By Faridah Mas'ood Debashe. This work contains a wealth of 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 marriage to the Prophet (blessings and peace be upon him). From their hardships to their triumphs, these distinguished women lives were marked with honesty, sincerity, and devotion to Allah. The conduct and temperament of the Prophet's wives 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, the Prophet's life, along with those of his wives, authenticate his mission; his practice of polygyny reveals a deep wisdom behind his marriages that supported his efforts of teaching and spreading Islam and demonstrating practical concern for the women of a society.
International Islamic Publishing House, Paperback 208 pages.