Sayyida Fatima (S.A) did not live a long life. She died between seventy five to ninety days after the Prophet's death at a ripe age of eighteen.
The death of her beloved father was too much for her, Added to this great loss, was the injustices that she and her husband had to suffer from the hands of Muslims immediately after the Prophet's death. 

The immediate cause of her tragic death was from her illness that she got after she was hit with burning door by a man named Qunfus on the instructions of the Government of the day.

The events that led to her death are narrated below.


In the year 11 A.H, immediately after the Prophet had returned from Hajj, he became ill. He knew that soon he would leave this earth, and he let everyone know of this.

According to Ibne Abbas (as reported by Sheikh Mufeed) when the Prophet (S.A.W.W) was on his deathbed people saw him crying so much that his beard and shirt became wet with tears. Somebody asked him, "What makes you cry so much, Oh the Messenger of Allah?"

The Prophet (S.A.W.W.) answered, "I am crying for my progeny (‘Ahlul Bayt’) against whom many crimes will be committed by 'Ummah' after my death.

"It is as if I can see my daughter Fatima (S.A) being oppressed and she calling out 'Oh father,’ but none from my Ummah coming for her help."

On hearing this Sayyida Fatima (S A) began to weep.

The Prophet (S.A.W.W) said, “Do net weep, my daughter. "I ‘m not weeping for what will befall on me but because I will be separated from you, O! The Messenger of Allah."

The Prophet (S.A.W.W) then said, "Rejoice, The daughter of Muhammad. For you will be the first one among the ‘Ahlul Bayf to follow me."

The Prophet (S.A.W.W) finally left this world, his last words to her were: ''Daughter Fm leaving you; Peace be on you from me."