Umm Kult̲h̲ūm
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, daughter of the Prophet Muḥammad and his first wife Ḵh̲adīd̲j̲a [q.v.]. Little is known of her and much of this is similar to traditions about her sister Ruḳayya [q.v.]. Umm Kult̲h̲ūm is said to have married a son of Abū Lahab [q.v.] but to have been divorced by him by his father’s orders before the marriage was consummated. Her brother-in-law ʿUt̲h̲mān (later the third caliph) married her after Ruḳayya’s death during the Badr campaign. She died in S̲h̲aʿbān of the year 9 without having borne a son with him.

Classical Muslim scholars connected Umm Kult̲h̲ūm to traditions about mul…

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Buhl, Fr. and Roded, Ruth, “Umm Kult̲h̲ūm”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 17 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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