Just arrived in Tehran last evening after a three-day break in Dubai. Today, the 17th of May, corresponding to 3rd Jamadilakhir 1431 is a public and religious holiday in Iran. The Iranian shi'ites commemorate the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (SA), the beloved daughter of Prophet Muhammad Salallahu Alaihi Wassalam.
Hazrat Fatimah Zahra (AS), the daughter of the Holy Prophet and the Wife of Sayyidina Ali (AS), leader of the Women of Paradise, Siddiqua...the honest, Al-Mubarakah...the blessed one, At Tahira...the virtuous, AzZakeah...the Chaste, Ar Rathiatul Marthia...she who is gratified and who shall be satisfied, Al-Muhadathah...a person other than the Prophet that the angels speak to, and Az Zahra...the Spendid and the Lady of Light, among her many other appellations....
The Prophet Salallahu Alaihi Wassalam said: "Surely my daughter Fatima is the mistress of all women from the beginning to the end, she is part of me, and the light of my eyes, she is the flower of my heart, and is my soul, (Fatima) is a human huri, who whenever she stands in prayers in the presence of her Lord (Exalted in His name), her light illuminates the skies for the angels, like stars shine to people on Earth."