Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)’s grand daughter: Umamah bint Zaynab

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Not much is known about this grand daughter of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). I came across this narration, and would like to know the source and if they are authentic?

Abu Qatadah reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was offering his salah and Umamah bint Zaynab was on his neck [shoulder]. When he (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) performed ruku’, he (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) put her down and when he (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) got up from his sajdah, he (sallallahu ‘alayhi sallam) would place her back on his neck.


This Hadith appears in Sahih Bukhari And Sahih Muslim.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 516 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1212-1215)

Sayyidah Umamah (radiyallahu’anha) was married to Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhu)  at the request of Sayyidah Fatimah (radiyallahu’anha) after her demise.

(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 516)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

This answer was collected from The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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