Four(4) Daughters of Prophet Muhammad(saww)
Refutation of the Claim that Prophet Muhammad (saww) had 3 more daughters
other than Fatima Zehra (sa) who were married to Idol Worshipers.
1) Prophet Muhammad(saww) always Prophet:
It is a well known fact that the Holy Prophet(saww) was a prophet even before the creation of Adam(as) and hence Prophet Muhammad(saww) was always acting upon the laws of the Holy Quran although he anounced his Prophet-hood only at the age of 40.
This is proven from the following Sayings:
كنت نبیا و آدم بین الماء و الطین
"I was a Prophet when Adam was between water and mud".
انا اول الانبیا خلقا و آخرهم بعثا
"I Was the first Prophet to be created and the last to be send".
[Source: عوالی اللالی ج ۴ ص ۱۲۱]
The Marriage of the Holy Prophet (saww) also proves this.
Now since the Prophet(saww) has always been following the laws of Islam, hence believing that the Prophet(saww) got his daughters married to Mushrikeen (idolators) because this is in direct contradiction with the following verses of the Holy Quran:
Sura An-Noor 24, Verse 3:
الزَّانِي لَا يَنْكِحُ إِلَّا زَانِيَةً أَوْ مُشْرِكَةً وَالزَّانِيَةُ لَا يَنْكِحُهَا إِلَّا زَانٍ أَوْ مُشْرِكٌ ۚ وَحُرِّمَ ذَٰلِكَ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
"Let no man guilty of adultery or fornication marry and but a woman similarly guilty, or an Unbeliever: nor let any but such a man or an Unbeliever marry such a woman: to the Believers such a thing is forbidden."
Sura Al-Baqara 2, Verse 221:
وَلَا تَنْكِحُوا الْمُشْرِكَاتِ حَتَّىٰ يُؤْمِنَّ ۚ وَلَأَمَةٌ مُؤْمِنَةٌ خَيْرٌ مِنْ مُشْرِكَةٍ وَلَوْ أَعْجَبَتْكُمْ ۗ وَلَا تُنْكِحُوا الْمُشْرِكِينَ حَتَّىٰ يُؤْمِنُوا ۚ وَلَعَبْدٌ مُؤْمِنٌ خَيْرٌ مِنْ مُشْرِكٍ وَلَوْ أَعْجَبَكُمْ ۗ أُولَٰئِكَ يَدْعُونَ إِلَى النَّارِ ۖ وَاللَّهُ يَدْعُو إِلَى الْجَنَّةِ وَالْمَغْفِرَةِ بِإِذْنِهِ ۖ وَيُبَيِّنُ آيَاتِهِ لِلنَّاسِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَتَذَكَّرُونَ
"Do not marry unbelieving women (idolaters), until they believe: A slave woman who believes is better than an unbelieving woman, even though she allures you. Nor marry (your girls) to unbelievers until they believe: A man slave who believes is better than an unbeliever, even though he allures you. Unbelievers do (but) beckon you to the Fire. But Allah beckons by His Grace to the Garden (of bliss) and forgiveness, and makes His Signs clear to mankind: That they may celebrate His praise."
Another hadees which makes it further difficult to believe that Prophet Muhammad(saww) could get his own (biological) daughter married to an idolator (Mushrik):
Muhammad in Yahya has narrated from al-‘Amrakiy ibn Ali from Ali ibn Ja‘far from his brother from abu al-Hassan (DivineSupremeCovenantBody) who has said the following.
ان فاطمۃ علیه السلام صدیقۃ شهیدۃ و ان بنات الانبیاء لا یطمثن
"Fatima is truthful and a martyr. The daughter of the prophets do not experience menses."
[Source: Al Kafi - Kitab Al Hujja, Vol .4, Chapter. 114, Hadees. 2]
So how could the Holy Prophet (saww) get his daughters (alleged) made pure by Allah (swt) married to impure idol worshipers??
2) Sermon of Fatima Zehra (sa):
أنا فاطمة وأبي محمد، أقولها عودا على بدء، وما أقول إذ أقول سرفا ولا شططا لقد جاءكم رسول من أنفسكم عزيز عليه ما عنتم حريص عليكم بالمؤمنين رؤوف رحيم إن تعزوه تجدوه أبي دون نسائكم، وأخا ابن عمي دون رجالكم،
"O People ! Be informed that I am Fatimah, and my father is Muhammad (p.b.u.h) I say that repeatedly and initiate it continually; I say not what I say mistakenly, nor do I do what I do aimlessly. Now hath come unto you an Apostle from amongst yourselves It grieves him that you should perish; Ardently anxious is he over you;; To the believers he is most kind and merciful. Thus, if you identify and recognize him, you shall realize that he is my father and not the father of any of your women; the brother of my cousin rather than any of your men. What an excellent identity he was, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his descendants."
...This does no stop here, even the cursed one accepts this....
Abu Bakr also acknowledges this and says:
فأجابها أبو بكر عبد الله بن عثمان، وقال : يا بنت رسول الله ! لقد كان أبوك(ص) بالمؤمنين عطوفاً كريماً، (و) رؤوفاً رحيماً، وعلى الكافرين عذاباً أليماً، وعقاباً عظيماً، إن عزوناه وجدناه أباك دون النساء
"O daughter of the Messenger of Allah... Surely the Prophet is your father, not anyone else's...."
[Source: Ehtejaaj Vol.1 Pg.141]
Note that Fatima Zehra (sa) is addressing the men present saying that "he is my father and not the father of any of your women" hence the presence/absence of the other 3 alleged daughters of the Prophet (saww) when this sermon was delivered has no significance.
3) None has Father in Law like the one Imam Ali (as):
Prophet Muhammad (saww) said to Imam Ali (as):
و بهذا الإسناد قال قال رسول الله (ص) يا علي إنك أعطيت ثلاثا لم يعطها أحد من قبلك قلت فداك أبي و أمي و ما أعطيت قال أعطيت صهرا مثلي و أعطيت مثل زوجتك و أعطيت مثل ولديك الحسن و الحسي
"You were given three things that no one has been given before". Imam said: ..what are they? The Prophet (S) said: "You were given a father in law like me, a wife like yours and sons like Hassan and Hussain."
[Source: Oyoon Akhbar Alridha from Alshaikh Alsadooq, 2nd volume, Page 48, Hadeeth 188]
Note that these are 3 independent virtues given to Imam Ali (as) has proven from the word '3' coming in the Hadees itself and not 1 virtue combining all 3. Hence there is none other than Imam Ali (as) who has any of these 3 individual qualities.