did the Prophet Mohammad
(Peace and Blessings be Upon him) have many wives?
someone asks you that question, either in a good or in a bad
will you be able to answer?
is the answer, as given in a lecture by Amro Khalid about the
Mothers of the believers ( the Prophets wives )
first ask ourselves, how many wives did the Prophet had?
When he made pardah from the world
there were ten wives with him,
while Bibi Khadija and Zaynab departed in his life.
do you know their names, the names of your mothers, the mothers
of the believers?
1. Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid,
2. Sawdah Bint Zamaah,
3. Aaishah Bint Abi Bakr,
4. Hafsah Bint Omar
5. Zainab Bint Khuzaymah
6. Om-salamah Hind Bint Otbah
7. Zainab Bint Jahsh
8. Juwayriyah Bint Alharith
9. Safiyah Bint Huyay Ibn AkhtabOmmo
10. Habibah Ramlah Bint Abi Sofian
11. Maria Bint Shamoun, the Egyptian
12.Maymonah Bint Alharith
the Prophets (Peace
and Blessings be Upon him)
wives married someone for the first time
(i.e. were they all virgins)?
one, Aaishah, all the rest were either widows or divorced.
they all Arabs?
except for Mariya, who was from Egypt.
they all Muslims?
but two; Safiya who was a Jew ,
and Mariya who was a Christian.
lets answer the main and very important question:
Was it lust that caused the prophet to have so many marriages?
answer the question we have to mention the following facts:
The Prophet (Peace
and Blessings be Upon him)
married for the first time when he was 25 years old.
The first woman he married , Khadijah was 40 years old already
married twice before him and had children. He stayed married
to her alone for 25 years, until she died. He stayed single
after her death for two years in grief and mourning over her
death. He was then 52 years old.
From 52 till 60, he married several times for political and
not for lust (Naooz Billah)
After two years of living single, he married Sawdah, an 80 year
old widow in order to honor her because she was the first widow
in Islam. Not an act of a lustful man after a period of living
not logical to say that lust had appeared suddenly at the Prophets
life at 52, and at the middle of the fierce physical and psychological
struggle to spread Islam
is only one conclusion we can extract from the above:
1- Mohammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) the man married
2- Mohammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) the Prophet married
the rest of his wives.
But , was Mohammad (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) the
only Prophet to have multiple wives?
Or polygamy was taken by other Prophets as well?
answer is : NO. Polygamy was the norm at the times of Ibrahim,
Dawoud, Solayman, all known in the Bible to have been polygamists.
lets mention the political, social and religious reasons
the prophet had these marriages.
To spread the culture through eyewitnesses with all the details
known only to intimate people. Aaishah , being so young, was
able to tell all those details to the Muslims for more than
42 years. She had seen and learnt so much from him. Her young
age was a great advantage in this respect. She could tell what
the Prophet used to do or say in all aspects of life, so that
people do and say the same in the similar situations
, was the most knowledgeable person when it comes to the daily
life of the Muslim and how it should go as was lived by the
Prophet himself . But how come he married her when she was only
nine years old? The desert climate answers to that . In such
environment Girls reached youth very young. Not only in Arabia,
but also in Roma and Persia, girls were married that young
Second: To strengthen the relationships
with his companions, he married Abi Bakrs daughter and
Omar's sister, married his daughters to Othman and Ali, May
God be pleased with them all.
Third: out of mercy and rewarding
the early Muslim widows and divorcees he gave them the honor
of marrying them himself (Husbands either died in battles or
were non Muslims who divorced them.). Sawdah, Om-salama and
Habeebah were widows.
The Prophet was being a role model for the Muslims being kind
to the widows and to the people of the book who newly embraced
Islam. He married Safiyah after her father , a Jew, embraced
Islam , so giving him and his daughter the honor among his people
Fifth: He wanted to have ties and
links with the different nations of the world. When he married
Mariya, all Egyptians were on his side, and when he married
Gowayriyah, all her people (they were called the Bani Almustalaq
and were captured by the Muslims after a battle),, they all
wish this makes you more assured and able take a
stand up to allegations against the Prophet (pbuh).
May peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you all.
FOR THE UNITY OF THE WHOLE MUSLIM WORLD!
