As we commemorate Ayyame Fatimiyya, listed below are a few lessons that we learn from her life.
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.
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 tocome 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.
Contributed By: Br. Hussein S Hussein