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How many children did Sayyidatuna Zaynab (radiyallahu 'anha) have?

Question

Kindly confirm if Sayyidatuna Zaynab (radiyallahu ‘anha) the daughter of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) had two children?

Answer

The Biographers of Sahabah mention that Sayyidatuna Zaynab (radiyallahu ‘anha) bore two children of Abul ‘As ibn Rabi’, ‘Ali and Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)

‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) passed away before reaching puberty and Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anha) lived on until she married Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) after the demise of Sayyidatuna Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha).

(Refer: Al Isti’ab, vol. 7 pg. 131/132, Usdul Ghabah, vol. 4 pg. 409/410 and Al Isabah, vol. 13 pg. 414-416)

 

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