FiAmanAllah, Tara Umm Omar
A Brief History Of Fatima’s Life (May Allah Be Pleased With Her)
Birth: Fatimah Zahra was the only daughter of the Holy Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) of Islam. She was born in Makkah on 20th Jumada Ath-Thaniyah 18 B.H. (before hijrah).
The good and noble lady Khadijah (may Allah be pleased with her) and the Apostle Of Allah bestowed all their natural love, care and devotion on their lovable and child Fatimah, who in her turn was extremely fond of her parents.
Character: The Princess of the House of the Prophet was very intelligent, accomplished and cheerful. Her sermons, poems and sayings serve as an index to her strength of character and nobility of mind. Her virtues gained her the title Our Lady of Light. She was tall, slender and endowed with great beauty which caused her to be called Az-Zahra (the Lady of Light). She was called Az-Zahra also because her light used to shine among those in heaven.
Marriage: After arriving in Madinah, she was married to Hazrat Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) in the first year after Hijrah. She gave birth to three sons and two daughters. Her children Hasan, Husayn, Zaynab and Umm Kulthum are well-known for their piety, goodness and generosity. Their strength of character and actions changed the course of history. The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) said, Fatimah is a piece of my heart. He would go out to receive his daughter whenever she came from her husband’s house. Every morning on his way to the masjid, he would pass by Fatimah’s house and say, As-Salamu ‘alaykum ya ahli baytin-nubuwwah wa madanir-risalah (peace be upon you oh the
household of prophethood and the source of messengership).
The Best Woman: Fatimah is famous and acknowledged as the Sayyidatu nisai al-alamin (leader of all the women of the world for all times) because the prophethood of Muhammad would not have been everlasting without her.
The Prophet is the perfect example for men, although Fatima compliments his teachings toward and for women. For all the verses revealed in the Holy Quran for women, Fatimah is the perfect model who translated every verse into action. In her lifetime, she was a complete woman by being a daughter, wife and mother at the same time. As a daughter, she loved her parents so much that she won their love and regard to such an extent that the Holy Prophet used to rise whenever she came near him. As a wife, she was very devoted.
She never asked Hazrat Ali for anything in her whole life. As a mother, she cared for and brought up wonderful children; they have left their marks on the face of the world, which time will not be able to erase.
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