Fatima Sughra

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Fatima bint al-Husayn
Died Ash-Sham, Umayyad Caliphate
Burial place Damascus, Syria, the Levant
Title As-Sughra

Fatimah al-Sughra bint al-Husayn (Arabic: فـاطـمـة الـصـغـرى بـنـت الـحـسـيـن‎, translit. Fāṭimah aṣ-Ṣughra bint al-Ḥusayn, lit. 'Fatima the Younger, daughter of Husayn'‎) was a daughter of the Islamic Imam Al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali, and his wife, Umm Ishaq bint Talhah.[1] It is believed that, at the age of 8, she was ill and left behind at Al-Medinah when Al-Husain took part in the Battle of Karbala’ (680 ACE).[2][3] Eventually, she accompanied her aunt, Zaynab bint ‘Ali, to Ash-Sham, where she died. Her grave is believed to be in Damascus.[4]

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  1. ^ Islamic shi'ite encyclopaedia, Ḥasan Amīn, s.n., 1973 - Religion; "... Fatima; i^u her mother was Umm Ishaq bint Talhah ibn 'Abdullah."
  2. ^ The Light, Volumes 12-13; Bilal Muslim Mission of Tanzania, 1978 - Islam; " ... said that Imam Husain (a.s.) had another daughter named Fatema, we have to point out that she was Fatema Sughra ..."
  3. ^ The Immortal Poetry & Mir Anis: With the Versified Translation of a Marsia of Mir Anis; Syed Ghulam Abbas, Mir Babbar Ali Anis,Majlis-e-Milli, Pakistan, 1983 - Elegiac poetry - 368 pages; "Umme Salma loved Husain very much. At the time of Huasin's departure from Madina, she was left there due to her old age and also to look after Fatima Sughra, the ailing daughter of Husain. Na'ni, Umme Salma. 6. AU, Son of Abu Talib ..."
  4. ^ "Syria". Mailviruskid.tripod.com. Retrieved 2016-10-14.