Aaminah bint Wahb died at twenty
Fatwa No: 333940

  • Fatwa Date:11-11-2016 - Safar 11, 1438
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Assalaamu alaykum. I want to know what the age of Aaminah, the mother of Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, was when she died?


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

Some biographers and historians reported that Aaminah bint Wahb – the mother of our Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) – died while she was only approximately twenty years old.

The book Musta’athab Al-Ikhbaar bi Atyab Al-Akhbaar, authored by Al-Faasi reads, “His [Prophet’s] mother died while she was nearly twenty years old while returning from Al-Madeenah, [she died] in Al-Abwaa’ which is a place between Makkah and Madeenah.

As regards his father, ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abdul Muttalib, he died at the age of twenty-five years old. Al-Waaqidi  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said, “This is the most confirmed view regarding the death of ‘Abdullah [father of the Prophet], as stated in At-Tabaqaat, which was authored by Ibn Sa’d.

Allah knows best.

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