Umm Farwah bint al-Qasim

Umm Farwah bint al-Qasim (Arabic: أم فروة بنت القاسم‎) or Umm Farwah Fatimah was the wife of Muhammad al-Baqir, and the mother of the sixth Imam, Ja'far al-Sadiq.[1]


Her father was Al-Qasim ibn Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr. Her grandfather was Muhammad ibn Abi Bakr. She also had another son called Abdullah son of Muhammad al-Baqir.


She is a notable woman for her knowledge in Islamic history. She is among the Imamiyyat (the women of the Ahl al-Bayt and the companions of the Imams) narrators of the hadith and narrated on the authority of Imam Zayn al-Abidin.[1]


  1. ^ a b Al-Fadli, Abd al-Hadi (1 Sep 2011). Introduction to Hadith (including Dirāyat Al-ḥadīth by al-Shahid al-Thani). ICAS Press. p. 198. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
Abu Hamza al-Thumali

Thābit ibn Safiya famously known as Abū Hamzah al-Thumālī Thābit ibn Dīnār (Arabic: أبو حمزة الثمالي‎) was a close companion of Imam Ali Zayn al-Abidin.

Al-Rasool Al-A'dham Mosque

The Al-Rasool Al-A'dham Mosque (Arabic: مسجد الرسول الاعظم‎, translit. Masjid Al-Rasool AlAdham) is a Shia Islam mosque located in Bankstown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The mosque is supervised by Ayatollah Mohammad Hussein al-Ansari, the mosque generally promotes Shi'a teachings and is attended almost exclusively by Shi'a worshipers.

Al Ghaybah

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Among those who used the term were Fadil Al-Darbandi, Muhammad Al-Sanad and Yasser Al-Habib.

Du'a Nudba

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Dukayniyya Shia

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Family tree of Abu Bakr

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Hakimah Khātūn

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Khashabiyya Shia

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Shia Islam in Botswana

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Shia Islam in Ivory Coast

Shia Islam in Ivory Coast is composed of a tiny minority of Shia Muslim community of Ivory Coast.

Shia Islam in Singapore

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