28 Aug 2014
Wiladat Hazrat Fatima Masooma-e-Qum (as)
Shaheed Foundation Pakistan congratulates all the Masoomeen (as), especially Imam Raza (as), on this delightful occasion of Wiladat of Lady Fatima Masooma (as). May Allah gives us an opportunity to visit the shrine of Bibi Masooma in Qum, make us enter paradise with the companions of Ahlul Bayt (as), and add our names in the army of our Imam-e-Qaim (as), Ameen!
The beginning of Islamic month of Zilqad marks the birth anniversary of Lady Fatima Masooma (as). Lady Fatima Masuma (as), most commonly known as Masooma-e-Qum (as), was born on the 1st of Zilqad, 174 AH in Madina. She is also known as Kareema Ahlul Bayt (as), "the noble woman of the Prophet (pbuh)`s household." Lady Fatima Masooma (as) is the most beloved and the only sister of our 8th Imam, Imam Raza (as).
The mother of Lady Fatima Masuma (as) and Imam Ali Raza (as) did not have any other children than these two. She was also known by numerous names, the most famous of them was Najma Khatun (as).
Not long after her birth, her father was martyred in the prison of Haroon, the Abbasid oppressor. Imam Ali Raza (as) took her guardianship after the martyrdom of 7th Imam. Lady Fatima Masooma (as) exceptionally loved her brother, Imam Raza (as). Her love for Imam Raza (as) is often compared to the love Bibi Zainab (as) had for Imam Hussain (as).
Due to her strong beliefs, integrity and schooling under the supervision of Imamate, she reached such a high place that even the Imam entitled her of being Masuma (infallible). This title was given to her by her brother Imam Raza (as). The book Naasikh Al-Tawaareekh, vol. 3, p. 68, has narrated that he said: "Whoever visits al-Masooma in Qum, it is as if (s)he has visited me."