Appendix 5 – Brothers-in-law of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

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Appendix 5

Brothers-in-law of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

 

By brother-in-law here we refer to the husband of one’s sister-n-law[1] (sister of the wife).

Brother-in-law of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

Married to the sister of Khadijah radiya Llahu ‘anha
1 Al Rabi’ ibn ‘Abdul ‘Uzza ibn ‘Abd Shams ibn ‘Abd Manaf ibn Qusayy

Halah bint Khuwaylid

(true sister of Khadijah radiya Llahu ‘anha)

2

Rabi’ah ibn ‘Abdul ‘Uzza ibn ‘Abd Shams

(married Halah after his brother)

Halah bint Khuwaylid

(true sister of Khadijah radiya Llahu ‘anha)

3 Wahab ibn ‘Abd ibn Jabir ibn ‘Itab ibn Malik ibn Hatit ibn Jasham ibn Thaqif

(married Halah after Rabi’ah)

Halah bint Khuwaylid

(true sister of Khadijah radiya Llahu ‘anha)

4

Qutn ibn Wahab ibn ‘Amr ibn Habib ibn Sa’d ibn Malik ibn al Mustaliqi Halah bint Khuwaylid

(true sister of Khadijah radiya Llahu ‘anha)

5 ‘Abdullah ibn Bajad ibn al Harith ibn Harithah ibn Sa’d ibn Taym ibn Murrah ibn Ka’b[2]

Raqiqah bint Khuwaylid

6

‘Allaj ibn Abi Salamah ibn ‘Abdul ‘Uzza ibn Ghayrah

Khalidah bint Khuwaylid[3]

 

Brother-in-law of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam
Married to the sister of Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha
1 Zubair ibn al ‘Awwam radiya Llahu ‘anhu

Asma’ bint Abi Bakr al Siddiq

(agnate sister of Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha)

2

Talhah ibn ‘Ubaidullah Umm Kulthum bint Abi Bakr al Siddiq

(agnate sister of Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha)

3 ‘Abdul Rahman  ibn Abi Rabi’ah ibn al Mughirah ibn ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar ibn Makhzum al Qurashi

(married Umm Kulthum after Talhah)

Umm Kulthum bint Abi Bakr al Siddiq

(agnate sister of Aisha radiya Llahu ‘anha)

 

Brother-in-law of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

Married to the sister of Saudah radiya Llahu ‘anha

1

Huwaytib ibn ‘Abdul ‘Uzza ibn Abi Qais ibn ‘Abd Wud ibn Nasr ibn Malik ibn Hisl ibn ‘Amir ibn Lu’ayy al Qurashal ‘Amiri Umm Kulthum bint Zam’ah
2 ‘Abdul Rahman ibn ‘Auf

Umm Habib bint Zam’ah

3

‘Abd ibn Waqdan ibn ‘Abd Shams ibn Abd Wud Umaymah bint Zam’ah[4]
4 Ma’bad ibn Wahab al ‘Abdi

Hurairah bint Zam’ah

 

Brother-in-law of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

Married to the sister of Hafsah radiya Llahu ‘anha

1

‘Abdul Rahman ibn Zaid ibn al Khattab Fatimah bint ‘Umar

(agnate sister of Hafsah radiya Llahu ‘anha)

2 Ibrahim ibn Nuaim ibn al Nuham ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Usayd ibn ‘Auf ibn ‘Ubaid ibn ‘Uwayj ibn ‘Adi ibn Ka’b

Ruqayyah bint ‘Umar

(agnate sister of Hafsah radiya Llahu ‘anha)

3

‘Abdul Rahman ibn Mu’tamar ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Abi Salul Zainab bint ‘Umar
4 ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Suraqah ibn al Mu’tamar ibn Anas bin Adhah ibn Rayyah ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Qurt ibn Razzah  ibn ‘Adi ibn Ka’b

Zainab bint ‘Umar

(after the demise of ‘Abdul Rahman)

 

Brother-in-law of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

Married to the sister of Umm Salamah radiya Llahu ‘anha

1

Zam’ah ibn al Aswad ibn al Muttalib ibn ASad ibn ‘Abdul ‘Uzza ibn Qusayy Quraybah al Kubra

(agnate sister of Umm Salamah radiya Llahu ‘anha)

2 ‘Umar ibn al Khattab

Quraybah al Sughra

(agnate sister of Umm Salamah radiya Llahu ‘anha)

3

Muawiyah ibn Abi Sufyan Sakhr ibn Harb ibn Umayyah ibn ‘Abd Shams Quraybah al Sughra

(after the demise of ‘Umar ibn al Khattab)

4 ‘Abdul Rahman ibn Abi Bakr al Siddiq

Quraybah al Sughra

(after Muawiyah)

