The Prophet (saw) showing deep reverence to Fatimah al-Zahra (as)
- Date 17 January 2021
- Clock 06:32
News Summary :Part of the speech made by Ayatullah Muhammad Javad Fazel Lankarani on the martyrdom of Fatimah al-Zahra (as)
In a hadith in Safinah al-Bihar it has been narrated that one day Fatimah al-Zahra (as) came to the Prophet (saw). The Prophet (saw) rose to his feet and welcomed her. Then he took her hands and kissed them. When she wanted to live, the Prophet (saw) accompanied her some steps and again took her hands and kissed them. "I never saw you treat any another woman in your family the way you treated Fatimah (as) today." Abu Bakr objected.
The Prophet (saw) said, "I did what God, the exalted, had ordered me to do."
Such mark of honor to Fatimah al-Zahra (as) by the Prophet (saw) was not just because he loved her. It was not the common affection between parents and children. Likewise, it was not only because Fatimah al-Zahra (as) was a pure and untainted Muslim woman. It was way beyond that. Showing this much respect to Fatimah al-Zahra (as) was God's ordinance. The Prophet (saw), the best of creation, had to treat her this way in front of others and show respect and reverence to a person who had been created from the light of God's grandeur.