After the death of Prophet Muhammad, which of his wives passed away first?

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Answered by:  Maulana Imran Mughal​


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

After the death of Prophet Muhammad, which of his wives died first?



In The Name Of Allah, The Most-Merciful, The Most Kind


The Prophet (peace be upon him) was married to thirteen women throughout his life. Two passed away before he did, namely Khadijah and Zaynab the daughter of Khuzaymah (may Allah be pleased with them).[1]

Nine of his wives remained alive after his death. The following shows the date of the death of each of his wives in order:

1.    Zaynab the daughter of Jahsh, passed away 20th of Hijrah.

2.    Hafsah the daughter of Umar bin al-Khattab, passed away 41st of Hijrah.

3.    Umm Habibah the daughter of Abu Sufyan, passed away 44th of Hijrah.

4.    Maymunah the daughter of Harith, passed away 49th of Hijrah.

5.    Saffiyah the daughter of Huyayy, passed away 50th of Hijrah.

6.    Sawdah the daughter of Zam’ah, passed away 54th of Hijrah.

7.    Juwayriyah the daughter of Harith, passed away 56th of Hijrah.

8.    Aishah the daughter of Abu Bakr, passed away 58th of Hijrah.

9.    Umm Salamah the daughter of Abu Umayyah, passed away 61st of Hijrah.[2]


Only Allah Ta’ala knows best

Written by Maulana Imran Mughal

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] Imam As-Suhayli, Ar-Rawd Al-Unuf (Beirut: DKI, 2009), 4:431.

[2] Hafiz Ibn Hajar, Al-Isabah (Beirut:DKI, 1995).

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