When she was a young woman, Farah was sold to the Hassansins as a servant in a false paradise that lasted for a day, a means to convert new recruits to the cause of the Hassansins.
She is later saved by the servant of the trader who sold her into slavery. The servant fell in love with Farah. However, in order to help her escape, the servant sacrificed himself to the Hassansins. Safe from the Hassansins, Farah was allowed to grow old.