Fatimid



[fat-uh-mid] /ˈfæt ə mɪd/

noun
1.
any caliph of the North African dynasty, 909–1171, claiming descent from Fatima and Ali.
2.
any descendant of Fatima and Ali.
/ˈfætɪmɪd/
noun
1.
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)
2.
Also called Fatimite (ˈfætɪˌmaɪt). a descendant of Fatima and Ali

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.

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