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The Martyrdom of Fatima

Brandishing their torches They stood outside her home “Come out; plead thy allegiance!” We want power for our own. The assailants pounded even harder And against the door they thrust Between the wall and entrance Our flower, she was crushed. The assault, it wasn’t over, Of that lady, mild and …

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Mawla: Friend or Guardian?

Studying the old lexical, literal, and commentary texts shows that Mawla means “guardian”, “being more appropriate than the believers”, and “having more authority upon the believers than themselves”. Some statements in which Mawla is used with these meanings are as follows: Abu Ubaydah Ma’mar ibn Mathna has explained the meaning …

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