On the anniversary of the birth of the Sayyeda Zainab (s.a.), daughter of Amirul-Momineen (a.s.), Allamah Sayyid Murtadha Al-Kashmiri
• Inaugurates a residential building for visitors of the two Imams (a.s.) in Kadhmiya
• Visits the main office of Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation in Kadhmiya
6 Jumada Al-Awwal 1440
On the occasion of the birth of Sayyeda Zainab (s.a.), daughter of Amirul-Momimeen (a.s.), and in the presence of a number of Maraji’ Representatives , scholars and Trustees of Holy Shrines and political and social figures and a large gathering of distinguished guests in the holy city of Kadhmiya, Sayyid Al-Kashmiri inaugurated the three storey building, constructed by the Anjuman-e-Faiz Panjtani of India.
In his speech, Sayyid Al-Kashmiri spoke about the status of Sayyeda Zainab (s.a.) and her jihadist role in the resurgence [of her brother] Imam Hussain (a.s.). H.E. also pointed to her educational role. She (s.a.) had a private school where she taught Qur'anic sciences and the Shari’a in the days of her father's (a.s.) rule in Kufa. She also played a major scholarly role in Madina, on behalf of her nephew Imam al-Sajjad (a.s.), by answering inquiries from the public. Imam Al-Sajjad (a.s.) stressed upon her status saying: (Auntie, thank God you are knowledgeable without being taught and understand without explanation). And Zainab (s.a.) is the second woman from the House of Prophethood (a.s.), who was a missionary and guide, educating the Ummah and leading them to the right path. Therefore, it is appropriate for the Muslim women today to follow her educational, social, ideological and moral path and take her as an example after her mother Al-Zahra (s.a.).
His Eminence also blessed the organizers of the Anjuman-e-Faiz Panjtani and praised their efforts in establishing such places for visitors of the holy shrines, in line with their adherence to the immaculate Imams (a.s.) who were a blessing to Islam from Allah – chosen by the creator from the finest of human beings to safeguard the religion and Shari’a.
Due to their high status with Allah, we have many frequent narrations from the Prophet (s.a.w.w.) and immaculate household (a.s.) on the virtue visiting them and praying in their shrines and being in their vicinity – such that a number of our righteous scholars wrote special books on this subject. Thus, building this place contributes to help their visitors (a.s.), supporting their rights and seeking nearness to Allah Almighty by glorifying this rite (( .. and whoever glorifies the signs of Allah is surely from piety of hearts)) Holy Quran 22:32
H. E. also visited the headquarters of Al-Ayn Social Care Foundation, established by H.E. the leading religious Marja’ Al-Sayyid Al- Seestani (long may he live), to care for orphans, widows, the displaced, the needy and others. H. E. also inspected the existing departments and met with the staff the gave them his advice and guidance relating to progress in their work. The Foundation has thus far cared for a large number of people, nearly 90,000, spending large sums of money on them every month from donations, aid and Shar’i dues.
In line with the directives of the Leading Marja’iya, the Foundation not only provides assistance in cash and kind, it also advanced to adopting orphans of both sexes and teaching them various trades and skills that interests in order to guarantee their future happiness and prosperity. In addition to educating them in specialised and public schools and providing them with medical treatment inside and outside the country. For those wishing for more information please visit their website www.alayn.co.uk . May Allah reward those who seek and contribute to serving the orphans and the needy. ((And say: “Work for Allah will see your work and His Messenger and the Believers)) Holy Qur’an 9:105