When Hadrat Fatima's (a.s.) birth was to take place, the Prophet (pbuh&hh) told
Khadija (a.s.) "Jabriel has given me the good news that this child which is
going to be born is a daughter and all the infallible Imams will be from her
Hadrat Fatima Zahraa (a.s.) was born on Friday the 20th of Jamadi ussani, the
fifth year of Hijrah, when Quraish were busy in constructing the building of
Training and Fostering
Fatima (a.s.) was brought up and trained in the family of Prophet (P.B.U.T) and
took advantage and share of the knowledge and wisdom of the Prophet (pbuh&hh).
She heard the recitation of Quran from the Prophet (pbuh&hh) and leant it by
heart, and got busy with the idea and concept of self training and becoming a
complete and real human.
She extremely loved her honorable father and the Holy Quran. She took advantage
and portion from the blessings of her father's existence. These were the
perfections due to which the Prophet (pbuh&hh) loved her to the extreme.
Once his wife Ayesha (R.A.) asked him, "Do you love Fatima Zahraa so much, that
when she arrives you get up from your place to give respect to her and kiss her
hands and make her sit next to yourself?"
He replied, "Oh Ayesha! If you come to know why I love Fatima so much, you shall
also love her." He considered her the part and parcel of his life, and used to
say repeatedly, "Fatima (a.s.) is a piece of me, whosoever tortures her he
has tortured me, and whoever pleases her has pleased me." One day, the
Prophet (pbuh&hh) of Islam said, "Oh Fatima God gets pleased on your being
pleased and gets furious due to your unhappiness and displeasure."
Fatima Zahraa (a.s.), most of all resembled her father in her looks, character,
behavior and conduct. Ome Salma the wife of the Prophet (pbuh&hh) said,
"Fatima Zahraa resembled the Prophet (pbuh&hh) most of all the people."
The Father-Daughter Relation
The love between the father and daughter was not a one-way process; instead,
Fatima (a.s.) too immensely loved her father (Prophet) like he loved her. When
Hadrat Khadija (a.s.) died, she was not more than six years of age. After the
death of her mother, she always looked after the comfort of her father at home.
Fatima (a.s.) was such a daughter who constantly and stably followed the
footsteps of her father. The streets and Masjid-e-Haram of Mecca were full of
those who teased, insulted and tortured the Prophet (pbuh&hh). Whenever her
respect worthy father returned home in the injured condition, she would wash the
blood off his sacred face and dress his wounds and encouraged him with her sweet
At such times, when her father was a stranger in his own land and among his own
people and he was all alone with all the relatives present, and secluded and
lonely among all those who spoke the same language he spoke. Moreover, he was
all-alone during his struggle and combat against ignorance, idol worshipping and
he was carrying the heavy responsibility of preaching on his own.
Then it was only and only Fatima (a.s.) who pleased and consoled the heart of
her father with her sincere love and affection. She by accepting the Prophecy of
her father strengthened his hopes. That is the reason why the Prophet used to
say, "May your father sacrifice his life upon you" or that he would call
her the "mother of her father". Because, she was like a mother for her