Lady Zainab bint Ali: Victory of truth over oppression

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Female leaders in Islam have been overlooked by the mainstream Muslim world for hundreds of years. The truth to be told is that if it were not for women like Lady Khadijah, Lady Fatima Zahra, and Lady Zainab (peace be upon all of them), Islam would not have survived.

Lady Zainab (also spelled as Zaynab or Zeynep) was born in the year 6 AH (627 CE) in Medina, present-day Saudi Arabia. She was the daughter of Imam Ali and Lady Fatima, sister of Imam Hassan and Imam Hussain and granddaughter of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family). Born into a family known for its knowledge, Lady Zainab grew up to become one of the most knowledgeable women in Muslim history.

The Prophet named her “Zainab” explaining that this name was the combination of two words “Zain” and “ab” which meant father’s adornment, in other words she was like an image of Imam Ali’s character.

In her character, she reflected the best attributes of those who raised her. In sobriety and severity, she was likened to Ummul-Muminin Hazrat Khadija, her grandmother. In chastity and modesty to her mother Fatima Zahra; in eloquence to her father Imam Ali; in forbearance and patience to her brother Imam Hassan and in bravery and tranquillity of the heart to Imam Hussain. Her face reflected her father’s awe and her grandfather’s reverence.

In Medina, it was Zainab’s practice to hold regular meetings for women in which she shared her knowledge and taught them the precepts of the religion (Deen) of Islam as laid out in the Holy Qur’an. Her gatherings were well and regularly attended. She was able to impart the teachings with such clarity and eloquence that she became known as Fasihah (Skillfully fluent) and intensely eloquent (Balighah).

The depth and certainty of her knowledge earned her epithel given to her by her nephew, Imam Zaynul-Abidin of ‘Alimah ghayr Mu’allamah’ – she who has knowledge without being taught by anyone.

Lady Zainab married Abdullah, son of Ja’far Tayyar. Although Lady Zainab’s husband was well-off, the couple lived a modest life, as much of their wealth was donated to charity.

Her Role in the Negation of Oppression

Lady Zainab is famous for her patience during the tragedy of Ashura (Karbala). She watched her two sons, Aun and Muhammad, get butchered before her eyes on the day of Ashura. She also witnessed the brutal mutilation and slaughter of her brother Imam Hussain.

Before his martyrdom, Imam Hussain is said to have asked Lady Zainab to be patient in spite of all the calamities. Lady Zainab was afflicted with unspeakable tragedies, but as she was always steadfast, she came to known as Sabira (the Patient One).

In the aftermath of the massacre of Karbala, Lady Zainab led the women and children who were taken as prisoners by the tyrant Yazeed’s army.

While Imam Hussain’s mission ended on the plains of Karbala, Lady Zainab continued his struggle to be the voice of Imam Hussain.

Zainab assumed the task of delivering the message of the martyrs of Karbala to the people of her time and to the generation to come. She spared no time disclosing the plots hatched by the ruling system to distort the real importance of the Karbala Movement. Her provocative speeches delivered in the Courts of Yazid in Kufa and Damascus, when taken as a captive, still echo throughout the Muslim World.

Delivering a fiery speech in Kufa, at the seat of Ibn Ziyad, she condemned and unveiled his inhumane attitude. In a long speech in Damascus at Yazid’s court, she castigated vicious Yazid and cursed him because of his mischievous acts.

In one of Lady Zainab’s famous speeches in the palace of the tyrant Yazeed, she condemned oppression and scorned Yazeed in his own court. With a heart filled with the fire of truth, she spoke her eternal words: “So scheme whatever you may scheme, and strive for whatever you may strive, and put forth your best efforts – but, by Allah, you will never erase our mention (the family of the Prophet). ‘And are your days not numbered? And is your gang not dispersed – on that day when the caller shall call: Is not the damnation of God upon the oppressors?!'”

Even after her return to Medina, Lady Zainab did not sit still. Instead, despite having endured such hardships, she traveled all over the Islamic world and continued to preach the message of Imam Hussain, causing a reawakening in the Muslim nation that continues to this day in the form of Ashura commemorations. He struggle against oppressors and usurpers is an inspiration even today, and millions visit her shrine every year.

