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Did Sayyiduna 'Umar marry Sayyidatuna Ummu Kulthum bint 'Ali (radiyallahu 'anhum)?

Question

Did Sayyiduna ‘Umar marry Sayyidatuna Ummu Kulthum bint ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhum) and have a son name Zayd?

 

Answer

The Biographers of Sahabah mention that Sayyiduna ‘Umar did indeed marry Sayyidatuna Ummu Kulthum (radiyallahu ‘anhuma). Due to her close link to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) he gave her forty thousand (40 000) Dirhams as mahr (dowry).

They had two children, a son, Zayd and a daughter, Ruqayyah.

 

(Refer: Al Isti’ab, vol. 4 pg. 509, Usdul Ghabah, vol. 7 pg. 377, Al Isabah, vol. 14 pg. 505 under the biography of Sayyidah Ummu Kulthum bint ‘Ali -radiyallahu ‘anhuma- and Al Bidayah Wan Nihayah, vol. 5 pg. 438)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar