LIFE OF LADY FATIMA AL ZAHRA
A Short Account
Fatima was daughter of Prophet Muhammad. Her father was persecuted for preaching against idolatry.
A Longer Account
Fatima Al Zahra was the daughter of Prophet Mohammed, the Messenger of God. She was born in
In the year 610, God sent Angel Gabriel to Mohammed and asked him deliver Divine Message to humanity. This was contained in Quran, the Holy book from God.
The Meccans were polytheists. They were idol worshippers. They did not accept this message from God. They rejected the Prophet. They became his enemies. But they could not silence the Prophet because he had a powerful uncle, Abu Talib who supported him.
In the year 622,
Fatima lived in
Prophet died in 632. Before his death Prophet had named her husband Ali as his successor. Prophet had also left
There was a secret take over of political power from Ali. Ali did not up rise for his right. He did not want to shed blood for power. He remained patient. The next ruler of
Abu Bakr demanded pledge of allegiance from Ali. Ali refused to recognise Abu Bakr as legitimate.
God bless Fatima, her father, her husband, and her children.
[Seyyed Saklayn, 23 September 2012