Results of Draw #6 – Announced


Assalam O Alykum,

Based on the following final list of 97 participants, Molana Mohammad Rizwani of Maryland conducted opening of Draw #6 on Sunday Octoner 25, 2020. Molana after performing Dua’s for donors, participants, and all Merhoomeen, randomly selected two Winners and two Alternate Winners. Results of the Draw are as follows:

Winner -1 :  Entry #019 – Minhas Sabir (TX)

Winner -2:  Entry #109 – Sr. Taliba (MD)

Alternate Winner -1: Entry # 074 – Syed Abbas Jafery (MD)

Alternate Winner -2: Entry # 184 -Aleena Mir (MD)

Congratulations to all winners and alternate winners.


Shia Youth Team

Final List of Participants for Draw #6.




Entry  #

Participants (  xx-Aalim and Pioneer Donors are excluded ), p Denotes availed promotion entry.

(Only Those Members who are current are included)

001 Member Molana Sakhawat Husain (NY) –xx
003 Member Mustafa Sabir (MD)
008 p Jawed Rizvi (MD)
010 Member Kassamali Lakhani (MD)
011 Member Altaf Lakhani (MD)
013 Member Ali Akbar Khoyee (MI)
014 Member Mohammad H. Rehmatulla (TX)
017 Member Sr. Atiqua Sabir (TX)
018 Member Irfan Sabir (TX)
019 Member Minhas Sabir (TX)
020 Member Sr. Maniha Sabir (TX)
021 p Jawed Rizvi (MD)
022 Member Syed Hedayat Rizvi (MD)
023 Member Sr. Uzra Khoyee (MI)
024 Member Faizan Naqvi (MD)
026 Member Abbas Lakhani (MD)
027 Member Sr. Mumtaz Lakhani (MD)
028 Member Sr. Zainab Khoyee (MI)
034 Member Raza Peerbhoy (CA)
035 Member Sr. Zehra Peerbhoy (CA)
036 Member Abid Khoyee (MI)
042 Member Molana Rafiq Naqvi (MD) -xx
043 Member Sr. Anjum Naqvi (MD) –xx
047 Member Sr Syeda Raza (PA)
048 Member Kumail Raza (PA) Student
049 Member Asad Hussain (NY)
050 Member Sr. Sehar Sabir (NY)
058 Member Ali Rizvi Sachay (MD)
067 p Zeeshan Rajan (MD)
068 Member Farzad Moosvi (MD)
071 Member Dr. Akhtar Naqvi (MD)
072 Member Sr. Midhat Zehra Naqvi (MD)
073 (Member) Syed Abbas Jafri
074 (Member) Syed Abbas Jafri
086 Member Syed Hedayat Rizvi
088 p Sr. Samana Rajan (MD)
089 p Sr. Shavia Rajan (MD)
090 p Jawed Rizvi (MD)
091 p Jawed Rizvi (MD)
096 Member Sr. Samena Sabir (MD)
100 Molana Sh. Abdul Jalil – xx
107 Member Munawwar Rajan (MD)
109 Member Sr. Taliba (MD)
110 Member Qamar Hasan (MD)
113 Member Hasan Peerbhoy (CA)
114 Member Syed Zulfiqar Rizvi (MD)
125 Member Syed Haider (FL)
126 Member Syed Haider (FL)
142 Member Sr. Huzoor Rizvi (MD)
146 p Azher Husain, dr (MD)
147 p Qamar Abidi (MD)
148 Sr. Salmah Zainab Khabir (MD)
150 Sr. Anamta Raza (PA) Student
157 p Sr. Naseem Hasan (MD)
159 Member Sr. Batool Manekia (TX)
163 Member Sr. Fatema Rashid (MD)
164 p Syed Abbas Jafri (MD)
165 p Syed Abbas Jafri (MD)
166 p Sr. Erum Salman ((MD)
168 p Sr. Erum Salman (MD)
169 p Sr. Erum Salman (MD)
170 p Sr. Erum Salman (MD)
171 Abbas Mirza (MD)
172 p Muhammad A. Naqvi (MD)
173 p Azher Khan (MD)
174 p Azher Khan (MD)
175 p Azher Khan (MD)
176 Sr. Feroz Abbas (MD)
177 p Azher Khan (MD)
178 p Sr. Rabab Ali (MD)
179 p Sr. Rabab Ali (MD)
180 Sr. Binish Ali (FL)
181 Sr. Binish Ali (FL)
182 Mustafa Ladha (MD)
184 Sr. Aleena Mir (MD)
185 Sr. Sukaina Mir (MD)
186 Sr. Munir Moosavi (MD)
187 Askari Rizvi (MD)
188 Askari Rizvi (MD)
189 Askari Rizvi (MD)
190 Askari Rizvi (MD)
191 Zain Baqar (MD)
192 Zain Baqar (MD)
193 Akbar Zaidi (MD)
194 Fazal Abbas Mirza (MD)
195 Sr. Shagufta Ali (MD)
196 Sr. Sabah Zaidi (MD)
197 Abbas Mirza (MD)
198 Tahir Ali (MD)
199 Sr. Abbasi Begum (MD)
202 Qamar Hasan (MD)
205 Sr. Sana Raza (VA)
207 Sr.Dilnaz Shah (CA)
208 Sr. Shaida Beklik (MD)
210 Sr. Shaida Beklik (MD)
211 Kazim Noor (MD)
213 Sr. Maria Abbas (MD)
220 Mustafa Sabir (MD)
245 Sr. Sana Raza (VA)
240 Mustafa Sabir (MD)
260 Sr. Samena Sabir (MD)
280 Sr. Samena Sabir (MD)
xx Molana Mohammad Rizwani (MD)








