This can only be discussed further if its proved from authentic narration that fadak was gifted to hz fatima(ra) and there is no authentic narration for this in sunni books..
Forgive me if I am wrong I am not up to date to this fadak issue. my understanding is that in the authentic books it is written that
claimed fadak from Hz Abu Bakr
He refused it on the grounds that prophets leave no heirs/inheritence
However he did say he would reconsider it if 2 adult male witnesses could give evidence that Fadak was given.
2 adult male witnesses could not be found and therefore he ruled against it and deposited Fadak in bait ul mal.
Further hadith going on to say that Hz Fatima
got very angry with Hz Abu bakr
So the point being made is yes there is no authentic narration that fadak was gifted otherwise we wouldnt be having this convo.
However there are narrations that the issue of Fadak was raised and rulings were made.
The point being made is that Hz Abu Bakr
was prepared to admit he was wrong about the inheritence hadith if 2 male witnesses were found.
Since he was prepared to admit he was wrong it brings into question does a daughter know her fathers will/wishes better or a sahaba
This question wouldnt have occurred except he was willing to admit he was wrong about the inheritence hadith
Edited by A true Sunni, 19 January 2011 - 11:07 PM.