Sayyidatuna Hazrat Fatima-tuz Zahra رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا
February 12,2018 - Published 8 days ago
Sayyidatuna Hazrat Fatima-tuz Zahra رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا had a lot of virtues. She is the woman of heaven and she is the leader of all women of the heaven. She is the beloved princess of the final Prophet صلّی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ واٰلہ وسلّم. The beloved Rasool صلّی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ واٰلہ وسلّم had four daughters and among them the most beloved to him was Fatima as she was youngest among them. It was the beauty of upbringing of Hazrat Khadija رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا and blessings of beloved Rasool صلّی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ واٰلہ وسلّم which lead the character of Fatima Zahra at the highest position. She was matchless in character as a daughter, as a wife, as a mother. She was most generous among the people. She was a copy of the good character of beloved Rasool صلّی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ واٰلہ وسلّم. Especially the character she presented towards the Muslim woman that is matchless and there would no other example like that. She brought water in the pitcher by herself which resulted into formation of marks on her shoulder. She grounded the mill in such a condition that Hazrat Hussain رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ was in her leap, Hazrat Hassan رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ was on her shoulder, her hands are grinding mill and her tongue was reciting the Holy Quran. For many times she spent up to three days hungry but she did not complained it. She spent nights in the worship of Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ. All the characteristics should be found in a good lady were found in her. Her name was Fatima, her mother was Khadija Bint e Khawailad and she was the younger daughter of beloved Rasool صلّی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ واٰلہ وسلّم. Her titles were Zahra, Tahira, Mutahara and Batool.
Her nature was simple from her childhood and she was not fond of playing from early age. She did not like to go somewhere and would sit beside her mother. Her habits were most liked by Holy Prophet صلّی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ واٰلہ وسلّم, so she was blessed with the title Batool. She was unmarried at the time of migration to Madina and got married with Hazrat Ali رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ after the migration. She was fifteen years and five months old when she went to the house of Hazrat Ali رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ after marriage and Hazrat Ali رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ was about six years elder than her. She was given few things as dowry. Her character was same as it was before marriage but the duty to service of husband and the maintenance of children increased. She was most truthful among people as Hazrat Ayesha رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا said she is most truthful among people but her father. Holy Prophet صلّی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ واٰلہ وسلّم used to meet her at last when he went out of city and at first when he entered in the city. Hazrat Fatima used to follow her father صلّی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ واٰلہ وسلّم in every field of life. Holy Prophet صلّی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ واٰلہ وسلّم used to stand up when she came to him and Hazrat Fatima also used to do so. Holy Prophet صلّی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ واٰلہ وسلّم said:
“Fatima is a piece of my body and a person who hurts Fatima in fact he hurts me.”
Hazrat Fatima رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا also loved her father صلّی اللہ تعالٰی علیہ واٰلہ وسلّم so much. She had three sons and two daughters. Hazrat Imam Hassan, Hazrat Imam Hussain, and Hazrat Muhsin were her sons and her daughters were Hazrat Zainab and Hazrat Umme Kalthum رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُم. Hazrat Fatima was most modes, pious and shy. Her illness did not stop her to do worship of Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ and serving her husband. She did her house chores by herself even during her illness. Hazrat Fatima passed away at third Ramadan 11 hijri. Due to her modesty she liked that her funeral should be covered by something and no man can see it so her wish was fulfilled and her funeral was covered with bushes. For the daughter of Islam, for wives and for mothers there are a lot of lessons in the life of Sayyidatuna Hazrat Fatima-tuz Zahra رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا.
May Allah عَزَّ وَجَلَّ grant us the good character for the sake of Sayyidatuna Hazrat Fatima-tuz Zahra رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہَا !Ameen