Hasan and Hussain are the masters of heaven’s youth, Their grandfather, Muhammad, is the greatest of all creation, His daughter, Fatima, is the leader of the women of the worlds, Yet Ali is only the fourth ruler of a worldly nation?
Mothers hold a high status in the religion of Islam contrary to the Pre-Islamic days where mothers could be inherited and enslaved by their own children. When the Holy Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) began his prophethood, he banned this evil practise and taught his followers that respect begins at home with your own mother.
. Allah (ﷻ) said ❝ We have enjoined on man and woman to be good to his/her parents; show gratitude to Me and to thy parents; to Me is (thy final) Goal.❞
📔 Qur’an 31:14
. The Holy Prophet (ﷺ) said ❝Paradise lies at the feet of your mothers.❞
📔 Sunan an-Nasa’i
. Imam as-Sadiq (عليه السلام) said: ❝Once a person came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and asked him about good treatment to parents. Then, he said ‘Treat kindly your mother, treat kindly your mother, and treat kindly your mother; be kind to your father, be kind to your father, and be kind to your father but begin (that kindness) with your mother before your father’.❞
. Narrated Abu Usaid Saidi: ❝We were sitting with the Messenger of God (ﷺ) when a man came up to him and said ❝Oh Messenger of God, do my parents have rights over me now that they are dead?❞ The Holy Prophet replied ❝Yes you must pray to God so that He may bless them with His forgiveness and mercy, fulfil any promises they made to anyone and respect their relations and friends.❞
📔 Ibn Majah
. Imam Zainulabedin (عليه السلام) said ❝Then the right of your mother is that you should know that she carried you where no one carries anyone, and she fed you with the fruit of her heart - that which no one feeds anyone, and she protected you with her hearing and sight, and her hands and legs, and her hair and skin and all her other organs. She was highly delighted to do so. She was happy and eager, enduring the harm and the pains, and the heaviness and the grief until the Mighty Hand expelled you out of her and delivered you out to the Earth.
She did not care if she went hungry as long as you ate, and if she was naked as long as you were clothed, and if she was thirsty as long as you drank, and if she was in the sun as long as you were in the shade, and if she was miserable as long as you were happy, and if she was deprived of sleeping as long as you were resting. And her abdomen was your abode, and her lap was your seat, and her breast was your supply of drink, and her soul was your fort. She protected you from the heat and the cold of this world. Then you should thank her for all that. You will not be able to show her gratitude unless through God’s help and His granting you success.❞
📔 The Treaty of Rights
. Imam Mahdi (عليه السلام) said “For me there is no better role model or inspiration than my mother Lady Fatima Zahra (سلام الله علیها).”
The Earth itself mourns a great loss today
The very skies thunder and rage and weep
Flames worldwide crackle and spit in dismay
At being a part of what caused this day
That left a scar in History so deep
Ya Allah! Ya Allah! Ya Allah!
The fire had played a part in her demise
For it was the tool used to weaken Her door
She was crushed behind it, as the devil tries
To gain access to her home, causing her cries
Oh Fudha! The Nail! My Muhsin’s on the floor!
Ya Zahraa! Ya Zahraa! Ya Zahraa!
The Lion of Allah sat on the chest
Of the tyrant, the devil, who crushed her rib
He clutched Dhul Fiqar with his knee to his breast
Ali’s patience that day, Allah knows best
For the Prophet’s will he could his anger curb
Ya Ali! Ya Ali! Ya Ali!
Ali had refrained from igniting a war
For the sake of keeping peace amongst Muslims
Not to take revenge, to the Prophet he’d swore
Revenge for Zahraa’s spilt blood and gore
Would be taken by the Avenger, for him
Ya Mehdi! Ya Mehdi! Ya Mehdi!
The two grandsons of the Holy Prophet (ﷺ) and the Masters of the Youth of Paradise ❣⚜
▪ Ibn Abi Na’m narrates “I have heard the Prophet (ﷺ) say “They
(Hassan and Hussain) are my two sweet smelling flowers in this world.”
▪ Usamah ibn Zayd narrated “I went to the Prophet (ﷺ) one night
about something I required and he came out with something under his cloak. When
I had finished telling him my business I asked him what he had under his cloak,
and when he opened it I saw Hassan (as) and Hussain (as) on his hips. He then
said “These are my sons and my daughter’s sons. O Allah, I love them, so I
beseech You to love them and those who love them.”
▪ Anas ibn Malik narrates “When the Prophet (ﷺ) was asked which
member of his family was dearest to him, he replied “Hassan (as) and Hussain
(as).” He used to say to Fatima (sa) “Call my two sons to me” and then he would
smell their fragrance and cuddle them.”
▪ The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ)
said “I named Hassan (as), Hussain (as)
and Mohsin (as) the names of the sons of Aaron (as) who were Shubbar, Shubair
(Sunan Abu Dawud/Fadha’il
▪ The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ)
said “Hassan (as) and Hussain (as) are
the masters of the youth of Paradise and Fatima (sa) is the chief of their
(Tirmidhi/Sunan Ibn Majah)
▪ The Holy Prophet (ﷺ) said to Sayeda Fatima
Zahra (sa) “Are you not satisfied that
your sons are from the carriers of the Arsh?”
It is reported that Fatema before her departure, called her daughter Zainab to her and willed to her that on the day when Husain would ask her for some torn clothes, it will be the last departure of Husain from her (Zainab), the to kiss Husain on her behalf on Husain’s throat on whi ch will pass the sword of Shimar the assassin.
There is no tragedy like ours at Karbala, albeit the day of Saqifa and how the fire was set at the door of the Commander of the Faithful, al-Hasan, al-Hussain, Fatima, Zainab, Umm Kulthum and Fidda. And the killing of Muhassan by kicking, is greater and worse because it is the origin of the Day of Torment.
Imam Sadiq (as)
Fatima al-Zahra’ Bahjat Qalb al-Mustafa, Vol. 2, p. 532, quoting Nawa’ib al-Duhar by Sayyid al-Meerjahani, p. 194. Al-Khasabi, Al-Hidaya al-Kubra, p. 417 (Beirut edition).