Fatima [fat′i mə, fät′-; fə tē′mə]
The city of Fatima, Portugal.Licensed from iStockPhoto
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606?-632; daughter of Mohammed
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also Fat·i·mah 616?-633.
Daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. She married Ali, among the first to embrace Islam, and is regarded by Muslims as one of the Four Perfect Women.
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A village of west-central Portugal north-northeast of Lisbon. It became a pilgrimage site after the reported appearance of the Virgin Mary to three children in 1917.