Announcement – Draw #6 Scheduled on October25, 2020


Last date to purchase Entry Numbers for Draw #6, shall be October 22, 2020.
Shia Youth Inc. has announced today that Draw #6 shall take place on October 25, 2020 in  Maryland.  A Molana or a religious scholar will randomly select Two Winners and Two Alternate Winners. The Winners shall each receive R.T Air Travel +Visa+ a Land Package including 6/7 Nights Hotel, Meals, and Ground Transportation in Iraq, a value of $2,200. The Alternate Winners shall each receive Visa + Land Package value $900. Before buying Entry numbers, please review Terms and Conditions.
To enter in the Draw#6, a donation of $25 per Entry is required. Presently, a Promotion is on going which entitles purchasers of Draw #6, a free participation in Draw #7.  Please visit website:, Select Homepage,Select Free Ziyaraat Plan. For More information please  also watch Video and Power Point Slides posted there. Any question, please email :
Shia Youth Team
Sept 16, 2020.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Draw #6 Delayed Due to Covid-19 Closure of The Holy Shrines, ….


Due to Covid-19 closure of the Holy Shrines in Iraq for international Zayereen, the winners of Draw #4 and Draw #5 have not yet been able to proceed for the Ziyaraat. Shia youth Inc. have therefore decided to delay the opening of Draw #6 until after the Muharram when it is hoped that situation will improve and restrictions are lifted, insha’Allah.. Should any participant be interested to cancel his/her entry for Draw #6, please send a request by email to: Those who are interested to participate can do so by visiting the website (and selecting Category: Free Ziyaraat Plan), JazakAllah. Thank you.


Shia Youth Team

July 28, 2020

Results of Draw # 5 & Final List of Participants


May 30, 2020

Assalam O Alaikum,

This morning Molana Sheikh Abdul Jalil Nawee, after reciting Duas for safety and welfare of the Shia community especially the Free Ziyaraat Plan’s donors and participants, conducted opening of Draw #5 through a zoom conference meeting from his residence. Molana was provided Entry numbers (without names) of the participants as listed below. Based on random selection, Molana declared Entry # 152 as the Winner, and Entry Numbers 160 and 25 as the two Alternate Winners. Accordingly, Shia Youth Inc. here by heartily congratulates the following three lucky winners for receiving divine invitations to visit Karbala as soon as circumstances permit. The Winner will receive a Full package including R.T Air + Land Package (Value $2,200) and the two Alternate winners will receive Land Package (value $900) each. FZP’s next Draw #6 will be held in August, insha’Allah.


Alternate Winner- Br. SHAHID RIZVI (MARYLAND), ENTRY # 160

Alternate Winner – Sr. RUKHSANA SABIR (TEXAS), ENTRY # 25.