Important Reviews relating to " Azwaja-e-Muthahara
( Holy Wives of Beloved Prophet Hazrat Syedina Muhammadur
Rasool Allah Sal-lal-lahu-Alaihi-Wo-Sallam ) from the
Baiyans ( Top Lectures on Ahle-Baite-e-Athaar by Shaik-ul-Islam
Professor Dr. Hazrat Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri Damantu Barkatahu
Azwaja-e-Muthahara Sal-lal-lahu-alaihi wo salam retained the
Title Zohjah-e-Nabi-e-Kareem or Azwaja-e-Muthara even after
the Wisal of Beloved Prophet Hazrat Syedina Muhammadur-Rasool-Allah
Sal-lal-lahu Alaihi Wo Salam but the other Womens in the Ummat
if they become widows are referred as Bewa of particular Marhoom
saheb etc Why ?
Hazrat Nabi-e-Sal-lal-lahu-Alaihi wo Sallam is present in all
eras ( Huzoor Har Daur Mein Majood Hain ) for this you can refer
all the Sahih Hadees and references from Quran kareem for the
presence of Beloved Prophet in All ages and He is the Nabi Akhir-un-Zama
Hayath-un-Nabi Sal-lal-lahu alaihi wo sallam and no Nabi will
come until Qayamah for this reason the holy wives of Rahmat-ul-'Alameen
Hazrat Syedina Muhammad-ur-Rasool are refered as Zohjah-e-Nabi
e Akhram Sal-lal-lahu Alaihi wo Salam till qayamat whereas no
other womens in Ummah can get such a status as compared to other
womens of the Ummah. So All Sahab-e-Ikhram Rizwan Allahi Thaalah
Alaihi Ajmaeen gave the same title of Respect to his Holy wives
( Ummul Momineen ( Mother of Momins ) / Ahle-Bait / Zohja-e-Muttahara
/ Azwaja-e-Muttahara ). Allah has declared the holy wives as
Sacred and Muthara ( Clean ) in the Quran Surahe-e-ahzaab itself
and Azwaja-e-Muttahara ( wives of Beloved Prophet Sal-lal-lahu
Alaihi Wo Sallam ) cannot be compared with any women on this
earth and they will remain in the same status till qayamat.
All the Rishtas ( Relations) of the world wives will vanished
but the Rishtas of the Holy wives of the beloved Prophet cannot
vanish and will remain the same till Qayamat. All the Khulfa-e-Rasheedins
and Sahaba-e-Ikhrams Rizwan Allahi Thaalahi Alaihim Ajmaeen
had the Iman and Aqeedah of " Hayath-ul-Nabi " Sal-lal-lahu
Alaihi Wo Sallam with regards to Beloved Prophet Sal-lal-lahu
Alaihi Wo Sallam , the same aqeedah was followed by Thabayeens,
Taba Thabayeens and other Saleheens and All Auliyasof the Ummah,
Question No. 2 :
For what reason the wives are considered as Ahle Bait or
How they are Ahle Bait ?
Answer No.2 : If any women in the ummah becomes widow, then
she will return to back to her Actual Bait . This Widow after
Iddath period can do another Nikah which is Halal for Widows
after the completion of Iddath period.
Coming to the point of Azwaja-e-Muttahara Razi Allah Anhas,
they are termed as Ahle Bait Ahthaar only because of possessing
the Zohjiyath ( Wifeship ) of the Beloved Prophets. Only after
the Nikah with beloved Prophet they got the status of Ahle Bait
Ahthaar. So it was declared once they become Ahle Bait, Nikah
with others was Haram on the sacred wives of the beloved Prophet.
And there was no Iddath period for these sacred and holy wives
even after the wisal of beloved prophet sal-lal-lahu alaihi
wo sallam and till Qayamat their Rishtas ( relation ) will remain
they same and shall be called as Azwaja-e-Muttahara or Zohjas
who are also " Umul Momins" ( Mothers of the Momins
No. 3 : Who are all Ahle Bait Ahthars ?
