The Wives of the Prophet (SAW) the Ummhat-ul-Mumineen “MOTHERS OF THE BELIVERS”

The Wives of the Prophet (SAW) the Ummhat-ul-Mumineen “MOTHERS OF THE BELIVERS”


The noble lady belonged to the Quraish tribe. She is also known as “Khatijatul Kubra” or “Khadijah the Great.” Rasulullah (SAW) married her when he was 25 years old and she was 40 years old. She was a very devoted wife, companion and councilor, ever ready to stand by Rasulullah (SAW) in all trials and tribulations. She proved to be an immense support and help to the Cause of Islam. She passed away at the age of 65 years on the 11th of Ramadan – 10 years after the first revelation. Rasulullah (SAW) has said about her: “The noblest women of the world are Maryam (AS) and Khadijah (radi Allahu anha).” (Al-Bukhari)


Sa’uda (radi Allahu anha) was a widow and the daughter of Zama (RA). She married Rasulullah (SAW) after Khadijah (radi Allahu anha) had passed away. Rasulullah (SAW) was then 55 years old. She was generous, affectionate and kind. The reason for his marriage was that he needed someone to care for his children so that he could concentrate on the heavy responsibilities of Prophethood. Aisha Siddiq (radi Allahu anha) has said about her: “It is only Sa’uda, on seeing whom, I wish my soul lived in her body.” Sa’uda (radi Allahu anha) passed away in 55 A.H


She was the daughter of Abu Bakr (RA) and was unmarried. In the 10th year of the mission, Rasulullah (SAW) married her. Since she was very young at the time of her marriage, she only began to live with him in Madinatul Munawwarah in 2 A.H. He married Aisha Siddiq (radi Allahu anha) in order to strengthen the ties of friendship with Abu Bakr (RA), his closest friend and also so that she could teach other women. Aisha (radi Allahu anha) led a very simple life without comfort and luxury. She dressed very simple. She served Rasulullah (SAW) with utmost devotion and he loved her very much. She led a very pious life. When Rasulullah (SAW) passed away, she was 25 years old. Thereafter, she lived for another 48 years and saw the rule of all the four Khulafaa.She is remembered for her intelligence, intuition, her knowledge of Hadith and principles of religion, secrets of Islamic knowledge, Arabic literature, piety and Islamic Fiqh. She became a great Madani (person of Madinatul Munawwarah) scholar and knew several thousand Ahadith by heart. Rasulullah (SAW) himself used to teach her and answer her questions. She used to also teach other women. A great Scholar, Imam Zahri (RA), has said about her: “Aisha (radi Allahu anha’s) knowledge will surpass the knowledge of all the males and Mothers of the Faithful put together.”


She was the daughter of Umar (RA) and was a widow. In 2 or 3 A.H. Rasulullah (SAW) married her. She was a very learned person and spent most of her time in reading and writing. Rasulullah (SAW) had personally taught her with the result that she was an authority on Islamic knowledge. She was also given the original hand-written copy of the Holy Quran to keep. She was very pious and saintly. She passed away in the month of Sha’baan 45 A.H.


She was the daughter of Khuzaimah. She was a widow and was poverty stricken. Moved by her piety and self-sacrifice, Rasulullah (SAW) married her in 3 A.H. Zainab (RA) was a very kind-hearted lady and ever ready to help the poor and destitute. She would spend all her income on charity and was called “Ummul Masaakin” or “Mother of the Poor.” She passed away within three months of her marriage and was buried in Jannatul Baqi.


She was the daughter of Abu Ummayyah Suhail. When her husband passed away she was left with four children and had no means of maintenance. Rasulullah (SAW), now 57 years old, married her in the month of Shawwal in 4 A.H. She was very beautiful and used to live a very pious life. She did all kinds of good works. She was very learned and had a good knowledge of Hadith. She was able to teach others on Islamic matters. She read the Quran in the same style as Rasulullah (SAW). She was almost as learned as Aisha (radi Allahu anha). She outlived all the Ummahatul Mu’mineen and passed away at the age of 84 years in 63 A.H.


