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There are many traditions regarding her ancestry, saying that she is Roman.
Her name has been recorded as Rayhana, Narjis, Sayqal, Hadith or Sawsan in Shia's books. There are a couple of narrations regarding the origin of his mother she was a descendant of Simon one of the companion of Jesus.
Less narrations state that she's a Nubian slave but are weak and far less present than the others and are maybe a mixed with narrations regarding the mother of the 9th Imam al Jawad.
The stronger theory is that she was the North Africa Roman princess of Numidia which was called at that time Caeserea Mauretanea which is now named Cherchell in Algeria.