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Fatima is Fatima

by : Dr. Ali Shari'ati

Back You are here: Home Books Family The Ritual Ablutions for Women (Taharatu 'N-Nisa')

The Ritual Ablutions for Women (Taharatu 'N-Nisa') - Notes

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1. To make the pronounciation easier for the readers, I have departed from the standard transliteration method of writing as d; instead I have used z. For example, instead of haid and hayd, I have written ha'iz and hayz respectively.

2. Nine years according to the Islamic (lunar) calendar would be eight years and nine months according to the Gregorian (solar) calendar.

3. al-'Amili, Shaykh Muhammad bin Hasan al-Hurr, Wasa'ilu 'sh-Shi'ah, (kitabu 't-Taharah), (ed. 'Abdu 'r-Ralum ash-ShirdA) vol. 2, Tehran 1401 AH, p. 580.

4. Ibid, p. 537.

5. Ibid, p. 551.

6. Ibid, p. 554.

7. As explained by Imam Musa al-Kazim (peace be upon him) to Khalaf bin Hammad al-Kufi. See al-'Amili, op. cit., vol. 2, p. 535.

8. As explained by imam as-Sadiq. See al-'Amili, op. cit., vol. 2, p. 562.

9. al-'Amili, op. cit., vol. 2, p. 595.

10. It is necessary to clarify that mosque, i.e., masjid, is different from the religious centres built by the Shi'ahs in the memory of Imam Husayn (peace be upon him) which are usually known as Husayniyyah, Imambargah or Imambara.

11. I'tikaf means to fast and stay in a mosque for at least three days with the intention of worshipping Allah.

12. Ibid, p. 586.

13. Ibid, p. 591.

14. Ibid, p. 573.

15. al-'Amili, op. cit., vol. 2, p. 579