also Fat·i·mah 606?-632?
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.
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.
Proper nounSee also: Fátima
- Travelers to the Chicago World's Fair were eager to see dancers such as Fatima (also known as "Little Egypt").
- His descendants by Fatima are known as the Fatimites (q.v.; see also Egypt: History, Mahommedan period).
- As a mere boy he distinguished himself by being one of the first to declare his adhesion to the cause of Mahomet, who some years afterwards gave him his daughter Fatima in marriage.
- He was believed to have descended in direct line from Ali by his wife Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet Mahomet.
- The hereditary principle had not been recognized by Islam in the cases of Abu Bekr, Omar and Othman; it had had some influence upon the choice of Ali, the husband of Fatima and the cousin of the Prophet.