Sayeda Fatimah – The Perfect Lady
In the Name of God, The Compassionate, The Merciful
She was not only the most virtuous and greatest woman of all time but one of the most perfect human beings. She was however not destined to live more than three months after the passing away of her father. During her short life, she rose up to defend not only the usurped rights of her husband but the rights and inheritance of all Muslim women as well. She was epitome of faith as testified by Ayahs 49 and 50 of Surah Saad, which read:
And most surely there is an excellent resort for those who guard (against evil). The gardens of perpetuity, the doors are opened for them.
She willed that she be laid to rest in the dead of night since she did not want those who had trampled the laws of God and tormented her to attend her funeral. She passed away after the miscarriage she suffered as a result of the banging of the door of her house by a group of miscreants who did not respect the threshold of the Prophet and wanted to forcefully extract oath of allegiance from her husband.
Imam Ali (PBUH) as willed by his beloved wife laid her to rest secretly in the dead of night in an unmarked grave that remains unmarked till this day. He knelt along with his two young sons beside the grave of Hazrat Fatema (PBUH) and bid her goodbye. Life would not be the same for Imam Ali (PBUH) again even though he would live for another 29 years before his own martyrdom. Hazrat Fatema (PBUH) was an ideal daughter to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HP), an ideal wife to Imam Ali (PBUH) and an ideal mother to sons Imam Hasan and Imam Hussein and daughters Hazrat Zainab and Om Kolsoum (peace be upon them). All her children would rise to attain the greatest position in the history of civilization and also suffer tragic events for the sake of safeguarding the mission of Islam and its pure and pristine values. During the 10 year long of the holy Prophetâ€™s rule in Medina, Fatema was always beside her father, in the same that she had care for him after the passing away of her mother, and earned the epithet of Omm-e Abiha, which means the mother of her father. After the passing away of the Prophet she could keep silent at the injustice and oppression that took place. Her memorable sermons, preserved till this day in books of history and Hadith are not just masterpieces of Arabic eloquence but gems of wisdom and paths of guidance for generations to come.
Prophet Mohammad (PBUH&HP) used say in her honour: Whenever Fatima stands at the altar of worship, a light radiates from her towards the heavens....read more