Traditions Narrated by Lady Fatimah
The ninth child
Imam Hussein has said: 'my mother told me once that when I was born, my grandfather came to see me.
I was clad in a yellow cloth, and my beloved grandfather took instead a white cloth to envelop me with it, and when he had finished doing this, he then said the 'Azan' in my right ear, and then the 'Ighamah' in my left ear. He had said then to my mother:
O Fatimah! Take good care of your baby. He will be the father of many Imams! These nine Imams shall be his progeny, and they will be very great and holy Imams! And the ninth one, will be none other than Imam Mahdi [May we offer gladly our lives for him!]'
Fatimah is known to have said: 'I heard from my husband, and he too heard this from my beloved father that: 'whoever in this whole world has done a nice deed for one of my progeny, and yet, has not received a great reward from God Almighty Himself...?!'
Fatimah is known to nave said:' My father has said the best people are those who prefer to be modest and humble, and who respect their companion in life [either his wife or her husband].'
Fatimah is known to have said: 'everybody should kneel down in front of his or her mother. Because Paradise is under the sweet feet of the mothers...'
Once the Prophet asked from some women: 'what is the best thing for women to do? As these women didn't know the answer, they hurried to Fatimah's house to ask her the same question. She replied: 'the best thing for a woman to do is that she should never look directly at any men's face, and never let other men to gaze at her directly.'
Fatimah is known to have said: 'anyone who should wear an agate ring in his or her finger has done a great benefice to himself or herself.'
Fatimah is known to have said: 'every one who reads the following sourates: 'Hadid, Waghiah',' Ar-rahman', will surely enter the Paradise!'
If you are sad or anxious, or you have a great unsolved problem, and you think as though your heart is about to explode from sorrow or desperation, you have to perform a two Rikat prayer. After you have finished it, you have to say three times' Allaho Akbar' then you have to pronounce the Fatimah's beads, and then you have to prostrate and tell hundred times this sentence: 'Ya Mollaty, Ya Fatimato Aghisseyni' Then you have to put your right cheek first and then your left cheek on the ground, and repeat this sentence for another hundred and ten times. With God's will, your wish shall be fulfilled, and your sorrows will flyaway… '
Once, Fatimah asked her beloved father: 'O Father! In the Day of Resurrection, where shall I meet you?'
The Prophet answered her: 'O Fatimah! At the Paradise's Gate. There, I will have the Banner of Pure Monotheism with me, and interceding for my people to God... '
Fatimah asked him: 'and if didn't see you there?'
'Then you will find me near the Fountain, where I am offering some water to my people.
'And if I didn't see you there?'
'Then you will meet me at the Bridge of Serat. I will stand up there and say to God: 'O Lord! Make my people pass safely from this Bridge!'
'And if I didn't see you there?'
'Then I will surely be at the Gate of Hell, protecting my people from the Fire…'
Fatimah on hearing this was greatly overjoyed.
We salute most respectfully and most humbly our Lady Fatimah!
* source: Farideh Mahadavi-Damghani. August 2001 (from Tir Publishing)