Getting to know Fatimah al-Zahra (as)
- Date 17 January 2021
- Clock 07:24
News Summary :Part of the speech made by Ayatullah Muhammad Javad Fazel Lankarani on the martyrdom of Fatimah al-Zahra (as)
We must try to know Fatimah al-Zahra (as). At the time of the Prophet (saw), his companions failed to know her and this led to a lot of tragedies and sorrowful events. The root cause was not knowing Fatimah al-Zahra (as). Had they known her, they would have acted differently.
Her martyrdom is also a fact and there is no doubt about it. If you refer to the books of Sunni historians, you will see that they have narrated how she was martyred in details. No one would deny it unless he who is obstinate and does not want to embrace the truth. It has been narrated from the Imams that they said, "Verily Fatimah al-Zahra (as) was truthful and a martyr." They insisted that she was "truthful" and a "martyr".
Aishah says, "When Fatimah (as) came to the Prophet (saw), he used to rise to his feet for her and kiss her forehead and sit her in his place." They saw how much the Prophet (saw) loved Fatimah (as). In some other hadiths it has been narrated that one day the Prophet (saw) came out while he was taking Fatimah's hand. He said, "Whoever knows her knows her and whoever does not know her should know that she is Fatimah (as) daughter of Muhammad (saw). She is a part of me and my heart and the soul within my body. Whoever bothers her has bothered me and whoever bothers me has bothered God." Why did the Prophet (saw) insist on saying this?
According to some narrations, sometimes when he saw Fatimah (saw) he used to cry. "Why do you cry when you see her?" some people asked. He said, "Because of the way she is treated after me; because of her right that will be violated and because of attacking her home." The Prophet (saw) had said all these. That is why on several occasions he said, "Whoever bothers her has bothered me."