Entry Slot Participants
100 Molana Sh. Abdul Jalil – xx
26 Abbas Lakhani
36 Abid Khoyee (MI)
13 Ali Akbar Khoyee (MI)
58 Ali Rizvi Sachay
11 Altaf Lakhani
49 Asad Hussain (NY)
173 Azhar Khan
174 Azhar Khan
146 Azher Husain
71 Dr. Akhtar Naqvi (MD)
24 Faizan Naqvi
68 Farzad Moosvi
37 Feroz Merchant, (CA)
83 Hasan Kassamali
113 Hasan Peerbhoy (CA)
2 Hasan Zaidi
4 Hassan Zaidi
12 Hyderali Lakhani
18 Irfan Sabir (TX)
66 Jawad A Mir
8 Jawed Rizvi
21 Jawed Rizvi
90 Jawed Rizvi
91 Jawed Rizvi
141 Jehangirali
10 Kassamali Lakhani
48 Kumail Raza (PA) Student
19 Minhas Sabir (TX)
14 Mohammad H. Rehmatulla(TX)
42 Molana Rafiq Naqvi -xx
1 Molana Sakhawat Husain -xx
172 Muhammad A. Naqvi
107 Munawwar Rajan
3 Mustafa Sabir
147 Qamar Abidi
110 Qamar Hasan
202 Qamar Hasan
53 Rafiq Panna
55 Rafiq Panna
56 Raza Mir
57 Raza Mir
34 Raza Peerbhoy (CA)
46 Sajjad Premjee (CA)
160 Shahid Rizvi
161 Shahid Rizvi
63 Shan-e-Ali Haider
136 Shoeb Mukhi
47 Sr Syeda Raza (PA)
64 Sr. Amber Zehra Haider
150 Sr. Anamta Raza (PA) Student
92 Vacant
43 Sr. Anjum Naqvi -xx
17 Sr. Atiqua Sabir (TX)
159 Sr. Batool Manekia (TX)
170 Sr. Erum Salman
166 Sr. Erum Salman
169 Sr. Erum Salman
168 Sr. Erum Salmanyes
175 Sr. Farozan Jivraj
177 Sr. Farozan Jivraj
163 Sr. Fatema Rashid
142 Sr. Huzoor Rizvi
20 Sr. Maniha Sabir (TX)
213 Sr. Maria Abbas
72 Sr. Midhat Zehra Naqvi
27 Sr. Mumtaz Lakhani
38 Sr. Muzmila Merchant (CA)
157 Sr. Naseem Hasan
178 Sr. Rabab Ali
179 Sr. Rabab Ali
25 Sr. Rukhsana Sabir (TX)
148 Sr. Salmah Zainab Khabir
88 Sr. Samana Rajan
96 Sr. Samena Sabir
50 Sr. Sehar Sabir (NY)
84 Sr. Shamim Kassamali
89 Sr. Shavia Rajan
45 Sr. Sukaina Premjee (CA)
109 Sr. Taliba
23 Sr. Uzra Khoyee (MI)
28 Sr. Zainab Khoyee (MI)
35 Sr. Zehra Peerbhoy (CA)
15 Sultan Noorani
59 Sultan Noorani
73 Syed Abbas Jafri
74 Syed Abbas Jafri
164 Syed Abbas Jafri
165 Syed Abbas Jafri
125 Syed Haider (FL)
126 Syed Haider (FL)
22 Syed Hedayat Rizvi
86 Syed Hedayat Rizvi
156 Syed Husain
151 Syed Zaidi
152 Syed Zaidi
153 Syed Zaidi
154 Syed Zaidi
114 Syed Zulfiqar Rizvi
16 Turab Sabir, (TX)
143 Zain Baqar
144 Zain Baqar
145 Zain Baqar
67 Zeeshan Rajan
149 Zilley H. Naqvi

Note: xx -Denotes Aalim / Ulemaa not contesting.

Any question or comments, please forward by email to: Shia youth

Thank you.
Shia Youth Team

Free Ziyaraat Plan – Draw#5 Opening Date Postponed to May 30, 2020


Opening Date Postponed to May 30, 2020

The Entry Purchase Date Also Changed to May 28, 2020

Because of unfortunate circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic, Shia Youth Inc. has decided to postpone the opening date for Draw #5 from April 15, 2020 to May 30, 2020. The last date for Entry purchase for Draw #5  is also changed from April 13, 2020 to May 28, 2020. It is clarified that Entries purchased for Draw #5 shall also be good and valid for Draw #6. 
As of March 30th, 2020, there are 55 participants for Draw #5. Shia Youth still plans to offer 11 awards to the participants during year 2020. As announced earlier, the winners of Draw #5, #6 and #7 shall be provided with Award Certificates with validity of 18 months instead of 9 months provided in the FZP Terms & Conditions. Any question or comment, please write email to: Thank you.
May Allah Ba Sadka e 14 Masumeen keep all Mo’mineen/Mo’Minaat safe and healthy from this deadly virus, and provide prompt opportunity to every one for ziyarat of the Holy Shrines, insha’Allah


Shia Youth Team 

March 31, 2020.

