Monday, July 29, 2013

Lessons from the life of Sayyada Fatema Zahra(SA)

1.  Be Kind to Your Parents:
Sayyada Fatema(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 Fatema(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 Fatema(a.s.) trusted her father when he left her
in Makkah while he migrated to Madina. 

Sayyada Fatema(a.s.) trusted her father with the decision
of choosing Imam Ali (a.s.) for her husband.  Several men
had proposed to marry Sayyada Fatema(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 Fatema(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 Fatema(a.s.) gave away her wedding dress
the day after she got married!

5.   Always acquire knowledge: 
Sayyada Fatema(a.s.) would ask her sons to tell her about
the sermons of the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
6.   Always share your knowledge:

Sayyada Fatema 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 Fatema(A.s.) raised her children
Imam Hasan(a.s.), Iman Hussain (a.s.), Sayyada Zainab
and Sayyada Umm Kulthum to be leaders of Islam.
8. Always Glorify Allah:

Sayyada Fatema(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 Fatema (A.s.) greeted both Imam Hasan(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 Fatema(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 Fatema(a.s.) always treated Sayyada Fizza
well and took turns in performing household chores
with her.
12. Observe Hijab properly:

Sayyada Fatema always observed Hijab even if the visitor
to her house was a blind man.
13. Speak up when your rights are taken away:

Sayyada Fatema (a.s.) went to court and spoke up
against her rights and inheritance being taken away.
14. Prepare for your death:
Sayyada Fatema(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 Fatema(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 Mohammed (PBUH) said,
“Fatima is part of me and she is my heart and the soul
which is between my two sides.”

The Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) 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.

By Azra J.