Hazrat Ruqayya radhiallahu anha

Royal Family Part 2

The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said that children should be taught love for his family, the Ahle Bayt. This series will focus, in brief, on their lives.

The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) had 3 sons and 4 daughters, all from his first wife Khadijah (Radhiallahu anha) except a son Ibrahim.

She was born three years after her elder sister Zainab (radhiallahu anha) in the 8th year of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)’s marriage to Khadijah (radhiallahu anha), when he was 32 years old.
She was initially married to Utbah, the son of Abu Lahab, the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)’s uncle but had not yet started living with him when Surah Lahab was revealed. Abu Lahab made his son divorce her. Utbah later accepted Islam after the Conquest of Makkah. Uthmaan (radhiallahu anhu) married Ruqayya (radhiallahu anha) after she was divorced. The couple emigrated to Abyssinia (Ethiopia) twice. At the time of Badr, Ruqayya (radhiallahu anha) was ill. Uthmaan (radhiallahu anhu) was asked by the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) to stay and look after her. She passed away while the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) was away and he was not there for her funeral. She passed away in 2 AH at the age of 23.
A son named Abdullah was born to her in Abyssinia and he survived her but passed away in 4 AH when he was six years old.