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Wives of the Holy Prophet

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Wives of the Holy Prophet
The wives of our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) are called Ummahatul Momineen. For all the Muslims they are like their mothers as per the orders of ALLAH. None of the Muslims could propose them for marriage even after the demise of our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Some of them were from the tribe of Quresh and some are not from Quresh. The brief introduction of Ummahatul Momineen is discussed below:

Hazrat Khadija binte Khuwaylid (R.A.)

Hazrat Khadija binte Khuwaylid (R.A.) was the first wife of our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). When our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) got married to her, he was just 25 years old while Hazrat Khadija was 40 years old. She was a rich lady and businesswomen.

Hazrat Sawdah binte Zama’ah (R.A.)

After Hazrat Khadija, our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) did nikah with Hazrat Sawdah. She was also from the tribe of Quresh. She passed away in the time of Hazrat Umar. She was known for her generosity.

Hazrat Ayesha binte Abu Bakar (R.A.)

Hazrat Ayesha was the daughter of Hazrat Abu Bakar who was a very close friend of our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Her title was Siddiqua. She passed away in the time of the Banu Ummaiyah government. She had great knowledge of the Quran and Hadith. It is because she taught many companions of the holy prophet behind the curtain.

Hazrat Hafsah binte Umar (R.A.)

Hazrat Hafsah was the daughter of Hazrat Umar who was also a very close friend of our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Her first husband got martyrdom in the battle of Badar. After that, she got married to our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

Hazrat Umme Habibah binte Abi Sufiyan (R.A.)

She came in the nikah of our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) after the death of her first husband Ubaidullah who was in some of those people who migrated to Abyssinia. The message of nikah was given through Nijashi of Abyssinia.

Hazrat Zainab binte Khuzaimah (R.A.)

Because of her generous nature, Hazrat Zainab binte Khuzaimah is also known as Ummul Masakeen. She passed away just after a few months of her nikah with our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). She is buried in Jannat ul Baquee.

Hazrat Umme Salama (R.A.)

She was also from Mecca and included in those people who migrated to Abyssinia. Her first husband got martyrdom in the battle of Uhud. After her martyrdom, she came in the nikah of our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

Hazrat Zainab binte Jahash (R.A.)

Her first nikah was done with Hazrat Zaid bin Harsa who was a slave of the holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) in his childhood and our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) freed him later on. She got divorced from Hazrat Zaid bin Harsa and after that, her nikah was done with our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). She passed away in the time of Hazrat Umar.

Hazrat Jawairiah binte Haris (R.A.)

Hazrat Jawairiah was the daughter of Haris bin Abi Zarrar who was the leader of his tribe. She was produced in front of our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) as a prisoner of war. She asked our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) for help. Our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) helped her and offer to come in his nikah. Hazrat Jawairiah accepted it.

Hazrat Safiyah Binte Haye (R.A.)

She was the daughter of Haye who was also the leader of his tribe. She was also produced in front of our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) as a prisoner of war. Our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) freed her and offer nikah which she accepted.

Hazrat Meimonah binte Haris (R.A.)

It was her third nikah with our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

Hazrat Maria Qubtia(R.A.)

She was a slave girl sent to holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) but he did nikah with Hazrat Maria Qubtia. She was the mother of Hazrat Ibrahim, the son of the holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Hazrat Ibrahim passed away at an early age.

Hazrat Rehana binte Shamoon (R.A.)

Basically, she was from Jew tribe but her father embraced Islam and became the companion of our holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). It was her second marriage. Her first husband was killed in a battle against the Muslims. She was also a prisoner of war. After accepting the Islam, holy prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) proposed her for nikah which she accepted.
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