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Speculation 7: Scarcity of Virtuous Narrations
In this belated age, due to their base inner-self overpowering their intellect, people have begun to reject realities and certainties and do not feel the slightest apprehension to contradict the Qur’an, Sunnah and Islamic history. Accordingly, this ideology is being brazenly and boldly propagated that Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam had only one daughter, i.e. Sayyidah Fatimah radiya Llahu ‘anha, while her other three sisters’ lineage to Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam is rejected.
Since the virtues and merits of Sayyidah Fatimah radiya Llahu ‘anha are found in many different books while the books are empty of virtues for the others, it becomes a ‘proof’ that she was the only daughter and that Sayyidah Zainab, Ruqayyah and Umm Kulthum radiya Llahu ‘anhunna are not biological daughters, but are traditional customary daughters.
Eliminating this Speculation
To remove this doubt, peruse the following and you will realise the fallaciousness of their proof:
- The readers are well aware that we have previously written detailed biographies of all the daughters mentioning every aspect of their lives wherein their virtues and merits were extolled. Have another look at their biographies for satisfaction and you will realise the falsehood and deception of these Shia. We have recorded their biographies from birth till death from both Sunni and Shia books. This is sufficient to prove the fallaciousness of their claim.
- The abundance of virtue of one individual is not a basis to reject the lineage of another. For example, Sayyidina ‘Ali’s radiya Llahu ‘anhu virtues have been mentioned quite extensively whereas the virtues of his brothers, Sayyidina Jafar and Sayyidina ‘Aqil radiya Llahu ‘anhuma, are relatively less. Now can someone reject the lineage of his brothers on this basis? This is an erroneous method of proving something. Similarly, Nabi Dawood ‘alayh al Salam had many sons but virtues are only found for Sayyidina Sulaiman ‘alayh al Salam . In the same way, Nabi Yaqub ‘alayh al Salam had twelve sons, but there are scores of virtues of Nabi Yusuf ‘alayh al Salam . It is not correct to reject the lineage of the other sons on this basis. Similarly, the virtues of Sayyidah Fatimah radiya Llahu ‘anha are found in abundance whereas the virtues of the other three daughters are relatively less; to make this the basis to reject their lineage is fallacious, deceptive and false. This self-styled rule that absence of many virtues necessitates rejection of lineage is theoretically and practically erroneous.
- Another point to consider is that in the last days of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam ’s life, Sayyidah Fatimah radiya Llahu ‘anha was the only living daughter. Even her mother, Sayyidah Khadijah radiya Llahu ‘anha, and her aunts all had left this world. Hence, the special attention of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was directed to only Sayyidah Fatimah radiya Llahu ‘anha. Generally in this space of time, Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam enumerated many of her virtues which are correct and authentic. However, to use this to reject the lineage of her sisters is wicked and dishonourable, and is humiliates and disgraces them (Allah forbid!), which no Muslim will ever do. This also causes pain to Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and Sayyidah Fatimah radiya Llahu ‘anha. This is an extremely wicked path which is not in the interest of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam and nor of Sayyidah Fatimah radiya Llahu ‘anha.
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