Hujuraat, Part 2

Assalamu Alaikum.

This is the second part on the series “The Houses of the Companions around the Prophet’s Mosque”. You can view the first part here

PROPHET MUHAMMAD’S WIVES AND THEIR HUTS: 

1. ‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) and her hut:

Most of the wives of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) were widows. ‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) was the only one who was a virgin girl at the time of her marriage to Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).

Since the dreams of Prophets are true and they are like revelation of Allah to them, Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) saw a dream. As mentioned in Muslim, Prophet (Peace be upon him) described his dream to ‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) as follows. He said, “I saw you in my dream on three different occasions. Each time an angel brought you wrapped up in a silken cloth and said to me, ‘This is your wife.’ I removed the cloth and found you there. Then I said to myself if it is from Allah, I should make it happen.”

It was also mentioned in Tirmidhi as narrated by ‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her), “Jibreel brought my picture wrapped up in a silken cloth and said ‘This is your wife in this world and in the Hereafter.’”

Hence Allah chose her for His Prophet and informed him through Jibreel. Consequently Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) married her.

She was very wise and had very good knowledge of Islam. She narrated 2210 Hadith after the Prophet (Peace be upon him) left us. At least 174 of these narrations are in Bukhari and Muslim.

She was born, during the fifth year of prophethood, in Makkah (July 614 A.D.). Her formal marriage to the Prophet (Peace be upon him) took place three years before migration of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) to Madinah. She, however, joined the Prophet’s household later in Madinah when she was nine years old. She became widow when she was eighteen years old. She died during the month of Ramadhan in 57 Hijrah and was buried in Baqee cemetery. Location of her Hujrah can be seen in the image given below.

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) died in this Hujrah and was also buried in this Hujrah.

She was very generous and God fearing. Ibn Jauzi described that one time Muawiya (May Allah be pleased with him) sent one hundred and eighty thousand (by another narration 80,000) dinars as price of her house with the right for her to live in it during her lifetime. She distributed this large amount to the needy then and there. Someone reminded her, “You should have kept at least one dinar for yourself.” She remarked, “Why did you not remind me earlier?”

In this way she followed the footprints of her father, Abu Bakr (May Allah be pleased with him), and did not keep a single dinar in her house for personal use.

2. Saudah (May Allah be pleased with her) and her hut:

She was daughter of Zamaah bin Qais Qarshi. Her first marriage was with Sakran bin Amr (May Allah be pleased with him) who was one of the earliest Muslims. She migrated to Habsha twice with her husband. After second migration she returned to Makkah. Her husband died. In these circumstances she did not want to go back to her tribe since they would force her to leave Islam and would inflict various forms of punishment on her.

Prophet’s first wife, Khadijah (May Allah be pleased with her) had passed away. The Prophet (Peace be upon him), therefore, married Saudah (May Allah be pleased with her) to help out this helpless lady.

Saudah (May Allah be pleased with her) voluntarily gave her turn to ‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her). She died during 55 Hijrah. She also gave her Hujrah to ‘Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) at the time of her death.  For location of her Hujrah see the image given below.

3. Hafsah (May Allah be pleased with her) and her hut:

Hafsah was daughter of Umar (RU). Her first marriage was with Khunais bin Huzafah (May Allah be pleased with him). When he died Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) offered the hand of her daughter to Uthman (May Allah be pleased with him). He refused since he was very sad at the demise of his wife Ruqqayah (May Allah be pleased with her). Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) complained to the Prophet (Peace be upon him) about Uthman’s refusal. Prophet (Peace be upon him) said, “Hafsah will marry a person who is better than Uthman and Uthman will marry a lady who is better than Hafsah”. Umar (May Allah be pleased with him) came back home and waited to see what it meant.

Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) married Hafsah (May Allah be pleased with her) during 3 Hijrah and in this way boosted the morale of Hafsah (May Allah be pleased with her) and her father. The Prophet (Peace be upon him) also married his second daughter Umm Kulthum to Uthman (May Allah be pleased with him). Hence the prediction of the Prophet (Peace be upon him) was fulfilled.

Location of Hafsah’s (May Allah be pleased with her) Hujrah can also be seen in the image given below. There ran a very narrow street between the huts of ‘Aishah and Hafsah (May Allah be pleased with them)

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