5

Munabbih ibn al Hajjaj ibn ‘Amir ibn Hudhayfah ibn Sa’d ibn Sahm Bint Abi Umayyah

(her name is not given)

6 Talhah ibn ‘Ubaidullah

Ruqayyah bint Abi Umayyah

7

‘Abdullah ibn Sa’id ibn al Hakam Bint Abi Umayyah

(her name is not given)

8 Suhayb ibn Sinan al Namri

Raytah bint Abi Umayyah[5]

 

Brother-in-law of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

Married to the sister of Zainab radiya Llahu ‘anha

1

Mus’ab (al Khayr) ibn ‘Umair ibn Hashim ibn ‘Abd Manaf ibn ‘Abdul Dar ibn Qusayy Hamnah bint Jahsh
2 Talhah ibn ‘Ubaidullah

Hamnah bint Jahsh

(after the demise of Mus’ab ibn ‘Umair)

3

‘Abdul Rahman ibn ‘Auf ibn ‘Abd ‘Auf ibn ‘Abd ibn al Harith ibn Zahrah

Habibah bint Jahsh[6]

 

Brother-in-law of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

Married to the sister of Ramlah Umm Habibah radiya Llahu ‘anha

1

Al Harith ibn Naufal ibn al Harith ibn ‘Abdul Muttalib ibn Hashim ibn ‘Abd Manaf Hind bint Abi Sufyan

(agnate sister of Umm Habibah radiya Llahu ‘anha)

2 Muhammad ibn Abi Hudhayfah ibn ‘Utbah ibn Rabi’ah ibn ‘Abd Shams ibn ‘Abd Manaf

Ramlah bint Abi Sufyan

(agnate sister of Umm Habibah radiya Llahu ‘anha)

3

Sa’id ibn ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan

Ramlah bint Abi Sufyan

(after the demise of Muhammad ibn Abi Hudhayfah)

4

‘Umar al Ashdaq ibn Sa’id ibn al ‘As ibn Umayyah Ramlah bint Abi Sufyan

(after the demise of Sa’id ibn ‘Uthman)

5 Al Sa’ib ibn Abi Hubaysh[7]

Juwairiyah bint Abi Sufyan

6

‘Abdul Rahman ibn al Harith ibn Umayyah (al Asghar) ibn ‘Abd Shams ibn ‘Abd Manaf Juwairiyah bint Abi Sufyan

(after the demise of al Sa’ib)

7 Safwan ibn Umayyah ibn Khalaf ibn Wahab ibn Hudhafah ibn Jamh

Umaymah bint Abi Sufyan

8

Huwaytib ibn ‘Abdul ‘Uzza ibn Abi Qais ibn ‘Abd Wud ibn Nasr ibn Malik ibn Hisl ibn ‘Amir ibn Lu’ayy[8] Umaymah bint Abi Sufyan

(after the demise of Safwan)

9 ‘Abdullah ibn Muawiyah al ‘Abdi

Umaymah bint Abi Sufyan

(after the demise of Huwaytib)

10

‘Ayyad ibn Ghanam ibn Zuhayr ibn Abi Shaddad ibn Rabi’ah ibn Hilal ibn Malik ibn Dabbah ibn al Harith ibn Fahr ibn Malik ibn al Nadr

Umm al Hakam bint Abi Sufyan

(agnate sister of Umm Habibah radiya Llahu ‘anha)

11

‘Abdullah ibn ‘Uthman ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Rabi’ah ibn al Harith ibn Habib ibn al Harith ibn Malik ibn Hutayt al Thaqafi[9] Umm al Hakam bint Abi Sufyan
12 Sa’id ibn al Akhnas ibn Shariq ibn ‘Amr ibn Wahabh ibn ‘Allaj al Thaqafi

Sakhrah bint Abi Sufyan

13

‘Urwah ibn Mas’ud ibn ‘Amir ibn Mu’attab al Thaqafi Maimunah bint Abi Sufyan
14 Mughirah ibn Shu’bah ibn Abi ‘Amir al Thaqafi

Maimunah bint Abi Sufyan

(after the demise of ‘Urwah ibn Mas’ud)

 

Brother-in-law of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

Married to the sister of Maimunah radiya Llahu ‘anha

1

Hamzah ibn ‘Abdul Muttalib radiya Llahu ‘anhu

(uncle of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Salma bint ‘Umays

(uterine sister of Maimunah radiya Llahu ‘anha)

2 ‘Abbas ibn ‘Abdul Muttalib radiya Llahu ‘anhu

(uncle of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Lubabah al Kubra (Umm al Fadl)[10]

(uterine sister of Maimunah radiya Llahu ‘anha)

3

Jafar ibn Abi Talib

(cousin of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Asma’ bint ‘Umays

(uterine sister of Maimunah radiya Llahu ‘anha)

4 Abu Bakr al Siddiq

Asma’ bint ‘Umays

(after the demise of Jafar)

