Sayyeda Zainab(a.s), the daughter of Imam Ali (a.s) and Sayyeda Fatima (a.s.), was an exemplary Woman of great ability, intelligence, knowledge , insight, courage and perseverance. She was born in the Prophet’s (SAWW) family, the most outstanding figure in human history. The Prophet’s wife Sayyeda Khadija (a.s.) was her maternal grandmother, and her paternal grandmother was Fatima (a.s.), the daughter of Assad, who mothered and nursed the Prophet (SAWW).
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The eleventh bright star of Imamate appeared on the horizons of the sky of guardianship (willayat) in Madina and set in Samarra.
His name was Hassan and surname Abu Mohammad and the well-known titles were “Zaki” and “Askari”. His father was Imam Hadi (A), whereas his mother’s name was Sausan.
The next new moon occurs on Friday, 7th December, 2018, at 07:20 GMT.
On Saturday, 8th December, 2018, it can easily be seen with the unaided eye in most of the world, except northern Europe, Australia and Japan.
For the Muqallideen of Ayatullah ul Uzama Syed Sistani (May Allah Protect him) EXPECT 1st Rabi ul Aakher, 1440AH, to be on Sunday, 9th December, 2018.
For Mu’mineen who are “baaqee” on the Taqleed of Marhum Ayatullah Al-Khoe (May Allah Elevate his status), 1st Rabi ul Aakher, 1440AH, will also be on Sunday, 9th December, 2018.
Muhammad (s.a.w) was born in such a family on Friday, the 17th Rabi’-ul-Awwal, 1st year of ‘Amul-Fil (corresponding to 570 C.E.) to bring the Message of God to the world. In Sunni circles, 12th Rabi’-ul-Awwal is more famous. Thus, the prayer of Ibrahim while constructing the Ka’bah was granted:
It is known from various history books and various sources of Hadith that when Imam Sadiq (AS) was a young boy, he used to come to the schools and Madrasas founded by his father the 5th Imam and instead of learning as many other youngsters and older pupil did, he used to discuss serious matters of Fiqh and Jurisprudence with much older students of the Madrasas.
The 9th of Rabi al-Awal is also known as Eid-e-Zahra meaning the festival of Fatima al-Zahra (A), because 3 to 4 years after the tragedy of Karbala, it was on this day that joy and happiness was restored in the family of Ahlul-Bayt (A). From the tragedy of Karbala in 61 A.H. till this day, the family members of the Holy Prophet (SAW) had continuously mourned and grieved the martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn (A).
Imam Hasan Al-Askari (a) spent his short life in sufferings and distresses. The Abbasid kings spared no effort in oppressing him. They moved him from a prison to another. They subjected him to confinement and imposed on him an economical blockade. They prevented him from meeting with his followers as they prevented ulama and scholars from contacting with him to take from the fountains of his sciences.
“A lady from my children whose name will be Fatima, daughter of Musa, will die in Qum. On the Day of Judgement this lady will intercede for all my Shi’a to enter Heaven.” (Qadi Nurullah Shustari reporting from the 6th Imam). The title of Masuma was given to this noble lady by her brother, Imam Ali Al-Ridha (A). It is worth noting that this title was awarded to her after her death and she was not referred to by this name during her life-time.
The next new moon occurs on Wednesday, 7th November, 2018, at 16:02 GMT. On this day it will not be visible with the unaided eye anywhere in the world.
On Thursday, 8th November, 2018, it can easily be seen with the unaided eye in North, Central and South America, as well as most parts of Africa. It will be very difficult to see the crescent in the UK on this day.