1st Dhi al-Qada Birth Anniversary of Hazrat Masuma (AS)

Name :

               Fatima - Sister of the 8th Holy Imam Ali Rida(AS)

Title :


Father :

               Imam Musa Kazim(AS) - the 7th Holy Imam

Mother :

               Ummul-Banin Bibi Najma Maghribiyyah

Birth :

               1st Dhi al-Qadah 183 AH at Madina

Death :

               10th Rabi al-Thani 201AH, at age 18 at Qom -Iran and was buried there.


 From the children of the seventh Imam(AS) Hazrat Fatimah Masuma bint Musa ibn Jafar(AS) has a special position after Imam Rida(AS). Due to her faith, virtuousness and training under the guardianship of Imamate she reached such a position that the Masuma (Imam) gave her the title of Masuma (infallible) , and because of her worship and abstemiousness she acquired the status of intercession. This is why the most learned scholars, the greatest Maraje', and the real Gnostics are humbly standing at her holy shrine saying:

O Fatimah(AS) intercede for us in heaven since you have reached a dignified status from a high rank with Allah(swt)

There is a tradition that states that out of the eight gates of heaven, one will open towards Qom and due to her intercession all Shia’s will go to heaven. Her eighteen years of life was spent with suffering and difficulties. Had to bear separation from her beloved brother.

Visitors entitles to Heaven

In tradition it is excessively mentioned that whoever visits (does ziyarat of) Hazrat Masuma, heaven is incumbent upon that person and this position is obtained by her after the fourteen infallible Imams.

Imam Rida (AS) has said:

Whoever visits her (does her ziyarat) acknowledging her right, is entitled to heaven.


In Kamil al ziyarah it is quoted form Imam Rida(AS): Whoever does the ziyarat of Masuma in Qom it is as though he/she has done my ziyarat

Majlisi quoted in Bihar: Whoever visits Masuma it is as though he/she has visited me. It is equal to heaven.

Heaven of Ahl al-bayt (AS)

Masuma stayed in Qom for seven days only. Due to her brief stay and her holy shrine, Qom was blessed with such a special position that Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS) says: Haram of God – Mecca, Haram of Rasul- Medina, Haram of Imam Ali –Kufa, and the Haram of Ahl al-Bayt (AS) is Qom.

According to the quote of Imam Musa ibn Jaffar(AS): Qom is refuge of Aal Muhammad(AS)

A group of people from the town of Rai came to Hazrat Abi Abdillah (AS) and said that we are the settlers of Rai.

Imam (AS) said: Welcome our brother from Qom

They said again: "We are from the town of Ray. Imam (AS) replied with the same statement as before. This act repeated several times, then Imam (AS) said that:" God's haram is Kufa, main and my progeny's haram will be Qom. Qom is a small Kufa. From the eight gates of heaven three open towards Qom. One chaste lady from our family, named Fatimah will be buried there. Her status and position is such that due to her intercession all Shias will go to heaven.

It is due to the blessed lady Masoomah, that after the city of knowledge Najaf al ashraf the greatest center and learning institute of the Shia world is in Qom, surrounding her holy shrine where more than twenty thousand students, the most learned scholars are busy studying, teaching and conducting research. This city has embraced numerous libraries and learning institutes with in its vicinity.


After the shahadat of our 7th Imam, Imam Musa Kazim (AS), the 8th Imam, Imam Ali Rida (AS) took care of his family and his sisters.

Bibi Fatima loved her brother immensely (similar love as that of Bibi Zainab(s.a.) and Imam Hussain(AS)). In 200AH Mamun Rashid called Imam Rida (AS) to Khorasan from Medina, no family member was allowed to accompany him. Bibi Masuma missed her brother very much and left Medina for Iran to meet his brother. When she reached Saveh, which is about 62 Km from Qom, she learnt the news of shahadat of her brother. On learning this, she became very ill and asked to be taken to Qom. Musa ibn Khazray took this dignified lady to their home. Masuma passed seven days in Qom suffering from illness until finally she departed from the transient abode on the 10th of Rabi al-Thani at the age of 18. She was buried in Qom.