Why Fatima Zahra (s.a.) preceded Ameerul Momineen (a.s.) in answering the oppressors during the attack
Tags: Imam Ali b. Abi Talib (a.s.), Janabe Fatima Zahra (s.a.), Sahaabah
When the oppressors attacked the house of Hazrat Fatima Zahra (s.a.), they found themselves confronting her (s.a.), rather than Ameerul Momineen, who was their real target.
The oppressor even mocked Ameerul Momineen (a.s.) by addressing Hazrat Fatima Zahra (s.a.):
What is wrong with your cousin? Why did he send you to answer the door as he sat behind the curtain?
She (s.a.) countered: It is your own oppression, you wretch that has forced me to come out thus and has bound you, as also every misguided deviator, with the argument (of personally answering the door).
- Behaar al-Anwaar v 30 p 293
- Awaalim al-Uloom v 11 part 2 p 605