Lady Fatima Zahra was the manifestation of enlightenment and purity:Ayatollah Khamenei

wilayattimes (Iran)

Tehran:The lesson of the life of Fatima Zahra (as) is to make efforts, show diligence and lead a pure life, as that great personality was the manifestation of enlightenment and purity.

I would like to make a brief reference to the martyrdom days of the Ahlul Bayt’s unique pearl – Fatimah al-Zahra, Siddiqat al-Tahirah. According to the narration of “Seventy Five Days”, these days are the martyrdom days of that great personality. In those days, the Commander of the Faithful (a.s.) said farewell to his dear one with a broken heart and with a chest full of sorrow, and he returned the Holy Prophet’s (s.w.a.) precious gift to him. The Commander of the Faithful’s (a.s.) heart was full of sorrow, but his willpower and determination was not undermined in any way. This is a lesson for us.

Sometimes our hearts are filled with sorrow – there are such events in our lives, whether in our personal or in our social lives – but our willpower and determination should remain firm. Our steps should be taken firmly. There are sorrows that break mountains, but they cannot break a believer. We continue on the path. Feb 24, 2016

One of the outstanding characteristics of our Revolution is that the holy names of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (s.a.) and the Imam of the Age (may our souls be sacrificed for his sake) are repeatedly mentioned.

After the Revolution and on various occasions, these two holy names have been mentioned more than different divine, Islamic and Shia teachings. This is a new phenomenon. Before the Revolution, the holy of name of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (s.a.) was not mentioned as often – neither in religious meetings, nor in public environments, nor by our poets, speakers, prominent figures and others. There were pious people at that time as well and there were also religious meetings in which her holy name used to be mentioned, but not on such a large scale and not with such deep insight. And nobody taught this to our people. That is to say, we did not promote this in our statements and slogans. It is a divine phenomenon. It is rooted in the hearts, emotions and faith of our people. Nobody – neither the Imam (r.a.) nor our prominent revolutionary figures – taught our soldiers during the Sacred Defense Era to choose “Ya Zahra” as the code name for their operations or to put on headbands with “Ya Zahra” written on them. But if you look carefully, you will see that the holy name of Hazrat Zahra is repeated more than other holy names. The same is true of the holy name of the Imam of the Age (may our souls be sacrificed for his sake). These two names were highlighted automatically after the Revolution. They emerged out of the hearts, emotions and faith of our people. This is an auspicious sign which shows that we have the attention of the Lady of the Two Worlds – the divine lady who was unique in terms of spirituality after her honorable father, the Commander of the Faithful (a.s.). May 24, 2011
We should make efforts. The lesson of the life of Siddiqat al-Taherah – Fatima Zahra (God’s greetings be upon her) – is to make efforts, show diligence and lead a pure life, as that great personality was the manifestation of enlightenment and purity: she was “pure, clean, immaculate, virtuous, pious and moral” [Kamel al-Ziarat, page 310]. The purity, cleanliness, piety and enlightenment of that great person are what have influenced our Islamic teachings throughout the history of Shiaism. Apr 20, 2014

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