Bio: Sayyida Zaynab bint ‘Ali | السيدة زينب بنت علي
b. 6 H. in Madina – d.62 H. in Cairo
Daughter of Ali b. Abi Talib
radiya Allah 'anhuma
She was married to Abdullah b. Ja’far b. Abi Talib, the son of Ja’far al-Tayyar.
May Allah be pleased with them all.
Lady Zaynab, wished to spend the rest of her life [in Medina] to be near her grandfather, the Messenger of Allah . However, Banu Umayya denied her this wish as her presence in al-Medina was enough to incite the people to avenge her brother, al-Husayn. So the governor of al-Medina asked her to leave the city and reside wherever she wishes and she chose to live in Egypt. Lady Zaynab was indeed a Divine gift and a flowing stream of the light and abundant good from the Prophet to the people of Egypt.
Mosque in Cairo