It is a fact that neither Karbala nor true Islam would have come to be known in reality without Hazrat Zainab’s sacrifices, and the pain and torture she endured in that period of time, and her perseverance in challenging the Omayyad government of tyrants and usurpers.

Zainab’s Sermon in Darbar-e-Yazid

At the plush seat of government, Yazid, proud of himself, surrounded by men of influence, was seated in wait. It was somewhat startling when he saw the 44 (see Note 2) bound captives arrive. It was more startling when the head of Al-Husain was brought to him on a golden tray. He, playfully touched the Imam’s teeth with the end of his stick and said: “O Husain! You have paid the price of your revolt.”

Taken aback at this audacity, Zainab and her companions were inflamed. Present were many sympathizers who felt sorely aggravated. But Yazid carried on gloating over his victory. He said to his subjects: “An avenge for my ancestors killed at Badr. Now Benu Hashim had staged a ploy to gain power.” Zainab, however, was incensed. She drew herself up and said aloud:

“Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds and blessings on my grandfather, the Master of divine Prophets.”
“O Yazid, Allah says, and His word is true, that:
ثُمَّ كَانَ عَاقِبَةَ الَّذِينَ أَسَاؤُوا السُّوأَى أَن كَذَّبُوا بِآيَاتِ اللَّهِ وَكَانُوا بِهَا يَسْتَهْزِئُون

In the long run evil in the extreme will be the End of those who do evil; for that they rejected the Signs of Allah, and held them up to ridicule. [Quran 30:10].”

“O Yazid, do you believe that you have succeeded in closing the sky and the earth for us and that we have become your captives just because we have been brought before you in a row and that you have secured control over us? Do you believe that we have been afflicted with insult and dishonor by Allah but that you have been given honor and respect by Him? You have become boastful of this apparent victory and you feel jubilant and proud over this honor. You think that you have achieved worldly good, that your affairs have become stable and that our rule has fallen into your hands. Wait for a while. Do not be so joyful. Have you forgotten Allah’s saying:

وَلاَ يَحْسَبَنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُواْ أَنَّمَا نُمْلِي لَهُمْ خَيْرٌ لِّأَنفُسِهِمْ إِنَّمَا نُمْلِي لَهُمْ لِيَزْدَادُواْ إِثْمًا وَلَهْمُ عَذَابٌ مُّهِينٌ
Let not the Unbelievers think that our respite to them is good for themselves: We grant them respite that they may grow in their iniquity: But they will have a shameful punishment. [Quran 3:178]”

“O son of freed slaves, is this your justice that you keep your own daughters and slave-maids veiled while the daughters of the Prophet of Allah are being paraded from place to place exposed.”

“You have dishonored us by unveiling our faces. Your men took us from town to town where all sorts of people, whether they be residents of the hills or of riversides have been looking at us.”
“The near as well as the remote ones, the poor as well as the rich, the low as well as the high – all casting their glances at us while our position is such that there is no male relative of ours to render us help or support”.

“O Yazid, whatever you have done proves your revolt against Allah and your denial of His Prophet (pbuh) and of the Book and Sunnah that the Prophet brought from Allah. Your deeds should not cause amazement because one whose ancestors chewed the livers of the martyrs, whose flesh grew up on virtuous people, who fought against the Master of the divine Prophets, who mobilized parties for fighting against him and drew swords against him, should conspicuously excel all Arabs in unbelief, sinfulness, excesses, and enmity against Allah and His Prophet.”
“Remember that the evil deeds and sinful actions that you have committed are the result of unbelief and old rancor you bear because of your ancestors who were killed in Badr.”

“One who cast his glance of enmity, malice and rancor upon us does not lag behind in practicing enmity against us. He proves his unbelief, declares it with his tongue and jubilantly proclaims: ‘I have killed the sons of the Prophet of Allah and made his progeny captive,’ and wishes that his ancestors had lived to see his achievement and to have exclaimed, ‘O Yazid, may your hands not lose their strength, you have wreaked good vengeance on our behalf.’