The Holy Infallible Fourteen – A Historical Chart

The Holy Infallible Fourteen.

A Historical Chart


Name of the infallible
Born on
Mother’s Name
Date of Martyrdom –(Age)
Martyred by and buried at
Assasinated by
Holy Prophet Muhammad
The Last Apostle of God
17th Rabi Awwal-
570 A.D.
Hadhrat Amena
28 Safar,
11 A.H..- (61)
Effect of Poison-
A Jew of Khyber
Syedah Fatema
Zahra (s.a.)
Daughter of Holy Prophet, and wife of Imam Ali (a.s.)
20thJamadi II
11 years before the Hijrat
Hadhrat Khadija
3rd Jamadoussani,
11 A.H..(18)
Wounded by fall of a door –Medina
Fall of door caused by Calif Abu Bakr and Omer.
Ali ibn Abu Taleb (a.s.)
First Imam
13 Rajab
600 AD
bint Asad (s.a.)
21 Ramadhan
40 A.H. (63)
Sword – Najaf
Abdur Rahman ibne – Muljim
Hasan ibn Ali (a.s.)
Second Imam
15 Ramadhan
3 A.H.
Fatema bint Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
28 Safar
49 A.H. (47)
Poison –Medina
Wife Jo’da bnte Ash’as
Husain ibn Ali (a.s.)
Third Imam
3 Shaban
4 A.H.
Fatema bint Prophet Muhammad ((pbuh)
10 Muharram
61 A.H. (57)
Sword- Karbala
Yazid son of Calif Mu’awiyah
Ali Zainulabideen (a.s.)
Fourth Imam
15th Jamadi I
38 A.H.
Shehr Banu daughter of King Yazdegerd
25 Muharram
95 A.H. (58)
Poison- Medina
Calif Walid bin Abdul Malik
Muhammad al-Baquir (a.s.)
Fifth Imam
1 Rajab
57 A.H.
Fatima bint Imam Hasan (a.s.)
7 Zilhijja
114 A.H. (57)
Calif Hisham bin Abdul Malik
Jafar as-Sadiq (a.s.)
Sixth Imam
17 Rabi Awwal
83 A.H.
Fatima bint Qasim ibn Muhammad
15 Rajab
148 A.H. (65)
Calif Mansur
Musa al-Kazim (a.s.)
Seventh Imam
7 Safar
128 A.H.
Hamidah Khatun
25 Rajab
183 A.H. (55)
Calif Haroon-ar-Rasheed
Ali ar-Riza (a.s.)
Eighth Imam
11 Ziqaad
148 A.H.
17 Safar
202 A.H. (55)
Mashad Iran
Calif Mamun-ar-Rasheed
at-Taqi (a.s.)
Ninth Imam
7 Rajab
195 A.H.
10 Ziqaad
220 A.H. (25)
Calif Mo’tasim
Ali an-Naqi (a.s.)
Tenth Imam
2 Rajab
213 A.H.
Lady Samanah or Susan
3 Rajab
254 A.H. (42)
Calif Mo’tasim
Hasan al-Askari (a.s.)
Eleventh Imam
10 Rabi II
232 A.H.
8 Rabi Awwal
260 A.H. (28)
Poison – Samarra
Calif Mo’tamad
Muhammad al-Mahdi (a.s.)
Twelfth and last Imam
15 Shaban
256 A.H.
Narjis Khatun
The 12th Imam disappeared in the cave in Samarra to reappear before the Resurrection day.

Shia Youth Extends FZP Award Certificates Validity To 18 Months….


Announcement: Shia Youth has decided to Extend  the Draw #5, #6 and #7 Award Certificates Validity Period from 9 Months to 18 Months due to Coronavirus Outbreak.


