Halah bint Wahb

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Halah bint Wahb ibn Abd Manaf ibn Zuhrah (Arabic: هالة بنت وهيب بن زهرة‎) was one of 'Abd al-Muttalib ibn Hashim's wives.

She married 'Abd al-Muttalib the same day as her first cousin Aminah bint Wahb ibn ‘Abd Manaf ibn Zuhrah, the mother of Islamic prophet Muhammad married Abd Allah ibn Abd al Muttalib.[1]

She was the mother of Hamza, Safiyyah, al-Muqaowwim and Ḥajl/Ḥijl (Nicknamed al-Ghaidāq)

Thus Hamza was related to Muhammad in several ways. He was a first cousin once removed (on his mother's side) an uncle (on his father's side) and milk brother by breast feeding from Thuwaybah, the freed slave girl of Abu Lahab,[citation needed] Hamza and Muhammad were also brothers-in-law, as Hamza's wife Salma was a sister of Maymunah, a wife of Muhammad. Another sister, Umm Fadl, was married to ‘Abbas ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib, another uncle of Muhammad.

She has been described by some scholars as Halah bint Wuhayb (rather than Wahb) ibn 'Abd Manaf ibn Zuhrah. Her brothers included Abu Waqqas (Father of Sa‘d ibn Abī Waqqāṣ) and Naufal.

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  1. ^ Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources, Martin Lings, George Allen & Unwin, 1983, p17

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