Merits of Fatimah Zahra (s.a) are Unmatched by any Woman Known in History
When writing about the greatness of a personality, one needs a gold standard with which to compare the strengths and weaknesses of that individual. However, if that person is herself the gold standard, then it makes it impossible to adequately describe her greatness. Hazrat Fatimah (s.a) was such a personality. Her merits are unmatched by any woman known in history and Allah himself testifies in the Qur’an about her purity and piety.
It is related that Imam Jafar Sadiq (a.s) said: “Fatimah has nine names near (to) Allah, they are: Fatimah, As-Siddiqah (the honest), Al-Mubarakah (the blessed one), Taherah (virtuous), Zakiyah (the chaste), Radhiyatul-Mardhiah (who is gratified and shall be satisfied), Muhaddathah (the one to whom angels speak), and Zahra (the splendid.)
I will quote a few passages from the introduction of the Book titled “Fatimah the gracious” by Abu Muhammad Ordoni, the Jordanian scholar:
“Fatimah is a female created by Allah to be a sign of His marvelous and unprecedented Might.
For, the Almighty Lord created Muhammad (PBUH) as a sign of His among the Prophets; and created from him a daughter, Fatimah, to be a Sign of His ability to create a female possessing all moral excellence and talents. In fact, Allah the Almighty bestowed Fatimah with a vast share of greatness and high level of majesty, which no other woman can ever claim to have reached.
She is one of the prominent people close to Allah, whose greatness was acknowledged by the Heaven before the creation of mankind; and in whose regard verses from the Qur’an that are (being read) and will be read day and night until the day of resurrection, were revealed.”
Fatimah’s (s.a) genius is considered an example of a Muslim woman’s adherence to noble traits. She is a perfect example of how a daughter, a wife, and a mother should act while keeping her decency and pure character.
She also shows us the Muslim women’s role in social fields within the limits of religion and virtue. Her life confirms that Islam does not deprive women of acquiring scientific, cultural and literary knowledge;”
The merits of Hazrat Fatimah (s.a) are many. Numerous verses in the Qur’an are revealed in her praise. Some of the well known verses in the Qur’an in praise of the Ahl-ul-Bayt, including Fatimah (s.a) are these:
1. Verse of Mubahila. Chapter 3: v.61
2. Verse of Purity. Chapter 33: v.33
3. Verse of Muwaddat. Chapter 42: v. 23
4. Verses of Surah Ad-Dahr. Chapter 76
Hazrat Zahras Dua’a for glorifying God on the third day of the month
Hazrat Zahra Dua’a to seek noble moral qualities and good deeds
Hazrat Zahra Dua’a for all Affairs of Life & Hereafter
Hazrat Fatimahs sermon - after Fadak was snatched
Merits of Hazrat Fatimahs Tasbih (Part 1)
Merits of Hazrat Fatimahs Tasbih (Part 2)
Hazrat Zahra Dua’a for Morning & Evening
Hazrat Zahra Dua’a for fulfilling needs