Category: Misc. Fiqh
Fatwa#: 41084
Asked Country: Macedonia

Answered Date: Sep 23,2018

Title: Query about the wife of Hadhrath Mu’awiyah Radhyallahu ‘Anhu


Salamun alaykum!

Is it true that one of the wives of Hz. Mu'awiya (radiyallahu anhu) is Hz. Ummu Salama's young sister, named Karriba? I heard this from Shaykh Mumtazu-l-Haqq (hafidhahullah) in a lecture, but I couldn't find anything about it.

I'm waiting for your response,
jazakumullahu khayran was-salamu alaykum!


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Dear Brother,

Qaribah Bint Abi Umayyah was the sister of Ummu Salamah Radhyallahu ‘Anha and the wife of Umar Radhyallahu ‘Anhu. Hadhrath Umar Radhyallahu ‘Anhu divorced her, thereafter, she married Hadhrath Mu’awiyah Radhyallahu ‘Anhu.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Tareque Ahmed

Student Darul Iftaa
New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


صحيح البخاري (7/ 49)

5287- وَقَالَ عَطَاءٌ، عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ: "كَانَتْ قَرِيبَةُ بِنْتُ أَبِي أُمَيَّةَ عِنْدَ عُمَرَ بْنِ الخَطَّابِ، فَطَلَّقَهَا فَتَزَوَّجَهَا مُعَاوِيَةُ بْنُ أَبِي سُفْيَانَ"

فتح الباري لابن حجر (9/ 418)

قَوْلُهُ كَانَتْ قُرَيْبَةُ بِالْقَافِ وَالْمُوَحَّدَةِ مُصَغَّرَةٌ فِي أَكْثَرِ النُّسَخِ وَضَبَطَهَا الدِّمْيَاطِيُّ بِفَتْحِ الْقَافِ وَتَبِعَهُ الذَّهَبِيُّ وَكَذَلِكَ هُوَ فِي نُسْخَة مُعْتَمدَة من طَبَقَات بن سَعْدٍ وَكَذَا لِلْكُشْمِيهَنِيِّ فِي حَدِيثِ عَائِشَةَ الْمَاضِي فِي الشُّرُوط وللاكثر بِالتَّصْغِيرِ كَالَّذي هُنَا وَحكى بن التِّينِ فِي هَذَا الِاسْمِ الْوَجْهَيْنِ وَقَالَ شَيْخُنَا فِي الْقَامُوس بِالتَّصْغِيرِ وَقد تفتع قَوْله ابْنة أبي أُميَّة أَي بْنِ الْمُغِيرَةِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عُمَرَ بْنِ مَخْزُومٍ وَهِيَ أُخْتُ أُمُّ سَلَمَةَ زَوْجُ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَهَذَا ظَاهِرٌ فِي أَنَّهَا لَمْ تَكُنْ أَسْلَمَتْ فِي هَذَا الْوَقْتِ وَهُوَ مَا بَيْنَ عُمْرَةِ الْحُدَيْبِيَةِ وَفَتْحِ مَكَّةَ


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