Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Saiditina Umi Kalthum and Saiditina Sakinah

           At the cemetary near Bab al-Saghir where most of the family of Prophet Muhammad (saw) were buried, I take my chance to visit the tomb of Saiditina Umi Kalthum binti Ali and Saiditina Sakinah binti Hussein.

The Tomb Of Saiditina Umi Kalthum

           Saiditina Umi Kalthum binti Ali is the fourth daughter of Saidina Ali ibn Abi Talib and Saiditina Fatimah az-Zahra. Bourned in the year sixth of hijrah in Madinah. Married to Saidina Umar al-Khattab when Saidina Umar al-Khattab was a caliph after Saidina Abu Bakar as-Sideq. The marriage with Saidina Umar al-Khattab has been blessed with two children , Saidina Zaid ibn Umar and Saiditina Ruqayyah binti Umar. After the death of Saidina Umar al-Khattab , she remarried with Saidina Awn ibn Jaafar, which are her cousin. She remarried again to Saidina Awn ibn Jaafar brother Saidina Muhammad ibn Jaafar after the death of her second husband. After the death of Saidina Muhammad ibn Jaafar , Saiditina Umi Kalthum married to Saidina Abdullah ibn Jaafar which are the third son of  Saidina Jaafar al-Sadiq. She died while giving birth to Saidina Zaid ibn Abdullah .

The Tomb Of Saiditina Sakinah

          Saiditina Sakinah binti Hussein was born in the month of Rejab in the year 56 after hijrah. Her named Sakinah literally mean peace in Arabic. Her real name is Fatima and was well known as Sakinah, Ruqayah,Masuma, Kalthum, Aatika, Zainab among her families. She spend her childhood days in Madinah.She had three brothers and two sisters , which are Saidina Ali ibn Hussein, Saidina Ali al-Akbar ibn Hussein, Saidina Ali Asghar ibn Hussein , Saiditina Fatimah as-Sugra and Fatimah al-Kubra.

         Both Saiditina Umi Kaithum binti Ali and Saiditina Sakinah binti Hussein were buried side by side under one roof. May peace be upon them and their families. Amin.

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