5

‘Ali ibn Abi Talib

(cousin of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Asma’ bint ‘Umays

(after the demise of Abu Bakr)

6 Shaddad ibn Usamah ibn ‘Amr ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Jabir ibn Barr ibn ‘Atwarah ibn ‘Amir ibn Layth ibn Bakr ibn ‘Abd Manah ibn Kinanah

Salma bint ‘Umays

(after the demise of Hamzah)

7

Walid ibn al Mughirah ibn ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar ibn Makhzum ibn Yaqzah ibn Murrah Lubabah al Sughra

(agnate sister of Maimunah radiya Llahu ‘anha)

8 Ubayy ibn Khalaf ibn Wahab ibn Hudhafah ibn Jumh[11]

Al ‘Asma’ bint al Harith

(agnate sister of Maimunah radiya Llahu ‘anha)

9

Ziyad ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Malik ibn Buhayr al Hilali[12] ‘Izzah bint al Harith

(agnate sister of Maimunah radiya Llahu ‘anha)

10 ‘Abdullah ibn Ka’b ibn ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Uqbah ibn al Harith ibn Munabbih ibn al Aws al Khath’ami

Salamah bint ‘Umays

(uterine sister of Maimunah radiya Llahu ‘anha)

11

A Bedouin from the Banu Jafar ibn Kilab ibn Rabi’ah ibn ‘Amir ibn Sa’sa’ah[13]

Umm Hufayd Huzaylah bint al Harith

 

Ibn Habib has recorded ‘Abdul Rahman ibn ‘Auf and Huwaytib ibn ‘Abdul ‘Uzza being the brother-in-law of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam through two marriages while Talhah ibn ‘Ubaidullah radiya Llahu ‘anhu is the brother-in-law of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam through three marriages. However, the correct view is that Talhah ibn ‘Ubaidullah radiya Llahu ‘anhu is in actual fact the brother-in-law of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam through four marriages, having married Ruqayyah bint Abi Umayyah, Hamnah bint Jahsh, Umm Kulthum bint Abi Bakr al Siddiq, and a daughter of Abu Sufyan; all of who were sisters of the Ummahat al Mu’minin—Umm Salamah, Zainab bint Jahsh, Aisha bint Abi Bakr, and Umm Habibah bint Abi Sufyan.

 

The mother of Sayyidah Maimunah radiya Llahu ‘anha, Hind bint ‘Auf ibn al Harith ibn Humatah ibn Jarsh, was indeed blessed with the most esteemed and noblest sons-in-law: Abu Bakr al Siddiq, ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib, Hamzah ibn ‘Abdul Muttalib, ‘Abbas ibn ‘Abdul Muttalib; the best of them being the honourable Master Muhammad salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam.

 

 

         

 

 

         

 

 

         

 

 

         

 

 

         

 

 

         

 

 

         

 

 

         

 

 

         

 

 

         

 

 

         

 

 

         

 

NEXT⇒ Summary


[1] We have relied extensively on al Muhabbar of Ibn Habib and Nisa’ Rasul Allah wa Awladihi wa min Salifihi min Quraysh wa Hulafa’ihim wa Ghayrihim of ‘Abdul Mu’min al Dimyati; as well as others such as: Nssb Quraysh, Ansab al Ashraf, Jamharah Ansab al ‘Arab, Tabaqat al Kubra, al Isti’ab, al Isabah, and Siyar A’lam al Nubala’.

[2] It is also said that his name is ‘Abd ibn Bajad.

[3] Ibn Habib did not mention her but al Baladhuri did mention her (1/406). The researcher, Fahmi Sa’d erroneously thought that Ibn Habib mentioned her in his research on al Dimyati’s book (pg. 124).

[4] She bore him: Muslim, Ma’mar, Aisha, Maryam, and Umm Yahya.

[5] Ibn Habib says that was rather the daughter of Abu Rabi’ah ibn al Mughirah.

[6] It is said that her name was Umm Habibah, while others say that is her agnomen not her name.

[7] Al Dimyati says his name is Qais ibn al Muttalib ibn Asad ibn ‘Abdul ‘Uzza ibn Qusayy. Ibn Habib says his name is Uhayb ibn al Muttalib.

[8] Ibn Habib says that Huwaytib married her first and thereafter Safwan, whereas al Dimyati says she married Safwan first.

[9] He was killed in Ta’if while still on disbelief.

[10] She is the daughter of Harith ibn Huzn al Hilali.

[11] He was killed by the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam on the day of Uhud.

[12] This is his name according to Ibn Habib whereas al Dimyati says his name is Ziyad ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Malik ibn al Hazm ibn Ru’aybah ibn ‘Abdullah ibn Hilal al ‘Amiri Buhayr al Hilali.

[13] His name has not been specified.

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