August 22, 2011

Fatima (făt'imu, fä'timu, futē'mu)

Fatima (făt'imu, fä'timu, futē'mu) [key], 616?–633?, daughter of Muhammad by his first wife, Khadija. Fatima was the wife of Ali, the mother of Hasan and Husayn, and reputedly the ancestress of the Fatimids. She is revered by all branches of the Islamic faith and is the subject of many mysteries and legends.

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