Zaynab bint Jahsh

cousin, daughter-in-law, and wife of Muhammad

Zaynab bint Jahsh (Arabic: زينب بنت جحش; c. 590–641) was Muhammad's cousin[1][2] and his wife. For this reason, the Mother of the Believers Muslims as the honor.[3]

Zaynab bint Jahsh
Mother of the Believers
زينب بنت جحش
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Zaynab bint Jahsh

590 CE
Mecca, Hejaz, Arabia
present-day Saudi Arabia
Died641 CE (aged 51)
Medina, Hejaz, Arabia
(present-day Saudi Arabia)
Resting place
Jannat al-Baqi, Medina, Hejaz, Arabia
(present-day Saudi Arabia)
Known forWife of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, Mother of the Believers
Titleʾumm al-muʾminīn
Spouse(s)Unknown first husband (had died by 622)
Zayd ibn Harithah (married around 625 - divorced in 627)
Muhammad (m. 627 - till his death in 632)
Parent(s)Jahsh ibn Riyab
Umama bint Abdul Muttalib
RelativesMuhammad (first cousin)
Abdullah ibn Jahsh, Ubaydullah ibn Jahsh, Abu Ahmad ibn Jahsh, Habiba bint Jahsh and Hammanah bint Jahsh (siblings)
FamilyBanu Asad ibn Khuzaymah (by birth)
House of Muhammad (by marriage)


  1. Gwynne, Paul (2013-12-23). Buddha, Jesus and Muhammad: A Comparative Study. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-1-118-46549-3.
  2. Bewley/Saad 8:72; The History of al-Tabari. Volume VIII: The Victory of Islam, page-4; The History of al-Tabari. Volume XXXIX: Biographies of the Prophet's Companions and Their Successors, page-180; cf Guillaume/Ishaq 3; Maududi (1967), Tafhimul Quran, Chapter Al Ahzab.
  3. Abdulmalik ibn Hisham. Notes to Ibn Ishaq's "Life of the Prophet", Note 918. Translated by Guillaume, A. (1955). The Life of Muhammad, p. 793. Oxford: Oxford University Press.