Those who think that there is no love in Islam they are wrong. the biggest love story of all the time belongs to Islam ,love story of a 56 year , stinky old man to a 6 year old baby girl !!! That left a legacy and the pattern from a perfect role model for generations to come.
Umar Ibn al Khattab( عمر بن الخطاب ) the famous second Caliph after Muhammad was about 50 years old when he fell in love with ” Umme Kulthum” ( أم كلثوم ) who was about 5/6 years old ,This child was his most favorite wife (just like Mohammad and Ayesha) .
According to many Ahadith , and historical evidence scholars believe that she was the daughter of Ali and Fatima. [There are some scholars who claim that Umme Kulthum was the posthumous daughter of Abu Bakar and Habiba. Abu Bakar died (13 A.H.) a few months before Umme Kulthum was born,if that claim is correct it makes her the half sister of Aisha ]
Here are the details of the story:
=()Asad al Ghaybah ( الغيبة أسد ) Volume 5 page 367:
“Abu Umar narrates on the authority of Zubayr Bakri, ‘Umar asked for the hand of Ali’s daughter, who replied that she was too young. ‘Umar asked twice more. ‘Ali said ‘I shall send the girl to you, if you like her than say ‘I accept”. ‘Ali then sent the girl with a cloth and told her to say [to ‘Umar] ‘This is the scarf that I was talking about’. She conveyed these words to ‘Umar, who said ‘Tell your father that I accept’. Umar then touched the girl’s calf. She exclaimed ‘You have done this to me? If it hadn’t been for the fact that you are Khalifa of the Muslims I would have broken your nose’. The girl went home and repeated the episode to her father, stating ‘You sent me to a foul man’, with that ‘Ali said ‘He is your husband’.”
=() Al Isaba Volume 4 page 492 reports the text similarly with difference being the comment of Umme Kalthum (as) namely:
“If it hadn’t been the fact that you were Khalifa of the Muslims I would have spat in your face”.
=() Al Istiab Volume 4 page 467:
“‘Umar asked Ali for the hand of Umme Kalthum. ‘Ali replied that she was too young. ‘Umar said ‘Marry her to me and do as I say for I wish to attain to that position which no one else has attained. ‘Ali then said, ‘I shall send Umme Kalthum to you. If you like her then I shall marry her to you.’ ‘Ali then sent the girl with a cloth and told her to say [to ‘Umar] ‘This is the scarf that I was talking about’. She conveyed these words to Umar, who said ‘Tell your father that I accept’. Umar then touched the girl’s calf. She exclaimed, ‘You have done this to me? If it had not been the fact that you were Khalifa of the Muslims I would have broken your nose’. The girl went home and repeated the episode to her father, stating ‘You sent me to a foul man’, with that ‘Ali said ‘He is your husband’. Umar then attended a gathering of the Muhajireen and said ‘Congratulate me’. They said ‘Why?’ He said ‘I have married Umme Kalthum binte ‘Ali ‘ . ”
NAME :Umme Kulthum bint Ali Ibn Abi Talib
AGE :about 5/6
PRICE TAG (DOWREY/MAHR):40,000 dirhams
SOLD TO UMMAR IBN KHATTAB (about 50 year sold) !!!
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MORE DETAILS AND INFO:
=() Zakhair Al-Aqba( ذخائر العقبة), Page 169
=() [In Tarikh Khamees[ تاريخ الخميس في أحوال أنفس النفيس ], Volume 2, p. 384 (‘Dhikr Umm Kalthum'[ ذکر ام کلثوم ]) and Zakhair Al-Aqba[ذخائر العقبى في مناقب ذوى القربى ], p. 168]
=() Ibn Sa
d, Tabaqat ( كتاب الطبقات الكبير )Volume 8 page 463>>464 Dhikr Umm Kalthumd, Tabaqat(كتاب الطبقات الكبير ) (8:337-340)
=() Ibn Sa
[ This is reported by Ibn Saad in ‘Al-Tabaqat’. ]
=() From Urwa Ibn Zubair(Arabic: عروة بن الزبير بن العوام الأسدي, died 713): that Zubair, may Allah be pleased with him, married his daughter when she was very young. Reported by Saeed Ibn Mansour, in his Sunnah, and Ibn Abi Shaibah, in Al-musannaf, with a Sahih chain of narration.
