Heritage and Legacy: Fatimah Az-zhuhra bint Muhammed (PBUH)

FatimahAz-zhuhra bint Muhammed (PBUH) born 615 AD, died 28 August 632 was the youngest daughter Muhammad and Khadijah who lived to adulthood, and therefore part of Muhammad’s household. Her husband was Ali (RA) , the last of the Rightly Guided Caliphs, and her children include Hasan and Husayn.  She is loved and respected by all  Muslims. She was the child closest to her father and supported him in his difficulties. She was the supporter and loving caretaker of her own husband Ali (RA) and children. She was the only child of Muhammad to have male children live beyond childhood, whose descendants are spread throughout the Islamic world and are known as Sayyids. The 11th-century dynasty ruling Egypt at the time of the Crusades, the Fatimids, claimed descent from her.

‘Fatimah’ is one of the most popular girl’s names throughout the Muslim world.

Fatimah is a vital character in the religion of Islam. Although there is a controversy between different sects of Islam regarding her political role, she is the daughter of Muhammad and is revered by Muslims.