Muhammad’s Wives


They gave him comfort and support in time of need. One suffered with him through three years of being boycotted. Another did craftwork and sold what she produced to donate to the poor. This in spite of the fact that they often lived for months at a time with only dates and water in the house to eat. They gave advice to their husband when he needed it, went with him to battle to nurse the wounded, accompanied him on his travels. They preserved the memory of intimate details of their married life in order to educate succeeding generations in the rules of purification and relations between spouses.

Yet they also had their human faults. Sometimes they divulged their husband’s secrets to each other. Sometimes they joined forces to play jokes on him. Who were they? They were the wives of the Prophet Muhammad, respected and revered as the Mothers of the Believers.

Khadijah bint Khuwaylid and `A’ishah bint Abi Bakr

Zainab bint Jahsh

Hafsah, Zainab, Sawdah, Umm Salamah, and Maria

Juwayriah, Umm Habibah, Maimunah, Safiyah, and Raihanah

The Prophet’s Polygamous Marriages

~ by evisyari on August 10, 2008.

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