Hazrat Zeybab (S.A.)
Monday , 03/09/2020 - 12:25
Sayyeda Zaynab (S.A.) was one of the daughters of the Rashid Caliph and first Shia Imam, Ali and his first wife Fatimah. Muhammad the Islamic prophet was her maternal grandfather, and thus she is a member of ahl al-bayt (the household of Muhammad), and is therefore often revered not only for her admirable characteristics and actions but also for her membership in and continuation of the biological line of Muhammad. Like other members of her family she became a great figure of sacrifice, strength, and piety in Islam – in the Sunni and Shia sects of the religion. Zaynab married Abdullah ibn Jafar and had three sons and two daughters. When her brother Imam Hussain stood up against the tyrant Yazid ibn Muawiyah in 680 A.D. (61 A.H.), Zaynab accompanied him. Zaynab played an important role in protecting the life of her nephew Ali Ibn Al Husayn and because of her sacrifice and heroism, she became known as the "Hero of Karbala". Zaynab died in 681 A.D., and her shrine is located in Damascus, Syria.
Sermon of Zaynab bint Ali in the court of Yazid
At the first day of Safar, due to narration of Turabi’s, they arrived to the Damascus and captured family and head were taken into Yazid presence. First of all, the identity of each head and killed guys were explained to him. Then he paid attention to a woman who was an objector. Yazid asked "who is this arrogant woman?" The woman rose to answer and said: "why are you asking them [the woman]? Ask me. I will tell you [who I am]. I am Muhammad’s granddaughter. I am Fatmia’s daughter." People at the court were impressed and amazed by her. At this time Zaynab bint Ali gave her sermon. According to narration of Al-Shaykh Al-Mufid, in Yazid presence a man with red skin asked Yazid one of the captured woman as bondwoman. On other hand, Yazid knapped at his teeth with the staff of his hand while saying: "I wish those of my clan who were killed at Badr, and those who had seen the Khazraj clan wailing (in the battle of Uhad) on account of lancet wounds, were here. At this time, For stopping Yazid, Zaynab bint Ali began to give her sermon.