SHAFAQNA- ‘Once, the Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) summoned Ali, Fatima, Al-Hassan and Al-Hussain (A.S) and ordered everyone present in the house to leave. He then ordered Umme Salama to stand at the door so no one could come near it.
The Prophet (P.B.U.H&H.P) then said to Ali (A.S):
“Come near me.”
Ali came near as the Prophet asked; he then held Fatima’s hand and put it on his chest for a long time, and held Ali’s hand in his other hand. When the Prophet tried to speak, he was overtaken by tears and was unable to do so. Therefore, Ali, Fatima, Al-Hassan and Al-Hussain cried when they saw him (P.B.U.H&H.P) crying.
Fatima (S.A) then said:
“Messenger of Allah! You have broken my heart and brought sorrow to me with your crying. You are the Master of all Prophets and the trusted Prophet of your Lord; you are the beloved Prophet of Allah! Who do I have for my children after you? Who do I have to protect me from the humiliation, which will inflict me after you? Who does Ali, your brother and the helper of your religion, have after you? Who is to (attend to) Allah’s revelation and affair?”
Fatima then broke down crying and embraced him together with Ali, Hassan and Hussain (A.S). The Prophet raised his head, and while holding Fatima’s hand, he placed it in Ali’s hand and said:
‘Abu Al-Hassan, she is Allah’s and His Messenger’s, Muhammad, trust to you. Therefore, keep Allah’s and His Messenger’s trust by protecting her. Surely I know you will.’
‘Ali, this (Fatima) by Allah, is the Mistress of all women of Paradise; this, by Allah, is (like) Maryam al-Kubra.’
‘By Allah, before I reached this state, I asked Allah (certain things) for you and I, and He surely has given me what I asked.’
‘Ali, Execute that which Fatima commands you to do, for I have commanded her to (perform certain affairs) which Gabriel ordered me to do. Be informed, Ali that I am satisfied with him who my daughter is satisfied with, so is my Lord and the angels.
‘Ali, Cursed is he who oppresses her; Cursed is he who usurps her right; Cursed is he who violates her sanctity…”
The Prophet then embraced Fatima (A.S), kissed her hand and said:
“May your father be your sacrifice, Fatima.”
At that moment, the Messenger of Allah was putting his head on Ali’s chest; but his love for Fatima kept driving him to embrace and kiss her repeatedly. He cried until his tears made his beard and shirt wet.
Imam Hassan and Imam Hussain (A.S) began crying and kissing his feet; when Imam Ali (A.S) tried to separate them, the Prophet said:
“Let them smell me and let me smell them; Let them be near me, surely they will be afflicted with sorrows and difficult problems after me. May Allah curse him who abuses them.” O Allah!! I commend them to your protection and to the protection of the righteous believers.”
Meanwhile, Fatima (A.S) was speaking to her father with a crying voice and saying:
“May my soul be your sacrifice! May my face prevent harm from your face! Father, can you not speak a word to me?! Surely I see the knights of death attacking you fiercely!!”
Allah’s Messenger then said:
“Daughter, I am leaving you; thus, peace be upon you from me”.
Fatima (S.A) the Gracious
By: Abu Muhammad Ordoni
P. 190 – 194