Sayyidah Fatimah (AS)

Sayyida Fatima [AS]; the Generous Lady (for teens)

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Sayyida Fatima [AS]; the Generous Lady (for teens)


Sayyida Fatima [AS] was always generous. No one turned away empty handed from her door. Even, the day of her wedding she gave away her new dress to a beggar at her door and kept the old one for herself.

She gave to others even when she needed it herself.

Once when Imam Hasan [AS] and Imam Hussain [AS] were taken ill, the Prophet advised her to make a vow to fast three days. When they were better, all the family fasted. Just after sunset, when it was time to break the fast and eat, there was someone at the door, “I am needy! O family of Muhammad, help me”.

Ali, Fatima, Hasan and Hussain [PBUT] all gave up their food to the needy man and had nothing but water that night.

The next day they spent the day fasting and as they were ready to break their fast there was a voice at the door, “Help me; I am an orphan and need food.”

Again all of them gave their food to the orphan, staying hungry for the second night. On the third day of the fast as they were ready to eat, a captive called out, “Help! I am hungry.”

For the third time the family of Muhammad [PBUT] gave away all they had.

Jibraeel came to the Prophet Muhammad [PBUH] with the verses of the Sura al-Insan:

“And they feed for the love of Allah, the needy, the orphan and the captive.” (Holy Quran; 76:8)

Allah [SWT] praised their actions and promised them reward in the highest Heaven.

Sayyida Fatima [AS] has shown us that she was ready to give whatever she had to help others. She was so kind that always prayed for the people before herself and her family.

Imam Hasan narrates, “I saw my mother in the prayer site (mihrab) on Friday night when she continuously performed genuflection and prostration until the sun rose. I heard her praying for the believing men and women; she would mention their names and sincerely prayed for them, but asked nothing for herself. I said to her, ‘My dear mother! Why don't you pray for ourselves as you pray for others? She replied, ‘My son, we must first pray for our neighbours (i.e. others) and then for ourselves’.”


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