We often hear the stories of the wives of the prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) as it pertains to his life and message. He is the messenger of Allah (SWT) and learning from his life is a tenant of our faith.
But learning about the people who surrounded the Prophet and specifically his honorable wives can give us a better glimpse into the best generation of mankind. As Allah states,
“You are the best nation produced [as an example] for mankind. You enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong and believe in Allah.” (Qur’an 3:110)
The wives of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), known as the mothers of the believers, were human beings like you or me, or your sister or mother. And learning about their human qualities can make them more real to those of us who strive to imitate their character nearly a millennia and a half after they walked the earth, struggling to please Allah (SWT). And so we embark on a journey to discover if our mothers were funny, sensitive, outgoing, introspective, self-doubting, or fearless.
Here, we try to explore all human aspects in the personalities of the mothers of the believers in a way that will leave you amused.
She Sought the Prophet’s Hand in Marriage – Maymunah bint Al-Harith
From Judaism to Islam – Safiyyah bint Huyayy
Discovering the Personality of Umm Habibah
Discovering the Personality of Zaynab bint Jahsh
Juwayriyah bint al-Harith – From a War Captive to a Wife of the Prophet
Discovering the Personality of Zaynab bint Khuzayma
Discovering the Personality of Umm Salama
Discovering the Personality of Hafsa bint Umar
Discovering the Personality of Aisha bint Abu Bakr
The Personalities of the Prophet’s Wives – Sawda bint Zam’a
Discovering the Personalities of The Prophet’s Wives (P1: Khadijah)