Muslims in Nigeria commemorate martyrdom of Fatima, daughter of Prophet Muhammad
Mourning sessions commemorating the martyrdom anniversary of Lady Fatima, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), were held by Nigerian Muslims at the Malumfashi village in Katsina State during the Fatimiyya.
Fatimiyya is an adjectival term, referring to the
anniversary martyrdom of the Prophet’s daughter, commonly known as Fatimah
al-Zahra, during which Shia Muslims around the world hold mourning sessions and
According to different historical reports within Shia traditions, several different dates have been recorded for this incident.
Among Iraqi Shias, especially in Najaf, three different days; and in Iran two days of the year, are held as the anniversary of her martyrdom.
Out of different historical accounts, the third day of Jumada al-Thani, the sixth month in the Islamic Calendar, is regarded as more reliable; hence it is an official holy day in Iran, as an occasion for mourning and lamentation.
The exact date of Lady Fatima al-Zahra's martyrdom remains uncertain due to different historical reports and narrations from the Ahl al-Bayt, or the Prophet’s holy progeny.
There are different and incompatible records of that date, such as: forty days after the demise of the Prophet (s), seventy two or seventy five days after it, ninety five days, three or six months after the demise.