She married Ali ibn Abi Talib after the death of his first wife Fatimah, daughter of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad. Umm ul-Banin and Ali had four sons, of whom the eldest was Abbas ibn Ali, the commander of Husayn ibn Ali's forces at the Battle of Karbala. Shimr ibn Dhi 'l-Jawshan, who later killed Husayn ibn Ali at the battle, was from the same tribe as Umm ul-Banin, and he offered safe-conduct to her and her sons before the battle commenced; however, they rejected it since the offer did not include Husayn. All of Umm ul-Banin's sons were killed at Karbala.
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