The representative of the leading Marja’iyah in Europe congratulates the Islamic world on the anniversary of the birth the world’s leading lady, Fatima-tul-Zahra (s.a.), and congratulates the women on World Woman’s Day and says:
• Al-Zahra (s.a) was honoured in several verses of the Holy Qur’an, as in : Surah Al-Kauthar, Al-Mubahala verse, Al-Tatthir verse, Al-Mawaddah verse, and Al-Abrar verse and other verses stipulated by the two schools of thought.
• Muslim women should follow the ways from Al-Zahra’s life because she is the role model for them - as stated by the Prophet (s.a.w.w.) when he said: “Fatima is the world’s leading lady.”
• If Muslim women followed the ways of Al-Zahra (s.a.) they would not be a trading commodity for traders these days.
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During his Friday sermon speech at the Imam Ali (a.s.) Mosque in Stockholm, he congratulated the worshipers and the Muslim world and Muslim women on the auspicious and glorious birthday and said: “If women wish to succeed and achieve happiness in this world and the hereafter they should follow the ways of the leading lady Al-Zahra (s.a.) and learn from her approach because her life was full of lessons for every ardent and chaste woman.
The role model for Muslim women today is not western women who are devoid of all ideals and moral values. Rather their role model is Al-Zahra (s.a.). Let them know that freedom of women is not in boastfully displaying their bodies. Rather their integrity is in their Hijab and chastity and commitment to obey the Lord and in avoiding sin.
He continued with Almighty’s words: ((Surely We gave you the Kauthar [Fount of Abundance]. Therefore pray to your Lord and make a Sacrifice. Surely your enemy is the one who shall be without posterity.)) He said this Surah refers to no other than Al-Zahra (s.a.) i.e. Al-Kauthar, albeit there are other meanings to the word Al-Kauthar, as stipulated by both schools of thought. Some said it refers to knowledge, also to worship and intercession and the advent of Islam, the river Kauthar and to the many companions of the Prophet (s.a.w.w) etc. But the reasons for the revelation and the context both indicate reference to Al-Zahra (s.a.). Because history informs us, when Quraish exhausted all efforts in hurting the Prophet (s.a.w.w) they hurt him psychologically. Since he (s.a.w.w.) ignored them, they considered him without prosperity and that he (s.a.w.w.) will have no descendants to succeed him. History informs us that the Prophet’s (s.a.w.w.) children died during his lifetime - except for Fatima (s.a.). Therefore Allah (s.w.t) foretold good news that, through her (s.a.), his descendants shall remain until the Day of Judgment and that the A’as bin Wa’el was the one whose descendants shall cease. So the poet says:
The Prophet’s descendant was a girl who, like spring plants covered the earth
And thus the descendants of the Prophet (s.a.w.w) remained and shall remain until the end of time, so the Prophet (s.a.w.w.) said: “All relatives and sons-in law/brothers-in-law shall cease to exist on Judgement day except my descendants and relatives.” He (s.a.w.w.) also said: “All relatives and descendants shall cease to exist on Judgement Day except my descendants and relatives, and all human beings belong to their own clans except my descendants and relatives, the children of Fatima, for I am their father and their origin.”.
Al-Zahra (s.a.) is the link between the prophethood and the Imamate. From her offspring are the twelve Imams (a.s.) and among her sons is the awaited Mahdi (may Allah hasten his reappearance) as foretold to her (s.a.) by the Prophet (s.a.w.w)
He then talked about the virtues of this Surah [Al-Kauthar] and the reward attained by the worshiper who perseveres in reciting it in daily prayers. He also referred to some of the specifics of this Surah and its semantics, addressed by commentators from both schools of thought.
We ask the Almighty, the Exalted, not to deprive us of her (s.a’s) intercession and that of her father (s.a.w.w.) and her husband (a.s.) and her offspring (a.s.) on:
"The Day whereon neither wealth nor sons will avail * Except he who comes to Allah with a heart free [from evil].* (Holy Qur’an 26: 88 & 89)