As possibly many of you know, at the time of Imam Hussain (a.s.) there was a tragedy event which was and is famous as Battle-of-Karbala. For more info. you can read the following link:


I was wondering regarding its women numbers. In other word, I wonder how many women were with Imam Hussain at the event of Battle-of-Karbala? Is there any statistics concerning that?

Note: As much as possible, I’m looking for the Shia view (references). Although Sunni’s views would be appreciated as well.

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

About the attendance of the women in the day of Ashura (battle of Karbala) there are several women who consist of:

  • حضرت زينب، ام كلثوم، فاطمه، صفيه و ام هاني

    (As the daughters of Amir-al-Mo'menin Ali (a.s.)

  • فاطمه و سكينه و رقیه

    As the daughters of Imam Hussain (a.s.)

  • And:

    رباب، عاتكه، ام محسن بن الحسن، بنت مسلم بن عقيل، فضه النوبيه و ام وهب بن عبدالله.

The martyred woman: ام وهب


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    This site's main language is English, It would be better to translate Arabic text to English.
    – nim
    Jun 22, 2016 at 13:38

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