Assalam o Alykum,


Shia Youth Inc. has decided to extend the Award Certificates validity for the future FZP Draws #5, #6 and #7, from 9 months to 18 months, so that the award winners and alternate winners will have enough time to plan their Ziyaraat journey thru adequately safeguarding their health and safety due to coronavirus outbreak. This extension is also available to Draw #4 winners as well. The draw schedules for Draws #5, #6, and #7 shall however remain the same as previously scheduled. The Draw #5 is scheduled for April 18, 2020. Last date to purchase Entry for Draw #5 shall be April 16, 2020.

 For any question or clarification, please email:


Shia Youth Team

Prayers And Dua For Merhumeen At The Holy Shrines..

7.2 Dua’ For Merhumeen At The Holy Shrines


Assalam O Alaikum,

Bismillah Hir Rehman Nir Rahim

Shia Youth Inc. makes a humble request to all beneficiaries of FZP project, that when they visit the Holy Shrines, please make this Dua’ – “May Al-mighty Allah, ba sadka e 14 Masumeen, shower His blessings upon all of the FZP donors, supporters and participants, and also bestow His mercy and blessings upon the following Merhoomeen; and kindly Pray to Allah to provide the Merhoomeen superior places in Jannah, Ameen”. After Dua’ and Prayer, please read the following names.

JazakAllah Al-Khair. Thanks a million.

No. Name No. Name
1 Merhooma Seema binte Ramzan Ali Sabir 2 Merhoom Masoom Ali Sabir ibne Abdul Husain
3 Merhooma Ameena Bai binte Masoom Ali Sabir 4 Merhooma Sherbanu Bai binte Qasim Ali
5 Merhoom Hasan Jawed Hussain 6 Merhoom Mohammed Yaqub
7 Merhooma Anis Fatima 8 Merhoom Riaz Mustafa
9 Merhooma Malka Riaz 10 Merhoom Mushtaq Ahmed Premjee
11 Merhoom Masoom Kara 12 Merhoom Rajab Ali Nathu Premjee
13 Merhooma Sugrabai Nurmohammed 14 Merhooma Zehra Banu Hemani
15 Merhoom Sabir Hussain Narsinh 16 Merhooma Shirin Banu Narsinh
17 Merhoom Ghulam Ali Fazal 18 Merhoom Rajabali Makkani
19 Merhooma Gulbanoo Bai Makkani 20 Merhooma Nargis Banu Binte Ghulam Ali
21 Merhooma Naseem Banu Binte Ghulam Ali 22 Merhoom Mir Khizar Husain ibne Mir Raza Ali
23 Merhooma Dilshad Begum binte Abbas Ali Baig 24 Merhoom Amir Ali Baig ibne Shaukat Ali Baig
25 Merhoom Ebrahim Kassamali 26 Merhoom Muhammadali Kassamali
27 Merhooma Sughra Haji Ismail 28 Merhooma Rabab Ramzanali
29 Merhoom Habib K. Manekia 30 Merhooma Shirin Bai Binte Jaferali
31 Merhooma Ruqaiya Bai Binte Jaferali 32 Merhooma Sabira Binte Habib Manekia
33 Merhoom Ghulam Ali ibne Masum Ali 34 Merhoom Ansar Husain ibne Masum Ali
35 Merhoom Ghulam Husein Alibhai Lakhani 36 Merhooma Sherbanoo Ghulam Husein
37 Merhoom Raza Husein Ghulam Husein 38 Merhooma Noorbanoo Raza Husein
39 Merhoom Ali Tajdar Haider ibne Ali Athar Naqvi 40 Merhooma SherBano Begum binte Shabihul Hasan
41 Merhooma Abida Begum binte Nazar Hussain Rizvi 42 Merhoom Wazir Hussain Rizvi ibne Willayat Hussain

Note: The above List includes Merhumeen of those eleven donors who have donated $1000 or more for Eisal e Sawab of Merhoomeen. JazakAllah Al Khaira.
For list of donors please see Category: Free Ziyaraat Plan, “Project Donation List”.

Shia Youth Inc.,15216 Rockport Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20905. JazakAllah

Thank you.
Shia Youth Team

Announcement For Ziyaraat Draw #5

Shia Youth Announces Date For Free Ziyaraat Draw #5

Draw Opening Date April 18, 2020

Entry Last Date -April 16, 2020

The FREE ZIYARAAT PLAN (FZP) Provides Free Ziyaraat Draws 3 Times Per Year. Each Draw Offers:
R.T.Air from US to Iraq, Hotel Accomodation, Meals, Visa, and Ground Transportation..

