Family Members of the Prophet Muhammad

The Prophet's Wives and Daughters

Mohammed and his wife Aisha freeing the daughter of a tribal chief. From the Siyer-i Nebi.
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In addition to being a prophet, a statesman, and a community leader, the Prophet Muhammad was a family man. The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, was known to be very kind and gentle with his family, setting an example for all to follow.

Mothers of the Believers

The wives of the Prophet Muhammad are known as the "Mothers of the Believers."

  • Khadija bint Khuwailid - The Prophet Muhammad described his first wife as follows: "She believed in me when no one else did; she accepted Islam when people rejected me; and she helped and comforted me when there was no one else to lend me a helping hand." Muhammad and Khadija were married for 25 years until her death. It was only after her death that Muhammad married again.
  • Sawdah bint Zam'ah - Sawdah had been previously married and widowed, and was one of the first to immigrate to Abyssinia in the early years of Islam.
  • Aishah bint Abu Bakr - Known for her spirit and good memory, she became a teacher to other Muslims and a narrator of hadith. Aishah was the daughter of Muhammad's close friend and companion, Abu Bakr.
  • Zainab bint Jahsh
  • Hafsah bint 'Umar - Hafsah was a woman who was not afraid to speak her mind. She had been previously married. Hafsah was assisting the wounded on the battlefield when her husband was killed.
  • Zainab bint Khuzaimah - Zainab bint Khuzaimah was an elderly widow who was known to give money to the poor.
  • Umm Salamah - Umm Salamah and her first husband were early converts to Islam, and she had emigrated to both Abyssinia and Madinah. At the time of her marriage to the Prophet, she was the single mother of four young orphans.
  • Maria
  • Juwayriah bint Al-Harith
  • Umm Habibah
  • Maimunah bint Al-Harith
  • Safiyah bint Huyayy
  • Raihanah

Daughters of the Prophet Muhammad

The Prophet Muhammad doted on his four daughters. Only two survived him after death, Zainab and Fatimah.

  • Ruqaiyyah
  • Umm Kulthum
  • Zainab
  • Fatimah - The Prophet's youngest daughter was deeply devoted to him, and spent her spare time in prayer and worship. She was the mother of the Prophet Muhammad's grandsons, Hassan and Husayn.

    The Prophet Muhammad also had three sons, but they died in infancy. They were named Qasim, Abdullah, and Ibrahim.