Within this book is a wealth of captivating information about the distinguished wives of the Prophet (may Allah be pleased with them). Their lives are represented through vivid stories encompassing their lineage, history, and marriages to the Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him). From their hardships to their triumphs, their lives were filled with honesty, sincerity, and devotion to Allah. Their lives exemplify an ideal for which Muslims may strive. Each wife is honoured as an individual, with her life and her love of the Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him) directing her story.
The author has compiled the statements of several scholars on this topic and added to this her own impassioned arguments, with which she dispels criticism by orientalists of the Prophet’s practice of polygyny. From a historical perspective, his life, along with those of his wives, authenticates his mission. His practice of polygyny, when investigated, reveals a deep wisdom behind his marriages that supported his efforts of teaching and spreading Islam.
There is availabe, however, a new and completely revised 2nd edition which reorganizes the material to make it easy to read while drawing out the most inspiring aspects of the lives of the honourable wives of the Prophet Muhammad.