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The last Mahalakshmi principle came as Fatima. Fatima, as the Gruha Lakshmi, She stayed at home. She did not show off. She was not the one who went out. She stayed at home, looked after the household, looked after their children and made them two great warriors. Her children and Her husband, they fought for right. They fought for the truth. She was a Gruha Lakshmi.... The Gruha Lakshmi is the one who is represented in the life of Fatima, who was the daughter of Mohammed-sahib. Now She is always born in a relationship to a guru which is of virginity, of purity. So She comes as a sister or She comes as a daughter.... At a young age, She had these two sweet children who died in the war in Karbala. What a brave woman, the way She established the Shia system. Her husband also died and She did all that on Her own. Living behind the purdah, living behind the walls, She managed everything.... You have to keep Fatima awakened within yourself. In the Islamic culture, a housewife was given a very, very important place.... Mohammed understood that unless and until women are kept absolutely chaste, absolutely pure, there cannot be the Kingdom of God. (Diwali Puja 1990 and Hamsa Puja 1991 and Shri Fatima Pujas 1991 & 1993)
Fāṭimah bint Muḥammad, born c. 605 or 615 – died 28 August 632) is the youngest daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and Khadijah. She was the wife of Ali and mother of Hasan and Hussein. She is the object of the veneration, love, and respect of all Muslims, as she was the child closest to her father and supported him in his difficulties, was the supporter and loving caretaker of her own husband and children, and was the only child of Muhammad to have male children live beyond childhood, whose descendants are spread throughout the Islamic world and are known as Sayyids.
For Muslims, Fatimah is an inspiring example and Fatimah is one of the most popular girl's names throughout the Muslim world. more
Fatima al-Zahra (c.603-633) was the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, wife and companion of Ali, and mother of Hassan and Hussein, who were both killed in battle. Little is known about the actual figure behind the legends which vary according to their source (Shi'a or Sunni).
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi has said that Fatima was the Holy Ghost and an incarnation of Mahakali. (1981-1006). Shri Mataji also stated that Fatima was the last incarnation of Mahalakshmi (1990-1021), and was a Gruha Lakshmi who stayed at home, whilst her husband and children went out and fought for the truth. (1988-0814, 1990-0321, 1993-0518):
Now, the principle of Gruha Lakshmi has been evolved and developed by the Divine: it is not a human being's creation, and as you know, it resides in the left nabhi. The Gruha Lakshmi is the one that is represented in the life of Fatima who was the daughter of Mohammed-Sahib. Now She is always born in a relationship to a guru which is of virginity, of purity. So She comes as a sister, or She comes as a daughter. Now the beauty of Fatima's life is that after the death of Mohammed Sahib, as usual there were fanatic people who thought they can take the religion into their hands and can make it a very fanatic thing, and attention was not paid so much towards the ascent of the person. … So we have Ali and his wife, Fatima, who incarnated on the principle of the left nabhi. She stayed in her house, in her household, and She observed what you call a kind of a purdah or niqab as they call it, to cover her face - is a symbol that a woman who is a housewife has to save her chastity by covering her face, because She was a beautiful woman and they were born in a country which was very, very violent, and She would have been definitely attacked in case She had not lived in that kind of fashion. … But though She was in the house, She was Shakti so She allowed her sons, or actually ordered them, to fight those fanatics who were trying to deny the authority of her husband and you know they, Hassan and Hussein, they were killed there. It's a very beautiful thing how the Mahalakshmi tattwa of Sita took a form of Vishnumaya just to establish the beautiful principle of a housewife. Now She was very powerful, no doubt, and She knew that her children would be killed but these people are never killed, they never die, nor do they suffer - it's a drama they have to play to show people how stupid they are. (1988-0814)
The last Mahalakshmi principle came as Fatima. Fatima, the Gruha Lakshmi, She stayed at home. She didn't show off. She was not the one who went out. Stayed at home, looked after household, looked after their children and made them two great warriors. Her children and her husband, they fought for the right, they fought for the truth. She was a Gruha Lakshmi. (1990-0321)
Bibliography: 'Fatimah, Mary and the Divine Feminine in Islam', Knowledge of Reality no.22 http://www.sol.com.au/kor ; Jane Dammen McAuliffe, ‘Chosen of all women: Mary and Fatima in Qur’anic exegesis’ Islamochristiana v7, 1981:19-28; Denise Louise Soufi, The image of Fatima in classical Muslim thought (PhD dissertation, Princeton University, 1997); Mary F.Thurlkill, Chosen among women: Mary and Fatima in medieval Christianity and Shi'ite Islam (Notre Dame, USA: University of Notre Dame Press, 2007); Mary F.Thurlkill, ‘Fatima’  Oxford Bibliographies Online