“O Yazid, you are striking the lips of Imam Al-Husain with your stick in front of this crowd while these very lips used to be kissed by the Prophet of Allah, and yet your face reflects pleasure and glee.”

“By my life, by killing the Master of youths of Paradise, the son of the Master of Arabs (Imam Ali) and the shining sun of the progeny of Abdul Mut’talib, you have deepened our wound and uprooted us completely.”

“By killing Al-Husain ibn Ali you have gained nearness to the state of your unbelieving ancestors. You proclaim your deed with pride and if they were to see you they would approve of your action and pray that Allah may not paralyze your arms.”

“O Yazid! If you had heart enough to take account of your horrendous deeds, you yourself would surely wish your arms to be paralyzed and severed from your elbow and you would wish that your parents had not given birth to you because you would know that Allah has become displeased with you. Allah, Grant us our rights. Avenge those who have oppressed us.”

“O Yazid! you did what you wished, but remember that you have cut your own skin and your own flesh to pieces. Soon you will be brought before the Holy Prophet (pbuh). You will be overwhelmed with the weight of the sins committed by shedding the blood of his progeny and by dishonoring his family. The place to which you will be taken will be before all the members of his family. The oppressed will be avenged and the enemies will be punished.”

“O Yazid ! It is not seeming for you to swell with joy after slaying the Prophet’s progeny. ‘Reckon not those who are killed in Allah’s way as dead; nay, they are alive and are provided sustenance from their Lord; rejoicing in what Allah has given them out of His grace’ [3:169-170].”

“Allah is sufficient to deal with you. The Messenger of Allah is your antagonist and Jubra’eel is our support and help against you”.

“Those who have made you the head of state and burdened the Muslims with your leadership will soon find out what awaits them. The end of all tyrants is agony.”

“O Yazid. I speak not to you thus to warn you of the severe chastisement in store for you so that you should be regretful for you are one of those whose hearts are hardened, souls are rebellious and whose bodies are busy in Allah’s disobedience while they are under the curse of the Prophet of Allah. You are from among those in whose heart Shaitan has made his abode and has been breeding young ones”.

“How amazing it is that the virtuous people, sons of the divine prophets and vicegerents are killed at the hands of liberated slaves, evil-doers and sinners. Our blood is shed by their hands and our flesh serves as food for them. We feel grieved for those whose bodies are lying uncovered and unburied in the battlefield, wounded with arrows.”

“O Yazid, if you consider our defeat is your achievement then you will have to pay its price”.

“Allah commits not injustice to His servants. Our reliance is on Allah. He alone is our Relief and abode of Protection, and in Him alone do we repose our hope.”

“You may contrive and try however much you can. By Him who honored us with revelation, the Book and Prophethood, you cannot achieve our status, nor reach our position, nor can you effect our mention, nor remove from yourself that shame and dishonor that is now your lot because of perpetrating excess and oppression on us. Your word now is weak and your days are counted. Beware of the day when the announcer would announce the curse of Allah on the tyrants and the unjust.”

“Praise be to Allah who gave good end to His friends and granted them success in their aims, and thereafter called them back to His Mercy, Pleasure and Bliss, while you hurled yourself into evil and mischief by committing injustice against them. We pray to Allah to favor us with full recompense through them and grant us the good of Khilaafah and Imamah. Surely Allah is Kind and the Most Merciful over His creatures.”

Thus was how Zainab relayed the message of the martyrs of Karbala to the people, enlightening their minds towards the realities. Through her awe-inspiring speeches, she sought to disclose the tyranny of Umayyad’s rulers. Like sparks of fire, her fiery speeches would penetrate deep into the hearts of all tyrant rulers and oppressors, making them tremble on their feet.

