The angel of revelation has come yet again reciting the verse “إِنَّا أَعْطَيْنَاكَ الْكَوْثَرَ” , as it announces the coming of Zainab, the Adornment Of Ali (peace be upon him); just like before when it descended upon Muhammad reciting the verse “إِنَّا أَعْطَيْنَاكَ الْكَوْثَرَ”, announcing the coming of Fatimah, the Adornment Of Muhammad (PBUH&HP)
Indeed, it is a time of joy as we celebrate the birth anniversary of the beloved of Mustafa, the apple of the eyes of Murtadha, the successor of Fatimah, and the parallel of the fifth of the companions of Kisa, Lady Zainab (sa).
How I wish the Story of Zainab (sa), wasn’t mentioned in this time of joy. How I wish the Ahlul Bayt did not grieve on this Merry Day! But so was destined to be ‘O lady! You become the Myth of Patience and Loyalty.’
Kufa, the place of knowledge even in Captivity
Kufa will never forget the tutelage and the captivity of Zainab (sa). Just when it boasted itself as the Capital of the Alawite Justice, the lessons of Islamic Rulings and Interpretation Of The Qur'an, taught by Lady Zainab, gave her the title of Muhadditha (the Narrater) and Aqilat_Bani Hashim (the knowledgeable of the Bani Hashim).
Years later, Kufa hosted the lady again as a captive. She was bought to the palace of Ibn Zyad where he tried to affront her by saying, “How did you find the way Allah treated your brother and your family?”, Lady Zainab (sa), with a tone full of pride and power, indicating her faith and submission towards Allah (s), answered: “I saw nothing but Beauty! They rushed towards their Graves with honor. But know that Allah will judge between you and them and, He will call you to account; so be worried about the winner on that day.”
Kufa yet again became a place where Ignorance was removed and Truth became apparent even in the state of the captivity of this honored Lady (peace and blessings of Allah be upon her).