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Lessons from the life of Sayyada Fatema (a.s.)
1. Be Kind to Your Parents
Sayyada Fatema(a.s.) would speak with her mother Sayyada Khadija while she was in her womb to keep her company because the women of Makkah had boycotted her.
Sayyada Fatema(a.s.) would clean the Prophet’s wounds after the Makkans injured him with stones. Sayyada Fatema (a.s.) was a source of comfort to her father. He would come to her when he didn’t feel well like before the event of the Kisa.
2. Trust Your Parents with important decisions of your life.
Sayyada Fatema(a.s.) trusted her father when he left her in Makkah while he migrated to Madina.
Sayyada Fatema(a.s.) trusted her father with the decision of choosing Imam Ali (a.s.) for her husband. Several men had proposed to marry Sayyada Fatema(a.s.) but the Prophet only asked her about the proposal of Imam Ali(a.s.) and she agreed to marry him.
3. When choosing a life partner look for Piety not Money.
Sayyada Fatema(a.s.) chose to marry Imam Ali(a.s.) based on his piety. She did not look at how rich he was.
4. Give in the way of Allah what you love most.
Sayyada Fatema(a.s.) gave away her wedding dress the day after she got married!
5. Always acquire knowledge.
Sayyada Fatema(a.s.) would ask her sons to tell her about the sermons of the Prophet.
6. Always share your knowledge.
Sayyada Fatema was always willing to answer questions of the women of Madina even if they were many, for example when an old lady sent her many questions about fiqh.
7. Raise your children in the way of Allah.
Sayyada Fatema(a.s.) raised Imam Hasan(a.s.), Iman Hussain (a.s.), Sayyada Zainab and Sayyada Umm Kulthum to be leaders of Islam.
8. Always Glorify Allah.
Sayyada Fatema(a.s.) would always glorify Allah by reciting the tasbih whenever she would perform the chores of the house.
9. Love your Children Equally.
Sayyada Fatema (a.s.) greeted both Imam Hasan(a.s.) and Imam Hussain(a.s.) as “qurata aini wa thamarata fuadi”, “the light of my eyes and the delight of my heart” in the event of the Kisa.
10. Give in the way of Allah without expecting reward or thanks.
Sayyada Fatema(a.s.) and her family gave away their meals three days in a row to the poor without asking for any reward while they themselves remained hungry. This event led to the revelation of Sura Dahar in their praise.
11. Treat your servants well.
Sayyada Fatema(a.s.) always treated Sayyada Fizza well and took turns in performing household chores with her.
12. Observe Hijab properly.
Sayyada Fatema always observed Hijab even if the visitor to her house was a blind man.
13. Speak up when your rights are taken away.
Sayyada Fatema (a.s.) went to court and spoke up against her rights and inheritance being taken away.
14. Prepare for your death.
Sayyada Fatema(a.s.) was very concerned about her burial and wanted her hijab to be maintained after she died and had a casket designed that would cover her body.
15. Never trust the enemies of Islam.
Sayyada Fatema(a.s.) asked certain people not to be allowed to come to her burial and her exact burial place has been kept a secret.
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