Our Prophet and Lady Khadiga’s Daughter (Peace be Upon Them All)
It was narrated that when Lady Khadiga gave birth to her a light was seen at heaven which was never seen by angels before that day and Allah made them both ladies of all women.
She was born during the year of building the Kaaba, she was the smallest child to adopt Islam. She was five years during the resurrection and during that age she began to encounter problems.
Her mother's death was a great ordeal and increased her responsibility as she became fully responsible for her father and suffered all the pains and hardships.
She was the wife of our master Aly and the mother of El Hassan and El Hussein, Zienab, Om Kalthoum and was the sacred vessel of all the sacred posterity.
It was narrated that Aly Allah blessing on him as our prophet peace be upon him said: "Fatma! Do you know why you are called Fatma? Because you and your posterity are weaned from hell on dooms day.
Our Lady Eisha Allah blessing upon her said: "I haven't seen anyone surpassing Fatma except her father peace be upon him".
Our prophet peace be upon him called her the mother of her father and she was the most loveable and near to her father's heart.
Our prophet peace be upon him said: "Allah would be annoyed for her anger and pleased for her relief and says that she is my heart and soul".
Despite of this our prophet peace be upon him said: "Let your deeds save you from Allah's judgment rather than me".
Lady Fatma tried to sympathize with her father so she diligently tried to make up for the emotional emptiness he lived after the death of his fathers at his prime time and the wife of his uncle Abu Taleb "Fatma Bent Assad" whom he used to call mother, in addition to losing his wife.
He found sympathy and relief in his daughter Fatma who returned to him his emotional sufficiency to tolerate the burdens of his message. She also, cast away any harms of Mecca disbelievers prior his departure.
He used to treat her like a mother and kiss her hands and visit her whenever he returns to El Madina and she was the last one to bid her farewell before proceeding with his trips
At Ohod's day the prophet peace be upon him was injured and kept bleeding until Fatma came hugging him while crying. She burnt a little carpet putting its ashes on the wound until it stopped bleeding.
She took after her father many prophetic sayings and he ordered her to maintain them in writing. She knew how to read and write, she was gifted by knowledge from Allah as she is one of the folks of our prophet peace be upon him who feared Allah so she was given such gift.
Al Zahra was honest expressing her free opinion and thoughts and she wouldn’t budge from any opinion provided being convinced and sensing righteousness.
She lived all her life trying hardly to support Islam by different means. She became very tired and when she was approaching death, she called her husbands and her sons hugging and kissing them all.
She also called (Asmaa’ Bent ‘Omayse and asked her to pour her some water to bathe, she asked then for her new clothes and wore them. She said: “now I had my bath, nobody should uncover my coffin’. Then she slept with a smile on her face.
She was the first to accompany her father after dying.
Lady Fatma lived 6 months after her father without the slightest laugh and used to visit the martyrs tombs twice each Friday
She used to pray there in supplication until she died during Ramadan and were twenty eight years. She was covered in her coffin and carried to El Bakei where she was buried at night. She used to pray there in supplication until she died during Ramadan and were twenty eight years. She was covered in her coffin and carried to El Bakei where she was buried at night.
May Allah have mercy on such a devoted daughter to her father during his lifetime and death.
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