Written by Safia Younus
Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barkatahu,
One experience which i really want muslim girls and womans should know, which effected me alot. It is about Bibi Fatima's death.
Every muslim knows that Bibi Fatima is the dearest daughter of Huzoor Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam (Peace and blessings of Allah SWT be up on him) and an obedient wife of Hazrath Ali (R.A) and mother of Hazrath Hasan and Hussain (R.A). She was a very pious lady. She followed the rule of veil perfectly. No body saw her except some selected peoples. No body heard her voice except some selected peoples.
When Huzoor Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam (Peace and blessings of Allah SWT be up on him) was not well and every body came to know that his time to meet Allah Subhanawatalah is near. Bibi Fatima was heart broken and was crying too much then Huzoor Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam (Peace and blessings of Allah SWT be up on him) called her and said that she will be the first person to meet him in the paradise then she was happy.Soon after the death of Huzoor Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam (Peace and blessings of Allah SWT be up on him) "Innallillahi Wa Ina Ilahi Rajioon", Bibi Fatima also died after six months "Innallillahi Wa Ina Ilahi Rajioon".
Before her death she by herself performed Ghusl and slept on the floor. She said to her servant to inform Hazrath Ali that she already performed Ghusl and after her death it is not necessary to perform the same. When Hazrath Ali tooked her body for burial there were not much people and by the morning prayer no body knew that Bibi Fatima died(She died at night time).
Y people were not informed about her death???? As she was a pious lady and the dearest daughter of the Prophet SAW (PBUH) a crowd could have reached at the time of her burial??? Then Y people din't knew about her death??
Because it was her will that no body should see her even after her death. No body should know her body shape and even her weight. She wanted that she should not be known by eveyrbody and should be the personal property of Hazrath Ali only. She was a strong lady. She followed the Qur'an and the wordings Huzoor Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam (Peace and blessings of Allah SWT be up on him) in her practical life. In Qur'an it is advised the women to cover thenselves from every unkown person. She followed it even after her death. Because of her strong character, her strong belief, and actions she will be rewarded in life after death. She will be the Leader of women in Paradise not because she is the daughter of Huzoor Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam (Peace and blessings of Allah SWT be up on him) but because of her strong belief in ISLAM.
Because in Islam Woman is more precious than the precious stone in this world. As Huzoor Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam (Peace and blessings of Allah SWT be up on him) said that a pious woman is more precious than any other thing in this world. A woman holds a very strong position in not only family but also in society. It is a mother up on whom the future of a child is dependable with the help of Allah SWT. I would advise every body to read Qur'an in detail with its meaning. Especially Surah Al Nisa. In which the duty of a man and a woman is written in detail.
People keep jewelleries in the lockers and banks for the saftey purpose but they forget to hide the preciousness of a woman. Worldy things are nothing. Just a peanut compared to heaven. So dear borthers advise ur sisters and daughters and mothers and wifes and every woman to follow the rule of veil as it is not a decision of a man but it an order from Allah Subhanawatalah which is obligatory. Save ur women from hellfire because it is the duty of every individual to protect the essence of ISLAM.
Allah Bless u All and Me,,,,. Ameen
Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barkatahu.