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The Wives of Prophet Muhammad - III

Wednesday 04/01/2012

Umm Salamah bint Abi Umayyah:Her full name, may Allah be pleased with her, was Hind bint Abi Umayyah ibn Al-Mugheerah ibn Makhzoom ibn Fahr Al-Qurashi.Before her marriage to the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), she was married to the well-known Companion Abu Salamah ‘Abdullaah Al-Makhzoomi, may Allah be pleased with him, who was her paternal cousin. The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), married her in Shawwaal of the year 4 A.H., and together they raised her four children from her previous marriage to Abu Salamah, may Allah be pleased with him.

 
She, may Allah be pleased with her, was the first woman to immigrate when she went with her husband Abu Salamah, may Allah be pleased with him, and the early Muslims to Abyssinia. It was also narrated that she was the first woman to immigrate to Madeenah. She, may Allah be pleased with her, was the last of the Prophet's wives to die, during the reign of Yazeed ibn Mu’aawiyah in 62 A.H.
 
She was distinguished because:
 
-      Jibreel, may Allah exalt his mention, once came to the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), with the revelation whilst in her apartment, in the form of the Companion Dihyah Al-Kalbi, may Allah be pleased with him. [Muslim]
-      Her son was the one to marry her to the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ).
 
Zaynab bint Jahsh:Her name, may Allah be pleased with her, was Zaynab bint Jahsh ibn Ri’aab ibn Saburah ibn Khuzaymah.Before her marriage to the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), she was married to the Companion Zayd bin Haarithah, may Allah be pleased with him, who divorced her. Then Allah The Almighty commanded the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), to take her in marriage. She was the one about whom Allah The Almighty revealed the following verse (which means): {So when Zayd had no longer any need for her, We married her to you….}[Quran 33: 37] Hence, she, may Allah be pleased with her, would boast about the fact that her marriage to the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), was a result of a direct command to him from Allah The Almighty. She, may Allah be pleased with her, would to say to her co-wives, “Your families married you to the Prophet while Allah married me off to him from above the seven heavens.”
 
She, may Allah be pleased with her, was the first of his wives to die after the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), in 20 A.H., and ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, was the one to lead the funeral prayer over her, as she had died during his caliphate.
 
She was distinguished because:
 
-      Her marriage was a direct order from Allah The Almighty to His Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ).
 
Juwayriyyah bint Al-Haarith:Her full name, may Allah be pleased with her, was Juwayriyyah bint Al-Haarith ibn Juthaymah ibn Khuzaa’ah ibn Al-Azd, from the tribe of Banu Al-Mustalaq.She was one of the captives on the day of Musayree’.The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), offered to buy her, manumit her and then marry her, to which she, may Allah be pleased with her, agreed.
 
When the people saw what the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), did, they all freed their female slaves from her tribe since they became, by extension, from among the in-laws of the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ). In this manner, she brought a great blessing upon her fellow tribesmen and women.
 
The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), married her in the year 5 A.H., and she, may Allah be pleased with her, died in 56 A.H.
 
She was distinguished because:
 
-      It was due to her that one hundred slave girls from her tribe were manumitted. 

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