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Lucky Women mentioned in the Quran

Women in the Quran
The Quran highlights impactful women like Maryam and Hawwa, embodying diverse roles and moral teachings. From the wives of prophets to the Queen of Sheba, their narratives underscore the Quran’s reverence for women’s rights and societal contributions, shaping Islamic traditions and emphasizing timeless respect for women.

Introduction

The Quran, the holy book of Islam, holds a central position in the lives and faith of Muslims worldwide. In Islam, women hold a significant and esteemed position. Hawa holds the recognition as the first woman in the world in Islamic belief. Muhammad had 11 wives whom Muslims call the Mothers of the Believers ( Arabic: Ummu l-Muminin). The Quran mentions many important women. Well-known figures like Maryam (mother of Jesus), Imran’s wife, and the Queen of Sheba are among those mentioned in the Quran. Others are not named but still respected. These women play a major role in the stories of the Qur’an, teaching valuable lessons about morality and history. The Qur’an values women’s rights and societal roles and accords them with great respect, as evident in the narratives about these women. Hawa After descending to Earth, Hawwa landed in Jeddah, while it is believed that Adam landed in India.

[Surah Taha verse 117]

So We cautioned, “O Adam! This is surely an enemy to you and to your wife. So do not let him drive you both out of Paradise, for you, O Adam would then suffer hardship. [Surah Taha verse 117]

Wives of Noah and Lut

Noah’s wife’s name was Amzura, while Lot’s wife’s name was Waila. In Islam, both women served similar purposes. Both are mentioned in the Quran, Allah Almighty says,

Allah sets forth an example for the disbelievers: the wife of Noah and the wife of Lot. Each was married to one of Our righteous servants, yet betrayed them. So their husbands were of no benefit to them against Allah whatsoever. Both were told, “Enter the Fire, along with the others!” [Surah Tahrim verse 10]

Daughters of Lut

The Quran and Hadith do not mention the names of Lut’s two daughters, despite the acknowledgement of their existence in the narrative. Lot offered his daughters in lawful marriage. Lot explains the Sodomites’ rejection of his offer in different ways, including the requirement for potential suitors to first convert to his religion. He recounts the story of offering his daughters to the people of Sodom in the Quran.

[Surah Al-Hijr verse 71]

He said, “O my people! Here are my daughters1 so marry them if you wish to do so.” [Surah Al-Hijr verse 71]

[Surah Hud verse 79]

They argued, “You certainly know that we have no need for your daughters. You already know what we desire!” [Surah Hud verse 79]

Wife of Abraham

Sarah was Abraham’s wife and Isaac’s mother. One of the Women mentioned in the Quran is Sarah. She is the first woman who accepted Tawheed from Abraham. In Egypt, Sarah faced a tyrannous king who made inappropriate advances toward her. Seeking protection for her purity, Sarah prayed to Allah. Allah accepted her prayer, safeguarding her from the king’s wicked intentions. As a gesture, the king then gifted Hajar to Sarah, who presented Hajar to Ebrahim.

[Surah Hud verse 71-72]

And his wife was standing by, so she laughed, and then We gave her the good news of the birth of Isaac and, after him, Jacob. She wondered, “Oh, my! How can I have a child in this old age, and my husband here is an old man? This is truly an astonishing thing!” [Surah Hud verse 71-72]

Aziz’s Wife (Zulaykha) and the Ladies

Zulaykha was married to Aziz, Egypt’s Prime Minister, who bought Yusuf as a slave. Yusuf was famously handsome. Once, Zulaikha gathered noble ladies, gave them fruit and knives, and asked them to cut the fruit when Yusuf entered. Yusuf’s looks captivated them so much that they ended up cutting their fingers. Zulaikha later turned to Allah. Some view her as representing sin and lust, while others see her as a symbol of the soul’s longing for Allah.

[Surah Yusuf verse 23]

And the lady in whose house he lived tried to seduce him. She locked the doors firmly and said, “Come to me!” He replied, “Allah is my refuge! It is not right to betray my master, who has taken good care of me. Indeed, the wrongdoers never succeed.” [Surah Yusuf verse 23]

Mother and Sister of Moses

Moses’s mother is the sole woman in the Quran who received divine inspiration. Allah Almighty says in the Quran:

[Surah Al-Qasas verse 7]

Moses Sister mention in the Quran

[Surah Al-Qasas verse 12]

We had caused him to refuse all wet nurses at first, so his sister suggested, “Shall I direct you to a family who will bring him up for you and take good care of him?” [Surah Al-Qasas verse 12]

Wife of Moses

Moses’s wife, Safura, was the daughter of a Midianite flock herder whom Moses met before he became a prophet. The Midianites allowed Moses to marry his daughter in exchange for Moses working for eight to ten years.