Ziyaraat DRAW #5

Scheduled: April 18, 2020, iA.

1 Winner and 2 Alternate Winners will be randomly selected by Molana.

( Winner will receive Full Ziyaraat Package including R.T. Air. Alt. Winners will each receive Land Package only.)

Ziyaraat Draw #6

Scheduled: August 2020, iA.

2Winners and 2 Alt. Winners will be randomly salected.

Exact date of the Draw will be announced later.

Ziyaraat Draw #7

Scheduled: November 2020, iA.

1 Winner and 3 Alternate Winners will be randomly selected.

Exact date will be announced later.

Results of Prior Draws:

Draw #1 -74 Participants (P), Winner: Br. Alireza Mukhi

Draw #2 – 98 (P), Winners: 1) Br. Farzad Moosvi, 2) Br. Syed Ali Shirazee, 3) Br. Afsar Peerbhoy (CA).

Draw #3 – 64 (P), Winers: 1) Br. Shawn Kirmani, 2) Br. Shahid Rizvi, ad 3) Br. Asad Hussain (NY)

Draw #4 – 80 (P), Winners: 1) Sr. Shehnaz Rajan, 2) Sr. Gazala Rizvi, 3)Br. Nasib Manekia (CA) Student, and 4) Sr. Sehar Sabir (NY)

Entry $25 Per Number.

One Person Can Purchase Upto Four Numbers

Eligibility: US Citizen or Green Card Holders, Age 19 years or older. Visit and review FZP Terms and Conditions.
How To Purchse Entry numbers:

Step #1: Visit, Select HomePage/Free Ziyaraat Plan. Please review Terms and Conditions.

Step#2: Select 1 to 4 Slots, Each Slot is an Entry ticket. Add the selected slots to the Cart.

Step #3: Check out the Cart, and Pay by PayPal, or Transfer into Shia Youth’s Bank of Am Accout, Or

Mail your order: Pl include Entry umbers needed, full name, address, email address and a Check to:
Shia Youth Inc., 15216 Rockport Drive, Silver Spring MD 20905.

Confirmations will be sent by email. Note: Each Entry nnumber is good and valid for two consecutive Draws (a Promotion).
Entries purchased for Draw #5, #6 or #7 will also be eligible for the Annual Membership Plan enrolment.

Any question, please email:

Thank you.
Team – Shia Youth

A Brief History of  “FADAK Controversy”

A Brief History of  “FADAK Controversy”


Fadak was a fertile area with many fruit trees and farm land located in the valley of the Medina hills. It comprised of seven villages with considerable land revenue.  A peace treaty was made after the battle of Khayber according to which one-half of Fadak was to be retained by the landowners of Fadak and the other half was to be the property of the Holy Prophet (pbuh). After the Holy Prophet returned to Medina, Gabriel appeared and informed him that Allah had decreed, “Let Fadak be given to the Holy Prophet’s daughter Fatima” (s.a.).  Hence the Holy Prophet (pbuh) called Fatima (s.a.) and said, “Allah has commanded me to bestow Fadak as a gift to you” and he gave possession of Fadak to Fatima (s.a.).

As long as the Holy Prophet (pbuh) lived, Fadak remained in possession of Hazrat Fatima (s.a.). She leased the land and its revenue was collected in three installments.  She used this amount for food for her and her children and distributed the rest to the poor people of Bani Hashim.

Upon the death of the Prophet (P) on Rabi’ I 2 or 12, 11 A.H./May 31st or June 12th, 632 A.D., his daughter Fatima (s.a.) declared her claim to inherit Fadak as the estate of her father. The claim was rejected by Abu Bakr on instigation from Omar ibn al-Khattab on the grounds that Fadak was public property and arguing that the Prophet had “no heirs”.  Bibi Fatima (s.a.) had defended her claim for Fadak based on the Holy Quran and had stated that historically Prophet Sulaiman had inherited the wealth of Prophet Dawood and that the wealth was not considered property of the state and that similarly she had the right to inherit Fadak from her father, the Prophet (a.s.). Also, during Prophet Mohammed’s (a.s.) time, Fadak was his personal property, not a property of the State, hence she could inherit it, just as Prophet Sulaiman had inherited Prophet Dawood’s property.

