In the name of Allah, Most
Merciful, Most Compassionate
Why did the Prophet
Mohammad have many
wives?
Here is the answer, as given
in a lecture by Amro Khalid
about the Mothers of the
believers ( the Prophet’s
wives )
Let’s first ask ourselves,
how many wives did the
Prophet marry?
They were twelve. When he
died there were ten wives
with him, while Khadija
and Zaynab died in his life
Their names are:
Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid
Sawdah Bint Zamaah
Aaishah Bint Abi Bakr
Hafsah Bint Omar
Zainab Bint Khuzaymah
O...
Were they young beautiful
girls ?
Aaishah was the only wife
he married who was young
and who had him as the
first man in her life, all the
other wives were ...
Were they all Arabs?
All were Arabs, except for
Mariya, who was from
Egypt.
Where they all Muslims?
All but two; Safiya, who
was a Jew , and Mariya,
who was a Christian.
Now, let’s answer the main
and very important
question:
Was it lust that drove the
prophet to have so many
marriages?
To answer the question we
have to mention the
following facts:
1- The Prophet married for
the first time when he was
25 years old. Too old for
someone who is driven by
lust.
2- The first woman he married
, Khadijah, was 40 years
old, already married twice
before him and already had
children. He ...
After tow years of living single ,
he married Sawdah, an 80 year old
widow in order to honor her
because she was the first...
3- From 52 to 60, he married
several times for political and
social reasons.
It’s not logical to say that lust
had appeared suddenly at the
Prophet’s life at the age of
52, and in the middle of the
f...
There is only one conclusion we can
extract from the above:
1- Mohammad the man married
Khadijah
2- Mohammad the Prophet m...
But , was Mohammad the only
Prophet to have multiple
wives? Or polygamy was
taken by other Prophets
before him?
Mohammad was not the only
prophet to have more than one
wife. Polygamy was the norm at
the times of Ibrahim (Abraham),
Daw...
Now, let me mention the
political, social and religious
reasons why the prophet had
those marriages.
First: To spread the culture through
eyewitnesses with all the details known
only to intimate people. Aishah , being so
yo...
Aishah , was the most knowledgeable
person when it comes to the daily life of
the Muslim and how it should go as was
lived...
But how come he married Aishah
when she was only nine years old?
The desert climate answers to that .
In such environments...
Second: To strengthen the relationship
with his companions, he married
Aishah ( Abi Bakr’s daughter) and
Safiyah ( Omar's ...
Third: out of mercy and rewarding
to the early Muslim widows and
divorcees he gave them the honor
of marrying them himself...
Fourth: In order to set forth rules and
ethics, The Prophet was being a role
model for the Muslims by being kind
to the wi...
Fifth: He wanted to have ties and links
with the different nations of the world.
When he married Mariya, all
Egyptians wer...
Please include me in your prayers
and supplications to Allah, God
the Almighty (this is His name
in Arabic)
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  1. 1. In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Most Compassionate
  2. 2. Why did the Prophet Mohammad have many wives?
  3. 3. Here is the answer, as given in a lecture by Amro Khalid about the Mothers of the believers ( the Prophet’s wives )
  4. 4. Let’s first ask ourselves, how many wives did the Prophet marry?
  5. 5. They were twelve. When he died there were ten wives with him, while Khadija and Zaynab died in his life
  6. 6. Their names are: Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid Sawdah Bint Zamaah Aaishah Bint Abi Bakr Hafsah Bint Omar Zainab Bint Khuzaymah Om-salamah , Zainab Bint Jahsh Juwayriyah Bint Alharith Safiyah Bint Huyay Ibn Akhtab Ommo Habibah Ramlah Bint Abi Sofian Maria Bint Shamoun the Egyptian Maymonah Bint Alharith
  7. 7. Were they young beautiful girls ?
  8. 8. Aaishah was the only wife he married who was young and who had him as the first man in her life, all the other wives were either widows or divorcees.
  9. 9. Were they all Arabs?
  10. 10. All were Arabs, except for Mariya, who was from Egypt.
  11. 11. Where they all Muslims?
  12. 12. All but two; Safiya, who was a Jew , and Mariya, who was a Christian.
  13. 13. Now, let’s answer the main and very important question: Was it lust that drove the prophet to have so many marriages?
  14. 14. To answer the question we have to mention the following facts:
  15. 15. 1- The Prophet married for the first time when he was 25 years old. Too old for someone who is driven by lust.
  16. 16. 2- The first woman he married , Khadijah, was 40 years old, already married twice before him and already had children. He stayed married to her alone for 25 years, until she died. He stayed single after her death for two years in grief and mourning over her death. He was, then, 52 years old. Can this be a women loving man ?
  17. 17. After tow years of living single , he married Sawdah, an 80 year old widow in order to honor her because she was the first widow in Islam. Not an act of a lustful man after a long period of single life.
  18. 18. 3- From 52 to 60, he married several times for political and social reasons.
  19. 19. It’s not logical to say that lust had appeared suddenly at the Prophet’s life at the age of 52, and in the middle of the fierce physical and psychological struggle to spread Islam.
  20. 20. There is only one conclusion we can extract from the above: 1- Mohammad the man married Khadijah 2- Mohammad the Prophet married the rest of his wives.
  21. 21. But , was Mohammad the only Prophet to have multiple wives? Or polygamy was taken by other Prophets before him?
  22. 22. Mohammad was not the only prophet to have more than one wife. Polygamy was the norm at the times of Ibrahim (Abraham), Dawoud (David), Solayman (Solomon), all known in the Bible to have been polygamists.
  23. 23. Now, let me mention the political, social and religious reasons why the prophet had those marriages.
  24. 24. First: To spread the culture through eyewitnesses with all the details known only to intimate people. Aishah , being so young, was able to tell all those details to the Muslims for more than 42 years. She had seen and learned so much from him. Her young age was a great advantage in this regard. She could tell what the Prophet used to do or say in all aspects of daily life , so that people do and say the same in the same situations
  25. 25. Aishah , was the most knowledgeable person when it comes to the daily life of the Muslim and how it should go as was lived by the Prophet himself . There are more than 3000 Hadiths (sayings and doings of the prophet) narrated by the prophet’s wives.
  26. 26. But how come he married Aishah when she was only nine years old? The desert climate answers to that . In such environments, girls reached puberty very young. Not only in Arabia, but also in Rome and Persia, girls were married that young
  27. 27. Second: To strengthen the relationship with his companions, he married Aishah ( Abi Bakr’s daughter) and Safiyah ( Omar's daugter ), and married his daughters to Othman and Ali, May God be pleased with them all.
  28. 28. Third: out of mercy and rewarding to the early Muslim widows and divorcees he gave them the honor of marrying them himself (their husbands either died in battles or were non Muslims who divorced them because they embraced Islam.). Sawdah, Om-salama and Habeebah were widows.
  29. 29. Fourth: In order to set forth rules and ethics, The Prophet was being a role model for the Muslims by being kind to the widows and to the people of the book (Jews and Christians) who newly embraced Islam. He married Safiyah after her father - a Jew - embraced Islam , so as to give him and his daughter the honor among their people
  30. 30. Fifth: He wanted to have ties and links with the different nations of the world. When he married Mariya, all Egyptians were on his side, and when he married Gowayriyah, all her people embraced Islam (they were called Bani Almustalaq and were captured by the Muslims after a battle)
  31. 31. Please include me in your prayers and supplications to Allah, God the Almighty (this is His name in Arabic)

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