Muhammad's Wives

Muhammad's Favorite Wife

Muhammad's Wives

Muhammad's Favorite Wife(continued from Muhammad & Naskh)

It is interesting to note that this 'inspiration' for Muhammad to take as many wives as he desired occurred to him not while Khadijah, his dominant first wife was alive, but after she died and during Muhammad's ensuing mid-life binge of taking wives, including Ai'sha, a 6-year old child who was said to be his favorite "wife" (see below).

Second, Quran 4:129 states Muhammad's prohibition of polygamous husbands having sex with only some of their wives while leaving other wives "hanging":

"And you will never be able to be equal between wives, even if you should strive. So do not incline completely [toward some wives] and leave another hanging. And if you amend and fear Allah - then indeed, Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful." - Quran 4:129

Then Quran 33:51 stipulating Muhammad's sole right to prefer some wives and "put aside" the others conveniently occurred to him:

"You, [O Muhammad], may put aside whom you will of them or take to yourself whom you will. And any that you desire of those [wives] from whom you had [temporarily] separated - there is no blame upon you [in returning her]. That is more suitable that they should be content and not grieve and that they should be satisfied with what you have given them - all of them. And Allah knows what is in your hearts. And ever is Allah Knowing and Forbearing." - Quran 33:51

Third, when Muhammad wanted for himself Zaynab, the wife of his adopted son, Zayd, his desire was made known to Zayd, who "offered" to divorce her, at which point Quran 33:4 and 33:37 suddenly occurred to Muhammad, declaring that an adopted son is not a son and that Zaynab specifically had been given to Muhammad by divine intervention:

"Allah has not made for a man two hearts in his interior. And He has not made your wives whom you declare unlawful your mothers. And he has not made your adopted sons your [true] sons. That is [merely] your saying by your mouths, but Allah says the truth, and He guides to the [right] way." - Quran 33:4

"And [remember, O Muham'mad], when you said to the one on whom Allah bestowed favor and you bestowed favor, "Keep your wife and fear Allah," while you concealed within yourself that which Allah is to disclose. And you feared the people, while Allah has more right that you fear Him. So when Zayd had no longer any need for her, We married her to you in order that there not be upon the believers any discomfort concerning the wives of their adopted sons when they no longer have need of them. And ever is the command of Allah accomplished." - Quran 33:37

Here is the known marriage log of this self-indulging "prophet" (see Muhammad False Prophet), who also took many concubines (see Prophet Isa):

595 AD: Married Khadijah, the daughter of Khuwailid (she died in 619 AD)
619 AD: Married Ai'sha, the daughter of Abu Bakr (she was 6 years old, when he was 50)
619 AD: Married Sawdah, the daughter of Zama
624 AD: Married Hafsah, the daughter of Omar
625 AD: Married Zaynab, the daughter of Gahsh and the wife of Zayd (see above)
626 AD: Married Salmah, the daughter of Abu Ummaiah Sohail
627 AD: Married Zainab, the daughter of Khuzaima
628 AD: Married Ramlah, the daughter of Abu Sufyan
628 AD: Married Gawariah, the daughter of al-Harith
629 AD: Married Hind, the daughter of Abu Umayah
629 AD: Married Safiah, the daughter of Huyay
630 AD: Married Maimunah, the daughter of al-Harith
631 AD: Married Maria, a gift from the king of Egypt
632 AD: Death of the "prophet" (see Muslim Messiah)