WHEN JANAB SAIYADDAH THE ONLY DAUGHTER OF THE LAST APOSTLE OF ALLAH CAME TO MARRIAGEABLE AGE.MANY PEOPLE DESIRED TO BECOME THE MOST BLESSED SON IN LAW .
THE PROMINENT SAHABI ABU BAKR , UMAR , UNSMAN & ALI IBNE ABI TALIB WERE ALL TOGETHER , WHAT WAS IN THEIR HEART ONLY ALLAH KNOWS BUT THEY WERE ALL VERY FRIENDLY AND HAD AMICABLE REGARDS FOR EACH OTHER. .FIRST OF ALL BEING THE SENIOR MOST, ALMOST MORE THAN TWICE THE AGE OF FATEMAH ZEHRA (saa) , ABU BAKR TRIED HIS LUCK. THE APOSTLE OF ALLAH SAID , WELL I AM WAITING FOR ALLAH’S COMMAND IN THIS RESPECT , DEJECTED , ABU BAKR CAME BACK AND ASKED UMAR TO TRY HIS LUCK . AS HIS LINEAGE IS WELL KNOWN , THE PROPHET(s) TURNED HIS FACE THE OTHER WAY. THEN CAME THE TURN OF USMAN WHO ALSO GOT THE SAME ANSWER ” I AM AWAITING ALLAH’S COMMAND ” THEN THEY SAID IN UNISON ” ALI YOU GO AND TRY ” HE DID GO BUT VERY SHYLY AND DID NOT SAID ANYTHING . THE PROPHET WAS NOT SOME ONE LIKE US, MOREVER THE SHYNESS SPILLED THE BEANS. THE KNOW ALL SAID, WELL I WILL HAVE TO ASK HER CONSENT FIRST. THAT IS A LESSON TO ALL HUMAN KIND.
Hazrat Umm-e-Salma(s.a.) mentions that “I was watching this affair from a distance and I saw that as soon as Imam Ali (a.s.) completed his request, the face of Prophet Mohammad (saw) lit up and he asked Imam Ali (a.s.) – what have you got to realize this act”. Imam Ali (a.s.) said “O Prophet of Allah (swt), you know my condition very well, I have only a sword, my battle dress,the shield and one camel”. Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.)said: “Ali, you definitely need your sword for fighting Jihad and camel for traveling, however, you war dress / shield could go. A brave like you don’t need a sheild. O Abul Hassan(a.s.), I want to give you the good news that Allah (swt) has made the decision and already recited your Nikah with my daughter Fatima(s.a.) on the Arsh. Just before your arrival, Allah(swt) sent an angel to give me this good news.”
This event has been narrated in “Maarij an-Nabuwwah” of Moeen Kashfi, “Sifwatul Safada” of ibn-e-Jozi, “Madarij an-Nabywwah” on 2:75 of Shah Abdul Haq Dehalvi.
NIKAH RECITED ON ARSH.
“Maarij an-Nabuwwah” also states that Hazrat Jabreel (a.s.) narrated the story of the Nikah recited on the Arsh. He said “O Prophet of Allah(saaws), Allah(swt) has chosen you and made you the most respected and high among his creatures and has selected Ali (a.s.) as your brother and has decided that the Nikah of your daughter and the servant of Allah (swt), Fatima(s.a.) would be with Ali (a.s.). Allah(swt) arranged for their Nikah in such a manner that he addressed the dwellers of Jannah to dress themselves with ornaments of Jannah and then ordered all the angels to assemble together on the 4th Sky. He then filled the 4th sky with Noor and then appointed Hazrat Adam(a.s.) to recite Khutba to begin the Nikah ceremony. After the khutba of Hazrat Adam(a.s.), Allah(swt) ordered an angel named Raheel to recite Hamd. Raheel is the most beautiful of angels and possesses the most beautiful voice. After recitation of Hamd, Allah(swt) informed me (Jabreel(a.s.) that He has performed the Nikah of His servant Hazrat Fatima(s.a.) with His chosen person Imam Ali (a.s.) and that I should spread this news among the angels. I acted accordingly and made all the angels testify the event. Allah (swt) ordered me to write all this event of this silk cloth of Jannah and present it to you.”
After mentioning this event, Prophet Mohammad(S.A.W.)said “O Abul Hasan(a.s.), the order of Allah(swt) has been served and I invite you to come to the mosque so that this Aqd should be formalized on the earth as well among witnesses.”
HAZRAT SALMAAN FARSI WHO WAS FOR THE PROPHET A HOUSEHOLD MAN SOLD OFF THE SHIELD ,GOT THE MEHR AMOUNT AROUND WORTH EQUAVALENT TO1 1/2 kgOF SILVER AND THE REST 63 DIRHAMS WERE KEPT FOR THE DOWRY ITEMS & WALIMAH .
THE MEHR FIXED WAS 1.5 KG WORTH OF SILVER AND THE FOLLOWING 18 ITEMS WERE ARRANGED FOR THE JAHEZ FROMTHE SAME MONEY..
THIS 1.5 KG OF SILVER LATER CAME TO BE KNOWN AS MEHR FATMI.
ITEMS OF JAHEZ FOR LADY FATEMAH ZEHRA (s a a)
01. Two mattresses made of canvas. (One stuffed with fiber and the other with sheep wool) 02. A leather mat.03. A pillow made of skin, filled with palm tree fiber.04. A cloak.05. An animal skin for water.06. Some jugs and jars also for water.07. A painted pitcher .08. A thin curtain made of wool.09. A shirt costing seven (7) dirhams.10. A veil costing four (4) dirhams.11. Black plush cloak.12. A bed embellished with ribbon.13. Four cushions made of skin imported from Ta ‘ef stuffed with a good smelling plant.14. A mat from Hajar.15. A hand grinding mill.16. A special copper container used for dyestuff.17. A pestle for grinding .18. A (water) ski .
DID THE READERS NOTICED THE JAHEZ CAME FROM THE GROOMS MONEY, NOT THE PARENTS OF THE BRIDE HAD TO AFFORD & PLEASE ALSO LOOK THE ITEMS OF JAHEZ THE BARE SIMPLEST NECESSITIES FOR A YOUNG COUPLE .
IF THAT BECOMES A UNIVERSAL PRACTICE , WILL THERE BE ANY GIRL LEFT UNWED ? IN THE LIGHT OF THIS SUNNAH , ASKING FOR SCOOTER, CAR, HOUSE OR FLAT IS NOT A MOST ABNOXIOUS ACT, A CRIME ?