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  Updated: June 25, 2008

Sayings about high status of Fatimah Az-Zahraa (AS)

By: Faez Karimi

Fatimah Az-Zahraa (AS), daughter of Prophet of Allah Muhammad bin Abdullah (SAWW) and Queen of Arabia Khadija-tol Kobra (AS), was born in the holy city of Medinah on Jamadi Ath-Thaniah 20. Here are some traditions on her status:

Prophet (SAWW)'s sayings:

"Whoever hurts Fatima, hurts me, and whoever hurts me, hurts Allah, exalted be His Majesty!"

Ibn Majah, Sunan, vol. I, p. 644.

"Allah becomes wrathful for Fatima's anger, and is pleased at her pleasure."

Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5, p. 26, Ryadh An-Nadherah, vol. 2, p. 194.

"The most excellent among the women of the world are: Maryam (as) daughter of 'Imran (that is, the virgin Mary, mother of prophet Esa), Asiyah (as) daughter of Muzahim (wife of Pharaoh), Khadijah (as) daughter of Khuwailid and Fatima (as) daughter of Muhammad."

Muslim Ibn Hajjaj, Sahih, Halabi Press Cairo, n.d. (2 vols.) vol. II, p. 370-371.

The Prophet having spread over Fatima, Ali, Hassan and Hussein a khaybarite (a mantle made from the region of Khaybar) mantle and prayed saying: "O Allah, these are the People of my Household, remove all abomination from them and keep them purified as is the right to keep them purified!" Umm Salamah said: "I too, O Apostle of Allah, I am of the People of your House!" He answered: "Your lot shall be good!"

A condensed version of: The Event of Cloak. Jabir Ibn Abdullah Ansari narrates on the authority of Lady Fatima


what others say about Fatima (AS):

"I never saw a man more beloved of the Apostle of Allah than 'Ali, or a woman more dear to him than Fatima." Tradition from Aishah.
The Commander of the Faithful said: "I asked the Messenger of Allah, 'Who is more beloved to you, Fatima or I?' He answered, 'Fatima is more beloved to me, and you are dearer to me than she is.'" Muslim transmitters.
"Fatima is the most excellent of all the women of the world." Tradition from Anas ibn Malik.
'Abdu 'r-Rahman ibn 'Awf' said: "I heard the Apostle of Allah say, 'I am a tree, Fatima is its trunk and Ali is its pollen. Hassan and Hussein are its fruits, and our followers (Shi'ah) are its leaves. The roots of the tree are in the Garden of Eden, and its trunk, fruits and leaves are in Paradise.' " Muslim transmitters
Sunni traditions in her praise:

