Fatima Masumeh's character
Despite having been infallible, Fatima Masumeh is not considered one of the 14 most holy figures in
Shia Islam. Yet, her brother Imam
Ali al-Ridha gave her the title "Masumeh", which means infallible or sinless.
 In Shi'ism, women either become saints by their own merits or because they are the sisters, daughters, or wives of other saints.
 Fatima Masumeh is a saint because of her own holiness and wisdom. She is said to have been learned in various Islamic sciences and the teachings of Muhammad, and to have transmitted many
hadiths from her family members.
 Fatima Masumeh is also a saint because of her closeness to her brother, the 8th Shi'i Imam 'Ali al-Rida and her father, the 7th Shi'i Imam
Fatima Masumeh is honored in many hadiths, or teachings, from Shi'i Imams that proclaim the benevolence of visiting her shrine in
Qom. Her brother Imam 'Ali al-Rida stated that visiting the shrine of Fatima Masumeh is equal to visiting him, demonstrating his honor of his sister. Other Imams declare that anyone who visits Fatima Masumeh's shrine will surely go to heaven. More miracles are reported to occur at her shrine in Qom than at the burial place of any other prophet or imam.