Introduction

Maymunah (رضي الله عنها) was one of the luckiest women on this earth who got an opportunity to become the beloved prophet’s (صلى الله عليه وسلم) wives. Her father’s name was Harith.

Original Name Before Accepting Islam

Her original name before the acceptance of Islam was Barrah. The beloved Prophet (Peace Be upon Him) changed it to Maymunah meaning “the blessed” after she converted to Islam.

Living Home Before Marrying with Beloved Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him)

Following the death of her second husband, Abu Raham Ibn Abdul Uzza and before her marriage to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), She used to live with her sister Ummul Fadl who was the wife of Abbas Ibn Abdul Muttalib, the uncle of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم).

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Maymunah (رضي الله عنها) One of the Muslims, Who Accepted Islam Publicly

Maymunah (رضي الله عنها) greatly favoured Islam. Therefore, when the Prophet came to Makkah to perform Umrah, one year after the pact of Hudaibuyah, Maymunah (رضي الله عنها) publicly declared her acceptance of Islam and sent her marriage proposal to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) through his uncle, Abbas ibn Abdul Muttalib. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) accepted the proposal and married her.

أَعـوذُ بِكَلِـماتِ اللّهِ التّـامّاتِ مِنْ شَـرِّ ما خَلَـق

“I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from the evil that He has created.”

Aboo Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates from the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) :

“WHOEVER RECITES IN THE EVENING THREE TIMES; I SEEK PROTECTION IN THE PERFECT WORDS OF ALLAH FROM EVERY EVIL THAT HE HAS CREATED, THEN NOT SO MUCH AS A STINGER (HUMAH) WILL HARM HIM THAT EVENING.”

Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) Invitation for Marriage Dinner to the People of Makkah

The Prophet after getting married to Maymunah (رضي الله عنها) wanted to give a wedding feast and also to invite the people of Makkah to it. Therefore, when the people of Makkah asked the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) to leave Makkah following the completion of Umrah, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) asked them, “Would you give me leave to Wed among you and then not have me invite you to the wedding feast?” He requested the people of Makkah to allow him marrying among them and invite them for the wedding food, but the people of Makkah were quite afraid that the Prophet’s (صلى الله عليه وسلم) further stay might lead to more conversions of people of Makkah to Islam, as many residents of Makkah were already very much impressed by the way the Muslims performed Umrah and said the words of Talbiyah. Keeping in view all of this, they asked the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) to leave immediately. The Prophet (Peace Be upon Him) left Makkah, and only after reaching Saraf did the Muslims have a wedding feast for the Prophet’s Marriage.