Umm Hakim bint Abdul Muttalib

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Umm Hakim bint Abdulmuttalib was an aunt of Muhammad.

She was born in Mecca c. 546, the daughter of Abdulmuttalib ibn Hashim and Fatimah bint Amr al-Makhzumiya.[1][2] She was the twin sister of Abdullah, the father of Muhammad.[3] Umm Hakim was known as Al-Baydaa ("the White One") because she was Abdulmuttalib's only fair-skinned daughter.[4]

She married Kurayz ibn Rabia from the Abdshams clan of the Quraysh. Their children were Amir, Arwa (the mother of the future Caliph Uthman), Talha and Umm Talha.[5]

Umm Hakim died before 610.[6]


  1. ^ Ibn Hisham note 97.
  2. ^ Muhammad ibn Saad, Tabaqat vol. 8. Translated by Bewley, A. (1995). The Women of Madina, p. 32. London: Ta-Ha Publishers.
  3. ^ Al-Tabari, Tarikh al-Rusul wa'l-Muluk vol. 39. Translated by Landau-Tasseron, E. (1998). Biographies of the Prophet's Companions and Their Successors, p. 198. New York: State University of New York Press.
  4. ^ Laundau-Tasseron/Tabari, p. 198.
  5. ^ Bewley/Saad vol. 8 p. 32; Laundau-Tasseron/Tabari, p. 198.
  6. ^ Al-Tabari vol. 39 p. 198.