How many wives did Nabi Sulayman (‘alayhis salam) have?

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How many wives did Nabi Sulayman (‘alayhis salam) have? Is this mentioned anywhere?


There are several different numbers reported in various hadiths.

Based on the narrations in Sahih Bukhari, the commentators have said that Nabi Sulayman (’alayhis salam) had 60 wives and many more slave girls.

(Fathul Bari, Hadith: 3424 & Fatawa Hadithiyyah of Ibn Hajar Al-Haytami, pg.158)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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