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Fāṭima bt. Muḥammad
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Fāṭima, daughter of the prophet Muḥammad and his first wife Khadīja, is venerated throughout the Islamic world. She married her father’s cousin ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib, and gave birth to al-Ḥasan and al-Ḥusayn, the only male descendants of the Prophet. Historical sources on her life are scarce and often shaped by religio-political tendencies. Fāṭima is the num…

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Klemm, Verena, “Fāṭima bt. Muḥammad”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27039>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: 9789004269613, 2014, 2014-2



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