Islam On Website: The Names of Prophet Muhammad’s Wives ~ Hi all readers! As we have seen, the Prophet Muhammad had married several women during his lifetime. That’s why they are women who get the title as “Ummahatul Mukminin”. The meaning of the phrase “Ummahatul Mukminin” is the mothers of believers. Of course, as Muslims we must know that. By the way, do you know who they are?
Before I explain who the wife of the Prophet Muhammad is, I want to say that in fact I have explained their biography in several previous articles. I explain the wife of the Prophet Muhammad in one article. So, I will not explain it again here. What I want to explain now are their names and important things about them. I will explain that briefly so that you can understand that.
First; Khadijah bint Khuwaylid.
Khadijah bint Khuwaylid was the first woman married to the Prophet Muhammad. She is a very rich widow. Actually there are many men who come to propose her. But she refused them because they looked at her wealth. She chose the Prophet Muhammad as husband.
The marriage of Khadijah bin Khuwaylid and the Prophet Muhammad happened before he became the Prophet and Messenger of Allah. At that time the Prophet Muhammad was 25 years old, while Khadijah was 40 years old (another opinion said 28 years). Khadijah bint Khualid offered the marriage because of the good personality of the Prophet Muhammad.
During Khadija’s life, the Prophet Muhammad never married another woman. She died in the month of Ramadan, 10 years after the Prophet Muhammad became the Prophet and Messenger of Allah. When she died, she was 65 years old, while Prophet Muhammad was 50 years old.
Second; Sauda bint Zam’ah.
The second wife of the Prophet Muhammad is Suadah bint Zam’ah. They both married after Khadijah bint Khuwaylid died. Saudah bint Zam’ah died during the reign of Umar bin Khattab.
Third; Aisha bin Abu Bakr.
The third wife of the Prophet Muhammad is Aisha bint Abu Bakr. She is the only virgin woman married to the Prophet Muhammad. Besides her, all the wives of the Prophet Muhammad were widows. She (Aisha) lived with the Prophet Muhammad for 9 years. The Prophet Muhammad died when she was 18 years old. She herself died in 58 Hijria, Tuesday, the 17th of Ramadan.
Fourth; Hafsha bint Umar.
The fourth wife of the Prophet Muhammad is Hafsha bint Umar. She was born 5 years before the Prophet Muhammad became the Prophet and Messenger of Allah. She died in 45 Hijria.
Fifth; Zainab bint Khuzaimah.
The fifth wife of Prophet Muhammad is Zainab bint Khuzaimah. She passed away in the month of Rabiul Awal or Rabiul Awal in 4 years of Hijria.
Sixth; Umm Salamah.
The Prophet’s sixth wife is Umm Salamah. She died in the year 61 of Hijria.
Seventh; Zainab bint Jahsy.
The seventh wife of the Prophet Muhammad is Zainab bint Jahsy. She died in the year 20 of Hijria during the reign of Umar bin Khattab.
Eighth; Juwairiyah bin Harith.
The eighth wife of the Prophet Muhammad is Juwairiyah bint Harith. She died during the reign of Muawiyah bin Abi Sufyan, in 56 hijria.
Ninth; Umm Habibah.
The ninth wife of the Prophet Muhammad is Umm Habibah. She died during the reign of Muawiyah bin Abi Sufyan, in 44 hijria.
Tenth; Shafiyah bin Huyay.
The tenth wife of the Prophet Muhammad is Shafiyah bint Huyay. She died in the year 50 Hijria.
Eleventh; Maimunah bint Harits.
The eleventh wife of the Prophet Muhammad, the last, was Maimunah bint Harith. She died in the year 61 of Hijria.
All Readers! That is a brief explanation of the names of Prophet Muhammad’s wives and a brief description of them. Do you understand? If you want to ask, please ask!
I think that’s enough for this article. May be useful. Amen!
See you in the next article!