The Magnificence of Fatema Zahra (a.s.)
Another tradition states that Allah, the High had ordered the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) to remain away from Janabe Khadija, for 40 days. Accordingly, Holy Prophet started staying at some other place, praying and fasting. At the end of 40 days, Allah, the High sent him a meal from Paradise. The meal was consisting of dates, grapes and water. Thereafter, the Prophet was ordered to go home. The Prophet went home and met Janabe Khadija. Hence, Janabe Fatema’s. luminous and pious birth took place.
When Janabe Fatema (a.s.), was in the womb of her mother, she used to talk to her.
Allah (s.w.t.) replied, “Yes! If it were not for them, I would not have created you.”
Then Hazrat Adam (a.s.) expressed his desire to see them. At that time, Allah (s.w.t.) ordered the Angels to set aside the curtain and Hazrat Adam (a.s.) saw five shadows in front of the Throne (Arsh) of Allah.
He (Adam) then asked “O’ Allah! Who are they?”
Allah (s.w.t.) replied “This is Prophet Mohammad (s.a.w.a.), his cousin brother and successor, Ameerul Momeneen Ali (a.s.), Fatema the beloved daughter of my Messenger and the sons of Ali and the Prophet, Hasan and Husain. Listen O’ Adam, they are among your progeny.”
Abu Hurrira, further relates about the sentence “If it were not for them, I would not have created you.” After this, Allah had said that if it were not for them then even the Empyrean (Arsh) and the Throne (Kursi), the Sky and the Earth, Angels, genii and human beings too would not have been created.
When Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) died, Hazrat Ali (a.s.) said that out of the two pillars, this was one. And when shortly thereafter Janabe Fatema (a.s.) died, he said this was the second pillar.
Then the narrator asked, “Is it during your lifetime?”
She (Fatema) said, “Be it in my lifetime or after that, it makes no difference.”
In another tradition, it is stated that the Prophet had said to Hazrat Ali (a.s.) that “We i.e. I, you, Fatema, Hasan and Husain, would be first to enter into Paradise.”
Then Hazrat Ali (a.s.), asked (the Prophet), “and what about those who love us?”
The Prophet replied they would follow after him to Paradise.
The talks that Angels had with Hazrat Zahra (a.s.) are written in Book titled “Mushaf-e-Fatema”, and the Book is with Present Imam. Janabe Fatema, used to verbalise her thoughts, and Hazrat Ali (a.s.) used to record them.
Hazrat Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s.), says in regard to Mushaf-e-Fatema, that she was so grief stricken that the intensity of which was known only to Allah. Allah, used to send Angels to her and offer solace to her. And hence, she used to talk to him. Further, he said that this book does not contain any norms about, “What is permissible and what has been prohibited”. In it is the mention of events that are to take place in future.
Imam Jafar Sadiq that “If Ali would not have been married to Fatema (a.s.) there would not have been any one in the progeny of Adam, equaling the rank of Fatema (a.s.).”
Holy Prophet said no to them, and had said that for performing her (Fatema) marriage, he is awaiting Allah’s order.
Once “Sarsa’eel”, a favourite Angel of Allah came to Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and informed him that “Allah had already performed the marriage of a Light with other Light.” When Holy Prophet demanded an elaboration of this sentence. The Angel replied, that Allah had married your daughter (Fatema (a.s.)) to Ali (a.s.) the son of Abu Talib. This marriage was first performed in the heavens, and thereafter, on the earth.
In another tradition, it is stated that “the Dowry of Fatema (a.s.) was the right to intercede on behalf of the sinners amongst the followers.” And Janabe Fatema would claim this right to intercede while passing, the Bridge of Siraat.
And on the earth the marriage was performed in the “Masjidul Nabi”, when the Prophet (a.s.), in the presence of all Muhajirs and Ansaars, mounted the pulpit, delivered a grand address.
Hazrat Ali (a.s.), had enquired from the Prophet as to why Allah gave the name of Fatema (a.s.). The Prophet replied that on the Day of Rising, Allah will keep her and her sons away from the Fire of Hell.
The Prophet has said “Of course, my daughter has kept herself away from sins, and for this reason Allah has forbidden the Fire of Hell on her and her progeny.”