Muhammad's wives  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Muhammad's wives or Wives of Muhammad were the eleven women (not including his two concubines) married to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

Muhammad's life is traditionally delineated as two epochs: pre-hijra (emigration) in Mecca, a city in western Arabia, from the year 570 to 622, and post-hijra in Medina, from 622 until his death in 632. All but two of his marriages were contracted after the Hijra (migration to Medina). Of Muhammad's thirteen "wives", at least two, Rayhana bint Zayd and Maria al-Qibtiyya, were actually only concubines; however, there is debate among Muslims as to whether these two became his wives. Of his thirteen wives and/or concubines only two bore him children, a fact which has been described as "curious" by Cornell University Professor of Near Eastern Studies David S. Powers.

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