Lady Fatemah Ma’soumah (SA) of Qom
Posted 04 April 2006 - 01:56 PM
Lady Fatemah Ma’soumah (SA) was the daughter of the seventh Imaam, Imaam Mousa al al-Kadhem (AS) and sister of the 8th Imaam, Imaam Ali ar-Reda (AS). She was a noble lady who dedicated her life to Islam and Allah. She was highly gifted and due to the training of her father and brother, she has achieved a high reputation in history for her knowledge and piety.
She was only six years old when her father was arrested by Haroun and thereafter, she was brought up under the care of her brother, Imaam Ali ar-Reda (AS) for twenty – one years.
This separation of Lady Fatemah Ma’soumah (SA) from her father was very difficult for her. She longed to see her father again but this was not to be, because the family of the Imaam (AS) learnt of his death within the prisons of Baghdad about 4 years later.
In the year 200 AH Ma’moun again forced Imaam ar-Reda (AS) to move from Medina to Khorasan, in Iran. And so, Lady Fatemah Ma’soumah (SA) was once more separated from her guardian.
The departure of her brother further increased her sorrow. This separation lasted for only about one year, but sadly she passed away before they could be reunited.
After a difficult year of separation from her beloved brother, in the year 201 AH, she decided to leave Medina and travel to Khorasan to be at the side of her brother, intending to help him in his mission to preach Islam. But regrettably, she never reached him.
The caravan she was traveling with, was ambushed at Saveh, where she had to witness the brutal killing of her close family members. As a result she can be compared to Lady Zainab (SA), who suffered a similar plight in Karbala.
Lady Fatemah Ma’soumah (SA) was taken ill at Saveh. From here, the Shi’ah of the nearby Qom brought her to their city, where she spent her last few says, before passing away during the month of Rabi’ ath-Thani in 201 AH.
Lady Fatemah Ma’soumah (SA) is buried in Qom. Due to her blessed presence and patronage, the city has grown into a centre of Shi’ah learning; a destination for thousands of Muslim students from over 80 countries.
Life in Qom largely revolves around the Haram of Lady Fatemah Ma’soumah (SA), which is the focal point of this holy city.
Every year thousands of pilgrims come from all over the world to pay their homage to this noble lady.
Traditions on Lady Fatemah Ma’soumah (SA)
Imaam Sadeq (AS) said: A lady from my children whose name will be Fatemah, daughter of Mousa, will be buried in Qom. On the Day of Judgment this lady will intercede for all my Shi’ah to enter Heaven.
Imaam Ali ar-Reda (AS) said: Whoever visits Ma’soumah in Qom is like the one who has visited me.
The high status of Lady Fatemah Ma’soumah (SA)
In the salutation (Ziyaarat) of Lady Fatemah Ma’soumah (SA) which has been narrated from Imaam Ali ar-Reda (AS), one reads:
“(We ask from Allah) not to deprive us from understanding your status. Indeed, He is the Protector and has power over everything.”
Some extracts from her Ziyaarat which indicate her lofty status is mentioned below:
the daughter of the Prophet of Allah,
the daughter of Fatemah (SA) and Khadijah
the daughter of Amir al-Momenin Ali (AS)
the daughter of Hasan and Husain
the daughter of the vicegerent of Allah (Imaam al-Kadhem (AS))
the sister of the vicegerent of Allah (Imaam ar-Reda (AS))
and the aunt of the vicegerent of Allah (Imaam Jawad (AS))
(may the blessings of Allah be on al of them)
Extract from the book – “Lady Fatemah Ma’soumah (SA) of Qom” – Published by Jami’at az-Zahra
Posted 08 April 2006 - 10:51 AM
masha-Allah. thanks very much for ur very good article about dear hazrate Masoomeh .qom is very good city if u can find ur real religious places.
insha-Allah u can come iran and visit this city and other holy places.
Posted 10 April 2006 - 12:31 PM
Thanks for sharing brother Ali al-mahdi
Just visited Ma3soma on my way to hajj.
here are some picture we took there
Inshallah Allah will grant you the chance to visit her shrine soon
InshaAllah... I pray that I'll get a chance to visit her and her Beloved brother. InshaAllah soon!!!
- Sahih al-Bayhaqi
- Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, as quoted in
- Sharh Ibn Abil Hadid, v2, p449
- Tafsir al-Kabir, by Fakhruddin al-Razi, under the commentary of the Verse of Imprecation (Mubahilah), v2 p288. He wrote this tradition has been accepted as all genuine.
- Ibn Batah has recorded it as a tradition related by Ibn Abbas as is stated in the book "Fat'h al-Mulk al-Ali bi Sihah Hadith-e-Bab-e-Madinat al-Ilm", p34, by Ahmad Ibn Muhammad Ibn Siddeeq al-Hasani al-Maghribi.
Posted 10 April 2006 - 01:34 PM
God bless you... & subhanAllah. it has been my intention for some time to read up about this great lady, but i have let myself become distracted until my time was almost up. i will remember you for this when i visit her next week, inshaAllah!
all praise is to Allah, for His mercies.
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