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Construction of Individual Women as Iconic Representatives: Indonesia: Fatimah al-Zahra
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Introduction

The figure of Fatimah al-Zahra (Fāṭima al-Zahrāʾ, The Radiant), daughter of the Prophet Muḥammad and wife of ʿAlī ibn Abī Tālib, fourth caliph of Islam, is deeply respected by Sunni and Shiʿi Muslims for her deep knowledge of Isl…

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Mukherjee, Wendy, “Construction of Individual Women as Iconic Representatives: Indonesia: Fatimah al-Zahra”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0652>
First published online: 2010



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