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The Fatimids were a rival Islamic Empire to the Abbasides. They attributed their claim to rule through Fatima, the daughter of Prophet Mohammad.
They ruled over parts of North Africa and the Levant between the 10th and 12th centuries.
The Fatimids ruled Damascus from the late 10th century until the second half of the 11th century when the Seljuqs took over from them.