The Wives of the Prophet

“So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret that which Allah hath guarded. As for those from whom ye fear rebellion, admonish them and banish them to beds apart, and scourge them. Then if they obey you, seek not a way against them. Lo! Allah is ever High, Exalted, Great.” Koran, Sura 4:34

Mohammad, the Prophet of Allah had 16 wives and 6 concubines. Which is interesting because the Quran forbids the taking of more than 4 wives (Sura 4:3). They were;

1. Khadija

2. Sawda

3. Aesha

4. Omm Salama

5. Hafsa

6. Zaynab (of jahsh)

7. Jowayriya

8. Om Habiba

9. Safiya

10. Maymuna (of Shayesh)

11. Fatima

12. Hend

12. Asma (of Saba)

13. Zaynab (of Khozayma)

14. Habla

15. Asma ( of Noman)

16. Rayhana

17. Omm Sharik

18. Maymuna ( a different one, not of Hareth)

19. Zaynab ( a third one)

20. Khawla

21. Mary (the Christian captive who refused to marry Mohammad)

That is a heap of wives. Aesha was 6 when she was betrothed by Mujammad, and 9 when the marriage was consumated. I don’t know what happened when Mujammad yelled, “Zaynab!” or “Asma!” , could have been interesting. I missed one somewhere, but it is a long list.


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