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Umm Farwa bt. al-Qasim

This article is about the mother of Imam al-Sadiq (a). For his daughter, see Umm Farwa bt. al-Imam al-Sadiq (a).

Umm Farwa (Arabic: اُمّ فروة) was Imam al-Baqir's (a) wife and mother of Imam al-Sadiq (a). She was the daughter of al-Qasim b. Muhammad b. Abi Bakr and her lineage also reaches Abu Bakr from her mother's side. Umm Farwa was a good woman who was praised by Imam al-Sadiq (a). She was also considered a narrator of hadith.

Umm Farwa bt. al-Qasim
Mother of Imam al-Sadiq (a)
Full Name Fatima (or Qariba) bt. al-Qasim b. Muhammad
Teknonym Umm Farwa
Well-known Relatives Imam al-Baqir (a) (husband), Imam al-Sadiq (a) (son)
Place of Residence Medina
Burial Place Al-Baqi' Cemetery, Medina

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Umm Farwa was the daughter of al-Qasim b. Muhammad b. Abi Bakr, Imam al-Baqir's (a) wife and mother of Imam al-Sadiq (a). Her father was al-Qasim who was trustworthy to Imam al-Sajjad (a) and his companion and was known as the faqih of the people of Hijaz.

The name of Imam al-Sadiq's (a) mother was Fatima or Qariba and her teknonym was Umm Farwa or Umm al-Qasim. Her mother was Asma', daughter of 'Abd al-Rahman b. Abi Bakr. Since Umm Farwa reached Abu Bakr from both his mother's side and his father's side, Imam al-Sadiq (a) has been called a grandson of Abu Bakr by