Sources:

Lady Zainab – Savior of Islam http://www.islamicinsights.com/religion/religion/lady-zainab-savior-of-islam.html

The Victory of Truth: The Life of Zaynab bint ‘Ali http://www.al-islam.org/victory/

ZAINAB, daughter of Ali (a.s.) http://www.islamicbooks.info/H-21-Math’habs/Zainab-13.htm

Hazrat Zainab (SA), Messenger Of the Karbala Revolution http://www.almujtaba.com

Nadeem Sarwar’s Noha: A tribute to Hazrat Zainab

Na rakh ab chadar…

10 Comments to “Lady Zainab bint Ali: Victory of truth over oppression”

  1. The Victory of Truth: The Life of Zaynab bint ‘Ali

    Researched and Edited by
    M. H. Bilgrami

    This is the story of the victory of truth. It is the story of a unique woman whose own fate was inextricably bound with the historical events of Karbala that have impressed upon mankind the true reality of living Islam.
    It was on the plains of Karbala that the conflict between Imam Husayn, ‘alayhi ‘salam, and the pretender to the caliphate, Yazid ibn Mu’awiya, was waged in battle. Imam Husayn had steadfastly refused to pay homage to Yazid and acknowledge him as leader of the Muslim world. It was no secret that Yazid flagrantly flaunted the laws of Islam and even publicly derided its beliefs. His claim to the caliphate bore no legitimacy or acceptability in the eyes of Imam Husayn, ‘alayhi ‘salam.

    It would be facile and dishonest to consider their confrontation as but an isolated instance of power-jockeying in the early days of Islam. The issue on which they clashed is one that continues to be a source of needless antagonism among Muslims today, and that is: What manner of man has the right to rule the Muslim world, or indeed, mankind? Could Muslims be ruled by one integrated, complementary set of laws rooted in the knowledge of Allah ta’ala’s supreme tawhid (unity), or by a power that seeks to elevate temporal values to hard and fast law at the cost of allegiance to the Sole Source of all creation?

    This story unfolds through the life of Zaynab Kubrah, grand-daughter of the Holy Prophet, salla’llahu ‘alayhi wa alihi wa sallam, daughter of Hadrat Fatima and Imam Ali, ‘alayhim as-salam. From what we know of her actions and speeches, it is clear that in her was reflected the divine prophetic light that was her heritage.

    In writing on Zaynab bint Ali, ‘alayha ‘s-salam, we must first bear in mind an unalterable fact: that is, despite the efforts of numerous biographers, very little actual recorded historical fact is available about her. Even the exact dates of her birth, death, marriage, or number of children, cannot be ascertained with complete confidence.

    Oral tradition about Zaynab [a.s.] has gradually evolved to a point-of subjective elaboration and emotional hyperbola that have eventually clouded her real persona and the context from which we have come to know her.

    Indeed, the romantic mythology that now shrouds both her and her brother Imam Husayn [a.s.] seems to distance us from wanting to understand what they really stood for and what their actions really meant, both in the context of their afflicted times and throughout all times, present and future.

    It is not necessary however to dig up as many facts or versions of her life as are available in order to perceive her purity and the strategic importance of her contribution. Though the information may be little, it is enough. The fact that we remember her at all is sufficient to rekindle our understanding of the intimate ideals for which life is worth serving. This book seeks to let these facts speak for themselves. The conclusions to be drawn are implicit to any reader whose heart and mind are available and receptive to the essence of submission.

    According to the shari’ah (revealed law) of Allah women are hidden treasures, neither to be displayed nor advertised. Theirs is a subtle, fundamental and discreet domain. Imam Ali, ‘alayhi ‘s-salam, once asked Hadrat Fatima, ‘alayha ‘s-salam, “Ma khayru ‘n-nisa (who are the best among women)?”

    She replied, “La yarina ‘r-rijala wa la yarunahunna (those who do not see men nor are seen by them).”

    This then is another reason why so little is known about Zaynab [a.s.] or any other women throughout the history of Islam. But this rule can only apply if all the other elements of a pure Muslim society are equal. If the application of the divinely directed formula is chaotic and imbalanced, then that is the time when a woman feels compelled to emerge into the open arena. This is the situation in which Zaynab [a.s.] found herself. After Karbala no one was left that had the courage to stand up to tyranny, speak the truth, and submit to the consequences.

