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Umm Abiha

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Umm ʾAbīhā (Arabic: أمّ أبیها) is the nickname of Lady Fatima (a), also some people have been named after her by this nickname.

Umm Abiha is an Arabic nickname which literally means "the mother of her father". This nickname was given to daughters by their fathers as a sign of affection and fondness. According to the position of Lady Fatimat al-Zahra' (a) toward the Prophet (s) , he used to call her by this nickname. The nickname, still, is used by Shi'a to indicate Lady Fatima (a).

In a narration Imam al-Sadiq (a) quotes from Imam al-Baqir (a) that Umm Abiha is Lady Fatima's (a) nickname.

'Abd Allah b. Ja'far b. Abi Talib had a daughter by the name "Umm Abiha". According to Muhammad b. Jarir al-Tabari , Imam al-Kazim (a) also had a daughter named "Umm Abiha".

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  • The material for this article is mainly taken from ام ابیها in Farsi Wikishia.