Thursday, April 16, 2015

If you know story of Necklace…What was it’s relation with Fatima AL-Zahra ?

Perhaps our new generation not aware with this story. We are celebrating birth anniversary of BIBI Fatim (pubh) and every Shia or Shiit Youth should know this story. Fatim is role model for every woman and whenever History will do justice with Fatima every aspect of her life will come in public domain.

Jabir Ibn Abdullah Al-Ansari penned this story and let us read his narration with full faith.

One day, we were with the Prophet Mohammed after Asr (after noon) prayer when an old immigrant man came by who was wearing worn out clothes and was barely able to walk because of his old age and weakness. Prophet Mohammed asked him about his welfare and the old immigrant man said, I am starving, feed me; I am naked, so cloth me; and I am poor, so help me!"

Prophet said, Surely I have nothing to give you, yet, he, who guides to goodness is equal to one who performs it. So go to the house of one (she) who loves Allah and His messenger, and Allah and His messenger love her. The one who prefers Allah over herself; I mean Fatima.

Fatima Al-Zahra's  house was near to that of Prophet Mohammed. He asked Hazrat Bilal to lead the old immigrant man to her house. As soon as they reached her house, the old immigrant man cried out loudly. Fatima daughter of Mohammed responded to his greetings and asked who he was, to which, the old immigrant man replied, I am an old Arab man. I have emigrated from a distant land. O Daughter of Prophet Mohammed! I am hungry and in need of clothing - so console me and may Allah bless you.

This incident occurred at a time when Prophet Mohammed, Imam Ali and Fatima daughter of Mohammed had not eaten anything for three days. Fatima daughter of Mohammed looked around. The only thing she could see in the house was a goatskin on which his two little children, Imam Al-Hassan and Imam Al-Hussayn used to sleep. She picked up the goatskin and came to door. She extended that goatskin to the old man from behind the door and said: Please take this and fulfill your needs. However, the old man said, O Daughter of Prophet Muhammad! I complain to you of hunger and you give me a goatskin? How can I eat this?

Fatima daughter of Mohammed thought and then she realized that she was wearing a necklace which was the wedding gift from Fatimah the daughter of Hamzah bin Abdul-Muttalib. Fatima took the necklace off and gave it to the old man saying, Sell this and Allah The Almighty will grant you with a solution to your problem. The old man took the necklace, brought and showed it to the Prophet Mohammed. Prophet Mohammed looked at the necklace and his eyes filled up with tears. He said, Indeed Allah The Almighty will grant you a solution, for Fatima, the Mistress of all the women has given to you this necklace.

Ammar bin Yasir, who was present among the companions said, O Messenger of Allah! Do you allow me to buy this necklace? Prophet Mohammed said, Buy it Ammar, surely if all men and women participate in its purchase, Allah The Almighty will protect them from Hell-fire". Ammar bin Yasir asked the old man for its price and he replied, A meal of bread and meat, a Yemeni shirt to cover myself and a dinar to return to my family. Ammar bin Yasir gave him 20 dinar and 200 Dirhams, a Yemeni shirt, wheat bread and meat, and a horse to take him to his home. Prophet Mohammed asked the old man if he was satisfied with all that and he replied in affirmation. So reward Fatima for her kindness, said Prophet Mohammed. The old man prayed, O Allah! Give Fatima that which no eyes have ever seen and no ears have ever heard.

Ammar bin Yasir perfumed the necklace with musk and sent it to Prophet Mohammed with a slave named Sahm whom he had purchased with the booty he received from Khaybar, saying, Give this necklace to the Messenger of Allah and tell him that I gift you to him too. When the slave delivered the necklace and the message, Prophet Mohammed said to him, Take this necklace to Fatima and I gift you to her. When the slave came to Fatima daughter of Mohammed, she took her necklace back and set the slave free. When the slave was set free, he laughed loudly.

People who had been watching the whole thing, asked Sahm for the reason of his laughing. Sahm replied: I laughed when I thought of the abundance of goodness in this glorious necklace - it came out of the house, fed a hungry man, clothed a naked man, and provided for a lost wayfarer. It then freed a slave from his bond and then returned to its rightful owner/mistress.