12 – Saintly Women (Part 11) – Fatima az-Zahra: Introduction and Her Virtue – Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan

In this podcast Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan introduces the life of Sayyida Fatima az-Zahra. She was born in the prophetic household and therefore was molded by both the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) and Our Lady Khadija (may Allah be pleased with her). Her splendid and amazing character was taught while she lived in the best of homes. She spent her days worshipping her Lord. All the advice given to her by her father was in the  form of that which would bring her close to Allah. She was born 5 years before prophethood on the same day as the rebuilding of the Ka’aba due to a flood. Lady Fatima most resembled Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing be upon him). She was known as a tier above the rest. Lady Fatima had to take control as if she was the mother, after the death of her mother Khadija.


This episode is part of the series Saintly Women, with Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan. In a time when women’s rights are in question, this series provides clear Prophetic guidance on the dignified and critical role of women from the Islamic perspective through the role model of five saintly women. Shaykh Abdurragmaan highlights the lives and lessons of Sayyida Khadija bint Khuwaylid, Sayyida Fatima al-Zahra, Sayyida Asiya, Sayyida Maryam bint Imran, and Sayyida bint Abu Bakr al-Siddiq (may Allah be please with them all).

The lives and lessons of these five saintly women will be covered due to their high virtue and status given in the Qur’an and sunna. The series will extract lessons of guidance from their lives so that Muslim women can take them as role models. It is important for both men and women to know about these saintly women, to follow their virtuous character, and to teach the generations to come how to follow them as role models, especially the girls and young ladies.

Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan is the founder and Director of the Dar al-Turath al-Islami (DTI) (http://daralturath.co.za/), Cape Town, South Africa. He is also the co-founder of Mahabbah Foundation and was honoured to join the Fatwa Committee of the Muslim Judicial Council of South Africa in 2013. He is also an Imam at Masjid al-Rahmah, Garlendale.

This podcast is dedicated to publishing reliable, Islamic content from Dar al-Turath al-Islami (DTI) (http://daralturath.co.za/), Cape Town, South Africa. The content taken from lessons and talks by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan and other scholars at DTI provides clear Prophetic guidance, which is grounded in and calls to mercy. This podcast is powered by SeekersGuidance.

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