The aim of this blog is to remove whatever doubts that may have entered some people’s minds regarding denial of any violence against Hazrat Fatima Zahra (s.a.) at her home, or against Hazrat Ali (a.s.) at the house of Janabe Fatima Zahra(s.a.).
Authentic references have been provided in the fond hope of a definitive conclusion and the eradication of all doubts Inshallah.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Report of Abu Ubaid (224 A.H.) about the attack on the house of revelation and martyrdom of Lady Zahra (sa)

Abu Ubaid Qasim bin Salam (d. 224 A.H.), who is considered a reliable Islamic jurist, has narrated from Abdur Rahman bin Auf in the book of Al-Amwal:

I visited Abu Bakr in his terminal illness. After preliminaries, he said: I regret having committed three acts and not doing three things, and I also should have asked about three things for the Messenger of Allah (s)…one of the three thing, which I should not have done, is that if only I had not committed that act and had not done it in this and that way. [Alas, if I had not trespassed on the sanctity of the house of Fatima and had not attacked her place][1]…I am not inclined to mention the statement of Abu Bakr…[2]

[1] We shall mention this report in more detail in the coming posts, and the aim of this part of report will become clear.
[2] Al-Amwaal, Pg. 144, Abu Ubaid Qasim bin Salam (d. 224 A.H.), Footnote no. 4, Nashr Kulliyat Azhariya – wal Amwal, Vol. 1, Pg. 387, Abu Ahmad Hamid bin Mukhallad bin Qutaibah bin Abdullah, alias Ibne Zanjuya Khorasani (d. 251 A.H.);
Al-Mojam Kabir, Vol. 1, Pg. 62, Sulaiman bin Ahmad bin Ayyub Abul Qasim Tibrani (d. 360 A.H.), Maktaba Zahra, Mosul, 1404 A.H. – 1983 A.D. Second edition, Edited: Hamdi bin Abdul Majeed Salafi;
Tarikh Tabari, Vol. 2, Pg. 353, Abu Ja’far Muhammad bin Jarir Tabari, (d. 310), Darul Kutub Ilmiya, Beirut;
Tarikh Medina Damishq wa Zikr Fadhlaha wa Tasmiya man Halha minal Amail, Vol. 30, Pg. 418, Abul Qasim Ali bin Hasan Ibne Hibtullah bin Abdullah Shafei (d. 571 A.H.), Darul Fikr, Beirut, 1995, Edited: Mohibbuddin Abi Saeed Umar bin Ghurama Umari;
Tarikh al-Islam wa Wafyatul Mashahir wal Aalaam, Vol. 3, Pg. 118, Shamsuddin Muhammad bin Ahmad bin Uthman Dhahabi (d. 748 A.H.), Darul Kitab al-Arabi, Lebanon, Beirut, 1407 A.H. – 1987 A.D. First edition, Edited: Dr. Umar Abdus Salam Tadmiri;
Majamuz Zawaid wa Manbaul Fawaid, Vol. 5, Pg. 202, Ali bin Abu Bakr Haithami (d. 807 A.H.), Darul Riyan Lilturath/Dar Kitab al-Arabi – Cairo, - Beirut – 1407;
Al-Imamah was Siyasah, Vol. 1, Pg. 21, Abu Muhammad Abdullah bin Muslim Ibne Qutaibah Dainawari (d. 276 A.H.), Edited: Khalil al-Mansur, Darul Kutub Ilmiya, Beirut, 1418 A.H. – 1997 A.D. Edited: Shiri, Vol. 1, Pg. 36, and Edited: Zaini, Vol. 1, Pg. 24;
Al-Iqdul Farid, Vol. 4, Pg. 254; Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Abde Rabb al-Andulasi (d. 328 A.H.), Darul Ahya Turath Arabi, Beirut, Lebanon, Second edition, 1420 A.H. – 1999 A.D.;
Murujuz Zahab, Vol. 1, Pg. 290, Abul Hasan Ali bin Husain bin Ali al-Masudi (d. 346 A.H.);
Simtul Nujum al-Awali fee Anbail Awail wat Tawali, Vol. 2, Pg. 465, Abdul Malik bin Husain Abdul Malik Shafei Asimi Makki (d. 1111 A.H.), Edited: Adil Ahmad Abdul Maujud – Ali Muhammad Maudh, Darul Kutub Ilmiya, Beirut, 1419 A.H. – 1998 A.D.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Prediction of the Messenger of Allah (s) about martyrdom of Lady Fatima Zahra (s) in Ahle Sunnat sources

