Imam Ali (a.s.) said:
Do not talk about knowledge with the foolish so that they deny you, nor with the ignorant so that they find you oppressive, but talk about it with those of its people whom you meet who will accept it and understand it.
Moulana Jelal-ud-din Rumi said :
“Woman is a beam of the divine Light. She is not the being whom sensual desires takes as its object. She is Creator, it should be said. She is not a creature. Great Fatima-ul- Zehra ( Means of Fatima the Radiant, Brightest Star, Star of Venus, The Evening Star), the daughter of the Prophet, is the secret in Sufism. She is the Hujjat of Ali (a.s.). In other words, she establishes the esoteric sense of his knowledge and guides those who attain to it.
Through her perfume, we breathe paradise. Though she was his daughter, the Prophet Muhammad (SAWW) called her “Um Abi’ha” (mother of her father). What mystery was the Prophet hinting at by this statement? While Fatima Zahra ( Salam -ullah – alleha ) was Muhammad’s (SAWW) daughter. The spiritual Fatima Al-Batool ( the divine virgin) her house is the living Ka’ba.
Allama Majlesi said :
“She is called Zahra, the radiant one, a universal motif and a characteristic of all saints. She is also called Batul, means divine virgin. She is the Queen of Enn‘as, she is the Queen of Heaven. She is the first woman who will enter the paradise and all those who accompany her and have prayed to her will also enter paradise and their sins will be forgiven, she is their savior and protector. She is a Mohadisa / Revealing the holy sayings. She is the one who talks and is in contact with Angles. In fact Angles are at her service.
Archangel Gabriel representing the Holy Ghost praises her at her incredible wedding in heaven. She is pure (taherah), sinless and becomes one of the 14 innocents and one of the holy five (Panjtan Pak). She is made pre-existence and almost immortal. The holy five were created from divine rays of light even before the beginning of the time. She sobs and mourns over her beloved son’s slain body as a distressed mother and is present at all the passion plays even though she had died fifty years earlier before the tragedy of Karbala. The long gone ancient Prophets sympathize and angles cry with her.
Yet at another level she is the fighter and the defender of the true faith and justice. After her fathers’ death the power struggle starts, her family representing the true faith, the pure and the holy blood is pushed aside. It is her speech that stirs, accuses and reveals all that is wrong and how deviations will happen with the greedy leaders who will change the course of Islam for ever and for worse.
At the domestic level she is the loyal daughter, the devoted wife, the caring mother and a symbol of endurance. Such themes have been used for centuries to project her image as that of the ideal Muslim woman. The one who will not hesitate to sacrifice all including herself for the sake of her family and the true fate.