The Prophet's (SM) Family

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Khadija was the first wife of the Prophet Muhammad (SM). After Khadija's death, the Prophet married 'A'isha, the daughter of Abu Bakr Siddiq (Ra) and Sauda bint Zam'ah. Later on, he married Zainab bint Khuzaima, Umm Salma, Zainab bint Iahsh, Juwairya, Umm Habiba bint Abu Sufyan, Hafsa, the daughter of 'Umar ibn al-Khattab, Maimuna bint al-Harith and Safiyyabint Huyay ibn Akhtab.

At the time of the Prophet(SM) death all his wives, except Khadija and Zainab bint Khuzaima, were still alive and they undertook the task of guiding the Companions and other Muslims. The Prophet also married Mariya, a Coptic slave girl from Egypt. Each of the Prophet (SM) wives were given the title of Umm al-Mu'minin, 'Mother of the Believers', and no Muslim was permitted to marry them. May Allah (SWT) be pleased with them.

AII the Prophet(SM) children, except Ibrahim, were by his first wife, Khadija. Two sons, al-Qasim, and Abd-Allah died in infancy. Mariya the Copt bore a son, Ibrahim, who also died in infancy. The Prophet (SM) four daughters survived and were blessed with Islam. His eldest daughter, Zainab, was married to Abu al-'As. Shepassed away in 8 H, leaving a daughter, Umama.

The Prophet (SM) second daughter, Ruqayya, was married to 'Uthman, after he had embraced Islam. She passed away in Madina in 2 H. Umm Kulthum, the third daughter, was married to 'Uthman after Ruqayya's death. She passed away in 9 H. The Prophet (SM) beloved youngest daughter, Fatima, was married to 'Ali. She bore him two sons: Hasan and Husain. May Allah (SWT) be pleased with them al!.


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