Originally Posted by ammark
so a Sunni source is valid, and a Shia source is not?
did i not ask for a shia source, did u read my post?
Ali (رضّى الله عنه
) gave his daughter, Umm Kulthoom (رضّى الله عنها
), in marriage to Umar (رضّى الله عنه
). This is a fact which most Shia lay persons have no idea about. It is also a fact that topples the entire paradigm of Shi’ism. Because of this, many Shia nowadays will say that this marriage between Umar (رضّى الله عنه
) and Umm Kulthoom (رضّى الله عنها
) is a fairy-tale.
However, the record of this marriage is in the Shia’s most reliable book of Hadith, Al-Kafi. There are at at least four separate Hadiths attributed to the Imams which affirm the marriage of Umm Kulthoom (رضّى الله عنها
) to Umar (رضّى الله عنه
). In fact, the 23rd chapter in the Book of Marriage (Kitab an-Nikah) in Furoo Al-Kafi is dedicated to the marriage of Umm Kulthoom (رضّى الله عنها
) and it is called “Bab Tazwig Umm Kulthoom.” Two of the four Hadith are in this chapter, while the other two are found in a related chapter on ’iddah after marriage.