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Who was Hazrat Fatima Zahra (RA)?


Hazrat Fatima Zahra (RA) was the youngest and most beloved daughter of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Hazrat Khadija (RA). She holds a distinguished position in Islamic history. She was married to Hazrat Ali (RA) and known for her spiritual and pious nature, similar to her father. Hazrat Fatima Zahra (RA) is also called the “Mother of Imams.

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Her Birth and Early Life

Hazrat Fatima Zahra (RA) was born in Mecca on the 20th of Jumada II, between 605 and 615 CE. This was about five years before Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) received his Prophethood. When the Prophet (SAW) was preaching Islam to the people of Mecca, many disbelievers turned against him and put his life in danger. Hazrat Fatima (RA) faced many difficulties during her childhood.

To learn more about the life of the Prophet (SAW), visit our other blog: Prophet Muhammad (SAW): Life, Revelation, and Legacy.

During her childhood, she witnessed her father’s struggles and hardships in spreading the message of Allah (SWT) among the people. After suffering the tragic loss of her mother and her father’s greatest supporter and protector, Hazrat Abu Talib (RA), she endured years of hardship. After her mother’s death, she took on the responsibility of caring for her father, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Hazrat Fatima (RA) ‘The Lady of Light’

Hazrat Fatima (RA) was blessed with many titles because her personality was similar to that of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH). She was called Zahra, Batul, Umm al-Hasan wal Hussain, and her best title was Umm Abeeha. She was known as Al-Zahra, which means “The Lady of Light,” and she was also called Sayyid al-Nisa al-Alamin (leader of Women of the Worlds).

Hazrat Fatima’s Lifestyle

Hazrat Fatima Zahra (RA) grew up in a religious household and witnessed the struggles of Islam firsthand. Despite being the daughter of the Prophet (SAW), she preferred to lead a simple lifestyle and managed her household with hard work and perseverance. She took care of the household duties while raising their children. Even during tough times, she remained strong and generous, always ready to share whatever she had with those in need. Her life is a powerful example of faith, resilience, and dedication to family.

As a mother, she played an important role in raising her children to the principles of Islam. Hazrat Hassan (RA) and Hussain (RA) were the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the son of Hazrat Ali (RA) and Hazrat Fatima (RA).

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Hazrat Fatima Zahra (RA) devoted much of her time to prayer, reflection, and devotion to Allah (Almighty). Her deep spirituality and holiness set a strong example for women in Islam, emphasizing the importance of faith, modesty, and dedication to religious practices. Her exemplary life testifies to the fundamental values and principles of Islam.

Marriage with Hazrat Ali (RA)

After residing in Madinah for a year, when Hazrat Fatima Zahra (RA) was between 9 and 18 years old, several marriage proposals began to arrive for her. However, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) politely declined all the proposals, stating that it was in Allah’s (SWT) hands and He (SAW) was awaiting His guidance. 

On the other hand, Hazrat Ali (RA) demonstrated his noble qualities and embodied the Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) teachings among men. After being encouraged by his companions, Hazrat Ali (RA) visited Masjid Nabawi and proposed to the Prophet (PBUH) for Hazrat Fatima’s hand in marriage. Their marriage took place shortly after Hazrat Fatima (RA) was informed, and permission was obtained from her. Hazrat Ali (RA) sold his armor for 200 dirhams to pay for the dowry and presented the amount to the Messenger of Allah (PBUH), who matched it. He then urged his companions to purchase household essentials for the new family, helping to establish their home.

The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) officiated the marriage, and subsequently, the couple resided in a separate house near the Prophet’s (SAW) Mosque.

To read more about marriage in Islam, visit our blog on  Islamic Marriage.

Legacy and Impact on Islamic Culture

Hazrat Fatima’s (RA) life exemplifies patience and resilience. She faced hardships with grace and dignity, inspiring Muslims to persevere through trials. Hazrat Fatima’s (RA) legacy is a powerful reminder of the importance of faith, family, and strength in leading a simple and dedicated life.

