The Shia raise this doubt to prove their one daughter fallacy that only one daughter’s name of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam appears in the sermons of Jumu’ah and ‘Eid, i.e. the name of Sayyidah Fatimah radiya Llahu ‘anha. This proves that Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam had only one daughter because if there had been other daughters, their names would have appeared in the sermons.
The general mention of one daughter in the sermons does not reject the other daughters. The rule is that the non-mention of something does not necessitate its non-existence. Secondly, some sects, such as the Khawarij, Nasibiyyah, etc., had incorrect beliefs regarding Sayyidah Fatimah radiya Llahu ‘anha and would not revere and respect her. Thus, the ‘ulama’ mentioned her virtues in the sermons to counter the evil ideologies they possessed. Before our era, no one had anything against the other three daughters. Hence, it was assumed that their mention was not necessary in the sermons.
Now things have changed and new corrupt ideologies are being formed to the extent that the lineage of three daughters of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam is being rejected and they are being mentioned with base and ignoble titles like traditional and customary, adopted and step; it has become imperative that all four daughters of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam be mentioned in the sermons to remove the corrupt ideologies of the people and so that the correct belief regarding the family of Rasulullah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam is maintained.
Changes of times bring change to rulings and verdicts. For example, the names of the righteous khulafaʼ were included in the sermons due to the need in that era. Due to conditions prevalent in our times, the names of all four daughters should be included.Back to top