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The Wives of Prophet Muhammad - II

Wednesday 04/01/2012

‘Aa’ishah bint Abi Bakr:She, may Allah be pleased with her, was the daughter of Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq, may Allah be pleased with him, and her nickname was Umm ‘Abdullaah. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), married her three years prior to his emigration to Madeenah when she was six years of age, and consummated the marriage when she was nine years old, in the first year after his emigration.  

At the time of his death, she was eighteen years of age. She died in Madeenah in the year 58 A.H. It was in her will that Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, should be the one to perform the funeral prayer over her, which he, may Allah be pleased with him, did.
 
She was distinguished because:
 
-      She, may Allah be pleased with her, was the most beloved wife of the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), as he himself stated.
-      She, may Allah be pleased with her, was the only virgin the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), married.
-      Jibreel, may Allah exalt his mention,would descend with revelations to the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), whilst he was in her apartment.
-      When Allah The Almighty commanded the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), to give his wives the choice between leading an ascetic life and favouring that which is with Allah The Almighty, and enjoying this worldly life, he,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), started with her and told her to consult her parents. She, may Allah be pleased with her, immediately made the proper choice, saying, “There is nothing to consult anyone about; I opt for the Hereafter and what is with Allah,” and after her, all his wives replied likewise.
-      Allah The Almighty revealed her innocence from the accusation of fornication that was spread by the hypocrites in Madeenah. This revelation will continue to be recited by Muslims until the Day of Resurrection.
-      The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), died in her apartment, whilst in her arms.
-      An angel showed her image to the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), wrapped in silk, so he,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: “If this (i.e., marrying her) is something that Allah has willed, then He will fulfil it.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
 
Hafsah bint ‘Umar:She, may Allah be pleased with her, was the daughter of ‘Umar ibn Al-Khattaab, may Allah be pleased with him. Before her marriage to the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), she was married to the Companion Khunays ibn Huthaafah, may Allah be pleased with him, who was one of the participants in the battle of Badr. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), married her in the year 3 A.H., and she, may Allah be pleased with her, died in 45 A.H.
 
She was distinguished because:
 
-      The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) divorced her, may Allah be pleased with her, but Allah The Almighty sent down Jibreel, may Allah exalt his mention, with the command to take her back, saying: “Allah commands you reconcile with Hafsah, as she is one who frequently fasts voluntarily and prays the optional night prayers, and she will be one of your wives in Paradise.” [Abu Daawood and Ibn Maajah]
 
Zaynab bint Khuzaymah:She, may Allah be pleased with her, was the daughter of Al-Haarith ibn ‘Abdullaah ibn ‘Aamir ibn Sa’sa’ah.Before her marriage to the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), she was married to the Companion ‘Abdullaah ibn Jahsh, may Allah be pleased with him, who was martyred during the battle of Uhud. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), married her in Ramadan of the year 3 A.H. She, may Allah be pleased with her, stayed with the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), for a very short period, as she died two or three months after the marriage.
 
She was distinguished because:
 
-      Her nickname was Umm Al-Masaakeen (the Mother of the Needy) because she, may Allah be pleased with her, had an excellent attribute, which was her habit of always feeding the poor and spending on them generously in charity.

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