*Four Cmplete Women*
🌸 Note 1⃣9⃣
Fatima bint Mohammed (ﷺ) (فاطمة بنت محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم)
🌿 Fatima (ra) had a very difficult life with Ali (ra) , they had one blanket that didn’t even cover their body entirely. If they pulled it up, it would show their feet. Yet she still lived with him without complaining. She worked with her own hands, though in her father’s house, they had servants. She is the daughter of a messenger, subhan Allah❗
🌿 She didn’t say, ‘come live in my father’s house’. She lived with her husband and accepted what he gave her, and this makes her complete. She would do the entire housework on her own without even asking for a servant. Once Ali (ra) saw her hands cracked and she became very thin, and after a battle there was so much booty, so Ali (ra) told Fatima (ra) to go ask her father the Prophet (ﷺ) for a servant. When she went to the Prophet (ﷺ), he didn’t allow it and Fatima (ra) didn’t complain. She went back home and while they were sleeping, the Prophet (ﷺ) came to them which they didn’t expect. They wanted to welcome him but he told them to remain as they were. The Prophet (ﷺ) said, ‘what did you ask me today❓’ They said ‘a servant’. He said I will tell you something better than a servant. Before you sleep,
‘say subhan Allah 33 times, alhamdulliah 33 times, and Allahu akbar 34 times’ so a total of 100. When you do this before you sleep, then it’s better for you than a servant.
(يُحَدِّثُ عَنْ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبِي طَالِبٍ، أَنَّ فَاطِمَةَ ـ عَلَيْهَا السَّلاَمُ ـ أَتَتِ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم تَسْأَلُهُ خَادِمًا فَقَالَ “ أَلاَ أُخْبِرُكِ مَا هُوَ خَيْرٌ لَكِ مِنْهُ، تُسَبِّحِينَ اللَّهَ عِنْدَ مَنَامِكِ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ، وَتَحْمَدِينَ اللَّهَ ثَلاَثًا وَثَلاَثِينَ، وَتُكَبِّرِينَ اللَّهَ أَرْبَعًا وَثَلاَثِينَ)
_(Narrated `Ali bin Abi Talib (ra): Fatima came to the Prophet (ﷺ) asking for a servant. He said, “May I inform you of something better than that? When you go to bed, recite “Subhan Allah’ thirty three times, ‘Al hamduli l-lah’ thirty three times, and ‘Allahu Akbar’ thirty four times.)_
🔹Sahih al-Bukhari 5362
🌿Sometimes you have ten servants and nothing gets done. From that time onwards, Fatima (ra) would say this dua’a and she would accomplish all the work better than if she had a servant. Even when you have a servant, you have to tell them what to do, etc. You need to believe in Allah (swt). *The complete woman does not complain or nag her husband.* Fatima (ra) didn’t even ask for the servant, Ali (ra) suggested it to her.
🌿 Ali (ra) had a tough nature and he used to be a little bit hard on her. When he would be too hard on her, she would go to the Prophet (ﷺ) and complain to him. He would not take sides, but he would come to solve the issue between the two of them together. You really see they were living life – don’t expect their lives to be perfect. *A complete woman doesn’t mean she has a complete life*; it’s how she overcomes the cracks in her life.
🌿 All of the wives of the Prophet (ﷺ) knew Fatima (ra) had a special position with her father, so they would send her when they wanted something, though the Prophet (ﷺ) was just.