    Thus what we know of her is only because of exceptional circumstances. A twist in history created the conditions that forced Zaynab [a.s] to declare, not herself, but the truth. It is through her extraordinary handling of the wretched trials she endured that we have caught glimpses of the untold depths of her courage, forbearance, patience and submission to the decree of Allah. It is partly through her that the prophetic legacy was rescued from being eclipsed by the ever-present shadows of kufr (denial of Truth), and it is in this light that we must forever remember her and take inspiration and guidance from her example.

    http://www.al-islam.org/victory/

  2. As the Muslims mourn and pray in memory of the great martyrdom of Islam’s first century, many of us recall Mohtarma Bhutto’s frequent references to the sacrifices of Bibi Zainab (Razi Allah Ta’ala Anha) and other great and noble women of Karbala in particular and of Islamic history in general.

    http://criticalppp.com/archives/3660

    مجھے اس بینظیر بھٹو سے مطلب ہے جو پاکستان میں حمکرانوں اور اسٹیبلشمنٹ کی نیندیں خراب کیے ہوئے تھی۔ حکمران بھی وہ جو ضیاء الحق اور پرویز مشرف جیسے ۔ایشیا کے ماڈل ڈکٹیٹرز۔ باقی غلام اسحاق خان، فاروق لغاری، اور نواز شریف یا جام صادق علی جیسے حکمرانوں کی تو وہ وکٹیں گراتی رہتی تھیں۔

    بینظیر بھٹو سونے کا چمچ لیکر پیدا ضرور ہوئي تھی لیکن ان کی پرورش طوفانوں نے کی تھی۔ بقول حبیب جالب ’جنرل کرنل کانپ رہے ہیں ایک نہتی لڑکی سے۔‘

    ایک ایسی بینظیرجسے اس سے قبل لوگوں نے صرف وزیر اعظم کی بیٹی کے طور پر اپنے باپ کے ساتھ غیر ملکی دوروں یا فیملی یا سرکاری تقریبات کی تصویروں اور وفاقی وزرات اطلاعات کی فلم اینڈ پبلیکیشن شعبے کی طرف سے جاری تصاویر میں دیکھا تھا اسے عوام نے انیس سو ستتر میں اپنے درمیاں پایا تھا۔ اس دور میں جب اخبارات میں بھٹو خاندان اور ان کی پارٹی کے کسی فرد کی تصویر شائع ہونا جرم ہوتا تھا تو لوگوں نے ’بھٹو کی تصویر بینظیر‘ کے نعرے میں اسے اپنے درمیاں پایا۔

    ایک تنہا نہتی لڑکی جو اپنے باپ کی زندگی بچانے پاکستان کی سڑکوں پر نکل آئي تھی۔ اپنے باپ کے برعکس وہ فطرتاً اپوزیشن کی لیڈر تھی۔ ذوالفقار علی بھٹو تو فقط کچھ سال ہی اپوزیشن میں رہے تھے بلکہ وہ تو انیس سو اکہتر میں حکومتی بنچوں پر بیٹھنے کو سخت بچین تھے۔ لیکن بینظیر بھٹو اوسطاً تیس سالوں تک اپوزیشن میں رہ کر پاکستان کے حکمرانوں اور اسٹیبلشمنٹ کے سامنے سینہ سپر رہیں۔ قید، جلاوطنی اور پھر قتل۔

    مسلم معاشرے میں شاید بینظیر بھٹو واحد خاتون تھیں جن کی طرف سے پاکستان جیسے قدامت پسند اور مردانہ معاشرے میں لوگ اپنے وفات پانے والے پیاروں کی فاتحہ قبول کیا کرتے تھے۔ پاکستان کے لوگ بینظیر بھٹو سے عشق کرتے تھے جو اسے نہ فقط اس کے اپنے غم میں لوگوں کی غمخوار ہونے کی وجہ سے نصبیب ہوا تھا بلکہ اس نے اپنی اس مظلومیت کو ایک طاقت اور نشے میں بدل دیا تھا۔

