Narrated Ayesha(mother of the believers),‘After the death of Allah’s Apostle Fatima,the daughter of Allah’s Apostle asked Abu Bakr As-Siddiq to give her the share of inheritance from what Allah’s Apostle had left of the Fai (i.e. booty gained without fighting)which Allah had given him. Abu Bakr said to her, “the Holy Prophet (saww) had said, 'Our property will not be inherited, whatever we (i.e. prophets) leave is Sadaqah (to be used for charity).” Fatima, the daughter of Allah’s Apostle got angry and stopped speaking to Abu Bakr, and continued assuming that attitude till she died. Fatima remained alive for six months after the death of the Holy prophet (saww).
During similar days like these, the messenger of god’s blood, honour and heart was abused. During such days in the year 61 A.H., the dear messenger was suffering from extreme thirst for several days, while dogs and pigs drank from the Euphrates (river). During such part,our beloved Hussain was being slaughtered with swords, fired upon with arrows, stabbed with spears while the hooves of the horses were trampling his chest and back. During such days, the turban of our beloved imam, his very same turban and cloak, were being mixed with the blood of his grandson and the soil of Karbala. During such days the daughters of the messenger of God were desperately wandering about calling for a helper, a defender, and a protecter, receiving no reply except for lashing whips, and greedy ones, thieves, murderers. And for this reason, as a small display of our loyalty to our imam and out of love and consolation for the messenger of God, we do what we do and we remember, and we grieve and shed tears while our hearts mourn. We see in this loyalty to this beautiful inspiring messenger, who took us and our fathers and grandfathers out of the darkness and into the light.
I don’t think there has been a more oppressed soul other than Sayyeda Zahraa a.s. Not only was she oppressed and her inheritance taken away from Her but she has had to endure the Oppression of her Father s.a.w.s, Her Husband a.s. and ALL of Her Children a.s. and Her Grandchildren a.s. Were not for Her Duas, us Shias would be misguided. Sayyeda Zahraa a.s. will be the one taking Her Shias into Jannah with Her. It’s our responsibility to read about Her and to Mourn Her and Her Children. #YaZahraa