Eight signs indicating Lady Zahra (a.s.) as equal to Holy Quran: Ayatollah Ramezani explained

Tuesday, 28 November 2023

The Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly stated, “Lady Fatimah (a.s.) and the Quran are not separate from each other. If a person believes in the Quran but does not believe in Lady Fatimah (a.s.), he will not reach the origin of humanity.”

ABWA Official Website – The mourning ceremony on the martyrdom anniversary of Lady Fatimah Zahra (a.s.) was held on Monday, November 27, 2023, at AhlulBayt (a.s.) International University.

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In this ceremony, Ayatollah Reza Ramezani, Secretary General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, gave a speech, parts of which follow:

According to some historical traditions, today is an important day. It should not be satisfied to such a ceremony, but there is a need to hold scientific sessions for women about the personality dimensions of Lady Zahra (a.s.), in which the Islamic view of that Lady is examined. As a true Muslim woman, this honorable lady is a role model for the human and religious community. Therefore, in the commemoration gatherings for AhlulBayt (a.s.), it should not be satisfied only to mourn for them. Rather, you should look for a majlis where you can learn about the school of Lady Fatimah (a.s.). Weeping over the sufferings of AhlulBayt (a.s.) is appropriate and acceptable in its place, just as Imam Ali (a.s.) wept in mourning for his wife Lady Fatimah Zahra (a.s.), and Lady Zaynab (a.s.), Imam Hassan (a.s.) and Imam Hussain (a.s.) shed tears in mourning for their mother.

Respecting the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) to his daughter Lady Zahra (a.s.)

The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) had special respect for Lady Zahra (a.s.). So that when she entered her father’s house, the Prophet (p.b.u.h) would stand completely to respect her and give Lady Zahra (a.s.) his own seat. The type of respect is different. Sometimes we say hello, sometimes we stand up, sometimes we go to the person, and sometimes we give him or her our own seat. Because of the unique personality of Lady Zahra (a.s.), the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) respected her. In such gatherings, we should get to know the personality dimensions of Lady Fatimah Zahra (a.s.).

The life of Lady Fatimah Zahra (a.s.) was short but very influential. Lady Zahra (a.s.) oversaw various responsibilities. While she was a mother, and with the least resources, she had the best upbringing for her children, she was present in the awakening of society and in the cultural and political arenas. This school has many effects. In this regard, Imam Mahdi (a.s.) said, “The daughter of the Prophet (p.b.u.h) is a role model for me.” This indicates that not only women, girls, and mothers, but also men can follow Lady Zahra (a.s.) in the fields of moral, intellectual, servicing God, and practical and mystical journey.

Lady Zahra (a.s.) is equal to the Holy Quran

She is the counterpart of the Quran, and the Holy Quran is a holy book in which there is never falsehood, and it is immune from distortion. In Surah al-Hijr, verse 9 God says: “إِنَّا نَحْنُ نَزَّلْنَا الذِّكْرَ وَإِنَّا لَهُ لَحَافِظُونَ” (Indeed We have sent down the Reminder, and indeed We will preserve it.)  When the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) spoke about the virtues of Lady Zahra (a.s.), he said: “Be aware that God has assigned a group of angels to protect Lady Zahra (a.s.), who are always with her, and send greetings to her, her father, her husband, and her children.” This expression of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) is similar to what God says about the Quran.

