- any caliph of the North African dynasty, 909–1171, claiming descent from Fatima and Ali.
- any descendant of Fatima and Ali.
Origin of Fatimid
Examples from the Web for fatimid
The Muslim Brotherhood declared against Tahrir and set up its own protest, at the Azhar, the seat of Sunni Islam in Fatimid Cairo.Ahdaf Soueif’s Cairo: Remembering A City Wracked By The Arab Spring
January 26, 2014
After these two great rulers the Fatimid caliphate subsisted for nearly two centuries by no virtue or energy of its own.The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI.
Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
- a member of the Muslim dynasty, descended from Fatima, daughter of Mohammed, and Ali, her husband, that ruled over North Africa and parts of Egypt and Syria (909–1171)
- Also called: Fatimite (ˈfætɪˌmaɪt) a descendant of Fatima and Ali
Word Origin and History for fatimid
Arab dynasty that ruled 908-1171 in North Africa and sometimes Egypt and Syria, from Fatima, daughter of Muhammad by his first wife, Khadija; Fatima married Ali, and from them the dynasty claimed descent.