from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Daughter of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. She married Ali, among the first to embrace Islam, and is regarded by Muslims as one of the Four Perfect Women.

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  • proper noun Islam A daughter of the prophet Muhammad, the wife of Ali.
  • proper noun A female given name used by Muslims.


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