In this world, every day thousands to millions of people are being born and others goes to departure for never having chance to come back in our world. When we look behind and read the history then we come to know about few immortal beings, indeed they are alive with us because their high status that they achieved by living life in such a great way, and became examples for us till the world end.
It's urged that we not only remind them but also follow their path and adopt their ways of life so shall we get success like them. Islam is a religion that give women high status. Lets recalls our memories about four greatest women of Paradise. Indeed these great ladies are true source of strength and inspiration.
Hazart Anas (May Allah Be Pleased With Him) reports that Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) has said: "The best women of mankind are four: Maryam daughter of `Imraan, Asiya wife of Pharaoh, Khadija daughter of Khuwailid, and Fatima the daughter of the Messenger of Allaah." [Bukhari and Muslim]
This hadith is about four women who acquired perfection in faith and character by virtue of their devotion, patience and morality. Their lives are guidance and examples for all believers, especially in times of hardship, difficulty and struggle.
Lady Fatimah (May Allah Be Pleased With Her)
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The great Lady Fatimah (May Allah Be Pleased With Her) is a daughter of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) from his first wife Lady Khadija-tul-Kubra (May Allah Be Pleased With Her). She was born a few years after the declaration of Prophet-hood of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and grew up under extremely difficult and trying times for the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and his family.
Lady Fatimah (May Allah Be Pleased With Her) called by many titles on the behalf of her moral and physical characteristics. The most used title is "az-Zahra" meaning "the shining one" After the death of her mother, as she was a patient, caring and loving child she looked after her father the Prophet of Islam so devoutly that Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) used to call her “Umme Abiha”, means "the mother her father." She was also known as "al-Batul" (the chaste and pure one) as she spent much of her time in prayer, reciting the Quran and in other acts of worship.
She faced many problems and difficulties but she showed an enormous amount of patience. She went through a lot. Her mother died when she was 10yrs old. And she saw her father who was known as the truthful and trustworthy being hit and hurt. She was by his side through thick and thin. And her father migrated and left her, and she then migrated after him. And she lost her 3 sisters and then her brothers also died. She remained at her father's side through the difficulties suffered by him at the hands of the non-believers of Mecca. She was patient through all of this. She is known to never had complained against the hardship that she and her family suffered.
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After migration to Medina, she married Ali ibn Abi Talib (May Allah Be Pleased With Him), Prophet Muhammad's (Peace Be Upon Him) cousin. She was mother of four children. After her marriage, the noble and compassionate couple led a life of abject poverty.
For several years after her marriage, she did all of the work by herself. The shoulder on which she carried pitchers of water from the well was swollen and the hand with which she worked the hand mill to grind corn where often covered with blisters. Lady Fatimah (May Allah Be Pleased With Her) take care of the household work, make dough, bake bread, and clean the house. When the economic situations become better, she gained some maids but treated them like her family and performed the house duties with them.
Lady Fatima (May Allah Be Pleased With Her) played a major role in the life of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and was his greatest comfort and motivation, she was greatly loved by him. She had the greatest resemblance to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) in appearance, character, walking. She was very close to her father and her distinction from other women is mentioned in many hadith. She was noble, kind and a great person like her father.
Lady Fatimah ( May Allah Be Pleased With Her) was a loving and devoted daughter, mother, wife, a sincere Muslim, and she is as an example for men and women.