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The Great Companions – Sayyidah Umm Kulthoom bint Muhammad R.A

A Glimpse in to the life, merits and qualities of a great companion of our beloved Nabi , Umm Kulthoom bint Muhammad رضي الله عنها

Who is Sayyidah Umm Kulthoom bint Muhammad رضي الله عنها ?

  • Name: Sayyidah Umm Kulthoom bint Muhammad رضي الله عنها

  • Born: 34 years after the birth of our beloved Nabi sallallahu alayhi wasallam  (21 BH)

  • Demise: 2 years before the demise our beloved Nabi sallallahu alayhi wasallam (9 AH)

● Sayyidah Umm Kulthoom رضي الله عنها was the third of our beloved Nabi ﷺ beloved daughters and was a year younger than Sayyidah Ruqayyah رضي الله عنها.

● She was born 6 years before our beloved Nabi ﷺ was granted prophethood.

● She was known for her patience and forbearance.

● She accepted Islam at a very young age along with her beloved mother, Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid رضي الله عنهما.

● She first married Utaybah, who was the son of Abu Lahab. When Allah Ta’ala blessed our beloved Nabi ﷺ with Prophethood, she accepted Islam while he stayed on his father’s religion and due to his enmity towards Islam, he divorced her before the consummation of the marriage.

● She then lived with our beloved Nabi ﷺ for a few years and took the responsibility of the household chores of our beloved Nabi ﷺ.

● When her sister, Sayyidah Ruqayyah رضي الله عنها passed away, she married Sayyiduna Uthman Ibn Affan رضي الله عنه.

● They both lived for six years together during which time they had no children.

In one Hadeeth we learn that our beloved Nabi ﷺ said : “I did not marry Uthmaan رضي الله عنه to Umm Kulthoom except by Wahy (revelation) from the heavens.” (Majma’uz Zawaa’id)

● Our beloved Nabi ﷺ, with his perfect character, gave her an excellent upbringing. He instilled piety, kindness, patience and countless other excellent qualities and characteristics within her.

● Sayyidah Umm Kulthoom رضي الله عنها passed away in the 9th year of Hijrah, at a young age in Madeenah. Our beloved Nabi ﷺ was very much grieved by her demise. Our beloved Nabi then ﷺ led the Janazah Salah and she is buried in Jannatul Baqi. Our beloved Nabi ﷺ sat near her grave while tears were flowing from his eyes.

May Allah grant her a lofty status in Jannah and may Allah Ta’ala accept all of her services to deen and reward her on our behalf.

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