    بینظیر بھٹو ’شہزادئ غم‘ بن کر لوگوں کے دلوں میں اتری۔ میرے صحافی دوست اور شاعر واجد علی سید نے بینظیر کے قتل پر اپنی نظم میں لکھا تھا ’اب کہ اس بار کربلا میں زینب شہید ہوئيں۔

    Jan 03 2009
    حسن مجتبیٰ
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/miscellaneous/story/2008/12/081227_hassan_column_as.shtml

    Benazir Butto & Asif Zardari – Visits Karbala & Najaf to Ziarat Holy Shrine – 1 of 5 – Aliwalay.com

  3. In the Tears of Zainab
    by Yahya Naqvi

    The six month old Ali Asghar
    The pierced throat
    The empty cradle
    In the tears of Zainab

    The Ambushed Aun and Mohammad
    The grandsons of Jaa’far
    The brothers riding through an army
    In the tears of Zainab

    The pieces of Qasim
    The weeping widow of Hassan
    The fourteen year old Martyr
    In the tears of Zainab

    The bleeding Ali Akbar
    The Adhaan of Ashura
    The weakness of Hussain
    In the tears of Zainab

    The Jewel of Bani Hashim, Abbas ibn Ali
    The flag bearer
    The honorable brother
    In the tears of Zainab

    The apple of the prophet’s eyes
    Son of the sole victor of khayber
    Son of the lady of Islam
    Pride of the poisoned Imaam
    Blanketed in arrows
    Hussain ibn Ali, in Sujood
    In the tears of Zainab

    The time in Kufa
    The journey to Damascus
    The women and children
    The chained Ali ibn Hussain
    The drums and stones
    In the tears of Zainab

    The darling of Hussain, Sakina
    The orphan
    The tortured
    The beaten child
    The little grave in Damascus
    In the tears of Zainab

    We find the sacrifice
    In the tears of Zainab

    http://www.islamicinsights.com/features/poetry/in-the-tears-of-zainab.html

  4. “The Patient Princess”

    “Oh, I know about Damascus
    Where Zaynab’s star shines
    “Zaynab” glorious daughter of “Ali”
    Who has nursed humanity

    From Karbala throughout times
    To keep Islam alive
    Humanity sings peace and joy at once
    To everyone who seems still in love

    To see the trees of truth bloom
    And the world be rid of gloom
    If there is one thing the entire universe shares
    It is the life of Zaynab to read and care

    Dreams and hopes will come true
    When Zaynab and her goals are understood
    Inside us is the warmth of Allah’s love
    When we think of Zaynab “The patient princess”

    That is why the Ahlul-Bait of Rasulallah
    Are the light of saviours here and after this life.

    http://www.victorynewsmagazine.com/LadyZaynabbintAliA.htm

  5. Benazir Bhutto was not like Syeda Zainab S.A and there is no any women who shall have status of Syeda Zainab.

  6. @Saeed

    Lady Zainab (S.A.) is not just a historical character and a sacred figure of Islam, she is also a metaphor for the defiance of the oppressed against the oppressor, the victory of truth against falsehood.

    Therefore, Muslim and non-Muslim intellectuals alike have paid tributes to heroes of Karbala. In Mahatma Gandhi’s words: “I learnd from Hussein how to achieve victory while being oppressed.”

  7. لکھنے والا کوئی متعصب معلوم ہوتا ہے جس نے انتہائی سحولت سے ام المومنین حصرت سیدہ عائشہ صدیقیہ رضی اللہ تعالی کو مسلمان خواتین کی اس قابل تقلید فہرست سے نکال دیا۔

    خانوادہ رسالت کی پاکباز نوازی، حضرت زینب بنت علی کا نام احترام سے لیا جانا چاہئے۔ اس بلاگ میں جس طرح معزز خاتون کا نام لیا گیا ہے اور انہیں محترمہ بے نظیر نظیر کے برابر لانے کی کوشش کی گئی ہے وہ قابل مزمت ہی نہیں بلکہ انتہائی گھنونہ عمل ہے۔ لاکھوں کڑوڑوں بے نظیر کو اگر ایک ساتھ کر دیا جائے پھر بھی وہ امیر المومنین حضرت علی رضی اللہ تعالی عنہ کی لخت جگر سے مقابلے کی سطح پر نہیں اسکتیں

