Umm Kulthoom bint Abi Bakr


Umm Kulthoom bint Abu Bakr (Arabic: أم كلثوم بنت ابي بكر‎) was the daughter of Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq and Habiba bint Kharija.


Rejection of ‘Umar

Umar ibn Al-Khattab proposed to Umm Kulthoom when she was still young. He spoke to ‘A’ishah concerning her, but Umm Kulthoom said: “I have no need of him. ” ‘A’ishah asked, “Are you rejecting the Ameer al-Mu’mineen?” She said, “Yes, for he lives a rough life.” ‘A’ishah sent word to ‘Amr ibn al-‘As. who told ‘Umar not to marry her and suggested instead that he married Umm Kulthoom bint ‘Ali ibn Abi Tilib.[1]


  1. Jump up↑ Umar ibn Al-khattab, His Life and times by Dr. ‘Ali Muhammad as-Sallābi, Volume 1, p. 43.