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Has Anyone Heard About the Third Wife of Ibrahim AS, Keturah?

Answered by: Alimah Sofia Mirza

Question:

Has anyone heard about the third wife of Ibrahim AS, Keturah? Any research into this from the Islamic perspective?

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Answer:

According to my research and understanding, there is no authentic mention of Keturah in the Islamic texts, there has been a clear mention of the Prophet Ibrahim’s wife ‘Sarah’ who was sterile and had an Egyptian slave named ‘Hajar’ whom she offered to Ibrahim, and he married her and had kids with her.1 Keturah has been mentioned in the Bible and Christian texts.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Sofia Mirza

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

1 Stories of the Prophets, Eng. Version, Darussalam Saudi Arabia, Pg47-48.

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