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Khawlah bint Ja'far

Khawlah bint Ja'far al-Hanafiyyah (Arabic: خولة بنت جعفر الحنفية‎) was one of the wives of imam Ali.


She was known as Hanafiyyah after her tribe Banu Hanifah. When people of Yamamah were declared apostates for refusing to pay zakat (religious tax) to Abu Bakr and were killed and their women-folk were brought to Medina as slave girls, this woman also came to Medina with them. When her tribesmen came to know it they approached Ali ibn Abu Talib and requested him to save her from the blemish of slavery and protect her family’s honor and prestige. Consequently, Ali ibn Abu Talib set her free after purchasing and

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