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Please explain that why BIBI ZAINAB (S.A) was not included in chadar e tatheer with panjtan


This question asked to me many times by my sunni brothers, that BIBI ZAINAB (S.A) was not included in Chadar-e-Tatheer with panjtan?
Kindly give me brief answer with references. So that i will be able to convey this to my friends.


Salam Alaikum
It’s good to see you learning further about the Ahlul Bayt (as).

Bibi Zainab (s) holds high status in the eyes of the Ahlul Bayt (as).
There are many ahadith which tell us this reality, some of them are
– Imam Hussain (as) asking her to pray for him in her Namaz Shab.
– The famous hadith from Imam Sajjad (as)tells us that she was a scholar without being taught. (Aalima ghair Mualimah).

And many more ahadith tell us about her lofty station. We can’t forget her role in Karbala and what she went through after that but we still see her saying “I saw nothing but beauty”

We, the ordinary people can’t understand her lofty position.
After all this, we also must accept one more fact that she was not part of the Haidh al-Kisa event, as it was only the Masoomeen (as), the people who hold infallibility.
And this seems to be a further higher rank than what she had.

Just like the Qur’an says that some prophets have a higher rank than others, among the household of the Prophet (saw), many individuals have different ranks and statuses.

Sura al-Baqarah:253

۞ تِلْكَ الرُّسُلُ فَضَّلْنَا بَعْضَهُمْ عَلَىٰ بَعْضٍ ۘ مِنْهُمْ مَنْ كَلَّمَ اللَّهُ ۖ وَرَفَعَ بَعْضَهُمْ دَرَجَاتٍ ۚ وَآتَيْنَا عِيسَى ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ الْبَيِّنَاتِ وَأَيَّدْنَاهُ بِرُوحِ الْقُدُسِ ۗ وَلَوْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ مَا اقْتَتَلَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ بَعْدِهِمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ مَا جَاءَتْهُمُ الْبَيِّنَاتُ وَلَٰكِنِ اخْتَلَفُوا فَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ آمَنَ وَمِنْهُمْ مَنْ كَفَرَ ۚ وَلَوْ شَاءَ اللَّهُ مَا اقْتَتَلُوا وَلَٰكِنَّ اللَّهَ يَفْعَلُ مَا يُرِيدُ

Meaning: These are the apostles, some of whom We gave an advantage over others: of them are those to whom Allah spoke and some of them He raised in rank, and We gave Jesus, son of Mary, manifest proofs and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit. Had Allah wished, those who succeeded them would not have fought one another after the manifest proofs had come to them. But they differed. So there were among them those who had faith and there were among them those who were faithless, and had Allah wished, they would not have fought one another; but Allah does whatever He desires 

However, what is important to understand is that they all came to fulfil a certain role and were not intended to have the same rank or status. For them, that is, the Ahlul Bayt, what is important is that the commandments of Allah are carried out. Regardless of the man’s known rank and status.

AAA under the guidance of Syed Asad Jamal Zaidi