Your heart shook as they hammered on your door O Fāṭimah what your father warned is now in store The daughter of God’s Prophet (ṣ), a mercy to all humankind Do you see what the love of power has done to their minds

The Noble Prophet (ṣ) said: “Surely God is angered when Fāṭimah is angry and is pleased when she is pleased.” Sunni references: – Juwayni, 1400 (A.H.), vol. 2, p. 46, ḥadīth no. 378; Ḥʾākim Neyshapoori, 1406 (A.H.), vol. 3, page 153; Arbali, 1401 (A.H.), vol. 2, p. 93.

Your father passed away, barely underground was his flesh Your mourning and anguish for his loss was still so fresh

The Noble Prophet (ṣ) said: “Fāṭimah is the joy and happiness of my heart. Her sons are the fruit, her husband is the light of my eyes, and the Im āms from the progeny of her son are the trustees of my God and the rope that connects God and His creatures. Whoever holds on to them will be saved and whoever goes against them has gone astray.” Sunni reference: – Ibne A ḥmad Makki, 1418 (A.H.), vol. 1, p. 99, ḥadīth no. 21

Allah extended his mercy to humanity in this gift of a rope The ʿUrwatul Wuthqa, strongest handhold and the only hope

Allah warned: “And hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided.” – The Noble Quʾān, 3:103

But this rope is now under threat for future generations That day it was diverted and deprived from other nations They call, “ʿAlī must accept our choice to lead He must stand down and to our demands concede.” The fire danced in their eyes from the torches they held The delusions of the Dunia had them compelled You reply: “Why at Ghadir Khum, did you pledge him Wali Under my father’s gaze you said ‘bakhin bakhin ya ʿAlī,'”

On that Day the Noble Prophet (ṣ) said: “Of whoever considers me his master, then ʿAlī is his master. My Lord! Befriend anyone who befriends him and be the enemy to anyone who is his enemy, and help anyone who helps him and leave alone anyone who leaves him alone.” Sunni Reference: – Musnad Aḥmed Bin Ḥambal, 28/4 Publication: Dar Ṣader, -Beirut; Shīʿah Reference: – Biḥār al-Anw ār vol. 37, p. 118

“How is it that now you turn on that pledge What is this new authority you now allege?” “Surely Allah appoints for Islam the next guide What is it, of Allah’s decree, that you deride?”

Allah said: “O My angels! O Residents of My Heavens, verily, I have not created the erected sky, the stretched earth, the illuminated moon, the bright sun, the rotating planets, the flowing seas and the sailing ships, but for the love of these Five lying underneath the cloak…They are : Fāṭimah, her father, her husband and her two sons.” – Ḥadīth al-Kisā, Kulaynī, al-Kāfī, vol. 2, p. 8

Our existence depends on those under the cloak They attacked their sanctity, with force the door broke

Allah had said: “O you who believe! Enter not houses other than your own, until you have asked permission and greeted those in them; that is better for you, in order that you may remember.” – The Noble Qurʾān, 24:27

Fāṭimah you fell to the ground as ʿAlī was taken away So soon they turned on their Prophet (ṣ) to betray

Allah said: “Say, [O Muḥammad], I do not ask you for this message any payment [but] the love of (my) relatives.” – The Noble Qurʾān, 42:23

Nothing was sacred, not even your father’s gift of land But you fought back for your rights and made a stand They sheepishly looked away from the words they heard The people had settled on the leaders they preferred You cried because your father’s message was diverted and by the Muslims, you and your family were deserted

The Noble Prophet (ṣ) said: “O my daughter there is no woman in the world who has suffered more than you.”

O Shaheeda, O Martyr, to your injuries you succumbed Your soul was taken away and your pain became numbed To meet your beloved father’s embrace, and be glad You left a life where you sacrificed everything you had O Fāṭimah, to Allah we belong and to Him we return, Those unjust to you, of their destination they will learn. And the end is for the righteous!