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Shia Followers of Ahlul Bayt worldwide celebrate joyous birth anniversary of Fatima al-Masoumeh

Today, the first of the month of Dhu Qada, marks the birth anniversary of Sayyidah Fatima al-Masoumeh, peace be upon her.

Accordingly, the devotees of Ahl al-Bayt (peace be upon them) all over the world celebrate this day by holding ceremonies and gatherings of joy and happiness.

Sayyidah Fatima al-Masoumeh (peace be upon her) is the daughter of Imam Kazim (peace be upon him) and the sister of Imam Reza (peace be upon him).

She is highly revered among the children of Musa ibn Jafar (peace be upon them) due to her piety, Divine knowledge, and sublime character,The Shia Muslims plead for her intercession in this world and the Hereafter by reciting her Ziyarah.

Masoumeh and Karima of Ahl al-Bayt, peace be upon them, are the famous nicknames of Fatima, the daughter of Imam Kazim, peace be upon them. According to one hadith, Imam Reza (peace be upon him) used title Masoumeh for her.

Sayyidah Masoumeh left Medina to go to Iran in the year 201 of the lunar year at the request of her brother Imam Reza (peace be upon him) to visit him.

However, on the order of al-Ma’mun al-Abbasi, his vicious soldiers intercepted her caravan and killed her family members and companions.

She survived but fell ill and went to the city of Qom at the request of its people. After 17 days, Sayyidah Masoumeh passed away at the age of 28.

Sayyed Jafar Morteza Aamili believes that Fatima Masoumeh, peace be upon her, was poisoned in Saveh, and thus was martyred.

Her sacred tomb has been described in Hadith as the “Sanctuary of Ahlul Bayt”.

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