Enlightening personalities

Al Sayyida Zaynab... the good tree

Al Sayyida Zaynab, may God be pleased with her, was born in the fifth year of Hijra, and she is the daughter of Fatima al-Zahraa, the daughter of the Messenger -PBUH-, and she called her Zaynab, which means the origin of the good tree. She was called Aqeelah or Aqeelah Bani Hashem. Because she was generous to her people, and had a great rank in her home. When Abdullah bin Jaafar bin Abi Talib asked to marry her, Ali -her father- agreed on their marriage, as his parents have an honorable lineage, known for piety and faith. Zaynab, may God be pleased with her, gave birth to four sons and two daughters. Her mother, Fatima al-Zahraa, died when she was five years old. Zaynab witnessed the most tragic situations in her life. Her mother passed away, her grandfather died, and her father was assassinated. Zaynab had a heroic and fundamental role in the Karbalaa Revolution, which is considered one of the most important events that stormed the Islamic nation after the Messenger of God, and her role was no less than the difficult and influential role of her brother Hussein bin Ali and his companions in supporting the religion.  And she led the revolution march after her brother's death and had a media role.

She explained to the world the truth of the revolution, its dimensions and objectives.

Zaynab, may God be pleased with her, died in the year 62 AH, and she has two mausoleums: one in Damascus, and the other in Egypt, and there have been many stories about the year of her death and the date of her death.  Zaynab is one of Ahlu Al Bait, whose death had a great impact on the lives of Muslims.

Egyptians celebrate her birth on the last Tuesday of the month of Rajab, on the anniversary of her arrival in the pure land of Egypt.

Saint Catherine ... the flying saint

She was born in Alexandria at the end of the third century AD, and was described with wisdom, reason and modesty.  She was raised with the love of Christ, enrolled in schools, learned the sciences of her time, and was persistent in reading and meditating on the Holy Bible. When she was eighteen, she had studied theology and philosophy at the hands of the senior Christian scholars at the time and was baptized.  In the year 305 AD, Caesar Maximian II came to Alexandria. He commanded the worship of idols and persecuted and tortured Saint Catherine when he commanded that everyone should offer sacrifices to the gods, including Christians. Catherine objected to him and said that there’s only one god up in heaven. So the emperor gathered 50 of the greatest philosophers to destroy her ideas, but the result is that the philosophers believed in what she said to them and disbelieved in their idols, so the emperor turned on them and ordered to burn them all.

Until he ordered her beheading on November 25, 305 AD.  Five centuries after her martyrdom, a monk in Sinai saw a group of angels carrying her immaculate body, flying it and placing it tenderly on top of a mountain in Sinai.  The monk went to the top of the mountain and found her pure body as he had seen it in the vision, and the light shone from it. The monk carried the body to the Church of Moses the Prophet. The sacred body was then transferred to the Church of the Transfiguration in the monastery built by Emperor Justinian in the sixth century, and the monastery was known as Saint Catherine's Monastery