=() Tareekh Baghdad ( الخطيب البغدادي المؤلف تاريخ بغداد ) Volume 6 page 182
=() Sawaiqh al Muhriqa( الصواعق المحرقه ) page 280 and Asaaf al Ghaneen page 162
=() Sawaiqh al Muhriqa ( الصواعق المحرقه ) page 280 – Arabic
=() Sawaiqh al Muhriqa page 157( برق سوزان ) – Farsi
=() Abu ʿAbdillah Muhammad ibn Idris al-Shafi‘i (ابو عبدالله محمد بن إدريس الشافعيّ ) said in the book of Al-Umm [ Kitāb al-Umm (كـتـاب الأم) ]: “Many companions of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) married their daughters while these were still young.” ]
=() Ibn al-Jarud,Al-Muntaqa fil-Ahkam ( المنتقى في أحكام) [an entirely sahih book] (p. 142)
=() al-Zubayr ibn Bakkar, al-Muntakhab min Azwaj al-Nabi SallAllahu
alayhi wa-Sallam( صلى الله عليه وسلم المؤلف: الزبير بن بكار بن عبد الله المنتخب من کتاب ازواج النبي ) (p. 30-31)qubi (2:260)
=() al-Dulabi, al-Dhurriyat al-Tahira (p. 62);
=() GF Haddad - Muharram 1425
=() al-Siyar wal-Maghazi (p. 248)
=() Tarikh al-Ya
=() Ibn Shabba’s Tarikh al-Madina( المؤلف: عمر بن شبة تاریخ المدینه المنوره ) (2:654)
=() Nasab Quraysh ( نسب قريش للمصعب الزبيري )(p. 352)
Abd al-Razzaq, Musannaf ( المؤلف: عبد الرزاق بن همام الصنعاني أبو بكر " المصنف" )(3:465)arif ( المعارف – ابن قتيبة الدينوري )(p. 107, 122)
=() al-Nasa'i, Sunan (4:71) , Sunan Kubra (1:641)
=() al-Bukhari, Tarikh al-Saghir ( التاريخ الصغير - الإمام بخاري )(1:102)
=() Ibn Qutayba, Ma
=() al-Tabari, Tarikh( الطبري تاریخ ) (4:199 and 5:335)
=()al-Daraqutni, Sunan (2:79)
=() al-Bayhaqi, Sunan Kubra( البيهقي المؤلف “السنن الكبرى “) (4:33)
Abd al-Barr, Istiab (4:490-491)
=() al-Nawawi, Tahdhib al-Asma’ wal-Lughat (يحيى بن شرف النووي “تهذيب الأسماء واللغات ” )(2:267 #1219)
=() al- Dhahabi( أبو عبد الله شمس الدين الذهبي ), Siyar A`lam al-Nubala’ (سير أعلام النبلاء )(Dar al-Fikr ed. 5:22-24) and Tarikh al- Islam ( تاريخ الإسلام )(4:58-59, 4:137-139, 4:227, 5:21)
=() al-Dimyati, Nisa’ al-Rasul (p. 128)
=() Ibn Hajar ( ابن حجر العسقلاني ), Isaba ( الإصابة في تمييز الصحابة )(4:492 #1481)
=() Ibn al-Athir(عز الدین بن الاثیر الجزري ), Usd al-Ghaba( أسـد الـغـابـة في مـعـرفـة الـصـحـابـة ) (7:387-388) and al-Kamil fi al-Tarikh( الكامل في التاريخ ) (3:54, 4:12)
=()al-Suyuti, al-Hawi lil-Fatawa (2:179).
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