On the 03 Ramadān, the most beloved daughter of the Prophet Muhammad(PBUH) Hazrat Fatima (RA.) passed away.
The Word Fatima comes from the word “fitam” which means the one that is kept away from evil and bad character. She has four nicknames which are ‘Zahraa(The Lady of Light)”, “Batool”, “Umm al-Hasan wal-Husayn”(Mother of Hasan and Husayn) and the last is the nicest nickname “Ummu Abeeha”. From the extent of her love and affection for her father i.e.Prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him) , and the fact that she was always with him and trying to defend him, just as a mother has these feeling towards her child, so she became known as “Umm Abeeha” by the Sahaba and scholars.
The word Batool is used to refer to Maryam the mother of Jesus peace be upon him. Fatima’s worship resembled Maryam’s worship as well as her modesty and so she was called Batool.
After arriving in Madina, she was married to Hazrat Ali(Radiyallahu Anhu), in the first year after Hijrah. Her children, Hasan, Husayn, Zaynab and Umm Kulthum(Radiyallahu Anhum) are well-known for their piety, goodness and generosity. Their strength of character and actions changed the course of history.
Photo- The cemetery of Jannat ul-Baqi before 1926 demolitions. The large structure to the extreme right is the Mausoleum of ahl ul-Bayt, the first smaller structure from right to left was of Daughters of the prophet and the square structure at the bottom of the picture was an old mosque.