We Should Always Remind Aurselves Of The Marriage Of Fatimah (Radiallahu 'Anha),
The Daughter Of Our Beloved
Prophet Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wassalam
When Ali (Radiallahu 'Anhu) Expressed His intention To Propose For Fatimah (Radiallahu 'Anha)
Prophet Sallallahu Alaihe Wassallam Was Pleased And Asked Him if He Possessed Any Riches. When Ali (Radiallahu 'Anhu) Replied That Apart From A Horse And A Shield He Possessed Nothing, Prophet Sallalahu Alaihe Wassalam Said:-
" A Soldier Must Of Course, Have His Horse. Go And Sell Your Shield."
Ali (radiallahu 'anhu) Sold His Shield For 400 Dirhams, After Which Prophet Sallalahu Alaihe Wassalam Called Bilal (Radiallahu 'anhu) And Asked Him To Bring Some itar Perfume And A Few Other Things And Sent Anas (Radiallahu 'Anhu) To Call Abu Bakr, Uthman, Zubair (Radiallahu 'Anhum) And Some Other Men Of The Ansar. When They Had Arrived..... The Prophet Sallalahu Alaihe Wassalam Recited The Nikah Khutbah, Giving Hadhrat Fathimah (Radiallahu 'Anha) in Nikah To Hadhrat Ali (Radiallahu 'anhu),
He said:- " Bear You All Witness, I Have Given Fathimah To Ali For 400 misqals Of Silver And Ali Has Accepted."
He Then Raised His Head And Made Duâ€™a.
After The Nikah, Dates Were Distributed And When Night Came, Fathimah (Radiallahu 'Anha) Was Sent Without Any Hue Or Cry in The Company Of Umme Aiman (Radiallahu 'anha).
The Prophet Sallalahu Alaihe Wassalam Visited Them, Made Duâ€™a For Them, And Asked For A Basin Of Water in Which He Blew After Reciting The Three Quls. He Then Sprinkled This Water On Both, Hadhrat Ali (Radiallahu 'Anhu) And Hadhrat Fatimah (Radiallahu 'anha).
The Prophet Sallalahu Alaihe Wassalam Gave His Daughter A silver bracelet,
2 yemeni sheets,
one hand grinding mill,
A Small water skin
And An Earthen Pitcher.
And Advised Them That The indoor Work Should Be Done By Hadhrat Fatimah (Radiallahu 'Anha) And The Outdoor Work By Hadhrat Ali (Radiallahu 'Anhu).
[Book Of Sunnah - Mufti- Salejee.]
This is The " Ideal Wedding" which we should all be striving towards.
It Would Be To The Benefit Of Many if We Start instilling This in The Minds Of Children, Especially Young Girls.
We Should Encourage Them Towards Totally Following The Sunnah, And Not Just Doing So Selectively
-Eg:- By Following Whatever is Easy To Follow, And Then Emulating Other People in Others Aspects Of Life.
By Becoming The Slaves Of Our Nafs And Shaitaan....
Eg:- By Hosting Unnecessary And Elaborate Functions, We Are Only Hampering The Imaan And Futures Of Children:
How Can We Expect Them To Embark On the ibaadat which Nikah is, when this ibaadat begins with a series of sins?
It should be the pleasure of Allah [Azwa Jall] which we hope to attain, not the pleasure of misguided family members and friends.
One should endure their displeasure, rather than face the displeasure of Allah [Azwa Jall] 'Inshallah'.