Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Clohessy, Christopher Paul, author

Title Fatima, Daughter of Muhammad / Christopher Paul Clohessy
Published Piscataway, NJ : Gorgias Press, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Series Gorgias Islamic Studies ; 4
Gorgias Islamic studies ; 4.
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Introduction -- 1. Fâtima in her Context: Historical and Biographical Notes -- 2. The Supernatural Qualities in the Annunciation and Birth of Fâtima in Shî‛a Tradition, Teaching and Piety -- 3. Fâtima the Virgin: Traditions, Teaching and Piety Surrounding the Conception and Birth of al- Husayn -- 4. The Motif of Grief and Suffering in the Life of Fâtima among the 'People of the House' -- 5. The Intercessory Prerogatives of Fâtima -- 6. The Possibility of Parallels Between Mary and Fâtima -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Summary The only child of Muhammad to survive him, Fatima was from early times taken up by Shî'a Islam, for whose adherents she is the virgin mother, the heavenly intercessor with untold power before God's throne, and the grieving mother of al-Husayn, the Shi'a's most important martyr. During her life she was impoverished and weak, neglected, marginalized, and divested of justice: but her reward in heaven comprises incalculable riches, all those in heaven will bow their heads to her, and her company will be the angels and the friends of God. Here, for the first time, her story is told
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes In English
Online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 30. Apr 2019)
Subject Fāṭimah, -632 or 633.
Fāṭimah, -632 or 633 -- Cult
Muḥammad, Prophet, -632 -- Family
Muḥammad, Prophet, -632.
Fāṭimah, -632 or 633.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781463216429