 [Surah Al-Qasas Ayat 26]

One of the two daughters suggested, “O my dear father! Hire him. A strong, trustworthy person is definitely the best to hire.” [Surah Al-Qasas Ayat 26]

Moses’s wife is also mentioned in the Quran surah Al-Qasas, verses (23–27).

The wife of Pharaoh

The wife of the Pharaoh, sometimes referred to as Asiyah in certain traditions, had a significant impact on Moses’s life as she became his foster mother.

[Surah Al-Qasas verse 9]

Pharaoh’s wife said to him, “˹This baby is˺ a source of joy for me and you. Do not kill him. Perhaps he may be useful to us or we may adopt him as a son.” They were unaware of what was to come. [Surah Al-Qasas verse 9]

The woman in the Quran, one Asiya, also in another place in the Quran, is mentioned in surah At-Tahrim verse 11.

The Queen of Sheba (Bilqis)

The Quran mentions the Queen of Sheba, Bilqis, as a powerful ruler governing her people. She engaged in political negotiations during the Jahiliyya period.

Bilqis, one of the Women in the Quran, Allah Almighty, says in this verse surah Al-Naml, verse (22–44) about The Queen of Sheba.

Wife of Imran

In the Quran, the mother of the Virgin Mary (and consequently Isa’s grandmother) remains unnamed but is referenced in two passages within the narratives section as the wife of Imran. The wife Of Imran is mentioned in the Quran in these verses of Quran surah Al Imran, verses (35–36).

Al Imran, verses (35–36)

Maryam

Maryam, the mother of Jesus, holds a paramount position in the Quran as the only woman identified by name. Her verses also describe her as the greatest woman of all time.

[Surah Al-Anbiya Ayat 91]

And (remember) her who protected her private part (that is, Maryam). So, We blew in her (a life) through Our Spirit and made her and her son (‘Īsā X) a sign for all the worlds. [Surah Al-Anbiya Ayat 91]

Wives of Prophet Muhammad

The wives of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUM):

  • Khadijah bint Khuwaylid
  • Sawdah bint Zamah ibn Qays
  • Aishah bint Abi Bakr al-Siddiq
  • Hafsah bint Umar
  • Zaynab bint Khuzaymah
  • Umm Salamah bint Abi Umayyah
  • Juwayriyah bint al-Harith
  • Zaynab bint Jahsh
  • Umm Habibah bint Abi Sufyan
  • Maymunah bint al-Harith
  • Safiyyah bint Huyayy ibn Akhtab (May Allah be pleased with them all)

The mother of the Believer is also included in the woman of the Quran.

[Surah Al- Ahzab verse 6]

The Prophet has a stronger affinity to the believers than they do themselves. And his wives are their mothers. As ordained by Allah, blood relatives are more entitled to inheritance˺ than other believers and immigrants unless you want to show kindness to your close associates through bequest˺. This is decreed in the Record. [Surah Al- Ahzab verse 6]

Daughters of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

There are 4 daughters of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

  • Fatima
  •  Ruqayya
  • Umm Kulthum
  • Zaynab

Daughters of Muhammad are also mentioned in the Quran surah Al-Ahzab verse 59.

The Woman Who Complained to Allah about Her Husband

Khawlah bint Thalaba complained to Allah about her husband Aus ibn As-Samit about Az-Zihar. Khawlah is one of the women in the Quran, about what Allah says in surah Al-Mujadila.

The Woman Who Untwisted Her Spun Thread after it Was Strong

The Quran mentions the woman who untwisted her spun thread after it was strong surah An-Nahl verse 92.

Who was the Wife of Abu Lahab

The wife of Abu Lahab was the sister of Abu Sufyan. The Quran mentions Lahab’s wife in Surah Al-Masad but does not specify her name. Her name is Umm Jamil bint Harb claims in Hadith.

Conclusion

In essence, the Quran unfolds narratives of influential women such as Hawa, Maryam, and others, illustrating their vital roles in shaping moral and historical dimensions within Islamic traditions. These women serve as exemplars, emphasizing the Quran’s profound recognition of women’s rights, societal contributions, and the enduring respect they hold. Through their stories, the Quran underscores the integral place women occupy in the fabric of Islamic teachings, leaving an indelible mark on the faith’s rich tapestry.

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