Fatima is Fatima

Fatima is the Daughter of the Mercy of Allah (S)
She is the Companion of the Friend of Allah (S)
The Mother of the Leaders of Allah (S)

And Fatima is more...

Fatima is the Guide of the Women of the Worlds
She is the Leader of the Ladies of Light
The Role of the Women of all Times

And Fatima is more...

Fatima is Knowledge - encompassing All
She is Wisdom - ageless, vast
Islam embodied in human form

And Fatima is more...

Fatima is Beauty - forever Bloomed
She is Grace in every stance
Elegance in every pose

And Fatima is more...

Fatima is Courage in the face of trials
She is Strength - waging wars on Kuffar
Might - a Force from Allah (S)

And Fatima is more...

Fatima is Calmness in a stormy sea
She is Peace in chaos and turmoil
Warmth in desolation and misery

And Fatima is more...

Fatima is Laughter like a sunny sky
She is Joy like the smile of a child
Hope like a fresh spring bloom

And Fatima is more...

Fatima is Worship - immersed in Him
She is a Covenant - bound by Him
Obedience - resigned to Him

And Fatima is more...

Fatima is a Daughter adorning her father
She is a Wife supporting her husband
A Mother encouraging her sons

And Fatima is more...

Fatima is a Teacher in the Institute of Life
She is a Scholar in the depths of Islam
A Soldier in the army of Allah (S)

And Fatima is more...

Fatima is a Dreamer of His Beauty
She is a Poet of His Perfection
A Lover obsessed by His Acceptance

And Fatima is more...

Fatima is Humility in the Majesty of Allah (S)
She is Modesty shrouded in a veil,
Chastity - preserved by Allah (S)

And Fatima is more...

Fatima is a Light - in the Darkness of the World
She is a Beacon - showing the Way
A Path leading to Allah (S)

And Fatima is more...

Fatima is Sadness - for the loss of her Father
She is Misery - for the Trials of Ali (a)
Sorrow - for the slaughter of Kerbala

And Fatima is more...

Fatima is the Sun - a Core, a Center

She is the Moon - an Illuminating Lamp
The Stars - Jewels scattered in the Heavens

And Fatima is more...

Fatima is the Earth - a Bosom of Comfort
She is the Wind - Carrying Wings of Hope
The Sea - Sheltering Waves of Revolution

And Fatima is more...

The Question is: Fatima?

The Answer?
(Who Knows?)

The Question persists
What is Fatima?
Who is Fatima?

The Answers echoes
Fatima?
Fatima is no one
Nothing
But herself

Fatima is Fatima.

-- Binte Ali