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ZAINAB BINT KHUAZIMAH

one of the wives of Muhammad. Her first marriage was to to al-Tufail ibn al-Harith and it ended in divorce. She later married `Ubaid, Muhammad's cousin, who was killed at the Battle of Badr. Muhammad married `Ubaid's widow in 3 A.H., and passed away eight (some traditions say two) months later, at the age of about thirty years or so. Muhammad prayed over her and she was buried in al-Baqi`.

Even in the Jahiliya, she was reported to be one who practice much charity to the poor and was called "Ummu al-Masakin" ("the mother of the poor").


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