The Lady of Light

Love for the Beloved of our Prophet (ﷺ), the Queen of Jannah,
the Best of all Women, and our Kawthar-

Syedah Fatimah Az-Zahra (سلام الله علیها)
in Light of Ahle Sunnah wal Jamaah

Blessed Stories of our Flower of Light

  • Forgetting Herself in Her own Du'a
  • A Woman's Best Quality
  • The Tears of Bibi Noor Fatimah
  • The Piece of Barley Bread
  • The Courage of Bibi Fatimah in Defending Her Father (ﷺ)
  • The Hidden Footsteps
  • Zain al Abideen's Thoughts on Bibi Fatimah
  • Sa'ad's Thoughts of Bibi Fatimah
  • The Most Beloved Person
  • Bibi Safiyyah's Gift to Bibi Fatimah
  • The Intellegence of Bibi Fatimah
  • Bibi Fatimah's Simplicity

  • Forgetting Herself in Her own Du'a

    Imam al Hasan (Alayhis Salaam) narrates that his beloved mother, Bibi Fatimah, once began performing Salaah in the Masjid in her home and remained engaged in Salaah the entire night until morning. Bibi Fatimah then supplicated for all the Mu'mineen and Mu'minaat (believing men and women) but did not supplicate for herself.
    Imam al Hasan (Alayhis Salaam) enquired, "O my beloved mother! You supplicated for everyone but you did not supplicate for yourself?"
    Bibi Fatimah (Salaamullahi Alayha) replied, "O my son! The first right (to one's du'a) belongs to others than one's own."

    - Reported in Seerat Fatimah on the authority of 'Madaarijun Nabuwwah'

    A Woman's Best Quality

    Once Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ) asked Bibi Fatimah (Salaamullahi Alayha), "Which is the most admirable quality a woman can possess?"
    Bibi Fatimah (Salaamullahi Alayha) replied, "The most admirable quality a woman can possess is that her gaze does not fall on any man and no man's gaze falls upon her (i.e. applying to non-mahram men meaning those are marriageable)."

    - Reported in Seerat Fatimah and Ihya-ul Uloom

    The Tears of Bibi Noor Fatimah

    Hadrat Abu Tha'alabah Khusabi narrates that it was the habit of Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ) that after he returned from a journey, he would first perform two rakahs of salaah in the Masjid and then proceeed first to visit Bibi Noor Fatimah and thereafter his wives.
    On one occasion, Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ) according to his routune, went to visit Bibi Noor Fatimah before going to the homes of his wives. Bibi Noor Fatimah was waiting at the door of her home to welcome him, and as soon as he arrived, she hugged him and kissed him, while tears began streaming down her cheeks.
    Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ) enquired as to why she was crying, and she replied, "O Rasulullah (ﷺ)! I am weeping on your condition that the color of your face has changed (due to the severeity of the journey), and your clothes have faded."
    Upon hering this, Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ) replied, "O Fatimah! Do not weep! Your father has been sent with such a Deen (religion) that Allah will cause to enter every baked and unbaked house as well as every woollen tent. Those who will embrace Islam will attain honor and those who will reject Islam will be disgraced. This Deen will spread to all those places where the night reaches (i.e. it will spread to the four corners of the world)."

    - Reported in Bukhaari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, Nasaai, and Bayhaqi

    The Piece of Barley Bread

    Hadrat Anas (RadiAllahu Anhu) narrates, "Once Bibi Fatimah (سلام الله علیها) presented Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ) with a piece of barley bread on which Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ) said, "This is the first thing your father has eaten in three days."
    It is mentioned in Tabraani that Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ) first enquired as to what is was and Bibi Fatimah (سلام الله علیها) replied, "I just baked this bread, and I felt ashamed to eat it all by myself; therefore, I brought a piece of it for you."
    Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ) then said, "This is the first thing which I have eaten in three days."

    - Reported in Hayaatus Sahaba

    The Courage of Bibi Fatimah in Defending Her Father (ﷺ)

    Hadrat Abdullah ibn Masood (RadiAllahu Anhu) narrates that Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ) was once in the Masjidul Haram when Abu Jahal bin Hishaam, Shaibah bin Rabee'a, Utbah bin Rabee'a, Uqbah bin Abi Muheeth, Umayyah bin Khalaf, and two other kufaar were sitting in the Hateem, making a total of seven. Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ) was performing salaah and making lenghty sajdahs. Abu Jahal said to the others, "Which one of you will go to the area where a certain tribe has slaughtered a camel and bring its intestines to throw upon the back of Muhammad (ﷺ)."
    The most wretched amongst them, Uqbah bin Muheeth, volunteered to do so; fetching the intestines and throwing it on the back of Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ) while he was in sajdah.
    Hadrat Abdullah ibn Masood (RadiAllahu Anhu) siad that he was also present in the Masjid but did not have the courage to do anything as he could not protect himself (from the persection of the kufaar). He relates, "I was about to leave when Fatimah (Salaamullahi Alayha), the daughter of Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ), heard of what had transpired and quickly arrived to assist Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ). She removed the intestines from the back of Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ) and then rebuked the kufaar for what they had done.
    The Kufaar present did not say anything to her. Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ) completed his sajdah, and supplicated three times, "O Allah! You reprimand the Quraysh; punish Uqbah, Utbah, Abu Jahal, and Shaibah." All those who he made this du'a about were then finished off in the battle of Badr.

    - Reported in Hayaatus Sahaba

    The Hidden Footsteps of Bibi Fatimah

    At the event of Mubahala, Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ) chose his family to testify against the enemy.
    On the way there, Bibi Fatimah walked behind Sayyidinah Rasulullah (ﷺ) placing her feet in the foot prints left by her beloved father while Mawla Ali Alayhis Salaam walked behind her, placing his foot where Bibi Fatimah had just stepped.
    Even her footsteps were covered in shyness and modesty- by both HabibAllah and AsadAllah