Tests in the life of the daughter of the Prophet Fatima Zahra

The pages of Fatima al-Zahra’s life are full of important events. Let’s get to know them and take them as an example. Both parents of Fatima al-Zahra were noble. Her mother is Khadija, her father is Mr. Muhammad. From the very birth, she was surrounded by love, care, beautiful, sweet sisters with a good disposition: Zainab, Rukaya and Ummukulsum. Their house shone with purity, spirituality, smiles and beauty. But when Fatima turned five years old, a revelation was sent to her father, and her life changed a lot. The conversations around have changed. Life has taken on serious features. The period of calling to Allah has begun. The little girl, who was watching all the changes around her, tried to understand what was happening. Why did these idolaters insult her noble father? Why did she come across ill-wishers on the doorstep of her house?
Once she came out and saw her father prostrating at the Kaaba. The vile Uqbah ibn Mu’ait came forward and stepped on the Prophet’s neck with such force as if he wanted to kill him. Fatima al-Zahra ran and pushed him, shouting through tears “Father, father!”. The Messenger of Allah picked her up and went home with her, who was still crying. And he said to her: “Don’t cry, my girl, your father’s religion will reach as far as the sun goes.” As a child, Fatima al-Zahra witnessed conversations about terrible events. In the midst of these events, she received an amazing and strong upbringing. At the age of 11, she moved with her mother Khadija. Endured fierce hunger. Such that her stomach had shrunk and stuck to her back. Such that she was left with skin and bones. At the same time, she and her sister Ummukulsum took care of their mother. At that time, she was celebrating the marriage of her sisters. Rukauch and Ummukulsum, getting married, brought joy to the house. But they were divorced before they joined their husbands, Uqba and Utba, the sons of Abu Jahl.

Ruka and Ummukulsum, separated, returned home. The little girl experienced all these events. Joy is sadness. Joy – then sadness. Young Fatima was a participant in all events, including the death of her mother, Khadija. After a long illness in an area ravaged by hunger and exhaustion, her mother left the mortal world. At that time she was fourteen or fifteen years old. And she put a heavy burden on herself. Her father needed support. Zaynab was married in Mecca. The hand is in Abyssinia. Ummukulsum was closer to her in age and joined her. But Ms. Ummukulsum’s heart was broken because of the divorce.
Fatima al-Zahra passed through all these events. These events and what happened to her sisters were engraved on the heart of Fatima al-Zahra, because Almighty Allah was preparing the young girl for something great. The Prophet, leaving her and Ummukulsum in Mecca, migrated. Zainab was at her husband’s house. Father left. Mom died. The hand left. The younger brothers, al-Qasim and Abdullah, died. When the Prophet ﷺ finally settled in Madinah, he sent Zayd ibn Harith with other men to fetch Fatima, Ummukulsum and his wife, Mrs. Sauda. Zayd came to them, put Fatimah and Ummukulsum on a camel and took them away. One unworthy man, al-Khuwayris ibn Nuqair, discovered that the Prophet’s daughters had left their home and wanted to harm them. He went after them, caught up, poked at the camel with a spear. Afterwards, al-Zahra and her sister fell from the camel and injured themselves. It is said that Ummukulsum was wounded to the point of bleeding, and received many bruises. Mrs. Fatima did not escape the wounds either.
But they continued on their way to Madinah. And when they arrived, it was extremely difficult for the Prophet to see his daughters, exhausted, in pain, in trouble. He inquired about their condition and learned what al-Khuwayris ibn Nuqair had done. When the Prophet conquered Makkah eight years later, he said: “Whoever finds al-Huwayris ibn Nuqair, kill him even if he clings to the curtains of the Kaaba.” This honor went to Mr. Ali ibn Abu Talib, the husband of Fatima al-Zahra. It was as if Allah himself wanted to take revenge for her, to comfort her heart after what al-Huwayris had done to her on the day of her migration.
Fatima al-Zahra arrived in the glittering Medina in search of a better life. In Mecca, her father was always harmed. Now he, surrounded by believing hearts, founded a new state. The spread of knowledge, spiritual development, and the construction of mosques began. A new period of Fatima’s life began in Medina. She discovered a new life, absorbed in prophecies and messages, which carries security. A life full of good things until our days and until the Day of Judgment. It is with the brilliant Medina that the stories of Fatima al-Zahra’s marriage, her children, and her wonderful relationship with her father are connected, stories from which we draw useful lessons.

Author: “Islam Today” website