Wives and Children of Hassan al Muthanna

August 1, 2019
Narrations of Hassan al Muthanna
August 2, 2019

BACK Return to Table of contents


Wives and Children of Hassan al Muthanna


Fatimah bint Hussain

Sayyidina Hussain radiya Llahu ‘anhu married his daughter to Hassan ibn Hassan rahimahu Llah, his nephew.[1]

They were blessed with 3 sons and 2 daughters from this union. She lived to approximately 90 years of age. Her narrations have been reported in the books of Hadith—and she is considered Thiqah[2]from her father, ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas, and Umm al Mu’minin Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anhum. Her children in turn narrate from her as well as others. After the demise of Hassan al Muthanna rahimahu Llah she married ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan, and they were blessed with a son, Muhammad, from this union, who was titled al Dibaj due to his handsomeness.

An example of her sound judgement and wisdom can be seen in the narration reported by her son, Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibn ‘Uthman ‘Affan rahimahu Llah:


جَمَعَتْنَا أُمُّنَا فَاطِمَةُ بِنْتُ الْحُسَيْنِ ، فَقَالَتْ : يَا بَنِيَّ ، إِنَّهُ وَاللَّهِ ، مَا نَالَ أَحَدٌ مِنْ أَهْلِ السَّفَهِ بِسَفَهِهِمْ وَلَا أَدْرَكُوهُ مِنْ لَذَّاتِهِمْ إِلَّا وَقَدْ أَدْرَكَهُ أَهْلُ الْمُرُوآتِ بِمُرُوآتِهِمْ ، فَاسْتَتِرُوا بِسِتْرِ اللَّهِ

Our mother, Fatimah bint Hussain, gathered us together and then said, “O my sons, verily—by Allah—there is not anything the foolish people have obtained through their foolishness, likewise there is no passion that they have fulfilled, but that the people of dignity have obtained the same through their dignity. Therefore always remain in the cover of the concealment of Allah.”[3]


A woman of this stature would not go on but raise noble personalities; her sons—’Abdullah, Ibrahim, Hassan, and Muhammad—all blessed with magnanimity and greatness, may Allah shower his endless mercies upon them.

Just marvel at the marital relations between the Ahlul Bayt and the house of ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan radiya Llahu ‘anhum, this is but a fine example of love and affinity.

She passed away in the year 110 A.H, and it has been said 117 A.H, which appears to be more correct, and Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala knows best. She was buried in Madinah, may Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala be pleased with her.


Umm al Fadl bint Muhammad al Hanafiyyah ibn ‘Ali and Umm Musa bint ‘Umar ibn ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib 

His paternal cousins, who he married on the same night.[4]


Ramlah bint Sa’id ibn Zaid ibn ‘Amr ibn Nufayl al ‘Adawi 

She is the daughter of Sayyidina Sa’id ibn Zaid, one the Ten Promised Paradise and an eminent Sahabi of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Sayyidah Ramlah and Sayyidina Hassan al Muthanna were blessed with a son from this union who they named Muhammad, after who he received his agnomen, Abu Muhammad.

This informs us of the amicable and cordial relationships that existed between the Sahabah and Ahlul Bayt, the bonds of which were strengthened through marriage.


Umm Habibah

She was an Umm Walad[5] from Rome, she bore him Dawood and Jafar.


NEXT⇒ Narrations of Hassan al Muthanna

[1] Al Mufid: Al Irshad, 2/25.

[2] Taqrib al Tahdhib, # 8652. Thiqah is a term used in the science of Hadith to indicate one who is of sound religious and intellectual capacity, capable of accurately transmitting Hadith.

[3] Tarikh Baghdad, 3/275.

[4] Ibn Sa’d: Al Tabaqat al Kubra, 5/319; Fath al Bari, 9/155. The narration which al Bukhari appended to his Sahih, # 5015, and which Hafiz adjoined in Taghliq al Taghliq, 4/402. Refer to Sunan Sa’id ibn Mansur, 1/95.

[5] Umm Walad is a slave who bears children for her master, as a result she cannot be sold and will be automatically set free on the death of the master.