Did Imam Ali (peace be upon him) have a daughter named Sukaynah?

Did Imam Ali (peace be upon him) have a daughter named Sukaynah?

Did Imam Ali (peace be upon him) have a daughter named Sukaynah? 1920 1080 The Office Of His Eminence Sheikh al-Habib

QUESTION:

Are there narrations or statements from scholars about there being a daughter to Imam Ali or Lady Fatima al-Zahra named Sukaynah?


ANSWER:

In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful.
May Allah bless Muhammad and his Family and damn their enemies.

Yes, there are narrations that indicate there being a daughter to Imam Ali (peace be upon him) named Sukaynah. From among them are the following: Al-Hasan ibn Muhammad al-Ṭūsi in (al-Amāli): From his father, from al-Haffār, from Ismāʻil ibn ʻAli, from ʻAli ibn ʻAli the brother of Diʻbil, from al-Riḍhā, from his fathers, from al-Husayn (peace be upon him), who said:

A servant entered upon my sister Sukaynah bint Ali, so she covered her head from him. It was said to her, “He’s a servant.” So she said, “He’s a man that has been prevented from his lust.”

And al-Allāmah al-Majlisi also narrated a long ḥadith in his Biḥār in the forty-fifth volume about the washing and shrouding of Lady Fatima where Lady Sukaynah has been mentioned:

Imām ʻAli (peace be upon him) said, “By Allah, I had begun with her matter and washed her in her shirt and I didn’t uncover it from her, for by Allah she was blessed, pure and purified. Then I applied ḥanūṭ (perfume for embalming the dead body) to her, from the ḥanūṭ of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him and his family), then I shrouded her so when I wanted to knot the robe I called: ‘O’ Umm Kulṯhum, o’ Zainab, o’ Sukaynah, o’ Fiḍhah, o’ Ḥasan, o’ Ḥusayn, come and look at your mother, for this is the farewell and the match is in paradise.’”

Ibn Qutaybah al-Dīnawarī also mentioned her in his book al-Maʻārif under the title of “al-Ṭurrah al-Sukayniyyah”, and he said:

And she’s attributed to Sukaynah bint Ali ibn Abi Tālib.

And she has a lofty shrine in the city of Darayya which is located in the southwest of Damascus. The sons of Aisha al-Humaira (may Allah’s curse be upon them) had bombed it in 2015.

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