First of all the event which passed last week was of the Wiladat of Lady Zainab (s.a). These days are the days of the birth anniversary of Lady Zainab (s.a). These days in reality are days of pledging and covenant. The character of Lady Zainab (s.a) which we generally have heard is in the field of calamites and pains. The moment the name of Lady Zainab (s.a) comes up we remember her calamites. There is no doubt that this lady has suffered a lot of calamities but her identity is Istiqamat (perseverance). For the sake of religion in toughest situations she has walked shoulder to shoulder with her brother and then after Sayyadus Shohada (a.s) she carried the divine trust on her shoulder which is the big achievement of this lady.
She is a highly prestigious, esteemed lady but we are not much aware about her personality because we just mourn on her and think that we have delivered the rights. We don’t consider to be acquainted with the other dimensions of her personality. Lady Zainab (s.a) is a role model for everyone, men and women. She is the role model of awareness and awakening. When big companions, elderly personalities were in the state of confusion, denial and not clear Lady Zainab (s.a) herself recognized her duty and become member of this movement on her own traversing the most difficult stages of this uprising.
She was a scholar, qualified and a full role model of sense, perseverance, strong will and intention. The strong will power she had was abnormal and was not subject to dissolution. The incidents of hardships that took place did not had slightest influence on the will of this Lady and instead it became more firm. Women are generally sentimental and of weak will, intention by temperament. They become emotional in calamities but this lady from the day one participated voluntarily and emphasized to enter this encounter. It is necessary to make arrangement to open, study these models. The various stages of their life should be clear, they are the headlines which we should adopt and it is not enough that we only mourn for them. Till the time the shadow of their personality does not fall on our character we have not delivered their rights. We can say that what a Persian poet has presented is a very beautiful gift of belief for Lady Zainab (s.a). He says
Karbala Mi Murd agar Zainab na boodh
Shi’ey mi pajmurd agar Zainab na boodh
Karbala would have died if Zainab would not be there
Shia would have withered if Zainab not be there
Islam, Quran would have withered and abandoned if this Lady would not have been there. This lady has a very high stature but we have not gone beyond just mourning for her. We have not inferred the ideals from here personality. Her enlightenment has not developed amongst us. We have very weak intentions though we are associated with Imam Hussain (a.s), Karbala and Lady Zainab (s.a) but there is no proportion and comparison between the will power of this Lady and us. These are the dimensions which we should acquire from the role model of this Lady.