MARTYRDOM OF LADY FATIMAH AL-ZAHRA (S)
On the third of Jumādá al-ākhirah, AH 11, Lady Fatimah al-Zahra’ (عليه السلام) departed life. The Shia are thus required to hold consolation ceremonies, visit her, and curse those who wronged her and usurped her right.
As he mentions that Lady Fatimah al-Zahra’(عليه السلام) departed life on this day, Sayyid Ibn Tawus, in Iqbal al-A’mal, has mentioned the following form of Ziyarah that is dedicated to her:
It has been narrated that if one visits Lady Fatimah al-Zahra’ (عليه السلام) with this form of Ziyarah and then implores for Almighty Allah’s forgiveness, Almighty Allah will forgive his sins and allow him Paradise.
This very form of Ziyarah has also been mentioned by the son of Sayyid Ibn Tawus in his book entitled Zawa’id al-Fawa’id adding that it is dedicated to the day of Lady Fatimah’s demise, which is the third of Jumādá al-ākhirah. He adds that the method of saying this Ziyarah is to begin with offering the Ziyarah Prayer or the prayer of Lady Fatimah al-Zahra’(عليه السلام), which is a two unit prayer at each of which Surah al-Fātiḥah is recited once and Surah al-Tawḥīd repeated sixty times if possible, otherwise Surah al-Fātiḥah and Surah al-Tawḥīd are recited in the first unit and Surah al-Fātiḥah and Surah al-Kafirun in the second. After completion of prayer, the aforementioned form of Ziyarah is recited.