The Prophet (s) said, "The most beloved of my family to me is Fatima."
Al-Jami' al-Sagheer, v. 1, #203, p. 37; Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, p. 191; Yanabi' Al-Mawadda, v. 2, ch. 59, p. 479; Kenz Al-Omal, v. 13, p. 93.
The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is more beloved to me than you, oh Ali, and you are dearer to me than her.”
Majma' Al-Zawa’id, v. 9, p. 202; Al-Jami' Al-Sagheer, v. 2, p. 654, n. 5761; Muntakhab Kenz Al-Omal, v. 5, 97; Asad Al-Ghaba, v. 5, p. 522; Yanabi' Al-Mawadda, v. 2, ch. 56, p. 79; Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, ch. 3, p. 191.
The Prophet (s) said, "The verse of purification was revealed concerning five people: myself, Ali, Hassan, Hussein, and Fatima."
Is'af Al-Raghibeen, p. 116; Sahih Muslim, Kitab Fadha'il Al-Sahaba.
The Prophet (s) said, "The first people to enter Paradise will be Ali and Fatima."
Nur Al-Absar, p. 52; related by similar wording in Kenz Al-Omal, v. 13, p. 95.
The Prophet (s) said, "The head of the women of Paradise is Fatima."
Kenz Al-Omal, v. 13, p. 94; Sahih Al-Bukhari, Kitab Al-Fadha'il, Chapter on the Virtues of Fatima; Al-Bidaya wa Al-Nihaya, v. 2, p. 61.
The Prophet (s) said, "Oh, Ali, Jibreel has informed me that God has married you to Fatima."
Manaqib Al-Imam Ali from Al-Riyadh Al-Nudhra, p.141.
The Prophet (s) said, "I am not pleased unless Fatima is pleased."
Manaqib Al-Imam Ali of Ibn Al-Maghazali, p. 342.
The Prophet (s) said, "Oh, Ali, God has commanded me to marry you to Fatima."
Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa,. ch. 4, p. 142; Dakha'ir Al-Uqubi, p. 30 & 31; Tadhkirat Al-Khawas, p. 276; Manaqib Al-Imam Ali from Al-Riyadh Al-Nudhra, p. 141;
Nur Al-Absar, p. 53.
The Prophet (s) said, "All the children of a mother are attributed to their fatherly relation except the sons of Fatima."
Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, p. 156 & 187; related in similar words in Mustadrak Al-Sahihain, v. 3, p. 179; Kenz All-Omal, v. 13, p. 101; Is'af Al-Raghibeen quoted in the appendix of Nur Al-Absar, p. 144.
The Prophet (s) said, "The Mehdi is from my family, from the sons of Fatima."
Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, p. 237.
The Prophet (s) said, "Verily, God has weaned (fatama in Arabic) my daughter Fatima and her children and those who love them from the Hellfire, and that is why she is named Fatima."
Kenz Al-Omal, v. 6, p. 219.
The Prophet (s) said, "Fatima is part of me. Whatever upsets her upsets me, and whatever harms her harms me."
Sahih Muslim, v. 5, p. 54; Khasa'is Al-Imam Ali of Nisa'i, p. 121-122; Masabih Al-Sunnah, v. 4, p. 185; Al-Isabah, v. 4, p. 378; Seir Alam Al-Nubala', v. 2, p. 119;
Kenz Al-Omal, v. 13, p. 97; similar wording is related in Al-Tirmidhi, v. 3, Chapter on the Virtues of Fatima, p. 241; Haliyat Al-Awliya', v.2, p. 40; Muntakhab Kenz Al-Omal, in the margins of Al-Musnad, v. 5, p. 96; Maarifat Ma Yajib Li Aal Al-Bait Al-Nabawi Min Al-Haqq Alaa Men Adahum, p. 58; Dhakha'ir Al-Uqubi, p. 38; Tadhkirat Al-Khawass, p. 279; Yanabi' Al-Mawadda, v.2, ch. 59, p. 478.
The Prophet (s) said, "Fatima is part of me, and whoever pleases her, pleases me."
Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, p. 180 & 132; Mustadrak Al-Hakim; Maarifat Ma Yajib Li Aal Al-Bait Al-Nabawi Min Al-Haqq Alaa Men Adahum, p.73; Yanabi' Al-Mawadda, v. 2, ch. 59, p. 468.
The Prophet (s) said, "Fatima is the head of the women of Paradise."
Sahih Al-Bukhari, v. 3, Kitab Al-Fadha'il, Chapter on the Virtues of Fatima, p. 1374;
Mustadrak Al-Sahihain, v. 3, Chapter on the Virtues of Fatima, p. 164; Sunan Al-Tirmidhi, v. 3, p. 266; Kenz Al-Omal, v. 13, p. 193; Muntakhab Kenz Al-Omal,v. 5, p. 97; Al-Jami' Al-Sagheer, v. 2, no. 564, p. 5760;Seir Alam Al-Nubala’, v. 2, p. 123; Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, p.187 & 191; Khasai’s Al-Imam Ali of Nisa’i, p. 118; Yanabi' Al-Mawadda, v. 2, p. 79; Al-Jawhera Fi Nasab Ali Wa Aalihi, p. 17; Al-Bidaya wa Al-Nihaya, v. 2, p. 60.
The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is part of me, so whoever makes her angry makes me angry.”
Sahih Al-Bukhari, v. 3, Kitab Al-Fadha’il, Chapter on the Virtues of Fatima, p. 1374; Khasa’is Al-Imam Ali of Al-Nisa’i, p. 122; Al-Jami' Al-Sagheer, v. 2, p. 653, n. 5858; Kenz Al-Omal, v. 3, pp. 93-97; Muntakhab in the margin of Al-Musnad, v. 5, p. 96; Masabih Al-Sunnah, v. 4, p.185; Is'af Al-Raghibeen, p. 188; Dakha’ir Al-Uqubi, p. 37; Yanabi' Al-Mawadda, v. 2, pp. 52-79.
The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is part of me and she is my heart and the soul which is between my two sides.”
Nur Al-Absar, p. 52.
The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is the head of the women of my nation.”
Seir Alam Al-Nubala’, v. 2, p. 127; Sahih Muslim, Kitab Fadha’il Al-Sahaba, Chapter on the Virtues of Fatima; Majma' Al-Zawa’id, v. 2, p. 201; Is'af Al-Raghibeen, p. 187.
The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima is the joy of my heart, and her sons are the fruit of my soul.”
Yanabi' Al-Mawadda, v. 1, ch. 15, p. 243.
The Prophet (s) said, “Oh Fatima, verily God is angry when you are angry.”
Al-Sawaiq Al-Muhariqa, p. 175; Mustadrak Al-Hakim, Chapter on the Virtues of Fatima; Manaqib Al-Imam Ali of Ibn Al-Maghazali, p. 351.
The Prophet (s) said, “Fatima, God will not torture you or any of your children.”
Kenz Al-Omal, v. 13, p. 96; Muntakhab Kenz Al-Omal, in the margin of Musnad Ahmad, v. 5, p. 97; Is'af Al-Raghibeen, in the margin of Nur Al-Absar, p. 118.               


 
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