When is the date that Sayyeda Ma’soomah of Qum passed away?


Is the date of the passing away of Sayyeda Fatima al-Ma’soomah of Qum (a.s) – the sister of the 8th holy Imam (a.s) – on the 4th of Rabi ul Awwal or some other date?


About the year of the passing away of Fatima al-Ma’soomah (a.s) there is no dispute that it was in the year 201 A.H. Even on the tiles of her holy shrine – which were made centuries ago – it is written that she died in the year 201 AH.

As for the month and the day there are three opinions:

  1. 10th of Rabi’u-Thani: this is the famous opinion
  2. 12 of Rabi’u-Thani: this is also a strong possibility from a famous scholar: Namazi in Mostadrak Safinatul-Bihar (vol.8 p.258)
  3. 8 Sha’ban. This opinion is related to a book by Sh. Horr al-Ameli, but since we don’t have access to this book our scholars have not relied on this opinion.

In Qom, Iran, usually they hold three days (10-12 of Rabi’u-Thani) of mourning ceremonies for the passing away of Fatima al-Ma’soomah (a.s) to reconcile between the first two narrations.

As far as I know, no any other date is reported for her passing away.

And God knows best.

Answered by: Sheikh Mansour Leghaei

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