Arwa bint Kurayz

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Arwa bint Kurayz
Died Madina
Known for Mother of Uthman ibn Affan, a companion of Muhammad and the third of the Rashidun
Spouse(s) Affan ibn Abi al-'As
Uqba ibn Abu Mu'ayt
Children Uthman ibn al-Affan
(among others)
Parent(s) Kurayz ibn Rabi'ah
Umm Hakim bint Abdul Muttalib

Arwa bint Kurayz (Arabic: أروى بنت كريز‎‎) was the mother of Uthman ibn Affan, a companion of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and the third of the Sunni Rashidun or "Rightly Guided Caliphs".[1]

Ancestry[edit]

Arwa was the daughter of Kurayz ibn Rabi'ah ibn Habib Abd Shams ibn Abd Manaf, so was from the Banu Abd-Shams tribe, a sub-clan of the Quraysh.[2] Arwa's mother was Umm Hakim bint Abdul Muttalib, so Arwa was a cousin of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad.

Children[edit]

Arwa married Affan ibn Abi al-'As and bore him Uthman and Amina. After the death of Affan, Arwa married Uqba ibn Abu Mu'ayt, to whom she bore al-Walid, 'Ammara, Khalid, Umm Kulthum, Umm Hakim and Hind.[3]

Biography[edit]

Arwa bint Kurayz converted to Islam and emigrated to Madina after her daughter, Umm Kulthum bint Uqba. She gave allegiance to Muhammad and remained in Madina until she died during the caliphate of her son, Uthman ibn Affan.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Ibn Hajar al-Asqalani. Lisan Al-Mizan: *Uthman bin al-Affan. 
  2. ^ al-Maqdisi, Abd al-Ghani (2004). Short Biography of the Prophet & His Ten Companions. Darussalam. p. 73. 
  3. ^ a b ibn Sa'd, Muhammad (1995). Kitab at-Tabaqat al-Kabir [The Book of the Major Classes]. VIII The Women of Madina. Translated by Bewley, Aisha. London: Ta-Ha Publishers. ISBN 978-1-897940-24-2.