Time has revealed to us that the Ahlul Bait (A.S) (House of the Prophet SAWS) has always tried to protect the humans especially the muslims from disasters caused by the people's own wrong doings.
The Holy Lady (A.S) who was well aware of these Islamic principles practiced these Islamic fundmentals most strongly. Her Holiness stayed indoors, wore a veil and maintained utmost privacy. In Her Holiness's house was a door which opened into the mosque of the Holy prophet (SAWS). Despite having this facility Her Holiness never joined congregational prayers behind the Holy Prophet (SAWS) inside the courtyard of the mosque. When the Holy Prophet (SAWS) used to give advice or lectures in the courtyard of the Mosque of the Prophet (SAWS) , Our Lady (A.S) till never came into the courtyard of the Mosque. Once it happened that His Holiness The Prophet (SAWS) put a question to His Holiness companions who were present in the courtyard of the mosque. The Question was as follows:
"What is the best thing for a woman?"
When Our Lady Fatimah (A.S) was infromed of this question . Her Holiness replied that the best thing for a women is that her glance never falls on a male stranger and the glance of a male stranger does not fall on her
When this answer reached The Holy Prophet (SAWS), His Holiness was rejoiced and said:
"----Fatimah (A.S) is a part of me (His Holiness The Prophet of Islam (SAWS)".
Ibn Al-Maghazili mentions in his book Manaqib that (His Holiness) Ali ibn Al-Hussain ibn Ali (A.S) said:
"Once a blind man asked for permission to enter Fatima's (Her Holiness) house but she kept a veil between them. The Messenger of
Allah (SAWS) noticed her (Our Lady Fatimah (A.S)) actions and asked:
`Why did you (Her Holiness((A.S) keep a veil between you (Her Holiness ((A.S)) when he cannot see you?"
Her Holiness Fatimah (A.S)answered :` Messanger of Allah, it is true that he cannot see me (Her Holiness (A.S)), but I (Her Holiness (A.S)) can see him and he can smell my (Her Holiness (A.S)) fragrance.'
At this, the Prophet (SAWS) said : "I bear witness that you are part of me".
(Book `Fatimah the Gracious' Pg 187)
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Edited by Replicant, 03 April 2012 - 11:39 AM.
Changed 'SWT' to 'AS' after Bibi Fatima's (as) name.