The virtues of the ninth of Rabi al-Awal (Farhat Al-Zahraa)

Abou Al-Alaa Al-Hamadani Al-Wasiti and Yahya bin Mohammad bin Howeij Al-Baghdadi reported that they went to Ahmad bin Is'haq Al-Qummi who is a companion of Imam Abou Al-Hassan Al-Askari (Pbuh) in Qum City. So we knocked the door and Iraqi boys came out. We asked them about him and they said that he is busy because today is a feast. One of them said: "Exalted is Allah, the feasts are only four according to Shiites: Fotor, Adha, Ghadeer and Jom'a. The boys said: "Ahmad bin Is'haq reports from his master Abou Al-Hassan Ali Bin Mohammad Al-Askari (Pbuh) that this day is a feast and it is one of the greatest feasts according to Ahlul-Bayt (Pbut) and their followers." They said: "Then asks permission for us and tell him that we are at the door." So the boys did that and then He came out to us wearing clothes with musk smell and he was wiping his face. We asked him about that. He said: "It is ok I was washing because today is a feast." They said: "Today is a feast?" He said: "yes." It was the ninth of Rabi Al-Awal. He asked us to come inside and we came in and sat. Then he said: "I went to my Lord Imam Abou Al-Hassan (Pbuh) in Samourraa as you came to me. I asked permission to come and he gave me permission in the same day as that, ninth of Rabi Al-Awal. I saw that my Lord (Pbuh) had told every servant to wear his newest clothes and he was burning scents by himself so I said to him: "May our fathers and mothers be sacrificed for your sake O son of the Messenger of Allah, are you celebrating a Joy of AL Mohammad on this day?" He (Pbuh) said: "What day is more sacred according to Ahlul-Bayt than the ninth of Rabi Al-Awal. My father (Pbuh) told me that once Hutheifa Al-Yamani came to the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) on such day. Hutheifa said: "I saw Ameer Elmo'mineen (Pbuh) and his two sons (Pbut) with the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) who was smiling in their faces saying: "Eat, my you be blessed by the blessings and joy of this day. It is the day on which Allah annihilated his enemy and the enemy of your grandfather. It is the day on which Allah accepts the work of our followers and lovers, the day on which His Saying is accomplished {Those are homes empty because the injustice they practiced}. It is the day on which Firaon of Ahlul-Bayt, and oppressor who took their rights is annihilated. It is the day on which Allah regards {their deeds as dispersed dust}." Hutheifa said to the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp): "O Messenger of Allah, is there anyone from your nation and companions who will do that?" He (Pbuhp) said: "Yes, O Hutheifa. The Jibt of the Hypocrites is their leader and he uses pretense among my nation. Yet he is the cause of failure and he is the one blocking people from the path of Allah, distorting the book of Allah, changing my way, taking the inheritance of my children by force and spending it in other than obeying Allah, belying me and belying my brother and minister and envying my daughter and taking her rights from her. So she supplicates Allah and prays to bestow His damnation upon and Allah will respond to her on a day like this day." Hutheifa said: "O Messenger of Allah, ask Allah to doom him during your life." He (Pbuhp) said: "O Hutheifa, I don’t like to interfere in the fate destined by Allah according to His prior knowledge. But I asked Allah to make the day when he perishes better than any day. So that it becomes a standard to be followed by who love me and who follow and love my household. Then Allah inspired me saying: "O Mohammad, I know in my prior knowledge that you and your household will suffer from the afflictions and calamities of Donia, the injustice of the hypocrites and tyrants among my servants. Whom you advised betrayed you and whom you sacrificed for deceived you. Whom you were peaceful to them assaulted you. Whom you pleased them belied you. Indeed, with my way and power, I will open one thousand doors of hell from under Al-Failouq upon who deprives Ali who is your custodian by right and truth from his rights after you. I will place him in a yard where Iblees of Adam looks at it and damns him. I will make that hypocrite a great lesson on Resurrection Day like the Firaons who were at the times of prophets and the enemies of religion. I will place him along with his followers and every tyrant and hypocrite in hell having blue eyes, in servility, in regret, in confusion and I will leave them their till after eternity. O Mohammad, you companion and custodian will be touched with calamities by his Firaon who will dare to take his rights, change My words, to make Me a partner, to block people from My way, to assign himself as the sheep of your nation, and to disbelieve in me in my throne. I already ordered my angels in the seven skies, your followers, and who love you to celebrate on the day when I doom him. I ordered my angels to set the Chair of My Honor in the House, praise me and ask forgiveness for your followers and lovers from the children of Adam. O Mohammad, I already ordered the honored writers to drop their pens not writing