Name and Lineage
Durrat al-Sadaf was the daughter of 'Abd Allah b. 'Umar al-Ansari. There is no report about her in authentic sources.
Fighting with Yazid's Army
According to some sources, when she heard his father that the captives of Karbala and Imam al-Husayn's (a) head have arrived in Aleppo, she said, "O father! there is no good in living after the murder of the guides (Imam al-Husayn (a) and his companions). By God, I will definitely do all I can to release the captives and take the head [of Imam al-Husayn (a)]."
Near Aleppo, she fought with Khawli's agents, who held Imam's head, for taking it. Hanzala b. Jandal and Abu l-Aswad al-Du'ili accompanied her in this fight. Durrat al-Sadaf injured Muhammad b. Ash'ath and finally she was martyred.
Some scholars believed that her story bears no relation to reality.
- The material for this article is mainly taken from درةالصدف in Farsi Wikishia.