“Fatima (rtaf) is a part of me”
The Prophet’s (sa) Exemplary Relationship with His Daughter
By Ammar Awais – Author, freelance writer, and researcher on Islam
An integral part of Islam is maintaining ties of kinship and in particular, being good towards one’s immediate family. While Prophet Muhammad (sa) loved all his children equally, he had a very special relationship with his youngest daughter Fatima. She was born a few years before prophethood was bestowed upon him and was the only one of his seven children to outlive him. Various aspects of the affectionate relationship between the Prophet (sa) and his beloved daughter are worth presenting as an example and inspiration for us today.
The Most Beloved One
Fatima (rtaf) and Aisha (rtaf) were the two most beloved individuals to the Prophet (sa), according to various reports. Once, Ali (rtam) and Abbas (rtam) came to the Prophet (sa) asking, which of his family members was most beloved to him. The Prophet (sa) replied: “Fatima bint Muhammad (rtaf).” (Tirmidhi) The Prophet (sa) frequently expressed his great affection for Fatima (rtaf). His immense love for his daughter was not restricted to mere words, but it was reflected in the way he treated her and cared for her.
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