The next three chapters are rooted in the awareness
that the solidarity of the Muslim nation rests on its hold on an
ideal, unlike territorial societies that rest on a concrete thing,
i.e. their country.
Umoomat, the word for motherhood, comes from the
same root as ummat, meaning a nation or a community of the followers
of a prophet.
A role model for Muslim women
Fatima was the daughter of the Prophet and was
married to Ali. She was the mother of Hasan, who forewent his
claim to caliphate in order to reconcile the warring faction of
the nation. The other son of Fatima was Husain, the master of
Fatima lived a simple life, taking pride in poverty
just like her father.
Address to Muslim women
“High, high the cravings are that wrestle
within your soul,” Iqbal addresses Muslim women. “Be
conscious still and keep your eye on Fatima as a role model, so
that your branch may bear a new Husain and our orchid blossom
with the Golden Age.”
- Can you see a connection between this chapter
and the previous one?
The daughter of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) is a role model for Muslim women.