The miracle of his (peace be upon him) birth – part 1

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Ibn Shazan narrates, Abbas ibn Abdul Muttalib witnessed Sayyedah Fatemah binte Asad ibn Hashim (peace be upon her), the respected mother of Ameerul Momineen (peace be upon him) come before the Holy Ka’bah while she (peace be upon her) was nine months (pregnant) and expecting to give birth to Ameerul Momineen (peace be upon him).

He reports: Then she (peace be upon her) stopped in front of the Holy Ka’bah while she (peace be upon her) had labor pains. Then she turned towards the sky and invoked,

وَ قَالَتْ: أَيْ رَبِّ، إِنِّي مُؤْمِنَةٌ بِكَ، وَ بِمَا جَاءَ بِهِ مِنْ عِنْدِكَ الرَّسُولُ، وَ بِكُلِّ نَبِيٍّ مِنْ أَنْبِيَائِكَ، وَ بِكُلِّ كِتَابٍ أَنْزَلْتَهُ، وَ إِنِّي مُصَدِّقَةٌ بِكَلَامٍ جَدِّي إِبْرَاهِيمَ الْخَلِيلِ، وَ إِنَّهُ بَنَى بَيْتَكَ الْعَتِيقَ، فَأَسْأَلُكَ بِحَقِّ هَذَا الْبَيْتِ وَ مَنْ بَنَاهُ، وَ بِهَذَا الْمَوْلُودِ الَّذِي‏ فِي أَحْشَائِي الَّذِي يُكَلِّمُنِي وَ يُؤْنِسُنِي بِحَدِيثِهِ، وَ أَنَا مُوقِنَةٌ أَنَّهُ إِحْدَى آيَاتِكَ وَ دَلَائِلِكَ لَمَّا يَسَّرْتَ عَلَيَّ وِلَادَتِي.

O my Lord! Surely I believe in You, and in what the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) has brought from Your side, and (I believe) in all the Messengers from your Messengers, and in all the (Divinely) revealed books. Surely, I testify the words of (my ancestor) Ibrahim the Friend (of Allah) (peace be upon him) and surely He built Your Ancient House, then surely I beseech you by the right of this House and the one who built it and (by the right of) this child, the one who is in my womb, who speaks to me and comforts me through his speech, and I am certain that he (peace be upon him) is one of Your signs and Your proofs, that (O Allah) you make my delivery easy for me.

Reference:

  • Al-Amaali of Shaikh Toosi (a.r.) p. 706, h. 1511
  • Bashaaratul Mustafa Le Shiate Murtada vol. 2, p. 7
  • Behaar al-Anwaar vol. 35, p. 35, h. 37

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