The Friday Message - Issue No: 384 - Demise of Sayyida Fatima

The Friday Message - Issue No: 384 - Demise of Sayyida Fatima

Salamun alaykum,

Condolences to Imam Sahibuz Zaman (A.F.) and the Ahlul Bayt a.s.

Barely 75 or 90 days after the sad departure of the Noble messenger of Allah from this mortal world, his beloved daughter Sayyida Fatima al Zahra a.s. passed away. The demise of Sayyidatu Nisaa il ‘aalamin – the chief of women of the worlds-which took place on 3rd of Jamadi al Thaani 11 A.H. is certainly a day of great grief for the Muslim world. Other dates recorded of this sad occasion are 13th /14th Jamadi ul Awwal,11 A.H.

Day of great sorrow:

To be able to appreciate the magnitude of grief that this day heralds for Muslims and history of Islam one needs to grasp the exalted status of this revered lady. This realisation will be done only through the ‘ears and eyes’ of the self and intellect.
Reflect on the following ahadith-sayings- of the Noble Prophet:

  • “Fatima is a part of me. Whosoever angers her has angered me. Whatever hurts her hurts me and whatever angers her has angered me.” 
  • “Surely Allah is angered with Fatima’s anger and is pleased with her pleasure.” 
  • On his death bed, the noble Prophet overcome with tears said, “….whenever my sight falls upon Fatima I recall those events and sorrows that will befall her after my death. It is as if I see that trouble has entered her house and others disrespect her whilst usurping her rights. She is not given aid while her side is fractured and the child in her womb is killed and she cries out: O my father, O Muhammad, O messenger of Allah, .…There will be none to reply to her and she will ask for help, but none will come to her rescue…..”

Ummul Masaib: Mother of sorrow:

Sayyida Fatima a.s. had lived a life of anguish from the very beginning of her life and had been a witness to events of great sorrow. She constantly saw how her revered father, the Noble Prophet, was mistreated by the unbelievers. Later she herself fell a victim to the same abuse, only this time not by unbelievers, but by some believers from the Muslim ummah. Isn’t it distressful that these oppressors were not the pagan Arabs, but members of the Muslim ummah?
Ironically these persons had been in the company of the Noble Prophet, witnessed his guidance and seen his reverence towards the Ahlul Bayt a.s.
What great torment can one cause upon the Noble Prophet Rasulallah- Messenger of God- than to confront his beloved daughter Sayyida Fatima al Zahra a.s., deny her rights and testimony, make her suffer emotionally, harming her physically, aborting her unborn child and ultimately leading to lose her life? What will be the fate of these evil persons?  

Divine verdict:

“Surely those who annoy Allah and His Messenger Allah has cursed them in this world and the hereafter and He has prepared for them a humiliating punishment. (Sura Al Ahzab 33:57)
“As for those who torment the Messenger of Allah there is a painful punishment for them.” (Sura at Tawba 9:61)


To have Sayyida Fatima a.s. as a role model in leading our lives one secures not only her pleasure, but definitely earns the pleasure of Allah SWT and His Messenger. In contrast, deviating from the guidance of life set out by this noble lady would cause her displeasure and earn Divine wrath.

How do we consciously strive to earn pleasure of Sayyida Fatima al Zahra a.s.?
As we lead our daily lives are we always mindful of not causing her additional sorrow?
What actions does one need to forego so as to avoid causing her more grief?

Wa ma tawfiqi illa billah.
With salaams and duas,

Sheikh Fazle Abbas Datoo
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