Thursday, May 7, 2009

Khamsa (5) Majalis for Ladies

The secretary of Khadijatul Kubra Trust, Mr. Abbas Ali Talebi has announced that the Tust will hold 5 Majalis on the occasion of the shahadat of Hazrat Fatema Zahra (s.a.), the beloved and the only daughter of the Holy Prophet of Islam.

These Majalis will start from today the 7th May till Monday, 11th of May 2009. The timings will be 4.00 pm. The venue is Mahfil-e-Zahra, Khadijatul Kubra, Andheri (west), Mumbai-400053.

This photograph was taken in the year 2008 after Hajj. The Iranian women are standing outside the Jannatul Baqie reciting ziyarat and crying. The women are not allowed inside the Baqie and the entry for men is also restricted. The gates are opened for them for an hour in the morning and in the evening. There are also restrictions on reciting ziyarat with a loud voice, crying is prohibited and explaination not allowed for the fellow pilgrims. The mutawwas (religious police) resemble Shimr for their implemention for the above restriction. When it is questioned to these people by the Muslims that where is the grave of the daughter of the Holy Prophet, they say that they don't know and warn you that do not ask such questions.

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