With the upcoming Shahadat of Bibi Fatemah Zahra (SA), as well as her wiladat in a few weeks, I will be focusing my blog posts on honoring and remembering her for the next few weeks, inshaAllah!
First, I made a book, similar to one I made to remember Imam Ali (AS), to focus on certain characteristics of Bibi Fatemah Zahra (SA).
In this book, each page focuses on a different title of Bibi Fatemah Zahra (SA). We can use this to create discussions on the life of Bibi Fatemah Zahra (SA). There is space on each page to analyze why she was given each of these titles. There is also space to consider how we might try to apply these titles in our lives. We can learn from her example and try to emulate her in our lives. Obviously, no matter how hard we try, we will never be perfect and infallible. The goal with this is to have a discussion of what we can learn about her life from her titles, and how we can relate that to our lives.
For example, the title Umme Abiha is a very special one that allows us to examine the relationship that Bibi Fatemah Zahra (SA) had with her father, Prophet Mohammed (SAW). Of course, our fathers are not prophets, but we can still learn from her example.
This book is available as a free download in the Resource Library – sign up below to access it!
If you have already signed up, you can enter the library HERE. Click on “Jamadiul Awwal and Jamadiul Akhir,” and click on “Booklet: I want to be like Bibi Fatemah Zahra.” You can either print each page out on its own page, or you can choose “booklet” to put 4 pages on each paper when you print out the PDF.
I hope this book generates some interesting discussions with your kids/students! What is your favorite of Bibi Fatemah (SA)’s titles? My favorite is the one I mentioned above, Umme Abiha. It is such a beautiful way to describe their relationship, and it definitely gives us all something to aspire to in our relationships with our parents.
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5 thoughts on “Titles of Bibi Fatemah Zahra (SA)”
Thankyou so much for everything you do to promote Islam! May God bless you Insha’Allah. I’ve a question related to titles of Bibi Fatima. 12 years back I read a book related to Bibi Fatima and came across this beautiful name Hania which meant affectient to her children and it was title of Bibi Fatima. I named my daughter after that but until this day todaywho ever I tell about this title can’t recall that it’s one of Bibi Fatima’s title. It makes me sad as I haven’t found it anywhere else or anyone else agreeing with me. Can you help with anything ? How many titles did she had? May God bless you Insha’Allah!
Walaikumsalam, thank you for your kind words! I honestly have no idea. I have heard the name Hania before, but I have no idea where it comes from or what it means. Bibi Fatemah (SA) has many many titles, and the only ones that I used in this book were ones that had easy translations that kids could kind of relate to. A scholar could answer your question much better than I can. InshaAllah you can find the answers that you are looking for 🙂
Okay, so in the time it has been since I last replied, I did see a random whatsapp forward about Hania being a title of Bibi Fatemah (SA). According to that, it means sympathetic. However, I do not know who made that post or where it came from, so I have no idea of its authenticity.
Chapter 16: Az-Zahra
As it was reported in v. 10 of Bihar al-Anwar, Ibn Abbas narrated that Allah’s Messenger said:
“Surely my daughter Fatima is: The Mistress of all women from the beginning to the end. She is part of me, and the light of my eyes, She is the f lower of my heart, and is my soul, (Fatima) is a human huri, who whenever she stands in prayers in the presence of Her Lord (Exalted is His Name), her light illuminates the skies for the angels, like stars shine to people on Earth.”
This narration clarifies the reason for which Fatima az-Zahra (sa) was given the name Zahra. There are other narrations, which mention that she had a bright and splendid face.
Lady Fatima az-Zahra (sa) had other titles, and each one of them reflected a virtue of noble trait which she enjoyed. Among those titles were: Al-Batoul, Al-Adhra (The Virgin), and
Al-Hania (The Affectionate one to her children).
Fatima’s (sa) favorite title was “Umm Abiha” meaning her father’s mother.
Just saw this on Islam.org…