A Lesson To Learn From The Marriage Of Ali (RA) and Fatimah (RA)

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Ali (RA) and Fatimah (RA)‘s marriage was one of the greatest ever on the earth. Despite Allah’s last Prophet (PBUH), he kept it really simple.


With the birth of a girl, Pakistani/Indian parents especially mothers get worried regarding the “jahez” & even they begin saving all the possible necessary things for them like blankets, bed sheets & pots. However what our Holy Prophet PBUH collected for his daughter? Read this hadith.

Ihqaqul-Haq vol. 10 pg. 358

Holy Prophet PBUH ordered to sell Ali (RA)’s armor & the cash brought to him, which calculated to regarding five hundred Dirhams. Prophet PBUH divided this cash into 3 parts. The 2 parts were put aside for buying the household product & clothes & another one part he gave to Bilal (RA) to buy a nice fragranced perfume.

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In historical records, it has been recorded that the trousseau bought with this cash consisted of eighteen items & It is visible how easy & low-cost these product should are, have been bought with such a normal amount of cash & which the most necessary are listed below;

  • 1 piece of dress material for one Dirham.
  • 1 large scarf for four Dirhams.
  • 4 Pillows of sheepskin filled with a sweet-smelling grass known as “Azkhar”
  • 1 bed made of wood and palm leaves.
  • 1 large Green-colored earthen pot (a pitcher) so on.
  • 1 mat.
  • 1 woolen curtain.
  • 1 leather water-skin.
  • 1 hand mill.
  • 1 large container for milking.
  • 1 Copper wash-tub.

We all should search before saying, “This is what Islam says”. We have molded the Islamic rules according to our lifestyles rather than practicing what has been already written.

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If you look at the details of the wedding ceremony of Ali (RA) & Bibi Fatimah (RA), you’ll get a very clear plan of how they executed the Shariat perfectly! People usually claim that we are living in the twenty-first century where the mentioned home goods are outdated, these individuals should notice the simplicity in these things rather than being worried regarding their “out of fashion”!

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