Discussion about the attack on the house of revelation and martyrdom of the Lady of the two worlds, Her Eminence, Fatima Zahra (s) has started again after sometime. It can be concluded from reliable traditional reports that this matter, for the first time, was mentioned by the Holy Prophet (s). For example, it is possible to reason through the following report about which we shall discuss in detail at a later stage:

Juwaini[1] (d. 730 A.H.) – Ahle Sunnat scholars call him Imam of the Two sanctuaries (Imamul Harmain) and Imam Juwaini and is having a position of a person like Dhahabi[2]; he has narrated from the Messenger of Allah (s) as follows:

When I see Fatima (s), I am reminded of the tragedies that are to befall her after my passing away. As if I can see with my own eyes, that disrespect has entered her house, her sanctity is destroyed, her right has been usurped; she is deprived of her inheritance, her side is broken and her unborn son is killed in the womb; she wails: O Muhammada, but no one comes for her rescue…Fatima would be my first family member to join me after being aggrieved and oppressed and after being martyred.[3]

[1] Juwaini’s position according to Ahle Sunnat:
Dhahabi has mentioned his teacher, Juwaini as follows:
“Juwaini is Imam, leader, extraordinary and perfect traditionist, pride of Islam and an honest and righteous person.
Tadkirah Huffaz, Vol. 4, Pg. 1, No, 1. Teachers of the author of Tadkirah, Abu Abdullah Shamsuddin Muhammad Dhahabi (d. 748 A.H.), Darul Kutub Ilmiya, Beirut, First edition.
In the same way, he says in another place:
He is the Imam of traditional reports and traditions, uniquely perfect, source of pride for Islam, chief of religion, Ibrahim bin Muhammad bin Mobad bin Hamya Khorasani Juwaini…according to traditional reports and available books of traditions, he is having much importance. He had a nice voice, elegant face, he is awesome and religious.
Tadkiratul Huffaz, Vol. 4, Pg. 1, No. 24, Abu Abdullah Shamsuddin Muhammad Dhahabi (d. 748 A.H.), Darul Kutub Ilmiya, Beirut, First edition.
[2] Dhahabi’s position according to Ahle Sunnat:
Dhahabi is an incomparable personality among scholars of Ahle Sunnat, a very lofty position and high rank of a rare kind. He was born in 673 A.H. in the Kufr Batna province in the area of Damascus (d. 748 A.H.), he was able to learn traditions by heart and he dedicated his whole life to it. Views of Dhahabi are considered very reliable in most tradition and history books and he is called as the historian of Islam and Imam of traditionists. Sobki has written about him:
Dhahabi is the traditionist of the time, leader of the memorizers of traditions, he was aware of the various aspects of the science of traditions; he was the standard bearer of Ahle Sunnat wal Jamat, leader of his time in the science of memorization and criticism of traditions; he was a unique personality of his times; and all have admitted to his capabilities.
Tabaqatus Shafiya, Vol. 3, Pg. 57, Abu Bakr bin Ahmad bin Muhammad bin Umar bin Qazi Shahba (d. 751), Aalamul Kutub, Beirut, 1407; First edition. Edited: Dr. Hafiz Abdul Aleem Khan.
[3] Faraidus Simtain, Vol. 2, Pg. 35, Chapter 7, Tradition. No. 371, Imam Juwaini (d. 730 A.H.), Al-Mahmoodi.