Story No. 286 – Moral virtues and Simplicity of Fatema Zahra (sa) / Lady Fatimah Zahra (pbuh)
Fatema Zahra (sa) lived in a two room house made out of clay, wore the simplest garments from head to toe, grinded wheat and barley with her bare hands to prepare meal for her family, and attended to her four children with utmost love and mercy. Yet, she was no ordinary woman. Fatema Zahra (sa) had high moral virtues and her life is full of spiritual behaviour. Even on her marriage day, Fatema Zahra (sa) did not forget about those in need. A girl’s wedding dress is probably one of her most cherished belongings. However, in the case of the noble Lady Fatema Zahra (sa) it is not.
Prophet of Islam, Mohammed (saw) bought Fatema Zahra (sa) a new dress for her marriage ceremony. Fatema Zahra (sa) owned a patchy dress before. A poor woman came to her house and asked for a used cloth. Fatema Zahra (sa) decided to give her the old patchy dress as the woman had asked but remembered the verse: “By no means shall you attain to righteousness until you spend (benevolently) out of what you love.” (Noble Qur’an, 3:92) So she gave her the new wedding dress, while she wore her old dress to her wedding.
When asked by Prophet of Islam, Mohammed (saw) why she did not donate her old dress, Fatema Zahra (sa) replied “Because she followed the teachings of Noble Qur’an. The lesson of selfless love and helping those in need remains clear in every story.
Aurat Ki Manzilat Aur Bibi Pak Syeda Fatima Zahra (sa) Ki Shaan (Urdu)
- Agar Beti Hai Tu Rehmat
- Agar Biwi Hai Tu Shohar Ke Nisf Eman Ki Waris
- Agar Maa Hai Tu Is Ke Qadmoon Taley Jannat
Lekin, Bibi Pak Syeda Fatima Zahra (sa) Ki Shaan Dekhiye Ke App
- Us Baap Ke Liye Rehmat Jo Khud Rahmatul Lil Aalameen Hai
- Us Shohar Ke Liye Nisf Eman Jo Khud Kul-E-Eman Hai
- Aur App Ke Qadmoon Mein Un Baitoon Ki Jannat Hai Jo Khud Jawanan-E-Jannat Ke Sardar Hain