Mourning for Zahra (pbhu)
By: Farideh Mahadavi-Damghani
In the middle of the night, the cry of a hopeless sorrow flew out
of this house.
And then some more...
The women from the Ghorayche tribe, especially those from the Bani
Hashem tribe, came out of their houses, and with hair flowing on their
shoulders to show the depth of their sorrow, they began marching to
Fâtemeh's house, to make their condolences to Hazratę Ali and to
Fatemeh's little children, now orphans…
The men of Medina came by large groups to show their respect to Ali,
and to mourn with him. Ali was sated in a corner, and Hassan and
Hosseyn and Zeynab and Ommo kolssoum were crying unendingly...
The people, on seeing this sad scene began to cry. By what Fâtemeh had
demanded from Ali, he announced to his friend Abuzar:" Tell these
people that the funeral has been postponed…"
Finally, nightfall came. Ali, with the help of Asmâ, washed the
fragile and slim body of Fâtemeh, and covered her with a shrine. When
he wanted to close the shroud, he called out his children to come and
see their beloved mother for the last time, and to bid farewell to
Some say that she was only eighteen, and some say that she was twenty
eight years old when she died.
Hassan and Hosseyn, ran hopelessly and sorrowfully to touch once again
the the dead body of their young mother... Gone so soon! They wanted
to remain at her side and feel her presence near them. Minutes passed
by, with only the sound of a tragic crying in the room. They talked
lovingly and desperately to their mother, and verily, their sorrow was
so deep that none can ever describe it. They said:" O Beloved Mother
of Hassan! O Beloved Mother of Hosseyn! We shall feel your absence
more deeply by each passing day, and also the absence of our beloved
Grand father, Mohammad Mostafâ [ Peace be upon Him! ]. When you reach
the realm in which he lives now, please send our love to Him...! Tell
him that we are left all alone in this whole world...! "
And then, Fâtemeh's body was taken outside, and with the help of
Hassan and Hosseyn, Ammâr, Yâsser, Meghdâd, Aghil, Zobeyr, Abouzar,
Salmân, and some of the Bani Hashemi tribe, they left town to take
Fâtemeh's body to the graveyard.
Ali, most painfully and desperately, laid down his beloved wife on the
ground, and with indescribable sorrow, bid her farewell...
After finishing what was expected of him, he threw with utter
desperation and love, some dust on his wife’s grave, and then looked
sadly at the Prophet’s grave. He then approached his grave and began a
long confidence with him, which lasted a long time...
better than wealth because it protects you while you have to
guard wealth. it decreases if you keep on spending it but the
more you make use of knowledge ,the more it increases . what you
get through wealth disappears as soon as wealth disappears but
what you achieve through knowledge will remain even after you."MORE