On the Martyrdom of Fatima al-Zahra alayhas-salam

On Wednesday 30th of Safar, year 11 Hejri, with only two days after the martyrdom of the Greatest Messenger of Allah, Muhammad salla-llahu-alayhi-wa-aalih, the enemies of Allah and His Messenger did not waste time to embark on yet another murderous assault on the Ahl-ul-Bayt alayhum-as-salam. 

"Fatima is part of me, he who hurts her hurts me"

This was said by Prophet Muhammad salla-llahu-alayhi-wa-aalih on numerous occasions.

The day after the burial of the body of Rasulollah, the murderers of Rasulollah salla-llahu-alayhi-wa-aalih raided the house of Sayyidaton-Nissa' Fatima al-Zahra' alayhas-salam. In the process they set fire to the door of the house, and crushed Fatima al-Zahra' alayhas-salam, between the door and the wall.  Sayyidaton-Nissa' Fatima al-Zahra' alayhas-salam, who was heavily pregnant at the time, sustained a number of horrific injuries, as a result of which she died later.  Her unborn baby son – the third Sibt of Rasulollah; whom Rasulollah had named Mohassen, died instantlyin the course of the assaultby the "Sahabah"!!! Some of the injuries that the beloved daughter of Rasulollah sustained were:

  • smashed ribs,
  • pierced lungs,
  • as well as injuries to her unborn baby son, Hazrat-e Mohassen alayhis-salam, who was killed instantly. 


Not being satisfied with all that, on entering the house, the assailants did not leave the beloved daughter of Prophet Muhammad alone. They subjected her to a barrage of brutal assaults, by:

  • slapping her face,
  • throwing her to the ground,
  • repeatedly punching and kicking her
  • as well as hitting the heavily pregnant Lady Fatima with the side of their swords. 


At the same time as the assault on Fatima al-Zahra', an assault was also taking place against her husband Amir-ul-Mu'minin alayhis-salam, who had come to her defence. The attackers eventually managed to disarm and apprehend Amir-ul-Mu'minin, Imam Ali alayhis-salam.   As Fatima alayhas-salam lay unconscious on the ground, the assailants put a noose around Imam Ali's neck, violently dragging him through the streets of Medina so as to force him to declare his Bay'ah (the homage of allegiance) to the illegal and self-declared caliph . . .

وَسَيَعْلَمُ الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا أَيَّ مُنقَلَبٍ يَنقَلِبُونَ {26/227}

{. . . and the transgressors will surely find out [on the Day of Judgement] what will be their lot.} Holy Qur'an, 26:227.