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Umm ul-Banin in the Sight of Ahlul Bayt (a.s.)

Umm-ul-Banin had full knowledge of the actual standings and heavenly ranks of the Ahl-ul-Bayt; therefore, she performed her duty towards them so perfectly. Historian have recorded that when she was carried to her husband's house, al-Hasan and al-Hussein were sick. As soon as she noticed so, she, willingly, went on caressing them, using the nicest language. Since that moment, she went on treating them so kindly. From this cause, she could occupy a great position in the sight of the Ahl-ul-Bayt who had great regard for her, especially for her unique situation of loyalty for Imam al-Hussein (s).
As soon as she was back home after the tragedy of Karbala, Zaynab, daughter of Imam Ali, visited Umm-ul-Banin for consoling her for the martyrdom of her four sons. Moreover, Zaynab used to visit her on the Eids. 38

Umm-ul-Banin gave birth of four sons; al-Abbas, Abdullah, Jafar, and Uthman. After the death of Imam Ali, she did not marry again until she died.


38. See al-Shahid ul-Awwal; al-Majmou'a.

Adopted from the book : "Al-Abbas"

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