Umm Kulthum bint Abi Bakr

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Umm Kulthum bint Abi Bakr (Arabic: أم كلثوم بنت ابي بكر ‎), born 13 H.E. (634 AD), was a successor and a narrator of Hadith from her half-sister 'Aisha of which some were collected by al-Bukhari, Muslim, al-Nasa'i, Ibn Majah in Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih Muslim, Sunan al-Nisa'i, Sunan Ibn Majah, respectively.[1]

A daughter of Abu Bakr and Habiba bint Kharija, she was born shortly after her father died. While declaring his will, he informed his daughter 'Aisha that the palmtrees he gave her should be given as inheritance to her two brothers and two sisters. She readily accepted her father's wishes, but asked which other sister he was referring to besides Asma. He told her that Habiba was pregnant and that he suspected it to be a girl.[2]

She married Talha ibn Ubayd-Allah, who was some forty years older than herself. She gave birth to Zakariyyah, Yusuf (who died in infancy) and 'Aisha.[3] Talha was killed at the Battle of the Camel in 656. Umm Kulthum went on pilgrimage to Mecca while she was still in her waiting period.[4]

Thereafter she married Abdulrahman ibn Abdullah al-Makhzumi. She bore him Ibrahim al-Ahwal, Musa, Umm Humayd and Umm Uthman.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tahdhib al-Kamil al-Mizzi 35/381
  2. ^ al-Muwatta Book 36, Number 36.33.40
  3. ^ Muhammad Ibn Sad, Tabaqat al-Kubra, vol. 8. Translation by Bewley, A. (1995). The Women of Medina, p. 298. London: Ta-Ha Publishers.
  4. ^ Muhammad Ibn Sad, Tabaqat al-Kubra, vol. 8. Translation by Bewley, A. (1995). The Women of Medina, p. 299. London: Ta-Ha Publishers.
  5. ^ Muhammad Ibn Sad, Tabaqat al-Kubra, vol. 8. Translation by Bewley, A. (1995). The Women of Medina, p. 299. London: Ta-Ha Publishers.