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Religious Practices: Religious Commemorations: China: Fāṭima Day
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All Muslims in the world venerate Fāṭima, the favorite daughter of the Prophet Muḥammad, ʿAlī's wife, but she is generally celebrated in the Shīʿī world. People celebrate her birthday, her wedding, and episodes of her life and death. The Chinese speaking Muslims – called Du…

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Allès, Elisabeth, “Religious Practices: Religious Commemorations: China: Fāṭima Day”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0617b>
First published online: 2009



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