- a.d. 606?–632, daughter of Muhammad and wife of Ali.
- the seventh and last wife of Bluebeard, popularly a symbol for feminine curiosity.
- a female given name.
- a village in central Portugal, N of Lisbon: Roman Catholic shrine.
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Fatima says they were initially happy when Ziad joined the army, but that feeling has utterly faded.
“The lies of the government shocked us,” says Fatima, as the tears flow slowly from her eyes and down her cheek.
I learned this when I visited the pioneering Muslim feminist scholar Fatima Mernissi in Rabat, Morocco, some years ago.Outcry Over Afghanistan Quran Burnings Shows Misguided ‘Honor’ About Sacred Book
Asra Q. Nomani
February 22, 2012
Fatima and Aisha have little choice but to obey their husbands.Terror at the Beach
September 30, 2011
Fatima Bhutto on the price ordinary Pakistanis pay as their leaders allow the country to fall apart.Pakistan Is Playing Dumb
May 5, 2011
Leaving her with a pad upon which he had scribbled "Patience, Fatima, wife of Bluebeard!"Melomaniacs
And then as I was in the act of mounting Fatima it occurred to me he could no doubt direct me.
Fatima was ahead and was picking her way daintily and surely, but slowly.
It was evident that fleet as La Bette might be, Fatima was far fleeter.
I shall take mademoiselle on Fatima and get her safe inside the gates.
- ?606–632 ad daughter of Mohammed; wife of Ali
- a village in central Portugal: Roman Catholic shrine and pilgrimage centre