20th of Jumada al-Akhira, 1443 A.H., marks the birth anniversary of Sayyida Fatimah al-Zahra (p)

Imam al-Sadiq (p) is reported to have said in response to why Lady Fatimah (p) was called al-Zahra:

“Because whenever she stands in her place of worship, her light illuminates for the people of heaven like the stars illuminate for the people on Earth.”

[Al-Sadouq, Ilal al-sharae, p. 181]

سأل أبا عبد الله (ع) عن فاطمة (ع)  لم سميت الزهراء؟ فقال

“لأنها كانت إذا قامت في محرابها زهر نورها لأهل السماء كما تزهر نور الكواكب لأهل الأرض”

[الشيخ الصّدوق، علل الشرائع، ص١٨١]

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