Al Hajj Mulla Basem Al Karbalaei recites this eulogy on the anniversary of the death of Fatima Zahra (sa), in mourning of her. Fatima Zahra (sa) is the daughter of The Holy Prophet Mohammed (saw).
Despite that Fatima Zahra (as) was oppressed and killed over 1300 years ago, milions today mourn her is if she died yesterday, and her struggles are an inspiration to millions of people across the globe. After her father, The Holy Prophet Mohammed (saw) died, her land that was a gift to her from the Holy Prophet was stolen from her, and her husband's (Imam Ali) divine right to succeed the Holy Prophet (saw) was stolen from her. The oppression became so bad that the First and Second Caliph among a group of other people stormed her house and crushed her between her front door when they could not get Imam Ali's allegiance. Her unborn son with whom she was pregnant with was killed, and she was severly injured and died not long later. Fatima Zahra (sa) would weep so much for her father after his death, and often visit his grave. Imam Ali (as) had to make a shed outside of the city of Mecca for her to weep in, because her weeping was disturbing some of the people of the time. Dispite her oppressions, she stood up in the face of tyranny and openly spoke out against the oppressors, showing divine knowledge of the Holy Quraan and telling the people of how her rights were taken from her. For this reason, she is remembered to this day, and hundreds of millions of Muslims mourn her oppressions.
هذه اللطمية ذكرى لأهل بيت الرسول محمد (ص)و جهودهم و الظلم الذي اصابهم .
و اللطم هو طريقة تقليدية لإظهار الحزن ، و أساسه يمثل الإرتباط بأهل بيت محمد (ص)و مأساتهم ، كما يجعل جو الحزن . بالإضافة الى انه يبرهن ان حبهم امر مهم و نقي ..
و الله سيجزي المحبين خيراً ..
This eulogy is a remembarance of the family of Mohammed and their struggles and oppression. The chest beating is just a cultural way of grieving, but its foundation represents joining the family of Mohammed in their tragedy and creates a sense of mourning, also showing that love for them is important, pure, and rewardable by Allah (s.w.t.).
Surely we are God's, and to him we shall surely return
لاَّ يُحِبُّ اللّهُ الْجَهْرَ بِالسُّوَءِ مِنَ الْقَوْلِ إِلاَّ مَن ظُلِمَ وَكَانَ اللّهُ سَمِيعًا عَلِيمًا
Allah loveth not that evil should be noised abroad in public speech, except where injustice hath been done; for Allah is He who heareth and knoweth all things.
(Surat 4, Ayaat 148)
وَمَا بِكُم مِّن نِّعْمَةٍ فَمِنَ اللّهِ ثُمَّ إِذَا مَسَّكُمُ الضُّرُّ فَإِلَيْهِ تَجْأَرُونَ
And ye have no good thing but is from Allah: and moreover, when ye are touched by distress, unto Him ye cry with groans;
(Surat 16, Ayaat 53)
قُل لَّا أَسْأَلُكُمْ عَلَيْهِ أَجْرًا إِلَّا الْمَوَدَّةَ فِي الْقُرْبَى
Say: I do not ask of you any reward for it but love for my near relatives;
(Surat 42, Ayaat 23)
ذَلِكَ وَمَن يُعَظِّمْ شَعَائِرَ اللَّهِ فَإِنَّهَا مِن تَقْوَى الْقُلُوبِ
That (shall be so); and whoever respects the signs of Allah, this surely is (the outcome) of the piety of hearts.
(Surat 22, Ayaat 32)
وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا مُوسَى بِآيَاتِنَا أَنْ أَخْرِجْ قَوْمَكَ مِنَ الظُّلُمَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ وَذَكِّرْهُمْ بِأَيَّامِ اللّهِ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لآيَاتٍ لِّكُلِّ صَبَّارٍ شَكُورٍ
We sent Moses with Our signs (and the command). "Bring out thy people from the depths of darkness into light, and teach them to remember the Days of Allah." Verily in this there are Signs for such as are firmly patient and constant,- grateful and appreciative.
(Surat 14, Ayaat 5)