalty, otherwise not.”

On enquiry it was revealed that the owner of the cow had actually tied his cow on the way of the camel.

Hazrat Omar (RA) then ordered the accused to pay full penalty of the camel to his owner. (Qazaand Tehas: p. 80; Qaza p. 158; , Abu Turab’ (Urdu translation) vol. 2. by Allama Jazaeri, p. 244).

Finance-A Camel Shared by Three

A Camel Shared by Three

Three men shared a camel equally. One of them tied his forelegs and went away for some work. In the meantime, the other two returned to their place of stay and untied one leg aru

they also went away together. The camel in their absence, walked with one untied leg off the place where the first man had tied him and fell in a well and wounded himself by the fall. The two men returned again, saw the camel fallen in the well, got him out some-how or other, and butchered him and sold the meat for collecting some money in view of a little compensation for the loss.

When the first partner returned, he saw the skin of the camel. On enquiry, the two other partners told him what had happened. He took an objection to it, and rather complained against their untying the camel which resulted in the heavy loss to him.

He then took the case to Hazrat Ali (A), who ordered for payment of 1/3 of the actual price of the camel to him. When the cash which was collected by selling the meat of the camel was counted it was one third of the cost price of the camel.

This amount was paid in full to the first partner of the camel and the other two went away empty handed.


While they were about to leave, Hazrat Ali (A) told them that as they had not taken proper care for the safety of the camel and the safe-guard of their shares, whereas their first partner had by tying his two legs, hence their loss. (Manaqib, vol. 11, p. 201).

The Sign of Chastity in a Virgin

The Sign of Chastity in a Virgin


A man filed a suit against his wife in the court of Hazrat Ali (A) accusing her that she did not possess the sign of virginity.

Hazrat Ali (A) told the man that thin skin in the womb of a virgin, which is usually supposed to be the sign of her virginity some time bursts automatically in jumping and also during a play wherein jumpings is freely required and dismissed the case he had taken to his court against his wife. (Qaza-wa-Teeha, p. 165).

. Examination of Eye Sight, the Power of Talking and that of Smelling

Examination of Eye Sight, the Power of Talking and that of Smelling


It has been reported in the book Ajaibul Ahkam that a man was struck on the head of by another person with something hard. The man who was struck claimed that he had lost his eye sight as well as his power of talking and that of smelling as a result of that stroke.

Hazrat Ali (A) said if the man was correct, he deserved to receive penalty on all the three counts. When asked as to how was it possible to check that the claim of the man in question was correct, Hazrat Ali (A) said as follows:-


(i) “As regards his eye sight the man will be made to stand in the open and cast his eyes on the sun. In case he could and did not shut his eyes his claim of losing his eye sight would be correct.”


(ii) In the case of the power of smelling he would be made to inhale the smoke of a patch of burning cotton. If he does not make signs of feeling sensation in his nose and also does not shed tears by the effect thereof his claim of losing his power of smell would be deemed as intact.


(iii) In the case of power of talking the tip of his tongue would be pricked with a small needle. If the drop of blood which would come out of his tongue is red he would be deemed to possess power of talking and only as malingering there about. But if the drop of blood is black he would be deemed as correct in his claim. He also advised to examine all the dumbs in the same manner. (Wafi, Kafi and Turaqi Hakmia, p.49).

Medical Examination of an Eye

Medical Examination of an Eye


A man’s head was hit by some body also whereafter the man who was hit claimed that his eye sight had become weak thereby.

Hazrat Ali (A) examined his eye in the following way: He held an egg in his hand and asked the man to stand at some distance and say as to whether he could se the egg. When

the man in question replied in the affirmative he made the man to get back to a certain further distance and again to a little more. Hazrat Ali (A) repeated this action till after the man said he could not see the egg. He also repeated this action keeping the egg in the circumferance of a horizontal line and marking the target in each case. He then measured the various distances in each case and found all the distances 1.e., right and left and up and down and announced that the claim of the man was correct otherwise, he said, there must have been a difference in the various distances measured by him.

He then repeated this action in respect of another man, who had hit the first man in question whose eye sight had become deffective as a result of his hit, to pay him penalty according to the difference of his eye sight as compared with the man whose eye sight was normal. (Wasael, vol. 3, p. 405, Mustadrik, vol. 3, p. 285 through Abu Turab (Urdu) by Allama Jazaeri vol. 2, p. 308).