Umm Kulthum bint Ali
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She was born in Medina on 8 July 630 (Gregorian) (Wednesday 18 Rabi'ul-Awwal 9 AH), the fourth child of Ali and of Muhammad’s daughter Fatimah. Her siblings were Hasan, Husayn and Zaynab.:18
Ali wanted his daughters to marry his brother Ja'far's sons, but some believe that Umm Kulthum's hand in marriage was requested by the Caliph Umar, who promised, "No man on the face of the earth will treat her better than I will." However, some are of the view this marriage with Umar did not happen at all and is a fabrication. Her brother Hasan remarked that he had never seen such passionate love as Umm Kulthum's for Awn. However, Awn died after only a short time. After Awn's death, Ali married Umm Kulthum to his brother Muhammad,:299 again for 4,000 dirhams. But Muhammad also died. After the deaths of her husband Muhammad and her sister Zaynab, Umm Kulthum became one of the wives of Awn and Muhammad's eldest brother Abdullah.:299 She remarked: "I was not shy with [my mother-in-law] Asma bint Umays. Two of her sons died while married to me, but I did not fear this for the third.":299
There is story of Ali protested that she had not yet reached puberty, but Umar commanded that she be presented to him. Ali gave his daughter a striped garment and instructed her: "Take this to the Commander of the Faithful and tell him: 'My father says, "If you like this garment, keep it; if you don't like it, return it."'" When Umm Kulthum brought this message to Umar, she reported, "He did not undo the garment nor look at anything except at me." He told her that he was pleased, and so Ali consented to the marriage.:299-300 Umar gave his bride a dower of 40,000 dirhams, and the marriage was consummated in November or December 638 (Dhu'l-Qaada 17 AH). They had two children, Zayd and Ruqayya.:299
One story from their married life tells how Umm Kulthum sent a gift of perfume to the Empress of Byzantium. The Empress sent back a "superb" necklace for Umm Kulthum. Umar believed that his wife should not have conducted a private correspondence at the expense of the state postal service, so he reimbursed her for the cost of the perfume and placed the Empress’s necklace in the state treasury. Nevertheless, it was said that Umar treated Umm Kulthum "with extreme honour and respect" because she was Muhammad's granddaughter.
Some believe that after Umar's death in 644, Umm Kulthum married her young cousin, Ja'far's son Awn:299 for a dower of 4,000 dirhams. Umm Kulthum had no children by her later marriages.:299
Umm Kulthum and her son Zayd died at the same time, in Abdullah's lifetime. Eighty people attended their funeral,:299 where Sa'id ibn al-'As conducted the prayers, and the congregation included Abdullah ibn Umar and Abu Hurairah.
Fatimid believes that she is also known as younger Zainab and buried at Sayyidah Zaynab Mosque, Damascus whereas senior Zainab bint Ali had lived the end of her life in Cairo and, buried at Zaynab Mosque, Cairo.
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