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Wives of Prophet Muhammad (S)


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Wives of Prophet Muhammad (S)

  1. 1. In the name of Allah, MostMerciful, Most Compassionate
  2. 2. Why did the Prophet Mohammad ?(PBUH) have many wives
  3. 3. If someone asks you that question,either in a good or in a bad intention, ?will you be able to answer
  4. 4. Here is the answer, as given in a lecture by Amro Khalid about the Mothers of the believers (the Prophet’s wives )
  5. 5. ,Let’s first ask ourselves?how many wives did the Prophet had
  6. 6. They were twelve. When he died there , were ten wives with himwhile Khadija and Zaynab died in his life
  7. 7. But do you know their names, the names of your mothers, the mothers of the ?believers
  8. 8. They are: Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid Sawdah Bint Zamaah Aaishah Bint Abi Bakr Hafsah Bint Omar Zainab Bint Khuzaymah Om-salamah , Hind Bint Otbah Zainab Bint Jahsh Juwayriyah Bint Alharith Safiyah Bint Huyay Ibn AkhtabOmmo Habibah Ramlah Bint Abi SofianMaria Bint Shamoun, the Egyptian Maymonah Bint Alharith
  9. 9. Did the Prophet’s (PBUH) wivesmarried someone for the first time )?(i.e. were they all virgins
  10. 10. Only one, Aaishah, all the rest were . either widows or divorced
  11. 11. ? Were they all Arabs
  12. 12. All, except for Mariya, who was from .Egypt
  13. 13. ? Where they all Muslims
  14. 14. All but two ; Safiya who was a Jew , . and Mariya who was a Christian
  15. 15. Now, let’s answer the main and very importantquestion: Was it lust that caused the prophet ? (PBUH) to have so many marriages
  16. 16. To answer the question we have: to mention the following facts
  17. 17. The Prophet married for the first- 1. time when he was 25 years old
  18. 18. The first woman he married , Khadijah- 2 was 40 years old already married twice before him and had children. He stayed married to her alone for 25 years, until she died. He stayed single after her death fortwo years in grief and mourning over her .death. He was then 52 years old
  19. 19. From 52 till 60, he married several times for political- 3(….and social reasons, not for lust (Naooz BillahAfter two years of living single , he married Sawdah, an80 year old widow in order to honor her because she wasthe first widow in Islam. Not an act of a lustful man after.a period of living single
  20. 20. It’s not logical to say that lust hadappeared suddenly at the Prophet’s life at 52, and at the middle of the fiercephysical and psychological struggle to spread Islam
  21. 21. There is only one conclusion we can extract from :the aboveMohammad (PBUH) the man married Khadijah- 1 Mohammad (PBUH) the Prophet married the- 2 . rest of his wives
  22. 22. But , was Mohammad (PBUH( the?only Prophet to have multiple wives Or polygamy was taken by other ?Prophets as well
  23. 23. The answer is : NO. Polygamywas the norm at the times of Ibrahim,Dawoud, Solayman, all known in the . Bible to have been polygamists
  24. 24. Now, let’s mention the political, social and religious reasons the prophet . (PBUH) had these marriages
  25. 25. First: To spread the culture through eyewitnesses with all the details known only to intimate people. HazratAaishah (R.A), being so young, was able to tell all those details to the Muslims for more than 42 years. She hadseen and learnt so much from him. Her young age was a great advantage in this respect. She could tell what theProphet (pbuh) used to do or say in all aspects of life, so that people do and say the same in the similar …situations
  26. 26. Hazrat Aaishah (R.A), was the most knowledgeable person when it comes to the daily life of the Muslims and how it should go as was lived by the Prophet (PBUH) himself .But how can he (PBUH) married her when she was only nine years old? The desert climate answers to that . In such environment Girlsreached youth very young. Not only in Arabia, but also in Roma and Persia, girls were married that young
  27. 27. Second: To strengthen the relationships with hiscompanions, he married Abi Bakr’s daughter andOmars sister, married his daughters to Othman and.Ali, May God be pleased with them all
  28. 28. Third: out of mercy and rewarding the early Muslimwidows and divorcees he (PBUH) gave them the honor of marrying them himself (Husbands either died in .).battles or were non Muslims who divorced them .Sawdah, Om-salama and Habeebah were widows
  29. 29. Fourth: The Prophet (PBUH) was being a role modelfor the Muslims being kind to the widows and to the .people of the book who newly embraced Islam He (PBUH) married Safiyah after her father , a Jew,embraced Islam , so giving him and his daughter the honor among his people
  30. 30. Fifth: He (PBUH) wanted to have ties and links with the different nations of the world. When he married Mariya, allEgyptians were on his side, and when he married Gowayriyah,all her people (they were called the Bani Almustalaq and were captured by the Muslims after a battle),, they all embraced Islam
  31. 31. I wish this makes you more assured and able take ).a stand up to allegations against the Prophet (PBUH.May peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you all