Marriage of Imam Hussains daughter
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
My question is that
when Imam Hussain (s.a) was on the battle field in
(There may be some grammatical and spelling errors in the above statement. The forum does not change anything from questions, comments and statements received from our readers for circulation in confidentiality.)
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
This episode of Imam Hussain (r.a.) marrying his 3-4 year old daughter Sakina to 9-10 year old Hadrat Abdullah ibn Hassan (r.a.), is not found in any authentic book of Islamic History.
It is highly unlikely that this marriage occurred, because it is a requirement of Shariah that one can only be married after he reaches the age of puberty; and it would be ignorant of us to believe that the noble and pious grandson of the Messenger of Allah (saws), Imam Hussain ibn Ali (r.a.) would violate any of the commandments or conditions of Shairah.
The whole episode around this
supposed marriage of Hadrat Abdullah (r.a.) and Hadrat Sakina binte Hussain
(r.a.) seems mysterious, to say the
least! The same people who claim that
this marriage indeed occurred, also
narrate that Imam Hassan ibn Ali (r.a.) wrote a letter before his death to his
son Abdullah, and told him to open it
only when he was in the greatest difficulty of his life!!!!! Apparently,
when Hadrat Hussain (r.a.) would not allow Hadrat Abdullah, because of his young age, to fight Jihaad against the enemies in
The above is what is normally related by some minority sects in Islam regarding the marriage of Sakina binte Hussain (r.a.)….. but this fantastic story is not found in any authentic book of Islamic History!
If one just uses his
basic wisdom and common-sense, he would
realize that it would be impossible and blasphemous to claim that Hadrat Hassan
(r.a.) had the ‘knowledge of the unseen’ regarding the Battle of Karbala, regarding the unseen knowledge of most
difficult point in his sons life,
regarding the unseen knowledge of the refusal of Hadrat Hussain (r.a.)
to give Abdullah permission to fight Jehad,
etc.!!! The events of
This story of the marriage of Sakina in the Battlefields of Karbala is probably the imagination of some unscrupulous narrators, who fabricated quite a few incidents in the History of Islam.
They claim that Hadrat Hussain (r.a.) threw the blood of his 6-month old son Hadrat Ali Asghar (r.a.) after he was martyred into the sky, and not a drop of blood touched the ground, but Allah Subhanah raised the blood into the Heavens!
They claim that Hadrat Sakina (r.a.), held the foot of the horse when Hadrat Hussain (r.a.) was going into Battle in Karbala, and the horse spoke to Hadrat Hussain (r.a.)!
They claim that Hadrat Jibrael (a.s.) came to Hadrat Hussain (r.a.) at the time of his martyrdom and offered to crush the enemies between the mountains, if Hadrat Hussain (r.a.) gave him the permission!
The above are only a few examples of the fantastic stories some unscrupulous narrators claim …. These occurrences are fabricated, unnatural, illogical, and have absolutely no relation to reality or Truth!
And Allah Alone Knows Best!
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,