Message of Thaqalayn

A Quarterly Journal of Islamic Studies

Fatima Bint Asad: The Pioneer of Islamic Faith and Migration

The lofty and superior personality of Fatima Bint Asad (a) – a woman who strove in the cause of God – can be considered from two angles: her roles as a mother to the Holy Prophet (s) and in raising her son, Imam Ali (a). The aspects of her character related to gnosis, wilayah, and jihad, as well as her presence in the cultural, political, and social arenas are subjects usually discussed with respect to her. A study of her life results in an understanding of her steadfastness in safeguarding and disseminating Islamic values, her existential and ideological nearness to the Prophet Muhammad (s) and Imam Ali (a), and her deep insight, wisdom, and piety.


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