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Umm Kulthum Daughter of Prophet Muhammad (s)

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Umm Kulthūm bt. Muḥammad (s) (Arabic:اُمّ کُلثُوم بنت محمد) (d. Sha'ban 9/630) was the third daughter of the Holy Prophet (s) and Lady Khadija (a). She married 'Utayba b. Abu Lahab before Bi'tha and when the Sura al-Masad was revealed cursing Abu Lahab and his wife, 'Utayba divorced her by the order of his father. After the Battle of Badr, Umm Kulthum married to 'Uthman. She passed away in 9/630 and was buried in al-Baqi' cemetery.

Some Shia researchers including al-Sayyid Ja'far Murtada al-'Amili have considered Umm Kulthum, Zaynab and Ruqayya stepdaughters of the Prophet (s), not his children.

Before Bi'tha

Umm Kulthum has been mentioned as the second or the third daughter of the Prophet (s) and lady Khadija (a).[1] Before Bi'tha, she married to 'Utayba b. Abu Lahab.[2] When the Sura al-Masad was revealed and cursed Abu Lahab and his wife, 'Utayba divorced Umm Kulthum following the request of the chiefs of Quraysh including his father and married the daughter of Sa'id b. al-'As.[3]

Marriage with 'Uthman

Umm Kulthum emigrated to Medina with her father, the Prophet (s). When her elder sister, Ruqayya passed away, Umm Kulthum married to 'Uthman.[4] Their marriage took place in Rabi' I 3/624 after the