Prophet (S.A.W)’s youngest daughter Hazrat Fatima (R.A) was very dear to Him (S.A.W). When she was 15 years old proposals from upper-class families started arriving but Prophet (S.A.W) didn’t respond.
Hazrat Ali (R.A) 21 at that time says: “It occurred to me that I should go and make a formal proposal, but then I thought, ‘How could this be accomplished, for I possess nothing.” But encouraged by the Prophet’s kindness, I expressed my intention to marry Fatima (R.A). The Prophet (S. A.W) was pleased and said.
“Ali! Do you possess anything to give her in Mehr?’ I replied, ‘Apart from a horse and armor I possess nothing.”
The Prophet (S.A.W) said,
“A soldier must, of course, have his horse. Go and sell away your armor.”
So, Ali (R.A) went and sold his armor to Uthmaan (R.A) and got 480 Dirham then presented it to the Prophet (S.A.W). He (S.A.W) ordered Bilaal (R.A) to bring some perfume and a few other things and Anas (R.A) sent to call Abu Bakr, Uthmaan, Talhah, Zubayr with some companions from the Ansaar (R.A).
Nikah of Hazrat Fatima (R.A)
And He (S.A.W) made Dua as,
“O Allah, create love and harmony between these two. Bless them and bestow upon them good children.”
And dates distributed after the Nikah.
Prophet (S.A.W) gave his dearly loved daughter a silver bracelet, two Yemeni sheets, four mattresses. And one blanket, one pillow, one cup, one hand-grinding mill, one bedstead. a small water skin and a leather pitcher.