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 (făt′ə-mĭd′) also Fat·i·mite (-mīt′)
A Muslim dynasty that ruled North Africa and parts of Egypt (909-1171).


1. (Historical Terms) 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. (Historical Terms) Also called: Fatimite a descendant of Fatima and Ali


(ˈfæt ə mɪd)

also Fat•i•mite


1. any caliph of the North African dynasty, 909–1171, claiming descent from Fatima and Ali.
2. any descendant of Fatima and Ali.
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Located in Al-Moez Street in Islamic Cairo, Al-Azhar mosque is also a main stop for tourists to witness Muslims' lifestyles back in 972 BC when it was built during the Fatimid Dynasty.
Academics speculate that this sumptuous object was commissioned by the rising Fatimid dynasty as a gift to the Byzantine emperor, proclaiming Fatimid power.
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This corpus of documents originated in a Geniza-type depository kept in the Grand Mosque of Damascus during the Fatimid and Ayyubid periods, which was salvaged and transferred to Istanbul in 1893.
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