Ruqayyah bint Al-Husayn – A Short Biography Of Her Birth Aniversary In Rajab

Ruqayyah bint Al-Husayn was the daughter of Husayn ibn Ali and Rbab bint Imra Al Qais. The birth date of Ruqayyah bint Al-Husayn is 20th of Rajab.


Ali Zaynul Abidin

Ali Al-Akbar

Ali Al-Asghar


Fatimah AS-Sughra

Fatimah Al-Kubra (Known as Sakinah as well)

Life Journey Of Ruqayyah Bint Al-Hussayn

Ruqayyah Bint Al-Hussayn went with her dad when he made a trip from Mecca to Kufah in Iraq. On the second of Muharram, 61 AH, Husain and 72 of his relatives and companions had to camp in the fields of Karbala by Yazid’s military of 30,000 men. Yazid ibn Muawiyyah was the Caliph at that time who wanted strict authority by acquiring the loyalty of Husain RA, however, the Imam would not surrender his standards. On the tenth of Muharram, the Imam’s family unit was assaulted, some of his friends were murdered, and the survivors were made prisoners. The survivors incorporated the Imam’s sisters, spouse, and little girls, including Sukayna, family members of companions of the Imam, and his child, Ali Zaynul-Abidin, who didn’t take part in the fight, because of a disease. Sukayna, similarly as with others, had been lamented over the killings. They had additionally experienced thirst on the land of Karbala. What a hard time that was.

Time of Hardships At Karbala

The survivors were walked by Yazid’s military from Karbala to Kufah, where Sukayna got water from a thoughtful lady, and afterward to Damascus in Shaam. There was an absence of pity from the captors’ part during the excursion. Indeed, even at these seasons of hardship and hopelessness, Ruqayyah was thoughtful to other people, for example, her mom, whom she comforted on the demise of Ali al-Asghar.

Name and Kunya

Najm al-Din al-Tabasi, by contrasting the report of Ibn Funduq and the one found in Matalib al-sa’ul, resolves that the name of Imam al-Husayn’s (a) fourth girl was Ruqayya and that her Kunya was Umm Kulthum.

Another report that refers to the name of Ruqayya is that in certain original copies of the book al-Luhuf, when Imam al-Husayn (a) says goodbye to his relatives, he says the accompanying, “O my sisters! O Umm Kulthum! O Zaynab! O Ruqayya! O, Fatima! O Rabab! Hear me out! At the point when I am killed, don’t hurt yourselves, don’t scratch your appearances and don’t yell out obscenities!”

Shrine (Burial Place)

Shrine of Ruqayyah bint Al-Husayn is inĀ Damascus, Syria.

Sayyid Muhammad Ali Shah in his book Al-Iqad emphatically states that the name of the daughter of Husayn (a) was Ruqayya and her age was 3. He writes,

“Husayn (a) had a little daughter who he loved very much and she also loved the Imam (a) very much. It is said that her name was Ruqayya. She was three years old and was amongst the captives in Syria.

Shrine of Ruqayyah Bint Hussayn, Damascus, Syria