Ramadan 2009 / 1430: August 22 - September 20
Fatimah, Mohammed's Daughter
Monday, 7 September
"Loving Muslims Through Prayer"
Born in Mecca in AD 605, died in Medina in AD 632. Fatimah (Fatima) was the name of the favourite daughter of Mohammed. Her name means “she who weans.” She was considered one of four perfect women by Mohammed. The others were Mohammed’s own first wife, Khadijah, the mother of Fatimah; Mary, the mother of Jesus; and Asiya the wife of an ancient Pharaoh.
Fatimah was apparently a good influence, but her name is also associated with an occult object that has fairly negative infleunce in the Muslim world. This so-called “Hand of Fatimah” is used by Muslims in amulets, charms and jewelry to ward off evil spiritual influences.
- Pray according to Acts 19:18-20 concerning occult influences: "And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed."
- Pray for the millions of Muslim women named Fatimah to find new life in Jesus.