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Fatima Zahra

Fatima Zahra (first name sometimes rendered as Fatemeh, last as az-Zahra or Al Zahraa) was the daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. She was born in Makkah, Arabia about 606 and died in Medina in 632. She was said to have been Muhammad's favorite daughter.

With her husband Ali Abu-Taleb, Fatima had three sons, Al Hasan, Al Husein, and Al Muhsin.

Ali Abu-Taleb became the fourth Caliph, founding the Shiite Fatimides dynasty.

Ali Shariati wrote a book about Fatima entitled Fatemeh is Fatemeh, in which he says that even today, Fatima can still be a role model for women.