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Fāṭima, the daughter of Muḥammad b. ʿAbd Allāh, the Prophet of Islam, by his first wife, Khadīja b. Khuwaylid. Her presence in Islam’s turbulent early years meant that she not only played an important role at certain points in Islam’s early history but, especially for Shiʿa Muslims, was of central importance for the future of Islam…

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Faramarz Haj Manouchehri, Shahram Khodaverdian, Ali A. Bulookbashi and Mahbanoo Alizadeh, “Fāṭima”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Wilferd Madelung and, Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 19 March 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_037147>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180110

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