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Did Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) marry Sayyidah Ruqayyah (radiyallahu ‘anha)?

Is it correct that Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) married Sayyidah Ruqayyah (radiyallahu ‘anha), the daughter of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?


This is indeed correct. Sayyidah Ruqayyah (radiyallahu ‘anha) was initially married to ‘Utbah ibn Abi Lahab. When Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was blessed with Nubuwwah, Abu Lahab commanded his son to divorce her. Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) then married her. Sayyidatuna Ruqayyah (radiyallahu ‘anha) bore Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu)’s son, ‘Abdullah.

Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) did not participate in the battle of Badr as he was taking care of Sayyidah Ruqayyah (radiyallahu ‘anha) who was ill and passed away shortly after the Battle of Badr.

(Refer: Al Isti’ab, Usdul Ghabah and Al Isabah under the Biographies of Sayyiduna ‘Uthman and Sayyidah Ruqayyah -radiyallahu ‘anhuma).

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Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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