Dargah e Gaffaria

Hazrat Sayyidah Fatimah Radiallahu Anha (The Princess of Paradise)



Hazrat Fatimah (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha) was the youngest daughter of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and she was his most beloved daughter. Allama Ibn Jauzi (Rahmatullah Alaih) states that she was born 5 years before the announcement of Prophethood. [Zarqaani]
Bukhari and Muslim Shareef narrate a Hadith in which Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “Fatimah is a flesh from within me. Whosoever infuriates her has infuriated me. Whatever displeases her displeases me and whatever hurts her, hurts me.” [Mishkaatul Masaabeeh]
Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “Fatimah is the leader of the women of Jannah.” [Bukhari Shareef ]. Allamah Nabhaani (Rahmatullah Alaih) states that many scholars state that Hazrat Fatimah (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha) is the most virtuous woman in the universe and even  more virtuous than Hazrat Mariam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha). It is narrated by Hazrat Ibn Abdul Birr (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said to Hazrat Fatimah (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha), “My daughter, are you not pleased that you are the leader of the universe’s women?” She then asked, “My Father, where is Mariam (in terms of status)?” Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied, “She was the leader of the women of her time.”
Sayyiduna Abu Ayyub (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) narrates that on the day of Judgement a caller shall call out, “O people of the congregation! Bow your heads and lower your gazes until Fatimah, the daughter of Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) passes the bridge of Siraat.” She shall then pass the bridge in the company of seventy thousand maids from the heavenly virgins like the speed of lightening. [Sawaa’iq Muharraqah]
Imaam Nisaai (Rahmatullah Alaih) narrates that Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “Indeed my daughter, Fatimah is a heavenly nymph in a human form. She has never menstruated.” [Ash-Sharf-ul-Mu’abbad]
Imam Jalaaluddeen Suyuti (Rahmatullah Alaih) has mentioned that one of the specialities of Sayyidah Fatimah (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha) is the fact that she never experienced menstruation. When she would give birth to a child, the postpartum period (Nifaas) would only last a few minutes and thus she would not miss a Salaah. This is why she was named ‘Az-Zahra’. [Khasaa’is‑ul-Kubra]
One day when Hazrat Fatimah (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha) felt hungry, Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) placed his blessed hand on her chest. After that moment, she never felt hunger. Another speciality of Hazrat Fatimah (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha) is the fact that when the time of her demise came, she bathed and advised that no one should expose her. Hazrat Ali (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) therefore buried her without bathing her again. [Barakaate Aale Rasool ]


The demise of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) from this world was an extremely traumatizing event in the life of Hazrat Fatimah (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha). She had never been seen laughing after that day. Six months after the demise of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), Hazrat Fatimah (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anha) passed away during the night on Tuesday 3rd Ramadan 11 AH and was buried in Jannatul Baqi. Her demise was the physical manifestation of the prophecy of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) as he had informed her that the first person to meet him from his family would be her. [Khutbaat-e-Muharram]