One of the problems, which disturbed Fatima, was that
some of her father's wives were envious and jealous of her. Certain wives
of the Prophet (S) developed psychological complications against Fatima,
because of the special treatment the Prophet bestowed upon her and the
great love and kindness that he favored her with.
Al-Majlisi (May Allah bless his soul) narrated in Bihar that Imam Sadiq (A) said:
"The Messenger of Allah entered his house to find Aisha yelling at Fatima, saying:
`By Allah, O Khadija's daughter, you feel that your mother was better than us; but what favor does she have above us? Is she not saved like us?'
The Prophet (S) heard Aisha's shouting. When Fatima saw him, she began to cry; the Prophet (S) then said:
`What makes you cry, O daughter of Muhammad?'
Fatima said: 'Aisha degraded my mother, and this has caused me to cry.'
The Messenger of Allah (S) angrily said: `Hush,
O Humaira (reddish woman)!! Surely Allah (Exalted is His Name) blessed
this devoted and fertile woman; and Khadija (may Allah bless her soul)
gave birth to my children, Al-Tahir (Abdullah) who was purified, A1-Qasim,
Ruqayya, Um Kulthum, and Zainab; but Allah has created you with a sterile
womb so you do not give birth to any children."
Many other unappreciated utterances were made by Aisha
against Fatima Zahra (A); which reflects the deep inborn deviation from
which Aisha suffered, was not observed in any other of the Prophet's wives.
This narration clearly states that Khadija's daughters were all the Prophet's direct daughters and not step-daughters. There are also many other proofs, which pertain to this fact; but we will deal with them in another book, for this is not the place for such a study.