Continuing from these questions here and here

I want to know who was the biological Mother of Zaynab bint Jahsh ?

Is it really Umaima bint Abdulmuttalib? What are the sources that say so?

What references say it is another person and not Umaima bint Abdulmuttalib?

Always put the reference to your answer. I got mine from wikipedia so not quite appropriate as an official / academic reference but good as a starting point.


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    I wonder if this is on-topic, The mother of Zaynab bint Jahsh has nothing to do with the teaching of Islam.
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented Apr 27, 2018 at 15:33
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about the lineage of a person with no clear connection to Islamic teachings or practices.
    – III-AK-III
    Commented Apr 27, 2018 at 21:58
  • hah, has nothing to do? are you 100% sure? I'm telling you these questions there is a clear purpose and clear connection to a certain aspect of Islamic Teaching, you just don't see it now..it's a series of questions intended for a purpose....Should I ask these in General History section instead of asking it in an Islamic Section? And you think that will be appropriate?
    – Rextia
    Commented Apr 28, 2018 at 0:26
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    @Rextia, this is forum is for discussing teachings of Islam. If your question is n topic, then provide the connection. Otherwise, you are free to ask anywhere else that will provide you answers.
    – III-AK-III
    Commented Apr 28, 2018 at 1:35
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic, as it stands the question does not seem to relate to the teachings of Islam, if you clarify how it does in your question body, then i'll withdraw my vote.
    – Aboudi
    Commented Apr 28, 2018 at 9:32

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Ibn Kathir in his history writes:

بزينب بنت جحش بن رئاب بن يعمر بن صبرة بن مرة بن كبير بن غنم بن دودان بن أسد بن خزيمة الأسدية أم المؤمنين ، وهي بنت أميمة بنت عبد المطلب عمة رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ، وكانت قبله عند مولاه زيد بن حارثة رضي الله عنه

Zaynab bint Jahsh bin Riyab bin Ya'mur bin Sabra bin Murra Bin Kabir Bin Ghanam Bin Dudan Bin Asad Bin Khuzayma, Al-Asadiyya, The Mother of the Believers. And she is the daughter of Umayma bint Abdul-Muttalib, the paternal aunt of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, and before him she was married to his freed slave, Zayd bin Harithah.

The beginning and the End ( البداية والنهاية ) by Ibn Kathir

The same is mentioned in several other works of seerah, tarikh and tafsir ; some don't mention a name but do say that Zaynab was the daughter of the Prophet's paternal aunt.

I am not aware of any references that dispute this or say that it was "another person".


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