Answer No.3 :
From many Ah-Hadees Mubarakas ( also for correct Tarjuma - Sahih
Tarjumas of Quran-e-kareem ) and as Narrated by Hazrat Zaid
bin Arkam Razi Allahu Anhu in Muslim Shareef and other great
imams, Ahle Bait Ahthars are all childrens of Hazrat Ali Rizwan
Allahi alaihim Ajmaeen, Hazrat Jaffer Razi Allahu Thaalah Anhu,
Hazrat Aqeel Razi Allahu Anhu and Hazrat Abbas Razi Allahu Anhu
are known as Ahle Bait-e-Ahthaar because of their blood relationships
with the beloved Prophet Sal-lal-lahu Alaihi wo salam . This
is why Sadaqa / Zakath was Haram on the Ahle Bait Athar. Apart
from this wives of prophet sal lal-lahu alaihi wo sallam got
this title only because of their Zohjiyath. But other bloodly
relations, daughers and childrens are Ahle Bait because of their
blood relationship with beloved prophet sal-lal-lahu alaihi-wo-sallam.
Question No. 4 :
All Azwaja-e-Muttaharas got Double Ajar-e-sawab But Even Sahabas
use to get Single Ajars ? why ?
Answer No. 4 :
In Quran this is mentioned because Azwaja-e-Muttahara Razi Allah
Anhas had great Khaas Talooq, Nisbat with beloved Prophet Sallallahu
Alaihi wo sallam and also because of their Zohjiyath ( wifeship
) with Beloved Prophet Sal-lal-lahu-Alaihi-wo-salam. Azwaja-e-Muthaharas
are special among all the womens of this earth till qayamat
because of their status mentioned in the quran. ( That is why
Islam gives high Status to Womens ). The word Ikhram used for
Sahaba-e-Ikhram" is because of their Buzurgi but "Ahthar"
( Clean & pure ) is used for Ahle Bait Ahthar means clean
and purity. So the Ajwar or Sawab for Azwaja-e-Mutthaharas was
double when compared to Sahaba-e-Ikhrams. No sahabi among 1,25,000
Sahabas Rizwan allahi alaihim ajmaeen were authorized or had
right to marry to Azwaja-e-Nabi-e-Kareem Sal lallahu alaihi
wo sallam after his wisal-e-mubarak that is why Nikah was declared
haram with Azwaja-e-Muthaharas. All the Khulaf-e-Rasheedins
and Sahaba-e-Ikhrams Rizwan Allahi Thaalah Alaihim Ajmaeen had
great respect and love for the Ahle Bait in Hayath-e-Zaheri
and had the same love and respect after the wisal of the Beloved
Prophet Sal-lal-lahu Alaihi wo Sallam also. When Khulafa-e-Rasheedins
themselves had such a greater lover of Hasnain Kareemain ( Hazrat
Imam Hasan and Hazrat Imam Hussain Rizwan Allahi Thaalah Alaihim
ajmaeen what we can say about the love and respect of other
sahaba-e-Ikhrams which is being narrated in various Ah-hadees-e-mubarakas.
Is Prostituations and Open Sins ( Be-Hayayee ) are Better or
Legal Marriages ?
No other Religion of the World has given such great status to
womens like Islam.
Beloved Prophet has set an example to Marry Widows and extend
support to the needy and weak. But there are conditions and
laws in Islam which revealed by the almighty allah in the quran
to give equality to all wives if a person is in a status to
marry more than one wife. So Legal Marriages elimate all evils
like prostitutions, injustice with womens etc. If the number
of Widows or womens are left without legal marriages , they
may take wrong diversions. Most of the people in the world have
misunderstanding about marriages in Islam. Without having complete
knowledge of Islam or without understand islamic studies wrongly
point out about the marriages of the beloved prophet sal-lal-lahu
alaihi wo sallam. But these people don't understand the difference
between legal marriages and prostitution. Now see in this era
even after having efficient wealth and resources a vast majority
of people do not have gurds to marry they move backwords to
bond with responsibilities after marriages. In this Era it is
very easy and easy to do sins ( to go wrong ways ) but marriages
have become difficult for the modern age people. All the wives
of the beloved prophet sal-lal-lahu alaihi wo sallam were happy
in their lives because they received equal love and all rights
and respect which no religion can provide on this earth. No
Personality on this earth is such great like beloved prophet
sal-lal-lahu-alaihi wo-sallam who married widows and gave all
right and equality and that too all the wives were holy and
pious and even Prophet was able to concentrate both on family
and worship without any hazzles. What a example of Piousness
and purity. Where you will find such a great religion and such
a great prophet of humanity and mankind.
feel sorry if there is any mistake or beadbi from my side. My
Neeyath is purely to bring good points related to Sahaba e Ikhram
Ahle Bait-e-Ahthaar and Islam.