The towering personality and conveyor of the message of Kerbala, Sayyida Zainab binte Ali came into this world on the 5th Jamadi Al Awwal 5A.H, just 5 years after the migration to Madinah. Born into the family of purity and infallibility, she was the granddaughter of our Holy Prophet and Bibi Khadija; the daughter of Bibi Fatema and Imam Ali; sister of Imam Hassan and Imam Hussein and aunt of our 4th Imam Zainul Abideen (A.S.).
The Commander of the Faithful Imam Ali A.S. did not name any of his children. He always deferred this honour to the Holy Prophet, who in turn turned to Allah for inspiration on the children's names. Narrations relate that, at the birth of this daughter, the angel Jibraeel descended to the Earth and instructed the Prophet to name her ‘Zainab’ (the ornament of her father) and she was known as such by Allah in the Heavens and on Earth.
Zainab had all her mothers' qualities. She inherited her oratory eloquence from her father. She got her patience from her older brother Imam al-Hasan and self-control from the third Imam, al-Husain. Even though she was not infallible, she was spiritually perfect, unlike any mortal being. She reached a level that is so perfect she could be compared to a Wali. (Friend of Allah)
Numerous personalities asked for her hand when the time for marriage came. She accepted the offer from Abdullah bin. Ja’far bin. Abi Talib, the son of Ja’far al-Tayyar. This blessed union saw the birth of four children, Awn, Muhammad, Ali and daughter Umm al-Kulthum. History is witness to the role of the children in the event of Kerbala and their sacrifices for the defense of Islam.
KHUSHALI MUBAARAK TO ALL MUMINEEN ON THIS AUSPICIOUS NIGHT OF MILAAD OF SAYYIDA ZAINAB BINTE ALI (A.S.)
Traditions on the Value and Importance of Marriage 1 -The Prophet (Pbuh) said: God’s Mercy and attention will be bestowed upon man in four situations: ~when it rains; ~when a child kindly looks at his/her father; ~when the door of the Ka'aba is opened and ~when a marriage contract is drawn up and two join each other in a new life. [Marriage in Islam, p.17]
Traditions on the Value and Importance of Marriage 2 -The Prophet (Pbuh) said: You must marry and marry off your single sons and daughters. The sign of a Muslim's prosperity is to pay the expenses for a woman to get married. And nothing is better approved by God than a Muslim home enriched by marriage. [Marriage in Islam, p.7]
Traditions on the Value and Importance of Marriage 3 -The Prophet (Pbuh) said: Marry off your single men until God will make them good-tempered and increase their daily bread as well as generosity. [Marriage in Islam, p.8]
Traditions on the Value and Importance of Marriage 4 -The Holy Prophet (Pbuh) said: Marriage is my practice and whoever turns away from it does not belong to my nation. [Bihar al-Anwar, v.103, p.222.]
Traditions on the Value and Importance of Marriage 5 - The Prophet (Pbuh) said: Choose a spouse and this will cause an increase in your daily bread. [Vasa'il al-Shiia, v.14, p.7]
Traditions on the Value and Importance of Marriage 6 -The Prophet (Pbuh) said: O' young ones; Whoever of you has the means to get married, then marry so that you seldom look at other women and remain sinless. [Marriage in Islam, p.14]
Traditions on the Value and Importance of Marriage 7 -The Prophet (Pbuh) said: No contract in Islam is more approved by God than marriage. [Bihar al-Anwar, v.103, p.222]
Traditions on the Value and Importance of Marriage 8 -The Prophet (Pbuh) said: Whoever gets married has obtained half of prosperity. [Mustadrak al-Vasa'il, Introductory Chapters, Ch.1]
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