Is the following authentic?
Once when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked Sayyidatuna Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha), “What is best for women?”
She spontaneously responded: “That no male sees her nor does she see any male.”
Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was so elated with her apt response that he commented:
“Fatimah is a piece of my flesh.”
Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that once Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) asked the sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum):
‘What is the best thing for a woman?’
They remained silent.
Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhu) says: ‘When I went home I asked Fatimah (radiyallahu’anha) about this.
‘[The best thing for a woman] is that she sees no man, and no man sees her.’
Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhu) says: ‘I mentioned that to Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wa sallam) who said: ‘Fatimah is but a part of me.’
(Musnad Bazzar, Hadith: 526, Hilyatul Awliya, Hadith: 1445 and Daraqutni in his Kitabul Afrad; see Kanzul ‘Ummal, Hadith: 46011)
The above Hadith is reported with various chains in the above references, which sufficiently corroborate each other.
One may quote this Hadith.
(Also see: Mukhtasar Zawaid Bazzar, Hadith: 1001 and 1990, Kanzul ‘Ummal, Hadith: 46011 and Subulul Huda wwar Rashad, vol.11 pg.45)
And Allah Ta’ala Knows best
Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar
Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar