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    I am just curious after been asked by a non-Muslim freind about how many wives our noble prophet Muhammad, may Allah exalt his mention, ever had. I mean all those he ever married; died while living in his house; or he divorced.

    May Allah reward you amply for responding with authentic reports.

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    Allah's Messenger had 13 wives i think, and he never divorced any.


    Here's good links;

    http://www.islamonline.net/english/i...es/index.shtml
    http://www.islamicboard.com/companions-prophet/




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    Greetings,
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    Allah's Messenger had 13 wives i think, and he never divorced any.
    Since Muslims try to follow the way of the Prophet (pbuh), why is it not more common to find Muslim men with thirteen wives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by czgibson View Post
    Greetings,


    Since Muslims try to follow the way of the Prophet (pbuh), why is it not more common to find Muslim men with thirteen wives?

    Peace
    This is one of sunan of the prophet(pbuh) that we are forbidden to follow him in it, we believe this is something ALLAH(swt) has given him alone the privilege of doing, i.e. marrying more than four.

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    Quote Originally Posted by czgibson View Post
    Greetings,


    Since Muslims try to follow the way of the Prophet (pbuh), why is it not more common to find Muslim men with thirteen wives?

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    There's a difference in doing what the Prophet did and what he told us to do. There were certain commands from Allah that only he had to do.

    P.s; The book I have on this subject matter only mentions 11 wives (by name).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha Dude View Post
    I believe he was at most married to 9 at one time. :><:
    I think it was 9 at one time, but total (throughout his life) was 11:

    Khadija, Aisha, Sawdah, Umm Habeebah, Umm Salamah, Juwairiyah bint Al-Harith, Hafsa, Zainab bint Khuzaimah, safiyyah bint huyay, Zainab bint Jash and Mainoonah Bint Al-Harith (peace and blessings be upon all of them).

    Well, that's according to the book I have.

    Edit: I checked online and it says 13 wives...looks like I gotta do some more reading!
    Last edited by aamirsaab; 08-28-2009 at 11:07 AM.


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    Since Muslims try to follow the way of the Prophet (pbuh), why is it not more common to find Muslim men with thirteen wives?
    That is because the Quran says

    004.003 Marry women of your choice, Two or three or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one,
    Al-Qur'an, 004.003 (An-Nisa [Women])
    Text Copied from DivineIslam's Qur'an Viewer software v2.910
    Muslims are not allowed to marry more than 4. And the condition of polygamy is that a person must be able to deal justly with his wives. So polygamy is neither encouraged nor prohibited (as long as the condition holds). Having more than one wife is not that common among Muslims. I have personally never met a Muslim who has more than one wife.

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    Greetings,
    Quote Originally Posted by GreyKode View Post
    This is one of sunan of the prophet(pbuh) that we are forbidden to follow him in it, we believe this is something ALLAH(swt) has given him alone the privilege of doing, i.e. marrying more than four.
    What other parts of the Sunnah are Muslims forbidden from following?

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    ^^ One which I can think of now is Qiyaam Al-Layl (The Prayer during the 3rd half of the Night). Prophet Muhammad was obliged to offer it every night but for his Ummah it is not an obligation but a Sunnah. And we don't have to offer it every night.


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    what about Mariya Qibtiyya? do you also count her as the wife of the Prophet SAW?

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    May Allah, the Exalted, bless you.

    I am waiting for a conclusion.

    Thanks once again

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    khadija, ayesha, hafsa, umm selma, umm habibi, soda, sofia, zainab, zainab, maymouna, jawariya.

    I remember being forced to memorise their names within a short period of time, we had to stand up and say their names infront of the whole group and there was like 35 people :o

    I got to the 5th one then forgot the rest but quickly remembered them after incase Abu Usamah picked me to read them out again lol.

    It's good to know the names of our mothers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rabi'ya View Post

    Ulama have said that according to the more correct opinion she was not his wife rather concubine and the Messenger of Allah (sal-allahu alayhi wa sallam) had 11 wives. and Allah knows best

    http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/47072
    http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/47572

    Those who bring up this subject to attack Islam should know that it is a really silly question and completely irrelevant to the Message of Islam. Why does it matter whether he (sal-allahu alayhi wa sallam) had 1 wife or 100 wives? How is having more wives an evidence against the prophethood of Allah's Messenger (sal-allahu alayhi wa sallam)?
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    Assalamu Alaikum warahmathullahi wabarakathuhu,
    What is the authentic information on four Madhahib. There are different opinions quoted for the same verse of the Holy Quran. Further it is stated that Ahadees were collected from different source only 250 years. Kindly clarify

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shafee Ahmed Ko View Post
    Assalamu Alaikum warahmathullahi wabarakathuhu,
    What is the authentic information on four Madhahib. There are different opinions quoted for the same verse of the Holy Quran. Further it is stated that Ahadees were collected from different source only 250 years. Kindly clarify
    We are taught Mazhabs like Hanafee,Shafi'ee,Hanbali and Malikee. Kindly elaborate them.

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    Salaam/Peace

    Quote Originally Posted by czgibson View Post
    ..why is it not more common to find Muslim men with thirteen wives?
    This was an exception for the Last Prophet (pbuh). His wives were considered as Mothers of the Believers . He was not allowed to divorce either of them or take anymore wife ( except right hand posses ) after the revealation of a verse that says so .

    Surah Ahzab, Ch. 33, Verse 52, which says that… ‘O Prophet you cannot marry more women, neither can you exchange any other women for the present one, even if their beauty attracts you, except what your right hand possesses

    Any ordinary Muslim can take maximum 4 wives with conditions.
    Last edited by Muslim Woman; 09-14-2009 at 04:00 PM.


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    some asked here why the muslims man cannot marry 13 wives as the prophet?
    well Allah ahs allowed the muslim men to marry till 4 wives.
    yet why do u think u can marry more wives?i am a sister and i personally think if every muslim man are like the proophet then i dont see any problem of muslim men marrying more than 1.but too bad...these days people alter the concept of marrying 4 wives and sorry to say there is no muslim man like the prophet these days.so just marry one and think how u can make ur wife happy.

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    some asked here why the muslims man cannot marry 13 wives as the prophet?
    well Allah ahs allowed the muslim men to marry till 4 wives.
    yet why do u think u can marry more wives?i am a sister and i personally think if every muslim man are like the proophet then i dont see any problem of muslim men marrying more than 1.but too bad...these days people alter the concept of marrying 4 wives and sorry to say there is no muslim man like the prophet these days.so just marry one and think how u can make ur wife happy.unless ur wife agrees to it and ur capable to do so and u can be fair and square,just proceed to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by czgibson View Post
    Greetings,


    Since Muslims try to follow the way of the Prophet (pbuh), why is it not more common to find Muslim men with thirteen wives?

    Peace
    Well, ask that question yourself.

    The Prophet,saws, had an exception.Firstly,don't think with your gutts but with your brain.

    He married them to free them from slavery, is one reason.

    He married them for Islam. If he marries a particular women from a particular tribe then the tribes get along and don't attack eachother etc...

    He marries some that were young so he raises them to be the way a Muslim woman should be

    AND I CAN GO FOR EVER.....

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