Hazrat Fatima Masoumeh(S.A.) the Blessed and the Gracious Divine Lady from the Holy Ahl al-Bayt(A.S.) was born in the holy city of Medina on the First Day of the month of Zee Qa’dah 173 A.H. His holy father was Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S.), the Seventh Holy Imam of the Shi’ites and Imam Reza (A.S.), the Eighth Holy Imam was her elder brother. Hazrat Fatima Masoumeh (S.A.) was the most learned scholar and very pious lady and was greatly revered by the Holy Imams (A.S.).She was buried in the holy city of Qum (Central Iran) and her holy shrine is every year visited by millions of the lovers of Holy Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.).

The Learned Divine Lady from the Holy Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.)
Hazrat Masoumeh (S.A.) was brought up in a very noble family. She was the daughter of the Holy Imam[Imam Musa al-Kazim (A.S.)], the sister of the Holy Imam[Imam Reza(A.S.)] and the aunt of the Holy Imam[Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad(A.S.)]. She was taught all the Islamic sciences by Imam Musa al-Kazim(A.S.) and Imam Reza(A.S.) and she transmitted Ahadith(traditions) from them. She became famous as Aalimah (the Learned Lady) and Muhaddithah(the Learned Lady who transmitted Ahadith).
The traditions quoted by Hadrat Masumah(A.S.) are among the most authentic traditions which are present in various books of traditions.

She was Masoumeh (the Immaculate)
Hazrat Fatima bint Musa al-Kazim (A.S.) was a most pious, noble and reverend lady. Like her holy grand-mother Hadrat Fatima Zahra (S.A.) she was always busy in performing Salaat(prayers) and kept fast most of the days. She was greatly respected and revered by her holy father Imam Musa al-Kazim(A.S.) and her elder brother Imam Reza(A.S.).She become famous as Masoumeh (the Immaculate) during her lifetime. Imam Reza (A.S.) has said about Hazrat Fatima Masoumeh (S.A.) that “Whoever performs the Ziyarah of ‘Fatima Masoumeh’ in Qum is like the person who has performed my Ziyarah”

Karimah-i Ahl al-Bayt (S.A.)
Hazrat Fatima Masoumeh (S.A.) is also considered as Karimah-i Ah al-Bayt (A.S.) because she was very kind and gracious. Thousands of miracles have been recorded at the holy grave of her and the rightful wishes of the believers are fulfilled by her and incurable patients are miraculously healed by her. Imam Ja’far Sadeq (A.S.) has quoted “By the intercession of Fatima Masoumeh(S.A.) all my Shias will enter the paradise”.

Demise of Hadrat Masoumeh (A.S.)
In the year 200, A.H. a year after the forced migration of Imam Reza (A.S.) from Medina to Marw in Khorasan by the reigning Abbasid caliph Mamun, Hazrat Masoumeh (S.A.) accompanied by her brothers left Medina for Khorasan to meet her elder brother Imam Reza (A.S.).When they reached Saveh in central Iran they were attacked by the Abbasid army and many of his brothers were mercilessly martyred. Hazrat Masoumeh (S.A.) during her stay in Saveh was poisoned by a lady servant on the orders of the Abbasid commander.
Hazrat Masoumeh (S.A.) became severely ill and in this condition, she migrated to Qum where she was warmly welcomed by the Shias of the city. The effect of poisoning increased during her short stay in Qum and she attained martyrdom on 10th of Rabi al-Thani 201 A.H. Hazrat Masoumeh (S.A.) had a great longing to meet her brother Imam Reza (A.S.) but due to her sudden death she could not meet him. Imam Reza (A.S.) was deeply grieved when he came to know about the demise of her beloved sister Hazrat Fatima Masoumeh (S.A.).

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