    سانحہ کربلہ کے بعد حضرت زینب بنت علی رمہحہ اللہ کے خطبہ کے بارے میں جو رایت پیش کی جاتی ہیں وہ انتہائی ناقص اور انتہائی ناقابل اعتبار ہیں۔ جمہور اور معتبر قول کے مطابق ایسا واقعہ رونما ہوا ہی نہیں تھا۔ اور دوسری بات یہ ہے کہ انتہائی صحولت سے احادیث کا انکار کرنے والے تاریخ اور خبر فی المورخ کو کس طرح اپنے مطلب کے لئے پیش کررہے ہیں۔ اسے ہی کہتے ہیں منافقت۔ اور اس روشن خیال طبقے نے جو اسلام کی الف بے سے بھی ناواقف ہے عبداللہ بن ابی برگیڈیٹ بنائی ہوئی ہے اسی سوچ کے ساتھ

  8. سپاہ صحابہ کے حمایتی، لال مسجد کے دہشت گرد ملا عبدلرشید کے مداح ، انتہا پسند دیوبندیوں کی تعریف میں رطب اللسان ، ملا عمر دجال کے گرویدہ اور بنو امیہ کی تصنیف شدہ تاریخ کے قاری نہ ہی اسلام کو سمجھ سکتے ہیں اور نہ ہی واقعہ کربلا کی عظمت کو

    تمھارے جیسے لوگوں کو تو اہلبیت علیھم السلام کی شان میں علامہ اقبال کے اشعار بھی تعصب پر مبنی محسوس ہوتے ہیں – اصل میں تعصب خود تمھارے اندر ہے حسین اور نام حسین کے خلاف – تم کل بھی یزید کے ساتھ تھے اور آج بھی یزید (طالبان اور ان کے حمایتی ملا ) کے ساتھ ہو

    جاؤ پڑھو جا کر مولانا مودودی کی تصنیف خلافت و ملوکیت ، جس کی مذمّت میں شیطان مولوی (باباۓ طالبان ) تقی عثمانی نے ایک پوری کتاب واقعہ کربلا کے خلاف لکھ ماری اور اپنا منہ کالا کیا

  9. Peace be upon you, O daughter of the chief of prophets.

    Peace be upon you, O daughter of the master of the sanctuary and the banner.

    Peace be upon you, O daughter of him who was made to ascend to (highest) heaven and reached the station of two bows’ length (to Allah) or even closer.

    Peace be upon you, O daughter of the leader of the pious.

    Peace be upon you, O daughter of the support of the sincere friends (of Allah)

    Peace be upon you, O daughter of the leader of the Deen.

    Peace be upon you, O daughter of the commander of the faithful.

    Peace be upon you, O daughter of him who struck with the sword of two blades.

    Peace be upon you, O daughter of him who prayed towards the two qiblahs [Jerusalem, then Mecca].

    Peace be upon you, O daughter of Muhammad, the chosen.

    Peace be upon you, O daughter of Ali, the content (with the decree of Allah).

    Peace be upon you, O daughter of Fatima, the radiant.

    Peace be upon you, O daughter of Khadija, the elder.

    Peace be upon you, O righteous one, pleasing (to Allah).

    Peace be upon you, O learned, rightly guided one.

    Peace be upon you, O generous, noble one.

    Peace be upon you, O pious, pure one.

    Peace be upon you, O you who were thoroughly tested by sufferance like Hussain, the oppressed.

    Peace be upon you, O you who were kept far from your home.

    Peace be upon you, O you who were held captive in cities.

    ………..

    The above ziyarat (salutation) for Hazrat Zaynab (SA) is traditionally recited to obtain divine blessing while visiting her shrine in Damascus, Syria. It can also be recited at any other time in remembrance of the example of courage and submission that she presented to the world.

  10. Ghabrai gi Zainab

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