A Tribute To Great Daughter Of Rasool salal laho aliehi wasalam Syeda Fatima Radi Allahu Anha

By Allama Ibtisam Elahi Zaheer 

Syeda Fatimah radi Allahu anha is one of the greatest women of the universe.This great woman was the youngest and most beloved daughter of Rasool salal laho aliehi wasalam.When Rasool salal laho aliehi wasalam was facing problems due to Dawah of tauheed in Makkah she felt alot of pain on the opposition of Kuffars and tried to console her great father on his problems.Many times she argued with kuffars on their opposition and asked them why they were opposing him when he had not caused any damage to them.

When she grew up prophet salal laho aliehi wasalam married her with his first cousin Ali radi Allahu anhu . She led a simple and modest life with his great and brave husband.She was a hard worker and used to bring water from a well at a long distance from her home and used to crush wheat with her own hands .This hard work brought rashes to her hands and neck .She was however satisfied with the fate of Allah swt and was never ungrateful towards her husband.

Once she got information that prophet salal laho aliehi wasalam had got some salves .She approached her and told her about her circumstances.Prophet salal laho aliehi wasalam refused to give her slaves and told her that he could not favour his family with the resources of the state and told her that these slaves were Imanah of Muslims. Rasool salal laho aliehi wasalam was however in pain at the poverty of her daughter and reached her home consoled her and advised her to recite SubhanAllah ,Allahu Akbar and Alhamdolillah 33 times before going to sleep .He salal laho aliehi wasalam told her that this zikar would be bette for her than a slave to serve her family.She kept in mind the advice of her father and never left that zikar in her life.

Prophet salal laho aliehi waslaam used to visit and welcome her with great love and she had reflection of his great father in her personality.Ummul momineen Syeda Ayesha radi Allahu anha narrated “ I have not seen any one who resembled more than Fatimah to Rasool salal laho aliehi wasalam in his/her looks and habits .”

It was due to the simplicity and piety of Fatimah radi Allahu anha that she was foretold by prophet salal laho aliehi wasalam that she would be leader of women in Jannah.She gave birth to two great sons syedna Hassan and Hussain radi Allahu anhuma .The piety of these two great sons was indeed the result of the attention paid to them by their great mother .Fatimah radi Allahu anha was foretold by Rasool salal laho aliehi wasalam that she would be the first one from his family to join him in Jannah.When prophet salal laho aliehi wasalam passed away she was in severe pain and said that “I am under burden of such problems that if they were faced by days they would have turned into nights.”She could not survive for long after death of Rasool salal laho aliehi wasalam and after few months of his death departed from this world.

The most important attribute of her personality is her modesty and her love for Niqab and Hijab.Before her death she advised her great husband syedna Ali al murtaza radi Allahu anhu that she was shy and scared that how she would be lying on her death bed after her death.She asked him to burry her during night and put some sticks on her body and asked him to put blanket on those sticks so that people could not know about her body even after her death.

Muslim women need to think that how they are leading their lives.Are our sisters ready to face hardships of life like that great woman ?Are our sisters ready to serve their husbands through thick and thin ?Do our sisters take care of their niqab like great daughter of Rasool salal laho aliehi wasalam?

We are ready to take name of Fatimah and we associate us with her but why we are not ready to follow her ???We need to revive the modesty ,patience and dignity of Fatimah radi Allahu anha .May Allah give toufeeq to our sisters,wives,daughters to take lesson from life of Fatimah radi Allahu anha