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Hafsa bint Umar

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    Hafsa bint Umar

    (d. 665 )

    Daughter of second caliph, Umar ibn al-Khattab . After being widowed at the Battle of Badr in 624 , she became a wife of Muhammad ( 625 ). He may have divorced her but then taken her back. She is traditionally associated with surah 66:1–5 . Segments of the earliest manuscript of the Quran were in her possession when she died.

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