Fatwa No : 105379
Women whom the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, divorced
Fatwa Date : Safar 25, 1429 / 3-3-2008
Did Prophet Mohammad divorce any of his wives? I heard a narration that one of his wives on the first night of their marriage told him “I seed refuge in Allah from you”, then Prophet Mohammad left the house. Is this an authentic narration? If yes, did he just leave her or divorce her?
All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad , is His slave and Messenger.
The Prophet did divorce some of his wives, among whom was Hafsah bint ‘Umar . However, it is confirmed that he , took her back. The Prophet said: “Jibreel (Gabriel) said to me: “Take Hafsah back, as she is a woman who frequently fasts during the day and regularly prays at night, and she will be your wife in Paradise.” [Al-Haakim]
As for the woman who sought refuge in Allaah The Almighty from the Prophet she was Umaymah bint Sharaaheel and the Prophet divorced her and it was not reported that he , took her back.
It is reported that the Prophet told her: “You sought refuge in The Greatest (i.e. Allaah), go back to your family”, meaning “I am divorcing you”. [Al-Bukhari]
Allaah Knows best.