She was the daughter of Jahsh bin Rabah and married Zaid bin Harith (RA), the adopted son of Rasulullah (SAW). After her divorce, she married Rasulullah (SAW) in 5 A.H., when he was 58 years old. Her marriage to Zaid (RA) was a lesson to all not to distinguish between a free person and a slave in social matters. She was very generous to the poor people of Madinatul Munawwarah. She passed away at the age of 53 years in 20 A.H. and lies buried in Jannatul Baqi. When she passed away, Aisha (radi Allahu anha) said about her: “Alas, the pious respected lady is no more and has left the orphans and widows broken-hearted.”


She was the daughter of Harith and was a widow. She was a captive of war and set free by Rasulullah (SAW) who married her in 5 A.H. As a result of her marriage, the prisoners which belonged to her tribe were set free. This made many accept Islam.

Juwairiyah (radi Allahu anha) was a highly self-respecting person. She was very religious-minded and spent most of her time in Salaah. She was also very learned. She passed away at the age of 65 years in 56 A.H. and lies buried in Jannatul Baqi.


She was the daughter of Abu Sufyan (RA) and a widow. Rasulullah (SAW) married her when she was 36-37 years old in 6-7 A.H. This marriage also resulted in Khalid bin Walid (RA) accepting Islam. She was a dedicated wife and feared Almighty Allah much. She had much regard for the poor, down-trodden and destitute and prayed a lot for the Muslims. She passed away at the age of 73 in 44 A.H.


She was a Jewess and taken captive during the Battle of Khaibar. Rasulullah (SAW) married her in 7 A.H. This made a great impact on the Jews, with the result that many accepted Islam. She was very dignified in her behavior, patient and polite. She was very much attached to Rasulullah (SAW) and he had great regards for her. She was also very generous and kind-hearted. She was also very learned. She passed away at the age of 50 and is buried in Jannatul Baqi.


She was a widow. Rasulullah (SAW) married her in the month of Shawwal when she was 51 years old. Her marriage also drew many towards Islam. She was very pious and humble and fond of advising Muslim women and freeing slaves. She was also very learned. She passed away in 51 A.H.


Everyone has given her the same title of respect as the Prophet’s wives, ‘Ummul Mu’mineen’ ‘Mother of the Believers’. Maria was born in Upper Egypt of a Coptic father and Greek mother and moved to the court of the Muqawqis when she was still very young The Christian ruler, or Muqawqis, of Egypt, sent him two Christian slave girls who were sisters as a gift, in response to the Prophet’s letter inviting him to embrace Islam. She arrived in Medina just after the Prophet SAW returned from the treaty with Quraish which was known as at Al-Hudaibiya. Maria Al-Qibtiyya (radi Allahu anha) was honored and respected by the Prophet (SAW) and his family and Companions. She spent three years of her life with the Prophet SAW, until his death, and died five years later in 16 AH. For the last five years of her life, she remained a recluse and almost never went out except to visit the grave of the Prophet (SAW) or her son’s grave. Umar Ibn Al Khattaab (RA) led the prayer over her and she was buried in Al-Baqi.

7 comments on “The Wives of the Prophet (SAW) the Ummhat-ul-Mumineen “MOTHERS OF THE BELIVERS”



  2. NAEEM RAZA says:


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  4. hafsa says:

    mashallah thats was very informative, may alah reward you for sharing your knowledge with the ummah.

  5. muslimah says:

    Asalamualay kum
    Aameen to your dua, May Allah surly increase me in Imaan, Aklaaq (character) and to keep my intentions pure and clean.Aameen.
    Wasalamualay kum
    “O’Allah do not call me to account for what they say,and forgive them for what they have no knowledge of, and make me better then they imagine.Aameen Thuma Aameen”

  6. Muhammad Abu Bakr says:

    I am very pleased with your work may Allah increase your Iman.

  7. Sarmad Ansar says:

    Thanks for beautiful information

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