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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) 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, 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. al-'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).[1] 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. al-'Abbas b. 'Abd al-Muttalib.[2]

Abu l-Faraj Isfhani wrote that "Umm Ishaq was among the most beautiful women of Quraysh and the most bad-tempered ones among them."[3]

Children

Al-Shaykh al-Mufid mentioned three children she had from Imam al-Hasan (a), al-Husayn (who was titled as al-Athram), Talha, and Fatima.[4] He also mentioned that she had one daughter from Imam al-Husayn (a) who was Fatima.[5]

Notes

  1. Iṣfahānī, al-ʾAghānī, vol. 21, p. 78.
  2. Baghdādī, al-Muḥbir, p. 442.
  3. Iṣfahānī, al-ʾAghānī, vol. 21, p. 78.
  4. Mufīd, al-Irshād, vol. 2, p. 20.
  5. Mufīd, al-Irshād, vol. 2, p. 135.

References

  • Ibn Ḥabīb Baghdādī, Muḥammad b. Ḥabīb. Al-Muḥbir. [n.p]. 1361 AH.
  • Iṣfahānī, Abū l-Faraj al-. Al-ʾAghānī. volume 21. Beirut: Dār Iḥyāʾ al-Turāth al-ʿArabī, [n.d].
  • Mufīd, Muḥammad b. Muḥammad al-. Al-Irshād fī maʿrifat ḥujaj Allāh ʿalā l-ʿibād. Edited by Muʾassisat Āl al-Bayt. Beirut: Dār al-Mufīd, 1414 AH.