How many wives did Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) have?

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  1. Did Prophet Mohammed (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) have 20 wives?
  2. Did Prophet Mohammed (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) have sexual intercourse with Hazrat Aisha when he married her at the age of six?



  1. No. He had nine wives at the end of his life.
  2. No.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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