Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

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, the last wife that Muḥammad married. She was the daughter of al-Ḥārit̲h̲ of the Hawāzin tribe of Ṣaʿṣaʿa and a sister-in-law of ʿAbbās. After she had divorced her first husband, a T̲h̲aḳīfī, and her second, the Ḳurais̲h̲ī Abū Rukm, had died, she lived as a widow in Mecca where the Prophet wooed her, primarily no doubt for political reasons, on the ʿumra allowed him in the year 7. His wish to marry her in Mecca was refused by the Meccans in order not to prolong his stay there; the marriage therefore took place in Sarif, a village north of Mecca. Her brother-in-law ʿAbbās acted as her gu…

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Buhl, Fr., “Maimūna”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936), Edited by M. Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, R. Basset, R. Hartmann. Consulted online on 26 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-871X_ei1_SIM_4464>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004082656, 1913-1936

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