The Daughter of Hussain
Fatima Sugra bint Husain was the eight-year old daughter of Imam Hussain ibn Ali. It is believed that she was ill and was therefore left behind at Medina when the battle of Karbala took place.
Whilst her family were preparing for the journey that lay ahead of them, Fatima Sugra watched from her bed, too ill to even get up. No one had mentioned to her that she was not going. She decided to wait till her father’s return.
She lay on bed praying that her father would agree to take her. Imam Hussain sat on the bed, put his hand on Fatima’s head and said, “When you were born, my dear. I named you after my mother Fatima Zehra. She was known as the patient one and I need you to also be patient”