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The Will of Masuma-e-Qaunain (a.s.)

Janabe Fatema (a.s.) in the last moments of her life had dictated her will to Hazrat Ali Ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) in the following words:

That O the son my uncle, I shall one day be leaving this world and would join my august father. I, therefore, want to speak out what was in my heart.

Hazrat Ali said O daughter of Messenger of Allah, you may proceed. You dictate your will. So saying he sat at the head of her bed. At that time there was no one in the room. Janabe Zahra (a.s.) proceeded further and said that “O the son my uncle, throughout my life I have not given a false state­ment and have not committed any breach of trust I have never gone against you any time.

Hazrat Ali (a.s.} said “God Gracious, you are the most learned, pious, exalted and God fearing. How I can say anything your separation will be extremely painful to me, and would be unbearable. But there is no go. By Allah, I may say that your separation has freshend the wounds of Prophet’s departure. Its a fact that your separation would be difficult to bear. (Innalillahe wa Inna Ilahe Rajeoon) over this tragedy nobody can observe patience and there’s no remedy.

After this, both of them wept for a long time. Hazrat Ali (a.s.) said please proceed with the will. I will surely follow it. I will give preference to your talk than my own.

Janabe Fatema Zahra (a.s.) said “May Allah give you an excellent reward. O the son my uncle, I am now proceeding further. That after me marry Imama, because she would take care of my children, as she is like me. Do not permit those to who have tyrannized me to attend my funeral. Those persons are my enemies. They are enemies of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.). Neither they.nor any of their acquaintance can say my funeral prayers. Bury me in the dead of night

(Razatul Waezeen)

According to another tradition, Janabe Fatema Zahra (a.s.) had willed in the following man­ner:

“O the son of my uncle, when I will depart from this world, you give bath to me. For the purpose of giving bath to me do not undress me, only pour water over my clothes because my body is already clean, used remaining Aromatics that were used for the Prophet (s.a.w.a.). You say prayers on me. All the persons of this house that are present should say my funeral prayers. Bury me in the night time. Lower me in the grave a secret among those who have tyrannized, no one should be permitted to attend my funeral.

O the son of my uncle, I know that you would like to be married. After marriage, remain one night with your wife and one night with my children. O Abul Hasan, do not admonish my children, they will be disheartened soon. They have recently been separated with their grand father, and today they are losing their mother. Curse be on those followers, who would murder them and bear making against them.

After this she recited some verses, the gist of which was as under:

O excellent leader, if you want to weep, you may weep for me, as the day of separation has come. O’ partner of my life, I would like to make a will for my children That people will weep for me and my orphaned children. My son would attain martyrdom at Karbala. (“Fatema Zahra”, Kazim Quzwini, transla­tion, Fari dum, page 589/591).

It is the pain that was stated by Janabe Sayyedah, otherwise nobody could guess the amount of pain that was her heart who could guess it!?