The Mother of the Believers Ayeshah (ra) narrates, “During the illness in which the Holy Prophet (saw) passed away, he (saw) called for Fatimah, his daughter, and whispered to her and she began to cry. Then he (saw) called her nearer and whispered something to her and she laughed.” Ayeshah (ra) says, “I asked Fatimah regarding this incident and she said, ‘The Holy Prophet (saw) whispered to me that that he (saw) would pass away during this illness so I began to cry. Then he (saw) whispered to me and told me that from the ‘people of the house’ I will be the first to come after him and meet him. To this I laughed.’”
79. عن عائشة رضي الله عنها، عن فاطمة رضي الله عنها: أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال لها: أنت أول أهلى لحوقا بى، فضحكت لذلك.
Ayeshah (ra) narrates from Fatimah (sa), “The Holy Prophet (saw) said to her, ‘From ¢the people of my house¢ you will be the first to meet me (after I have passed away).’ To this good news I laughed.”
80. عن بن عباس رضي الله عنه، قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لفاطمة رضي الله عنها: أنت أول أهلي لحوقا بى.
Abdullah Ibn Abbas (ra) narrates that Holy Prophet (saw) said to Fatimah (sa), “From my household you will be the first to join me.”
81. عن بن عباس رضي الله عنه، قال: لما نزلت (إذَا جَاءَ نَصْرُ اللهِ وَالْفَتْحُ) دعا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فاطمة، فقال: قد نعيت إلى نفسى، فبكت، فقال: لا تبكى، فإنك أول أهلي لحاقا بى فضحكت فرآها بعض أزواج النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، فقلن: يا فاطمةَ! رأيناك بكيت، ثم ضحكت، قالت: إنه أخبرنى أنه قد نعيت إليه نفسه فبكيت، فقال لى: لا تبكى، فإنك أول أهلى لاحق بى فضحكت.
Ibn Abbas narrates that when the Quranic verse, “When the help of Allah and victory comes…”, was revealed, the Messenger of Allah (saw) called Fatimah (sa) and said, “The news of my passing away has come.” She started to cry. The Holy Prophet (saw) said, “Don’t cry. Indeed from my household you will be the first to join me.” She started to laugh. This incident was witnessed by some of the wives and they asked, “Fatimah! We saw you cry and then you smiled.” Fatimah replied, “The Messenger of Allah (saw) told me that the time of his passing away has arrived. To this I cried. Then he (saw) said, ‘Do not cry. You will be the first to meet me from my household.’ To this I laughed.”