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The migration of the Lady Fatima Masuma (S.A) from Medina to Merv

In the year 201 A.H., lady Fatimah Masuma (S.A) accompanied by her brothers and other elders from the Ahlul Bayt (A.S) left Medina for Marv (Khorasan) to meet Imam Ridha (A.S). On their way they were welcomed and greeted by the people of the different cities and villages.
Lady Masuma (S.A) like her noble aunt lady Zainab (S.A) delivered the message of innocence of her brother Imam Ridha (A.S) and revealed the evil intentions of the Abbasid caliph to the public. When the caravan reached Saveh a group of armed men who were deputed by Mamun, the Abbasid caliph savagely attacked them and all the brothers of lady Masuma (S.A) were martyred and according to some historical reports she was poisoned and became severely ill.
Due to her ill health she was unable to continue her journey towards Khorasan and decided to go towards Qom which is near Saveh. Lady Masuma (S.A) narrated while going towards Qom that her father, Imam Musa al-Kadhim (A.S) has said that city of Qom is the center of the Shi'ites.
The inhabitants of Qom who were Shi'ites became very happy that lady Masuma (S.A) is visiting their city and they gave warm welcome to her. Musa bin Khazraj Ash'ari, the doyen of Ashari family in Qom took the rein of the she-camel litter in his hand in which lady Masuma (S.A) was travelling and large number of people gathered around the she-camel litter. Lady Masuma (S.A) entered the city of Qom on 23rd Rabi al-Awwal, in the year 201 A.H.
She then resided in the house of Musa bin Khazraj in the locality which is now called as "Maidan Mir".
She remained alive only for 17 days because she was poisoned in Saveh. But even in this condition she spent most of her time in praying and supplicating to Allah (S.W.T).
She (S.A) passed away on 10th Rabi al-Thani, in the year 201 A.H. and she could not meet her elder brother before death. The Shi'ites in Qom greatly mourned her death and she was buried in a place which at that time was located outside the city. When the grave was ready there arose a difference that who should keep the body of lady Masuma (S.A) in the grave. It is reported that suddenly two men whose face were covered and riding the horses came to that place and performed the prayers for the dead person and then one of them went in the grave and the other person gave the body of lady Masuma (S.A) to that standing person in the grave who laid her to rest in the grave.
After the burial ceremony was over both those persons without talking to anybody sat on their horse and went away.
It is said that those two holy personalities who performed the burial ceremony for lady Masuma (S.A) were Imam Ridha (A.S) and Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad (A.S). According to sacred rules the burial ceremony of an infallible has to be performed by another infallible person for example the burial ceremony of lady Fatima Zahra (S.A) was performed by the commander of the faithful, Imam Ali (A.S).
After the burial of lady Masuma (S.A), Musa bin Khazraj built a shed over the grave made out of mat. In the year 256 A.H., Lady Zainab (S.A), the daughter of Imam Muhammad Taqi al-Jawad (A.S) constructed a dome over the grave of her aunt Lady Masuma (A.S).
Since the burial of that divine lady of Islam in Qom, the holy grave of her have become a center of pilgrimage for the lovers of the Holy Ahlul Bayt (A.S)

Taken from: Almujtaba Islamic Network

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