Sunday, August 7, 2011

Lessons from the Life of Bibi Fatima Zehra SA

                                                                                1. Be Kind to Your Parents:

Sayyada Fatima(a.s.) would speak with her mother 
Sayyada Khadija while she was in her womb to keep her 
company because the women of Makkah had boycotted her.

Sayyada Fatima(a.s.) would clean the Prophet’s wounds 
after the Makkans injured him with stones. Sayyada Fatema (a.s.) 
was a source of comfort to her father.  He would come to her 
when he didn’t feel well like before the event of the Kisa.

2.Trust Your Parents with important decisions of your life:

Sayyada Fatima(a.s.) trusted her father when he left her in Makkah 
                 while he migrated to Madina.  

Sayyada Fatima(a.s.) trusted her father with the decision of 
choosing Imam Ali (a.s.) for her husband.  Several men had proposed 
to marry Sayyada Fatima(a.s.) but the Prophet only asked her about 
the proposal of Imam Ali(a.s.) and she agreed to marry him.

                     3.When choosing a life partner look for Piety not Money:

Sayyada Fatima(a.s.) chose to marry Imam Ali(a.s.) based on 
his piety.  She did not look at how rich he was.

4. Give in the way of Allah what you love most:

Sayyada Fatima(a.s.) gave away her wedding dress the day 
after she got married!

5. Always acquire knowledge:

  Sayyada Fatima(a.s.) would ask her sons to tell her about 
the sermons of the Prophet Mohammed PBUH

6.Always share your knowledge:

Sayyada Fatima was always willing to answer questions of 
the women of Madina even if they were many, for example 
when an old lady sent her many questions about fiqh.

7. Raise your children in the way of Allah:

Sayyada Fatima(a.s.) raised Imam Hasan(a.s.), Iman Hussain (a.s.), 
Sayyada Zainab and Sayyada Umm Kulthum to be leaders of Islam.

8.Always Glorify Allah:
Sayyada Fatima(a.s.) would always glorify Allah by reciting 
the tasbih whenever she would perform the chores of the house.

                                         9. Love your Children Equally:

Sayyada Fatima (a.s.) greeted both Imam Hassan(a.s.) and 
Imam Hussain(a.s. ) as “qurata aini wa thamarata fuadi”, 
“the light of my eyes and the delight of my heart” in 
the event of the Kisa.

                10.Give in the way of Allah without expecting reward or thanks:

Sayyada Fatima(a.s.) and her family gave away their meals 
three days in a row to the poor without asking for any reward 
while they themselves remained hungry.  This event led to 
the revelation of Sura Dahar in their praise.

                                       11.Treat your servants well:

Sayyada Fatima(a.s.) always treated Sayyada Fizza well 
and took turns in performing household chores with her.

                               12. Observe Hijab properly:

Sayyada Fatima always observed Hijab even if the visitor 
to her house was a blind man.

                         13.Speak up when your rights are taken away:

Sayyada Fatima (a.s.) went to court and spoke up against her rights 
and inheritance being taken away.

                                       14. Prepare for your death:

Sayyada Fatima(a.s.) was very concerned about her burial and 
wanted her hijab to be maintained after she died and had a casket 
designed that would cover her body.

                                      15. Never trust the enemies of Islam:

Sayyada Fatima(a.s.) asked certain people not to be allowed to
come to her burial and her exact burial place has been kept a secret.

The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is part of me and she is my heart 
and the soul which is between my two sides.”
The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is the joy of my heart, and 
her sons are the fruit of my soul.”

She was indeed one of the greatest Islamic personalities 
that had ever existed on this earth
It is said that Prayer is like a beautiful flower and 
the Tasbeeh of Sayeda Fatima(a.s.) gives this beautiful flower 
a beautiful fragrance.