Iran marks birth anniversary of Hazrat Fatimah, National Mother’s Day

Iranians mark the birthday anniversary of Hazrat Fatimah, the daughter of the Prophet of Islam (PBUH), and Mother’s Day on February 3rd.

Hazrat Fatimah (PBUH) commonly known as Fāṭimah al-Zahrā (d. 11/632) was the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Lady Khadija (PBUH) and the wife of Imam Ali (PBUH). She is one of the Fourteen Infallibles in Twelver Shia belief.

Every year, people in Iran commemorate the national Women’s Day and Mother’s Day on the 20th day of the lunar Islamic month of Jamadi al-Thani, which marks the birthday anniversary of Hazrat Fatimah Zahra.

Hazrat Fatimah was the wife of Imam Ali (PBUH), the first Imam of Shia Muslims, and is referred to as a role model for all Muslim women.

Many Iranians take the occasion of this holiday to thank and honor their mothers, grandmothers, wives, and sisters and to spend more time with them. They pay tribute to them by giving them gifts.