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Sayyidah Maimunah bint Harith RA Part 9

Mothers of The Believers Series

Maimunah bint Harith raḍyAllāhu 'anha (may Allāh be pleased with her) 

Name and lineage


Maimunah bint Harith ibn Hazn ibn Bujayr ibn Huzam ibn Ruwaybah al Hilaliyyah.

Her mother’s name was Hind ibn ‘Auf.

Sayyidah Maimunah radiya Llahu ‘anha was first married to Mas’ud ibn ‘Amr ibn ‘Umair al Thaqafi during the days of ignorance, who separated from her. She then married Abu Raham ibn ‘Abd al ‘Uzza but he passed away shortly thereafter. ‘Abbas radiya Llahu ‘anhu—who was her wakil (guardian)—married her to the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam married her at a place called Sarif which is near Makkah. She was the last woman who the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallammarried. This marriage took place in the year 7 A.H, during the ‘Umrat al Qada’.


Virtues and Status

  1. The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam testified to her iman.

It is reported from Ibn ‘Abbas radiya Llahu ‘anhu:

The Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “The sisters who are (all) believers are: Maimunah- the wife of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, her sister Umm al Fadal bint al Harith, her sister Asma bint al Harith– wife of Hamzah, and Asma’ bint ‘Umays; they are all uterine sisters.[60]

  1. The Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam himself named her.

Al Hakim has reported with his chain of narration from Ibn ‘Abbas radiya Llahu ‘anhu:

Certainly the name of my aunt, Maimunah, was Barrah, and the Messenger of Allah salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam renamed her Maimunah.[61]

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