Muslims mourn martyrdom of Fatima, daughter of Prophet Muhammad
Mourning sessions commemorating the martyrdom anniversary of Lady Fatima, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), were held by Muslims in Iran and other nations during the second Fatimiyya.
Fatimiyya is an adjectival term, referring to the anniversary martyrdom of the Prophet’s daughter, commonly known as Fatimah al-Zahra, during which Shia Muslims around the world hold mourning sessions and rituals.
The first Fatimiyya is 13-15 Jumada al-Awwal and the second Fatimiyya is 3-5 Jamadi al-Thani.
However, the exact date of Lady Fatima’s martyrdom remains uncertain due to different historical reports and narrations from the Ahl al-Bayt, or the Prophet’s holy progeny.
There are different records of her passing, which took place about six months after the demise pf her father.
She was buried under the cover of darkness and her exact burial place remains unknown to this day.
Fatimah occupies a similar position in Islam that Mary, mother of Jesus, occupies in Christianity.
The Prophet was reported to have said that, “The best women in the
entire world are four: the Virgin Mary, Asiya the wife of Pharaoh,
Khadijah Mother of the Believers, and Fatimah daughter of Muhammad.”
She was regarded by Prophet Muhammad as the outstanding woman of all time and the dearest person to him.
Fatimah is viewed as an ultimate archetype for Muslim women and an example of compassion, generosity, and enduring suffering. Her name remains a popular choice throughout the Muslim world.