the sins of creatures on this day in the name of your honor and your custodian's honor. O Mohammad, I made this day as a feast for you and your household and who followed you of believers. I promised Myself in the name of my Glory, Honor and Highness I will bless who celebrate on this day as if he was rubbing himself against Kaa'ba, I will make him intercede for his relatives, I will increase his money if he will improve the conditions of his family and I will grant him a shield from hell in every year on such day thousands of your followers and the ones who love you and are loyal to you. I will regard their work thanked and their sins remitted and their deeds accepted."" Then the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) went into the house of Um Salama (Cbuh) and I left being certain that he is the second till I saw what he did after the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) as he was allowed to unleash his evilness. So he relapsed as an infidel, rejected religion, distorted Quran, burned the house of inspiration, invented new standards and changed the old ones, rejected the testimony of Ameer Elmo'mineen (Pbuh), belied Fatima (Pbuh) the daughter of the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp), took Fadak Land from her by force, pleased the Hebrews, Christians and Majous, discontented the apple of the eye of Al-Mustapha (Pbuhp), planned for the murder of Ameer Elmo'mineen (Pbuh), planted injustice, prohibited what Allah allowed and allowed what Allah prohibited, hit Hadrat Fatima The Pure (Pbuh) on her face, mounted the platform of the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) by injustice and aggression, accused Ameer Elmo'mineen (Pbuh) opposed him and ridiculed his sayings." Hutheifa said: "Allah responded to the prayer and supplication of my lord and master (Pbuhp) against that hypocrite and he was killed may Allah bestow his mercies on his killer."
Hutheifa said: "I went to Ameer Elmo'mineen (Pbuh) when that hypocrite was killed and congratulated him for this kill, revenge and this fate of servility and humility." Ameer Elmo'mineen (Pbuh) said: "O Hutheifa, do you remember that day when you came to the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) as I and his two grandsons were with him? When he told you about the virtues of this day? He said: "Yes, O brother of the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp)." He (Pbuh) said: "It is the day when Allah gladdened the eyes of the children of the Messenger of Allah (Pbuhp) I know seventy two names for this day." Hutheifa said: "O Ameer Elmo'mineen I would love you to tell me these names of the ninth of Rabi Al-Awal." The Imam (Pbuh) said: "O Hutheifa. This is the day of rest, the days of relieving from grief and sorrow, the second Ghadeer Day, the day of laying down the burdens, the day of bestowments, the day of raising the pen, the day of guidance, the day of slaughtering sheep, the day of blessings, the day of revenge, the grandest feast of Allah, the day of responding to supplications, the grand day, the day of succession, the day of condition, the day of breaking chains, the day of the regret of oppressors, the day of breaking tyranny, the day of erasing worries, day of conquest, the day of display, the day of power, the day of chaining, the day of joy of Shiites, the day of watering, the day or repentance, the day of grand Zakat, the second Fotor Day, the day of the path of Allah, the day of contentment, the feast of Ahlul-Bayt (Pbut), the day when the children of Israeel won, the day when the deeds of the Shiites are accepted, the day of giving charity, the day of asking for more, the day of the kill of the hypocrite, the day of the appointed time, the day of the gladness of Ahlul-Bayt, the day of testimony, {the when the unjust bite on their hands}, the day of destruction of delusion, the day of winning, the day of witnessing, the day of overlooking believers, the day of joys, the day of the perishment of the hypocrite's power, the day of aiding, the day when believers rest, Mubahala Day, the day of pride, the day of accepting the work, Naheel Day, Naheela Day, Thanking Day, the of the victory of the oppressed, the day of visit, the day of love, the day of weeping, the day of reaching, the day of blessings, the day of uncovering heresies, the day of forgoing grand sins, the day of the caller, the day of advice, the day of worship and the day of Islam."
Hutheifa said: "I left saying to myself: " if I only know loving this day as a good deed it would be enough." Mohammad bin Abou Al-Ola Al-Hamadani and Yahya bin Jareeh said: "we kissed the head of Ahmad bin Is'haq and said: " Thanks for Allah for not taking our souls before knowing the virtue of this blessed day." Then they left and celebrated this feast."

بحار الأنوار ج95 ص351 عن السيد ابن طاووس في كتابه زوايد الفوائد، المحتضر ص44، عنه البحار ج31 ص120, ومستدرك الوسائل ج3 ص326.
Bihar Al-Anwar vol.95 p.351, from Sayed Ibn Tawoos in his book Zawayed Al-Fawa'ed, Al-Mohtadar p.44, Bihar Al-Anwar vol.31 p.120, Mostadrak Al-Wasa'il vol.3 p.326

(Validated & Translated by Sayyid Shouhadaa's (AS) Center for Islamic research)