Umm Wahb

Umm Wahb
Full Name Umm Wahb bt. 'Abd
Well-known Relatives 'Abd Allah b. 'Umayr al-Kalbi
Place of Residence Kufa
Death/Martyrdom 61/680
Activities She encouraged her son, Wahb, to help Imam al-Husayn (a) in Karbala

Umm Wahb bt. ʿAbd (Arabic:أُمّ وَهب بنت عَبد) (martyred 61/680) was the wife of 'Abd Allah b. 'Umayr al-Kalbi and among the martyrs of Karbala. She went from Kufa to Karbala at night with her husband and joined the companions of Imam al-Husayn (a). On the Day of 'Ashura, when the husband of Umm Wahb went to the battlefield, she also wanted to go, but Imam al-Husyan (a) did not allow her. When her husband was martyred, she was wiping blood off his face when Rustam, slave of Shimr b. Dhi l-Jawshan killed her. She also played an important role in sending her son, Wahb to the battlefield.

Lineage

Umm Wahb was daughter of 'Abd from the clan of Nimr b. Qasit who lived in Kufa. Her husband, 'Abd Allah b. 'Umayr and her son, Wahb b. 'Abd Allah were martyred on the day of 'Ashura.

In the Event of 'Ashura

Before the event of 'Ashura, Umm Wahb went from Kufa to Karbala at night with her husband and joined the companions of Imam al-Husayn (a).

On the day of 'Ashura, when her husband went to the battlefield, she also picked a stick and wanted to go to the battlefield, but Imam (a) did not give her permission and said that jihad is not obligatory for women. After her husband was martyred, she went to the battlefield and began wiping the blood off her husband’s face. Shimr sent his slave, Rustam, towards her and he hit an iron club at Umm Wahb's head and she was martyred.

Umm Wahb also played an important role in sending her son, Wahb to the battlefield. When her son went to the battlefield, returned after fighting for a short time and told his mother, "Are you happy now?" Umm Wahb said, "I will be happy when you become martyred at the feet of Imam al-Husayn (a)." Thus, he went to the battlefield again and fought until he was martyred.

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