The kind uncles and aunts of the race are more esteemed than its true spiritual fathers and mothers.
There is usually no distinction between brothers (or sisters) and cousins, all the children of brothers and sisters speak of each other as brothers and sisters, and they call uncles and aunts fathers and mothers.
Two aunts of the caliph took part in this expedition, having made a vow that if the dominion of the Omayyads were ended they would wage war in the path of God.
That made all their children her aunts and uncles, and their grandchildren her cousins.
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