Fatima’s (s.a.) Objections
- :Dr. Ali Ghaemi
Fatima (peace be upon her) was endangering her life, because she had disturbed their repose with her own objections and anger.
She objected to the Caliph’s status, their unjust actions, their selfishness, Omma anxiety and disunity, their wrong bases, etc.
Yesterday, she observed the Prophet (peace be upon him and his descendants) on the pulpit, but today Abubakr, being incompetent for attaining this position, has sat there, and this irritated Fatima (peace be upon her).
She objected just for the sake of Allah and endeavored to make the oppressed of the society move and upraise as a volcano to burn and annihilate any kind of injustice and take up the real way of human life.
Her Manner of Objection:
She is in a special situation in which she cannot take up arms; therefore, she has to demonstrate her wrath and objection through tongue and negative campaign. Besides, she knew that swearing does not heal sorrows, and even it does not deserve her esteem. Therefore, she must speak, criticize, shout, and rebel.
She spoke against Abubakr in the Mosque, gathered the women of Mohajerin (the Emigrants) and Ansar (the Helpers) and revealed all the secrets. She went to the doors of the Prophet’s companions, described and embodied the future status of Omma, tried to make them move, and asked them to administer justice, etc.
But in regard to the negative campaign, she made the most of the opportunities, because she knew that the star of fortune may appear one time in life and afterwards, may never appear. Therefore, she benefited the different methods for this campaign.
Although she could speak, sometimes, she expressed her wrath through silence. She even was about to make use of her death against oppression. She recommended that her corpse be buried at night, lest Caliphs participate in her funeral ceremony and say prayer for her.
By means of her historic will, she showed her dissatisfaction towards the Caliphs transgression. And it must be stated that everybody both friends and foes knew that Fatima’s dissatisfaction is the dissatisfaction of Allah and His Prophet (peace be upon him and his descendants).
Fatima’s Future Prediction:
Among all the ignorant, Fatima (peace be upon her) was awake and agile and aware of the events. She also could predict the future and knew what would happen. Her predictions and outlook were Divine, stable, moderate and sensible. She knew that ignoring the Caliphate of Ali (peace be upon him) and his real right would result in a bitter and dark consequences for the society.
She predicted the future of Omma in a meeting with the wOmmen of Mohajerin (the Emigrants) and Ansar (the Helpers) as so:
“What they have done is like a pregnant camel that we must wait to deliver. Then, instead of milk, you will draw bowls full of blood and fatal venom from it. Afterwards, the felons will sustain a loss and the next generation will feel the effect of the sinister foundation of the ancestors”.
Fatima’s prediction was later confirmed, and came true. The people tasted bitter and tolerated so many pains under the load of the government so-called Islamic. Of course, the Prophet (peace be upon him and his descendants), Ali and Fatima (peace be upon them) and the real companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his descendants) had evinced their exaltation ,but there existed no ears, sense of responsibility ,and undertaking.
Fatima’s State of Being Oppressed:
Fatima (peace be upon her) is an oppressed woman, but she never yield. She had so many strong objections to the unjust acts of the Caliphs.
But she was oppressed, because her right was neglected, nobody answered to her shout in the mosque, and even killed her with pain. Although the Prophet (peace be upon him and his descendants) knew Fatima’s dissatisfaction, his, nobody paid attention to her dissatisfaction.
When Ayesheh (the Prophet’s wife) made a fuss, Talheh and Zobeir rushed to help her despite the fact that their reaction was considered as the development of injustice in the history and Islamic society. But, on the contrary, at the time when the society had the tinge of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his descendants) yet, and the remembrance of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his descendants) had not forgotten yet, nobody paid attention to Fatima’s plead. It was as if Fatima (peace be upon her) was inferior to Ayesheh.
Yes, she was oppressed, but who was the oppressor? Who seized her right?
The history has recorded her name as one of the fives who cried a lot: Adam, Noah, Jacob, Yahya (John) and Fatima (peace be upon her). But the mystery of Fatima’s crying has been less asked, and it has been less analyzed that why she cried so much despite her soul grandeur?
Was Fatima’s crying for poverty or usurpation of her property, having no luxury and no beautiful or expensive dress? Certainly not?
She cried due to the fact that Ali’s right and as a result, the Islamic right had been neglected. Also, she was dissatisfied with the past, i.e. ignorance era, and did not want it to be repeated. She cried because she saw the humanity going towards diversion, found the oppressed in pains, and the oppressors in comfort and superiority….
But why she applied the weapon of crying was because crying aroused emotions, attracted the minds and thoughts toward itself, forced some people to search about why she cried, and found out the truth through this way.
It is believed that if Fatima (peace be upon her) lived in the world today, she would cry of all these colors, and aimlessness and shed tears over all these hypocrisy, insincerity, as well as the strangeness (loneliness) of Islam. Besides, she will be sorrowful if she perceives that some of the so-called Muslims follow the wrong models.
Adapted from the book: "Fatima (a.s) The Most Paramount Lady of Islam" by: "Dr. Ali Ghaemi"
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