The second point that indicates Lady Zahra (a.s.) is equal to the Holy Quran is from the aspect of light. The Quran is light, and about this, God says: “فَآمِنُوا بِاللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَالنُّورِ الَّذِي أَنْزَلْنَا ۚ وَاللَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ خَبِيرٌ” (So have faith in Allah and His Apostle and the light, which We have sent down, and Allah is well aware of what you do.) (Holy Quran, Surah: At-Taghabun, Verse: 8). Companionship with the Quran enlightens a person’s character, actions, and thoughts. If you have an enlightened friend, you will become enlightened, and if your friend is immoral, you will be drawn to immorality. The same interpretation has been used in the case of Lady Fatimah (a.s.). She is the light that lived in company with the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) and the existential light of him, and she is interpreted as a light with a human appearance. She had two realms, spiritual and material. The spiritual realm has its own characteristics, and from a philosophical point of view, her creation is innovative, because she is an incorporeal matter. Her material realm and creation were gradual. In terms of the light field, she was created or more precisely invented by God in the distant past. That is, the existence of Lady Zahra (a.s.) is both spiritual and material. Spiritual existence is interpreted as innovative existence, and material existence is interpreted as creative existence, which is a specialized discussion. It can be said that many Quranic verses refer to this aspect of light.

The third point that indicates Lady Zahra (a.s.) is equal to the Holy Quran is that she, like the Quran, is “حبل الله” (Habl Allah: Allah’s Cord). Quran is the “حبل الله” and the rope that connects man to God. In this regard, we read in the Holy Quran: “وَاعْتَصِمُوا بِحَبْلِ اللَّهِ جَمِيعًا وَلَا تَفَرَّقُوا” (Hold fast, all together, to Allah’s cord, and do not be divided [into sects]) (Holy Quran, Surah: Al Imran, Verse: 103). Lady Fatimah (a.s.) is also the “حبل الله” and the strong rope of God that connects man to God. The Infallible Imams (a.s.) have also been interpreted as “حبل الله”. The Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) connects the creatures to the Creator. According to hadiths, the role of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) and Lady Zahra (a.s.) is to be Allah’s cord who connect the material world to the spiritual world.

Holy Quran and Lady Fatimah (a.s.) are inseparable

The fourth point that indicates Lady Zahra (a.s.) is equal to the Holy Quran is that Lady Fatimah (a.s.) and the Quran are not separate from each other. If a person believes in the Quran but does not believe in Lady Fatimah (a.s.), he will not reach the origin of humanity.  Lady Fatimah (a.s.) is the physical embodiment of the Holy Quran. Sometimes we read the Holy Quran and pay attention to its interpretation and meanings. But if the Holy Quran is to be realized objectively, what will it look like? It will take the form of Lady Fatimah (a.s.). For this reason, Lady Fatimah (a.s.) has no meaning without the Quran, and the Quran has no meaning without Lady Fatimah (a.s.).

The fifth point that indicates Lady Zahra (a.s.) is equal to the Holy Quran is that the Quran is considered a textual book for human felicity and should be placed next to the formative book. Lady Fatimah (a.s.) is the formation of the Holy Quran. To reach felicity, we should consider the Quran as a textbook for human life, and Lady Fatimah (a.s.) is its embodiment.

The sixth point that indicates Lady Zahra (a.s.) is equal to the Holy Quran is that the Quran and Lady Fatimah (a.s.) are signs of God’s manifestation. In this regard, Imam Ali (a.s.) said, “Quran is the manifestation of God.” It has been said about the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) that when he passed away, the greatest manifestation of God left the material world, and Imam Ali (a.s.) said that a person was lost who is irreparable. When Lady Zahra (a.s.) passed away, a part of God’s manifestation passed away, because she was the one who spoke to the angels.

The seventh point that indicates Lady Zahra (a.s.) is equal to the Holy Quran is that the two are unique as proof to humanity. There is no proof higher than the Quran, and Lady Zahra (a.s.) is also a proof for us.

The last point is that the Quran and Lady Fatimah (a.s.) are intercessors, and their intercession will be accepted by God. Therefore, one of the titles of Lady Zahra (a.s.) is the Intercessor on the Day of Judgment.

Ahl Al-Bayt World Assembly

The Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly  is an international non-governmental organization (INGO) that was established by a group of Shiite elites under the supervision of the great Islamic authority of the Shiites in 1990 to identify, organize, educate and support the followers of Ahl al-Bayt.

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