The following is rough list of Muhammad’s wives, according to various Islamic sources[1]. It is possible that this number may still fall short of the actual number of wives he had.

  1. Khadija/Khadijah[2]
  2. Sauda/Sawda bint Zam’a/Zam’ah [3]
  3. A’isha [4]
  4. ‘Umm Salama [5]
  5. Hafsa/Hafsah [6]
  6. Zainab/Zaynab bint Jahsh [7]
  7. Juwairiya/yya/yah [8]
  8. Omm/Umm Habiba [9]
  9. Safiya/Safiyya/Saffiya [10]
  10. Maimuna/Maymuna bint Harith [11]
  11. Fatima/Fatema/Fatimah [12]
  12. Hend/Hind [13]
  13. Sana bint Asma’ / al-Nashat [14]
  14. Zainab/Zaynab bint Khozayma/Khuzaima [15]
  15. Habla [16]
  16. Divorced Asma’ bint Noman [17]
  17. Divorced Mulaykah bint Dawud [18]
  18. Divorced al-Shanba’ bint ‘Amr [19]
  19. Divorced al-‘Aliyyah [20]
  20. Divorced ‘Amrah bint Yazid [21]
  21. Divorced an Unnamed Woman [22]
  22. Qutaylah bint Qays [23]
  23. Sana bint Sufyan [24]
  24. Sharaf bint Khalifah [25]

Concubines

According to Merriam-Webster, a concubine is “a woman with whom a man cohabits without being married: as a: one having a recognized social status in a household below that of a wife”.[26]

Many hadith specifically state that Muhammed had concubines. Here are a few of them:

  1. Mary/Mariyah the Copt/Christian [27]
  2. Rayhana/Raihana/Rayhanah bint Zaid/Zayd [28]
  3. Divorced Omm/Umm Sharik / Ghaziyyah bint Jabir [29]
  4. Maymuna / Maimuna [30]
  5. Zainab [31]
  6. Khawla / Khawlah bint al-Hudayl [32]
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