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Today is 18 Jalál, 174 B.E. (Apr 26, 2017)

Language of Origin: Arabic

فاطمة
Name: The Shining One

'Fátimih the Shining One' was a daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad from his first wife Khadija. She is regarded by Muslims and Bahá'is as an exemplar for men and women. She remained at her father's side through the difficulties suffered by him at the hands of the Quraysh of Mecca. After migration to Medina, she married Ali ibn Abi Talib, Muhammad's cousin, and was mother to four of his children. She died a few months after her father, and was buried in Jannat al-Baqi in the city of Medina, although the exact location of her grave is unknown. Most Shias believe that she was injured when defending Ali against the first Khalifa, and that this incident led to her early death.


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