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Sayyiduna Zubayr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) preventing his wife from going to the Masjid

Question

Some scholars (Tuhfatul Qari 3/219) have related this story that Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu) prevented his wife Sayyidah ‘Atikah (radiyallahu’anhua) from going to the Masjid.

Is this correct?

Because in the following passage, this story is related to Sayyiduna Zubayr (radiyallahu’anhu) stopping her from the Masjid.

وذكر أبو عمر في «التّمهيد» أنّ عمر لما خطبها شرطت عليه ألّا يضربها ولا يمنعها من الحقّ ولا من الصّلاة في المسجد النبويّ، ثم شرطت ذلك على الزّبير فتحيّل عليها أن كمن لها لما خرجت إلى صلاة العشاء، فلما مرّت به ضرب على عجيزتها، فلما رجعت قالت: إنا للَّه! فسد النّاس! فلم تخرج بعد

عن سالم- أن عاتكة بنت زيد كانت تحت عمر، فكانت تكثر الاختلاف إلى المسجد النبويّ، وكان عمر يكره ذلك، فقيل لها في ذلك، فقالت: ما كنت بتاركته إلا أن يمنعني، فكأنه كره أن يمنعها. فتزوّجها رجل بعد عمر فكان يمنعها. قلت لسالم: من هو؟ قال: الزّبير بن العوّام

 

Answer

The version you have cited above in Arabic is the correct one. Although Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu) disliked her attending the Masjid, it was Sayyiduna Zubayr (radiyallahu’anhu) who successfully stopped Sayyidatuna ‘Atikah bint Zaid (radiyallahu’anha) from going to the Masjid. She married him after the demise of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu).

Refer: At-Tamhid, vol.4 pg.410, 418 & 424 and Al-Isabah, number: 11584.

 

In one narration, it appears that Sayyidah ‘Atikah  (radiyallahu’anha) was in the Masjid on that morning [for Fajr] when Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu) was stabbed, and then subsequently passed away.

(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 900)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar