The aim of this blog is to remove whatever doubts that may have entered some people’s minds regarding denial of any violence against Hazrat Fatima Zahra (s.a.) at her home, or against Hazrat Ali (a.s.) at the house of Janabe Fatima Zahra(s.a.).
Authentic references have been provided in the fond hope of a definitive conclusion and the eradication of all doubts Inshallah.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Abu Bakr usurped the land of Fadak and Fatima Zahra (as) asked him for her Right

As evidence we have relied on the following esteemed Sunni works:
  1. Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 53, Number 325 and Volume 5, Hadeeth number 546, pp 381-383
  2. Sahih Muslim, Volume 2 page 72, Chapter ‘Prophets leave no inheritance
  3. Sunan Abu Dawood Book 19, Tribute, Spoils, and Rulership (Kitab Al-Kharaj, Wal-Fai’ Wal-Imarah) Number 2967:
  4. Sunan al Kabeera Volume, 6 page 30 (published in Hyderabad)
  5. Riyadh al Nadira Volume, 4 page 231 (Baghdad publishers)
  6. Sawaiqh al Muhriqa, page 21 Bab Muthaeen Abu Bakr
  7. Maujam-ul-Buldan, Volume 3 page 312, Dhikr Fadak
  8. Tafseer Kabeer, Volume 8 page 125 Ayat Fay
  9. Kanz al Ummal, Volume 3 page 129, Kitab al Khilafat ma al Imara
  10. al Milal wa al Nihal, Volume 1 page 18
  11. al Bidayah wa al Nihaya, Volume 5 page 245
  12. Tareekh Tabari, Volume 4 page 1825
  13. Musnad Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Volume 1 page 158
  14. Tareekh Khamees, Volume 2 page 174
  15. Futuh al Buldan, page 35
  16. Wafa al Wafa, page 995
  17. Tabaqat Ibn Sa’d (Book of the Major Classes, d. 852 AD.), Volume 2, page 392 translated by S. Moinul Haq assisted by H.K. Ghazanfar M.A.
  18. Naseem al Riyadh, Sharh Shifa Qadhi Khan Volume 3 page 414
We read in Riyadh:
When the Prophet died, Abu Bakr took Fadak from Fatima. Fatima went to him and said ‘Give the land of Fadak to me, as my father the Prophet (s) gave it to me’.
Tafseer Kabeer:
When Rasulullah (s) died, Fatima claimed that Fadak was land bestowed to me by my father the Prophet (s); Abu Bakr said ‘I don’t know if you are telling the truth”.
We read in Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 53, Number 325:
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, her 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, “Allah’s Apostle 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 Allah’s Apostle.
al-Bukhari under the Chapter of “The battle of Khaibar”, Arabic-English,v5, tradition #546, pp 381-383, narrates from Ayesha that:
“.. Fatimah became angry with Abu Bakr and kept away from him, and did not talk to him till she died. She remained alive for six months after the death of the Prophet. When she died, her husband ‘Ali, buried her at night without informing Abu Bakr and he said the funeral prayer by himself”.
Tabaqat Ibn Sa’d:
“… Verily Fatimah, the daughter of the apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, sent (a message) to Abu Bakr asking him about her share in the inheritance of the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, which Allah had bestowed on His Apostle as booty (without bloodshed). She at that time claimed (a share from) the (Arabic text) of the Prophet, at al-Mad’inah, Fadak and what had remained of the Khums of Khaybar. Thereupon Abu Bakr said: Verily, the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, said: We do not leave inheritance, what we leave goes into sadaqah. Verily the members of Muhammad’s family will get provision from this money. By Allah! I shall not change the distribution of the sadaqah of the Apostle of Allah from what it was in the time of Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him. I shall continue to spend them under the same heads as the Apostle of Allah was spending. So Abu Bakr refused to give anything to Fatimah. Consequently Fatimah, may peace be on her, became angry with Abu Bakr and left him. She did not talk with him till she died. She lived six months after the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him.”
We have proven from the most authentic Sunni works that Abu Bakr usurped the land of Fadak from Sayyida Fatima (as) and she demanded it back. Abu Bakr was not ready to give even an inch of land, and this so distressed Sayyida Fatima (as) she refused to talk to him until her dying day.
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