Can we think of marrying our beloved prophet Muhammad s.a.w?

Q:

Sir, I question is odd. I am extremely sorry for that. But a question suddenly popped into my mind that can a Muslim woman think of marrying our beloved prophet Muhammad s.a.w in the life hereafter?

A:

Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.

In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Mercy-Giving.

All praise is due to Allah. Peace and blessings be upon His Prophet Muhammad.

Expressing one’s love to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is a sign of good faith, but still acts speak louder than words. Real love of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) should be expressed in earnest pursuit of his example.

To judge whether the supplication in question is valid or not we have to know that:

1- A married woman will be with her husband, or with her last one, if she married more than one, in the Paradise as stated in a prophetic hadith that reads, “If a woman’s husband dies and she gets married after him, she will be for her last husband [in the Paradise].” (Al-Tabarani) This means that a married woman may not utter this supplication as it is an impossible wish.

2- If a woman is not married and refrains from getting married hoping for her prayer to be the Prophet’s wife to be answered in the Hereafter, such refrainment is against the prophetic guidance for Muslims to get married. How then can she hope to be the prophet’s wife while she contravenes his Sunnah?

In addition, such supplication was not reported from any of the Prophet’s female Companions, though they were better and cherished more love to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) than next generations.

Therefore, Muslim women are discouraged to uttering such supplication. A better supplication, however, is to pray to Allah to be in the company of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in the Paradise. Of course, for this prayer to be answered, one needs to do such righteous deeds that may allow him/her to gain this honor.

Allah knows best.

Thursday, Jan. 01, 1970 | 00:00 - 00:00 GMT

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