Sources report that Ali (as) together with Umm Ayman testified to the fact that Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) granted it to Fatima (s.a.) when Abu Bakr required  Hazrat Fatima (s.a.) to summon witnesses for her claim. Abu Bakr refused to accept Imam Ali (a.s.) as a witness. Various primary sources contend that Fadak was gifted by the Holy Prophet (pbuh) to Fatima (s.a.), drawing on the Qur’an as evidence. These include narrations of Ibn ‘Abbas who argued that when the Qur’anic verse on giving rights to kindred was revealed, Prophet Muhammed (P) called to his daughter and gifted the land of Fadak to her.

Various scholars commenting on the Qur’an, Surat Al-Hashr (Chapter 59, verse 7), write that the Angel Gabriel came to the Prophet and commanded him to give the appropriate rights to “Thul Qurba” (near kin). When asked by the Prophet (P) about who those “Thul Qurba” were referred to in that verse, Gabriel replied: “Fatima (s.a.)” and that by “rights” was meant “Fadak”, upon which the Holy Prophet (P) called Hazrat Fatima (s.a.) and presented Fadak to her.

Historical accounts:
During the rule of Abu Bakr, Fadak was denied to Hazrat Fatima (s.a.), which led to her protest, as appears in her Khutba at the Prophet’s Mosque.

When Omar became Khalifa, the value of the land of Fadak along with its dates was, according to some account, 50,000 dirhams. Imam  Ali (a.s.) again claimed  Hazrat Fatima’s inheritance during Omar’s era but was denied with the same argument as in the time of Abu Bakr. Omar, however, restored the estates in Medina to `Abbas ibn `Abd al-Muttalib and Ali (as), as representatives of  Holy Prophet (P)’s  clan, the Banu Hashim.

During Uthman’s Khilaafah, Marwan ibn al-Hakam, (his cousin), was made trustee of Fadak. Marwan spent  the income in wicked activities.

After Uthman, Imam Ali (a.s.) became Khalifa but did not overturn the decision of his predecessor. During Ali’s Khilaafah, Fadak was regarded to be under the control of the Prophet’s family, so the Khalifa did not make a formal declaration of personal possession in order to avoid resurrecting old feuds and jealousies and thus the avoiding of any disunity among Muslims.

Under the Umayyads (661 – 750 A.D.), Mu’awiyah, their first self-imposed ruler, the latter did not return Fadak to Fatima’s descendants. This process was continued by later Umayyad Khalifas until the time of Khalifa Omar ibn Abd al-Aziz. When Omar ibn Abd al-Aziz, known as Omar II, became Khalifa in 717 A.D., the income from the property of Fadak was 40,000 dinars. Fadak was returned to Fatima’s descendants by an edict given by Omar II, but this decision was renounced by later Khalifas and may have been the cause of Omar II being killed as well.

Omar II’s successor, Yazid ibn Abd al-Malik (known as Yazid II) overturned his decision, and Fadak was again made public trust. Fadak was then managed this way until the Ummayad Khilaafah expired.

Under the Abbasi period (750 – 1258 A.D.), in 747 A.D., The last Umayyad ruler, Marwan II, was killed in a battle a few months after the Battle of the Zab of 750 A.D., thus ending the Umayyad Khilaafah. Historical accounts differ about what happened to Fadak under early Abbasid rulers. Most likely they collected its revenues and spent it as they pleased. There is, however, consensus among Islamic scholars that Fadak was returned to the descendants of Hazrat Fatima (s.a.) during Al-Ma’Moon’s reign (831-833 A.D.). Al-Ma’Moon based his decision upon review of a Committee, and even decreed his decision to be recorded in his diwans.

Al-Ma’Moon’s successor, al-Mutawakkil (847-861 A.D.), repossessed Fadak, confiscating it from the descendants of Hazrat Fatima (s.a.).  Al-Muntasir (861-862 A.D.), however, apparently maintained the decision of al-Ma’mun, thus allowing Fatima’s offspring to manage Fadak.  What happened thereafter is uncertain, but Fadak was probably seized by again and managed exclusively by the ruler of the time as his own personal property.


    1. The book “Shia Islam At A Glance” By: Sheikh Abdul Jalil Nawee of Maryland.
    2. Shia Youth website (Category: ”Madhabs”).