Umm Ishaq

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Umm Ishaq
Wife of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (a)
Full Name Umm Isḥāq bt. Ṭalḥa b. ʿUbayd Allāh
Places of Residence Medina
Era Early Islam
Known for Wife of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (a) and later Imam al-Husayn (a)

Umm Isḥāq bt. Ṭalḥa b. ʿUbayd Allāh (Arabic:أم إسحاق بنت طَلحَة بن عُبَيد الله التَيميَّة) was one of the wives of Imam al-Hasan (a). After the martyrdom of Imam al-Hasan (a), she married Imam al-Husayn (a). Umm Ishaq was the mother of Talha son of Imam al-Hasan (a) and Fatima was a daughter of Imam al-Husayn (a). After the martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn (a), she married 'Abd Allah b. Muhammad b. 'Abd al-Rahman b. Abi Bakr. Some sources have mentioned Tamam b. 'Abbas b. 'Abd al-Muttalib as her husband after the martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn (a). Historical reports have described her beautiful but bad-tempered.

Life

Umm Ishaq, daughter of Talha b. 'Ubayd Allah was one of the wives of Imam Hasan al-Mujtaba (a). After his martyrdom, she married Imam al-Husayn (a). After the martyrdom of Imam al-Husayn (a), she married 'Abd Allah b. Muhammad b. 'Abd al-Rahman b. Abi Bakr and it is said that before this marriage, she had married Tamam b. 'Abbas b. 'Abd al-Muttalib.

Abu l-Faraj Isfhani wrote that, “Umm Ishaq was among the most beautiful women of Quraysh and the most bad-tempered ones among them.”

Children

Al-Shaykh al-Mufid mentioned three children she had from Imam al-Hasan (a): Husayn (who was titled as Athram), Talha and Fatima. He also mentioned that she had one daughter from Imam al-Husayn (a) who was Fatima.

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