Women Hadith Transmitters of Imam Ali

Dr Nahla Gharawi-Na’ini

According to rijal sources, women hadith transmitters are less in number than men. However, it requires separate research to determine whether the hadiths transmitted by them are less or not. In the article, twenty one women transmitters who related hadiths from Imam Ali are introduced, followed by the hadiths they transmitted. Hence, it becomes evident that women played a role in transmitting the words of Imam Ali, they transmitted a considerable number of hadiths, such hadiths are noteworthy with regard to their content and the social influence they exerted, and they are prominent in the history of Islam, due mainly to their personality.

Key Words: Imam Ali, Women, Hadith, Transmitters.

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