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Umm Farwah bint al-Qasim

'Umm Farwah bint al-Qasim (Arabic: أم فروة بنت القاسم‎) or Umm Farwah FatimahMuhammad al-Baqir, and the mother of the sixth Imam, Ja'far al-Sadiq.[1]


Umm Farwah's father was the Islamic jurist Al-Qasim, son of Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr. Her mother was Asma, daughter of Abdul-Rahman ibn Abi Bakr. Umm Farwah was therefore a great-granddaughter of Abu Bakr, the first Rashidun Caliph, twice-over.[2] She also had another son named Abdullah.


She is a notable woman for her knowledge in Islamic history. She is among the Imamiyyat (the women of the Ahl al-Bayt and the companions of the Imams) narrators of the hadith and narrated on the authority of Imam Zayn al-Abidin.[1]



  1. ^ a b Al-Fadli, Abd al-Hadi (1 Sep 2011). Introduction to Hadith (including Dirāyat Al-ḥadīth by al-Shahid al-Thani). ICAS Press. p. 198. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
  2. ^ Imam Al-Nawawi, Musa Furber, Nuh Ha Mim Keller, Etiquette with the Quran (2003), p. 174