Zaynab bint Jahsh

(d. 641)

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(d. ca. 641)

Married the Prophet Muhammad, her cousin, in 627. Described as a proud woman from a noble tribe, she was divorced from Zayd ibn Haritha, the Prophet's former bondsman and adopted son, whom she regarded as her social inferior, and married Muhammad soon thereafter. These events are alluded to in the Quran (33:37).

See also Wives of the Prophet

Subjects: Islam.

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