In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
Occasion: Birth of Sayyeda Fatima (peace be upon her)
We offer congratulations to the Master of this Time Imam Al-Mahdi (may God hasten his appearance) and his Supreme Leader during his absence, in particularly for this blessed memory of The Mistress of the Women of All the Worlds Sayyeda Fatima's birthday (peace be upon her) in which the universe glistened with the light in the moment she was born on Jumada al-thani, in the fifth year from the seal of prophet's mission (peace be upon him and his family). This special day had gained much importance when Sayyeda Fatima's grandson Rouhollah Mousawi Imam Khomeini (May his secret be sacred) was born. He declared this day as a universal day for woman saying: "If it is inescapable to dedicate a day for the woman, then which day will be more sublime and glorious than the day of the birth of Sayyda Fatima Al-Zahraa (peace be upon her): The woman who is the source of pride for The Impeccable Household (peace be upon them) and who shines like the sun on the forehead of noble Islam?".
Moreover, Sayyeda Fatima (peace be upon her) was the accumulated perfection of humanity, in which as her grandson the departure Imam said, she incarnated the ''Complete Human Identity''. She was first originated from the paradise's fruit, while Gabriel acquired the prophet that Sayyeda al Zahraa's offspring (peace be upon her) is blessed since she was in her mother's uterus.
Sayyeda Fatima (peace be upon her) was a good daughter for her good father. That’s why her father (peace be upon him and his family) called her ''the mother of her father''.
At the same time, she was the best wife for the perfect husband; in which "Imam Ali (A.S.) said about her: "When looking at her, I used to be relieved of all worries and all grieves".
Not only that, but also she was the good mother for a good children, where she used to teach them Quran, praying, fasting, praising, and supplication.
She (God's peace bestowed upon her) was the worshipper whose joints used to tremble as a result of fearing God, and the glorifier with whose name glorification of God is associated.
To add, she (peace be upon her) was present in the field of doctrinal challenge; she (peace be upon her) is the one meant by ﴾our woman﴿ in The Verse of Showing Pride then say: ﴾Come let us call our sons and your sons and our women and your women and our near people and your near people, then say: Come let us call our sons and your sons and our women and your women and our near people and your near people﴿ (Aal-i-Imraan: 61).
The Mistress of the Women of All the Worlds Sayyda Fatima Al-Zahraa (peace be upon her) was present in the field of instructing the doctrine. She (peace be upon her) was the reference of the women believers whom she taught the rules of their religion. Also, she (peace be upon her) was spreading the teachings (Sunna) of her father The Noblest Prophet (prayers be upon him and his Household).
Al-Sayyeda Fatima's Strife
Al Sayyeda Fatima (peace be upon her) was the combatant in the challenge square. So she gained .., and some of these virtues:
1- Asceticism: Sayyeda Fatima (peace be upon her) was satisfied with her life, patient to perform all her duties and raising her kids, and work by what her father (peace be upon him and his family) had told her: "O Fatima, be patient during the difficulties, in order to win in the hereafter".
It was related to Imam Khomeini (May his secret be sacred) his saying with respect to Sayyeda Fatima: "A woman who had raised her kids in a small chamber and in a modest home persons who's their light circulates the entire world. Peace be upon this modest chamber which ascended the throne of the divine greatness luminosity and a house in which an elite of Adam's children were raised up in".
2- Worship: It was narrated about Imam Al-Hassan (A.S.) his saying: "Once a day, I saw my mom Fatima awaken in the Friday night, during the time that she was prostrating, the sun shine and I heard her supplication by names for the believers without supplicating for herself; I told her: O mom, why you don't supplicate for yourself as you supplicate for the others? She said: O my dear, you should supplicate for your neighbor before you supplicate for yourself".
Besides, she used to devote the last hours of Friday for supplication. And in the last ten days of Ramadan month, she stays awaken all the nights with the all the others who are with her in the home supplicating and worshipping God.
3- Preference: It was mentioned in the Holy Quran: ﴾They fulfill vows and fear a day the evil of which shall be spreading far and wide. And they give food out of love for Him to the poor and the orphan and the captive: We only feed you for Allah's sake; we desire from you neither reward nor thanks﴿.
Sayyeda Al-Zahraa (peace be upon her) had achieved a great degree and no one can achieve this unless he do what Fatima did when she carried out the votive offering in which she gave the food for the poor and the orphan and the arrested. Hence, by this way she had declared the vocational goal for her grant.
May God bestow upon us Sayyeda Al-Zahraa's intercession in the day of resurrection and keep us with her and with the family of the prophet.
All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.