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Wives of the Prophet
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The Prophet is usually said to have had thirteen wives or concubines, of whom nine survived him. But there is some dispute as to the identity of the thirteen. Some modern Muslim biographers have linked the large size of the Prophet's harem to t…

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Stowasser, Barbara Freyer, “Wives of the Prophet”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 25 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQCOM_00219>

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