(d. 103 AH) – A leading Lady
Regarded as an authority of Hadith and Fiqh, she was the grand daughter of one of the famous companions, Asad Ibn Zararah Ansari (RA).
Imam Bukhari RA said that she was like the secretary for Aishah RA, the Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam)'s wife, and that people who sent Aishah RA gifts/presents and letters, would send it through her.
Ibn Hajr Askalani RA said that she was one of the scholars of the early Muslims as she was an authority on the Hadith transmitted by Aishah RA. The scholar Ibn Hibban said she was the best person who had knowledge of the Hadith of Aishah (RA).
Imam Zahri RA said that when he wanted to learn Hadith he would go to Umrah, saying that when he would meet her he found her in a 'deep sea of knowledge'.
The chief Judge of Madeenah, Umrah's nephew, was asked to collect Hadiths with the following order from the Caliph (ruler) of their time, "Umrah's Ahadith are to be despatched to the Caliph in black and white".
Imam Malik (RA) said that Umrah would CORRECT the mistakes her nephew, the Chief Judge of Madeenah, would make.
Imam Dhahabi RA classified her as a Jurist. She died at the age of 77.