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The wives and concubines of Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam

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Q. How many wives and concubines did Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam have and what are their names?


A. Rasoolullah Sallallah Alayhi Wasallam married a total of 11 wives namely;

  1. Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid Radiyallahu Anha)
  2. Sawdah bint Zam’ah ibn Qays Radiyallahu Anha
  3. ‘Aa’ishah bint Abi Bakr Al-Siddeeq Radiyallahu Anha
  4. Hafsah bint ‘Umar Radiyallahu Anha
  5. Zaynab bint Khuzaymah Radiyallahu Anha
  6. Umm Salamah bint Abi Umayyah Radiyallahu Anha
  7. Juwayriyyah bint Al-Haarith Radiyallahu Anha
  8. Zaynab bint Jahsh Radiyallahu Anha
  9. Umm Habeebah bint Abi Sufyaan Radiyallahu Anha
  10. Maymoonah bint Al-Haarith Radiyallahu Anha
  11. Safiyyah bint Huyayy ibn Akhtab Radiyallahu Anha

Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam had 4 concubines, 3 of who’s names are known namely;

  1. Maariyah Qibtiyyah Radhiyallahu Anha
  2. Rayhaanah bint Amr Radhiyallahu Anha
  3. Nafeesah Radhiyallahu Anha

(Al Bidaayah Wannihaayah 4/144-145 – Seeratul Mustaafa 3/281)

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

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