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Sakinah (Fatima al Kubra) bint Husayn

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Burial  Bab Saghir
Father  Husayn ibn Ali
Spouse  Musab ibn al-Zubayr

Name  Sakinah bint
Parents  Husayn ibn Ali
Role  Husayn ibn Ali's daughter
Sakinah (Fatima al-Kubra) bint Husayn

Cousins  Qasim ibn Hasan, Abdullah ibn Hasan

Siblings  Ali al-Asghar ibn Husayn

Similar  Ali al Akbar ibn Husayn, Husayn ibn Ali, Ali al Asghar ibn Husayn

Born  20 Rajab, 56 AH (676 CE)

Died  13 safar, 60 / 61 AH (680 / 681 CE), Damascus, Shaam

Sakinah fatima al kubra bint husayn respect shrine in damascus syria

Fāṭimah al-Kubrá binṫ Al-Ḥusayn (Arabic: فَـاطِـمَـة الـكُـبـرَى بِـنـت الـحُـسَـيـن‎‎) was the daughter of the Islamic Imam Husayn ibn Ali. It is believed that there were two daughters of Husayn who were with him at the Battle of Karbala known by similar names: Fatimah al-Kubra ("Fatimah the Elder"), who was also called 'Sakīnah' (Arabic: سَـكِـيْـنَـة‎‎), and was 11 years old at that time, and Ruqayyah, who was 4 years old, who was also known as 'Sukaynah' (Arabic: سُـكَـيْـنَـة‎‎). Another daughter of Husayn, that is Fatimah as-Sughra, was reportedly left behind at Medinah, due to her illness.



According to the Shī‘ah (Arabic: شِـيـعَـة‎‎), her father married her to his brother Hasan's son Qasim at Karbala, due to a promise that Husayn made to him. The marriage happened just before the battle in which both Husayn and Qasim got martyred.

There are some unsubstantiated claims about her marriage with Mus'ab Ibne Zubair, but they are perhaps unfounded considering both her age and the fact that he gave refugee to killers of her father Husayn Ibne Ali after Karbala.

Sakinah (Fatima al Kubra) bint Husayn Sakinah (Fatima al Kubra) bint Husayn


She died in the year 736 ACE. As such, besides being a contemporary of her father and brother Ali Zaynal-Abidin, she appears to have been a contemporary of Imams Muhammad al-Baqir and Ja'far al-Sadiq.


Sakinah (Fatima al-Kubra) bint Husayn Wikipedia