The grave of Ummul Baneen
Fatimah bint Hizam al-Qilabiyya, commonly known as Umm al-Banin ("mother of several sons"), married Ali (Ali ibn Abi Talib), after the death of his first wife Fatimah. She was also from the tribe of Banu Kalb. Ummul Banin and Ali had four sons, of which the eldest was Al-Abbas ibn Ali (the commander of Husayn ibn Ali's forces at the Battle of Karbala). Also Uthman ibn Ali who was martyred at the battle. Her two other sons were Abdullah ibn Ali and Jafar ibn Ali. Shimr ibn Dhi 'l-Jawshan who killed Husayn ibn Ali in the Battle of Kerbala was a brother to Ummul Banin, who before the battle commenced granted safe passage to his sister and her sons, which they rejected since the amnesty did not include Husayn ibn Ali.
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