- For other people named Ruqayya, see Ruqayya (disambiguation).
|Ruqayya Daughter of the Prophet|
Daughter of the Prophet (s)
|Full Name||Ruqayya bt. Muhammad (s)|
|Well-known Relatives||The Prophet (s), Khadija (a), 'Uthman b. 'Affan|
|Place of Birth||Mecca|
|Places of Residence||Mecca, Medina|
|Burial Place||Al-Baqi' Cemetery|
|Known for||Wife of 'Uthman b. 'Affan|
|Activities||Migration to Abyssinia and Medina|
Ruqayya the daughter of the Prophet (s) (Arabic: رُقَیة بنت رسول الله) (d. 2/624) at first married 'Utba b. Abi Lahab, but when Sura al-Masad was revealed, her husband divorced her, then she married 'Uthman b. 'Affan. She took part in the Migration to Abyssinia and Hijra to Medina. She finally passed away in 2/624 and was buried in Baqi' Cemetery.
In the opinion of Shi'a scholars such as al-Sayyid Ja'far Murtada al-'Amili (d. 2019), however, Ruqayya was not the daughter of the Prophet (s) and Khadija (a). She is believed to be the daughter of Hala, the sister of Khadija, who was raised in the Prophet (s)'s house and became famous as the daughter of the Prophet (s).
|Name||Birth and Demise|
|Al-Qasim||d. before bi'tha|
|Abd Allah||d. before hijra|
|Ruqayya||• b. before hijra |
• d. 2 years after hijra
|Zaynab||• b. 30 years after Am al-Fil |
• d. 8 AH
|Umm Kulthum||• b. before hijra |
• 9 AH
|Ibrahim|| * b. 8 AH |
* d. 10 AH
|Fatima||• b. 5 years after bi'tha |
• d. 11 AH
Marriage and Emigration
Ruqayya bt. Khadija married 'Utba b. Abi Lahab, but when Sura al-Masad was revealed, 'Utba divorced her by the order of his father, Abu Lahab. After that she married 'Uthman b. 'Affan and emigrated with him to Abyssinia. When the Prophet (s) immigrated from Mecca to Medina, she emigrated from Abyssinia to Medina. Historical sources cast doubt on she and 'Uthman b. 'Affan having two chidren named 'Abd Allah and 'Amr who died in childhood.
When the Prophet (s) was on his way to the Battle of Badr, Ruqayya got typhoid and the Prophet (s) order 'Uthman to stay with her. Ruqayya passed away in Ramadan 17, 2/March 13, 624 (on the day of Muslim's victory in the Battle of Badr).
There are some reports that some women including Fatima (a) came to her grave and wept. The second caliph prevented them from crying at her grave by threatening them with a whip The Prophet (s) rebuked him and stopped him from doing this action..
In her burial, the Prophet (s) prevented 'Uthman from entering her grave by saying "Whoever had intercourse last night will not enter the grave."
Her name is mentioned in a supplication of the month of Ramadan: "O, Allah send your peace upon Ruqayya the daughter of your Messenger …"
The building on the graves of the Prophet's daughters: Ruqayya, Umm Kulthum, and Zaynab, was located on north of the Shi'a Imams's graves and on the southwest of the Prophet's wives's graves. However, historical sources reported that she was buried near the grave of 'Uthman b. Maz'un due to the Prophet's (s) order. In the past, there was a brass burial chamber on their (the Prophet's daughters) graves. The building was destroyed by Wahhabis.
View point of Shi'a and Sunni
Sunni believes that Ruqayya was the daughter of the Prophet (s) and Khadija, and was the wife of 'Uthman b. 'Affan. And 'Uthman was called Dhu l-Nurayn (the one who has two lights) because he had married Ruqayya and Umm Kulthum -two daughters of the Prophet (s).
But there are different standpoints about her among Shi'a scholars:
- Ruqayya -the wife of 'Uthman- was not the daughter of the Prophet (s); but she was the daughter of Hala, sister of Khadija, and was brought up in the Prophet's (s) house. Ruqayya -the daughter of the Prophet (s)- was born after Bi'tha.
- Ruqayya was the daughter of Khadija not the Prophet's. Because Khadija had married to other men before her marriage to the Prophet (s).
- Ruqayya was the daughter of Khadija and the Prophet (s).
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