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Why Did Prophet Muhammad Marry His Adopted Son’s Ex-Wife? (Video)

04 May, 2024
Q When Prophet Muhammad’s adopted son Zayd ibn Harithah divorced his wife, Allah commanded the Prophet (peace be upon him) to marry his ex-wife. Why was the Prophet commanded to do so?


In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

In this fatwa:

When Prophet Muhammad adopted Zayd ibn Harithah, he changed Zayd’s name to ‘son of Muhammad’. But Allah the Almighty told the Prophet to marry Zayd’s ex-wife. This was to establish the fact that no one could take a child as their son and change their name.

Sheikh Hasib Noor explains the wisdom and reasoning behind this in this video:

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Almighty Allah knows best.

Source: FaithIQ

About Sheikh Hasib Noor
Sheikh Hasib Noor hails from Afghan heritage, grew up in the US, and studied at the College of Islamic Law in the University of Madinah, following undergraduate study in the U.S, with a major in Pre-Med and a minor in Psychology.His journey in seeking traditional knowledge started in the U.S. while in high school and college. He continued to pursue his studies in the City of The Prophet (peace be upon him) under the tutelage of over 50 of the scholars of Madinah.With over 10 years of experience in working with different organizations at the local and national level, he has held positions as a board member of many organizations, masajid and as a khatib. Currently, he is the Founder and Director of the legacy Institute.