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Fatima, c.616-33, was the only daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, the wife of Ali, and in Muslim tradition, the ancestor of the Fatimid caliphs and of the imams of the Shiite branch of Islam. She is revered by all Muslims and is the subject of many legends; the Shiites often show her a devotion equivalent to that accorded the Virgin Mary in Christianity.
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Fatima (606?-632?), daughter of Muhammad by his first wife, Khadija, and the only child of Muhammad to bear offspring. She married the caliph Ali, Muhammad's cousin, and from Ali and Fatima are supposedly descended the Fatimids, a medieval caliphate of northern Africa.
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