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Fatima bt. Asad (a)

This article is about the mother of Imam 'Ali (a). For other people named Fatima, see Fatima (disambiguation).

Fāṭima bt. Asad b. Hāshim b. ʿAbd Manāf (Arabic: فاطمة بنت أسد بن هاشم بن عبدمناف) (b. 55 BH/569-70 – d. 4 AH/626) was the mother of Imam 'Ali (a) and the wife of Abu Talib. Fatima bt. Asad was the eleventh person, and the second woman, to have converted to Islam. There are narrations from the Prophet (s) about her that show the great position of Fatima bt. Asad. Her grave is in al-Baqi' Cemetery.

Fatima bt. Asad
Mother of Imam Ali (a)
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Fatima bt. Asad after delivering his son, 'Ali (a), exiting from Ka'ba, painting by Mahmud Farshchiyan
Religious Affiliation Islam
Lineage Banu Hashim
Well-known Relatives Imam Ali (a) (son), Abu Talib (husband)
Birth 55 before Hijra/569-70
Place of Birth Mecca
Place of Residence Mecca
Death/Martyrdom 4/626
Burial Place Al-Baqi' Cemetery, Medina
Era Early Islam
Known for Mother of Imam Ali (a); the second female Muslim



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