Hazrat Fatima (RA) Legacy

Her legacy extends far beyond her personal life. She is a central figure and role model for Muslim women. Her piety and dedication to family duties are ideals to strive for. She is revered as a defender of the faith, standing by the Prophet (SAW) during challenging times. Islamic traditions consider her a source of vast knowledge from her descendants.

Hazrat Fatima (RA) Kindness

Hazrat Fatima Zahra (RA) was known for her generosity and kindness. Her acts of compassion include giving away her wedding dress to a young woman from the Ansar community who couldn’t afford it. She assisted neighbors with daily tasks like grinding flour and fetching water, showing her deep understanding and empathy for those around her. Her life continues to inspire countless people to practice kindness and generosity in their lives.

The Revered Lineage of Hazrat Fatima (RA) in Islam

Hazrat Fatima Zahra (RA) is an important figure in Islam. She belonged to the Ahl al-Bayt and regard with great reverence. Her descendants, Syeds or Sharifs, carry her lineage, representing an honorable relationship to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

Empowering Women in Islamic History

The prominent status of Hazrat Fatima (RA) in Islamic history highlights the important role of women in the faith. It also helps to eliminate any misconceptions or inaccurate beliefs that may exist regarding the place and influence of women in the Islamic religion.

Promoting Virtues and Unity in Islamic Culture

Hazrat Fatima’s (RA) life inspires generations to come. Through virtues, she promotes unity and upholds the deep essence of Islamic teachings, leaving a lasting impact on those who follow her example.

Death of Hazrat Fatima (RA)

Hazrat Fatima Zahra (RA) died within six months of Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) death on 11/632. According to Shia and Sunni sources, her age was between 18 and 27 years, respectively. There are various historical accounts of the circumstances of her death. According to Sunni traditions, she faced difficulties and grief after the death of her father. According to Shia traditions, a door was forced against her, seriously injuring her. As a result, she suffered injuries that led to her death. However, the details and exact circumstances surrounding her death remain the subject of historical debate and interpretation within Islamic traditions.

(Allah Almighty knows best)

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Hazrat Fatima Zahra (RA) had exceptional attributes and noble qualities that elevated her to the highest position of excellence and perfection among all women. She set an example by displaying her father’s morals and mentality. She was an ideal role model for faith, worship, innocence, purity, charity, and kindness towards low-income and needy people. Hazrat Fatima Zahra (RA) also taught us the importance of patience in facing life’s challenges. She was the perfect model of all the Holy Quran verses about women. Hazrat Fatima (RA) was a complete woman, fulfilling the roles of daughter, wife, and mother.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

what is tasbih of hazrat Fatima (RA)?

The Tasbih of Hazrat Fatima (RA), also known as Tasbih e Zehra or Tasbih al-Zahra, is a specific form of dhikr (remembrance of God) in Islam.

The Tasbih consists of repeating specific phrases:

Subḥana Allah – “Glory be to Allah” 33 Times
Al-ḥamdu li-llah – “Praise be to Allah” 33 Times
Allahu Akbar – “Allah is the Greatest” 34 Times

Where is the resting place of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (RA)?

She was buried in the Jannat al-Baqi graveyard in al-Medina al-Munawwara.

Why Hazrat Fatima (RA) called Zahra?

Zahra means shining. Hazrat Fatima (RA) stood in the “Mehrab” of prayer and radiated a light that was visible both in heaven and on earth. This is why she was named “Zahra.”

Is Hazrat Fatima (RA) the Queen of Jannah?

She is regarded as the most outstanding woman of all time. She was honored as the leader of the women of Jannah.

What are the names of Hazrat Fatima’s daughters?

Hazrat Fatima Zahra (RA) had two daughters, Hazrat Zaynab (RA) and Hazrat Umm Klthum (RA).






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