The martyrdom anniversary of Lady Fatima az-Zahra (peace be upon her).

On such a day -13th Jumada Ula- of the year 11 AH, the crying voices raised in the house of Ali (peace be upon him) making Madinah shakes and the people were astonished as in the day of martyrdom of the Messenger of Allah (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household). The women of Bani Hashim gathered in the house of Fatima (peace be upon her) weeping for her loss. People came to Ali (peace be upon him) while he was sitting and Al-Hassan and Al-Hussayn crying in his arms. Umm Kulthum went out saying loud: O Father! O Messenger of Allah! Only now we have lost you and we will never meet you again!

The people gathered waiting for the funeral to start, but Abu Dhar went out to them and said: Go away, the funeral of the daughter of the Messenger of Allah is delayed. So, people went away thinking that the funeral will take the next day. (It was narrated that her death happened after 'Asr prayer or in early hours of night).

But, Imam Ali (peace be upon him) has washed her and shrouded her with the help of Asma on that night, then he called: "O Hassan, O Hussayn, O Zaynab, O Umm Kulthum.. Come to bid farewell to your mother, the meeting will be in Paradise." After a while, the Commander of the Faithful (peace be upon him) took them from over her and prayed upon her funeral and then raised his hands to the sky and cried: "O Lord, This is the daughter of Your Prophet; Fatima, You took her out from the darknesses into the light, then she has enlightened miles per mile."

In the darkness of the jet-black night, when eyes were asleep and voices were silent, a Heavenly procession left Ali's (peace be upon him) house while carrying the Messenger of Allah's daughter along with Al-Abbas, Al-Fadl Ibn Al-Abbas and a fourth person holding the slim body, accompanied by Al-Hassan, Al-Hussayn, 'Aqeel, Salman, Abu Dhar, Miqdad, Buraydah and Ammar. Imam Ali (peace be upon him) took the body of the beloved daughter of the Holy Prophet (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household) and put it in the grave, saying: "O land, I entrust you my deposit, this is the daughter of the Messenger of Allah, In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful., In the name of Allah, and by Allah and on the religion of the Messenger of Allah; Mohamad son of Abdullah (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household). O truthful! I have given you to Who He is more worthy of you from me, and I am satisfied with what Allah the Almighty has chosen for you." then he (peace be upon him) read: {From the earth We created you, and into it We will return you, and from it We will extract you another time.} (20:55), then went out of the grave, then the attendees started putting the soil in the grave, and Imam Ali (peace be upon him) settled her grave, so no one could know where it is until the Day of Resurrection.

And it is not strange that the historians have various versions concerning her martyrdom or birth date, her age and how long she has lived after the martyrdom of her father (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household), they have also speculated about her burial place, and she is the eyes' apple of the Holy Prophet (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household).

Some of them have said she was buried in her house, others say she was buried in Baqi' cemetery, while others think she was buried between the grave and minbar of the Holy Prophet (Allah's prayers be upon him and upon his holy Household), as it is stated in the Hadith: "between my grave and my minbar is one of the gardens of Paradise." All of which is a stark evidence of her tragedy and sufferings during her life.

Peace be upon her the day she was born, the day she was martyred and the day she will be sent alive taking in her hands the palms of Aba al-Fadl al-Abbas (peace be upon him) with which he redeemed the Master of martyrs; Imam al-Hussayn (peace be upon him).
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