Ruqayya bt. ʿAli (Arabic: رُقَیَّة بنت علي) (alive in 61/680), was the daughter of Imam 'Ali (a). In some sources, she is referred to as "Umm Kulthum" which was probably her kunya. Al-Sayyid Muhsin al-Amin referred to her as Umm Kulthum al-Wusta, distinct from Umm Kulthum al-Kubra and Umm Kulthum al-Sughra.
She married Muslim b. 'Aqil. She was on the way to Kufa with Imam al-Husayn (a), when she received the news of the martyrdom of her husband. Also her son 'Abd Allah was martyred in the Battle of Karbala. She was one of the captives of Karbala.
Her shrine is in Cairo, Egypt (pictured). Read more...