Fatimah Bint Muhammed was the youngest daughter of the Prophet Muhammed PBUH and his wife Khadija RA.
Fatimah's parents were stoic figures in Islamic History and role models of great aspiration to those across time, including the modern day.
From a very young age, Fatimah also traversed an equally stoic journey. By extension of her parents, people view her as an ultimate archetype of women in faith. Her reverence is known for her excellence and attributes of compassion, without prejudice, whilst enduring immense personal suffering.
The founders, board members, and team at The Fatimah Foundation value and strive to embody these attributes whilst serving the community.
In advanced times and history, we recognise women's value, rank, and position in society, family, workplace, education, and home as women who commit to reducing and eliminating social issues despite facing some contestation, including those part of faith-based communities.
History has many great role models. We believe it is imperative to remember and be inspired by our noblest female role models of faith and community, like Fatimah Bint Muhammed. Fatimah's courageous sacrifices were symbolic of her character, values, and pursuit of social causes.
Living by the examples of our great role models who lived provable actions of compassion, generosity and kindness towards humanity, regardless of background, faith, or identity and without prejudice are strong determinates for an ecology of a healthy, thriving society.
These modelled attributes align with our model of well-being framework - based on the four dimensions of the Te Whare Tapa Wha concept. They also shape our guiding practices and how we lead in service together, found in the acronym FATIMAH - Family Assistance to Islamic Mothers And Homes.
Fatimah and her parents could not have achieved their aspirations without resilience building as they met with resistance, rejection, humiliation, tests, or challenges. Nevertheless, they remained steadfast because they believed in doing good.
Since the establishment of the Fatimah Foundation in 2009, the organisation and our people within the organisation believe that women, men, youth and children in our communities, homes and families deserve a thriving ecology of care to realise their own best version of their self-determination. We are here to support our community.