- Wahid Azal, Fatimiyya Sufi Order
She is the Hujjat of 'Ali:In other words, she establishes the esoteric sense of his knowledge and guides those who attain to it.
Through her perfume, we breathe Irfan.
I have always taken solace in her symbology even before my Sufic initiation because her biography contained threads for me to hold on to. She grew up motherless like me and then she died at a very young age( martyred) because patriarchy could not accept that she ( a woman) was Prophet's spiritual and legal heir. So laws were passed to disinherit her, a false history was written( is still being written ) to show she was not Prophet (PBUH) only daughter -----and grave markings are removed from her grave so you cant even pray at her grave. Such was the envy of her station, that her funeral was in the dark of the night and attended by very few because a heavily attended burial would have been a cause for insecurity for men who had become guardians of her father's message.
Lady Fatima (as) has various names , they are:
- Siddiqah (the honest)
- Al-Mubarakah (the blessed one)
- Al-Tahirah (the pure)
- Az-Zakiyah (the chaste)
- Ar-Radhiatul Mardhiah (she who is gratified and who shall be satisfied)
- Al-Mardiyyah (the one pleasing to Allah )
- Al-Muhaddathah (a person other than a Prophet, which the angels speak to)
- Az-Zahraa (the splendid)
- Fatir ( the createrix)
Her Divine Feminine soul is concealed within the name 'Fatima Fatir'.
Only very few Sufi Circle's know the secret of this mystery( the Bektasi & Mvelvi) . I met them in Washington DC, and during Zikars of her name, I was opened to receive the mysteries of her station.
That to which has been given birth is the masculine. Its the sacred Yin and Yang dance of creation. Which is why, in spiritual transformation and rebirth, only the masculine principle can be born, for the feminine principle is the process itself. Once birth is given to the spirit, this principle remains as Fatima, the Creative Feminine, the Daughter of the Prophet, in a state of potentiality within the spirit reborn. The spirit of Imamat was born within her and the line of sacred knowledge ( transmitted to Sufi's) starts from her.
What mystery was the Prophet hinting at by this statement?
As such, Hazrat Fatima is directly associated with Sophia, the divine wisdom, which gives birth to all knowledge from God. She has thus become another symbolic equivalent of the Great Mother.
She is considered to be the source of the Imam's wisdom because she is lawh mahfuz or 'the hidden tablet; upon which Allah wrote. She is the source of Imamat and Batini!
It is said by some Sufis that there is another great secret regarding Fatima(AS).
After the Prophet's death, Fatima lived seventy-five days. During this time the Archangel Gabriel came to her and consoled her by telling her what her father was doing in the spiritual worlds, what his status was, and what would come about in the Islamic community after her death.Imam 'Ali wrote down what Fatima dictated to him. Her words were collected into what is known as Fatima's book: it contains what makes people need us and makes us in need of no one,' stated Imam Sadiq.
Legend says, that after 10, 30, and 60 days ---she would appear on your dream and heal your soul from despair.
Laila tul qadar is her night, Sufi's believe she is Qadr and calling out to her can guarantee redemption.
She is the helper of the alone woman; the grieving mother and the suffering daughter because she has been all three: she lost her mother as a child: she lost her father when quite young and then she lost her sons.
But she will be revered till all the Muslims has not become Isis robots because she is the personification of divine feminine of Islam.
The wife of the door to all the unknowable!
The mother of the king of martyrs!
She contains multitudes within her!
Ponder upon her life and your heart would open and you will surrender your pain to her!
Send salam to her and she would light up your dark nights and perfume your solitude!
Call her when the world of men pushes you down and she will give you strength!
And if you ever get a chance, visit her grave and say Fatiha for Fatima Fatir!