She initially fell among the booty of Muhammad's companion Thabit b. Qays b. Al-Shammas. Despite failing to catch several poorly thrown passes from rookie quarterback Kyle Orton, Muhammad held himself responsible and promised reporters he would improve his performance. [57] This story has been rejected by most Muslim scholars[59][60][61] mainly because of its lack of having any chain of narration and its complete absence from any authentic hadith. She had previously converted to Islam (in Mecca) against her father's will. [100] and bore him a son named Ibrahim, who died in infancy. Anas replied, "We used to say that the Prophet was given the strength of thirty (men)." [51] Zaynab disapproved of the marriage, and her brothers rejected it, because according to Ibn Sa'd, she was of aristocratic lineage and Zayd was a former slave. Muhammad freed her from her captor Dihya and proposed marriage, which Safiyya accepted. Her original name was "Barra" but he called her "Maymuna", meaning the blessed, as his marriage to her had also marked the first time in seven years when he could enter his hometown Mecca.[101]. "[64] The Qur'an,33:37 however, indicated that this marriage was a duty imposed upon him by God. Aisha and Hafsa had a lasting relationship. He was known for his nickname, "Moose," and for his signature mustache, and touchdown dance, which was featured in one of the opening cameos of Madden NFL 2006. [101] Muhammad accepted, and thus married Maymuna, the sister-in-law of Abbas, a longtime ally of his. [93] According to Ibn Sa'd, Safiyyah was very charitable and generous. [22], Muhammad's charity foundation, "The M2 Foundation for Kids", is dedicated to improving the mental and physical development of children. [25], The majority of traditional sources state that Aisha was betrothed to Muhammad at the age of six or seven, but she stayed in her parents' home until the age of nine, or ten according to Ibn Hisham,[30] when the marriage was consummated with Muhammad, then 53, in Medina. Muhammed started-off playing soccer in elementary school, but went on to join the American Football team due to peer pressure. The family adopted Maddon and Journey from Ethiopia in 2007. [82], According to a hadith, Muhammad's contemporaries believed that due to Safiyya's high status, it was only befitting that she be manumitted and married to Muhammad. Muhammad's wives, or the wives of Muhammad, were the women married to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.Muslims often use the term "Mothers of the Believers" prominently before or after referring to them as a sign of respect, a term derived from the Quran.Muhammad was monogamous for 25 years when married to his first wife, Khadija bint Khuwaylid. He attended Waverly High School, and in addition to playing football as a linebacker and … [67] According to Rodinson, doubters argued the verses were in exact conflict with social taboos and favored Muhammad too much. [29] Sawda offered to give her turn of Muhammad's conjugal visits to Aisha, of whom she was very fond,[29] stating that she "was old, and cared not for men; her only desire was to rise on the Day of Judgment as one of his wives". He declared the year as Aam ul-Huzn (year of sorrow). Muhammad enjoyed an outstanding season in 1999 under new head coach George Seifert and his 96 receptions, eight touchdowns, and 1,253 receiving yards led to his first Pro Bowl selection. [4] Esposito points out that some of Muhammad's marriages were aimed at providing a livelihood for widows. Muhammad was monogamous for 25 years when married to his first wife, Khadija bint Khuwaylid. [88] According to some, by marrying Safiyyah, Muhammad aimed at ending the enmity and hostility between Jews and Islam. His 102 receptions during the 2000 season tied for the NFL lead. [74] Thus, Muhammad's marriage resulted in the freedom of nearly one hundred families whom he had recently enslaved. The Carolina Panthers presented Muhammad with their "Man of the Year" award in 1999 for his charity and volunteer work. Her man-less plight reportedly saddened the Muslims, and after her iddah some Muslims proposed marriage to her; but she declined. [33] Both Aisha and Sawda, his two wives, were given apartments adjoined to the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi mosque. The Carolina Panthers selected Muhammad in the 1996 NFL Draft's second round with the 43rd overall pick. As for Zaynab, however, she became ill and died about three months after her marriage. [92] She is described as a humble worshiper and a pious believer. [9] Muhammad finished the regular season as the team's leading wide receiver for the second consecutive time. He was monogamously married to her for 25 years until her death,[10] after which he is believed to have had multiple wives for the reasons explained above. She was eventually taken home by Safw'an bin Mu'attal. [3], On February 28, 2007, Muhammad's high school alma mater gave him a special award for donating $50,000 worth of equipment to school's fitness center, which was renamed in his honor.[23]. [83] Modern scholars believe that Muhammad married Safiyya as part of reconciliation with the Jewish tribe and as a gesture of goodwill. She jumped up in haste and excited the admiration of the Messenger of God, so that he turned away murmuring something that could scarcely be understood. [86][87] Haykal opines that Muhammad's manumission of and marriage to Safiyaa was partly in order to alleviate her tragedy and partly to preserve their dignity, and compares these actions to previous conquerors who married the daughters and wives of the kings whom they had defeated. [105] The grave of the wives of Muhammed is located at al-Baqīʿ Cemetery, Medina. It is derived from the Quran (33:6): "The Prophet is closer to the believers than their selves, and his wives are (as) their mothers" is applied to all of the wives. Caesar E. Farah states that Muhammad was determined to establish the legitimacy and right to equal treatment of the adopted. [71][72], One of the captives from the skirmish with the Banu Mustaliq was Juwayriyya bint al-Harith, who was the daughter of the tribe's chieftain. At first, Muhammad himself was unsure of what to believe, but eventually trusted Aisha's protestations of innocence. [25] The story laid much stress on Zaynab's perceived beauty. On the way Safiyya's camel knelt down, as it was the weakest in the caravan, and she started to weep. [10], Muhammad's age seemingly affected his endurance. [69] Disputes arose, and the community was split into factions. Muslim scholars state she had many good moral qualities. [Quran 33:53]. According to the Qur'an, God forbade anyone to marry the wives of Muhammad, because of their respect and honour, after he died. While Drake stated he was unfazed by Muhammad's remark, he argued former Bears wide receivers Bernard Berrian, Justin Gage, and Bobby Wade developed in Chicago and enjoyed successful careers after leaving.[14]. 19-20, Abu Ya'la al-Mawsili, Musnad, vol. [68], Rumors spread that A'isha and Safw'an committed adultery although there were no witnesses to this. Meanwhile, Aisha had been ill, and unaware of the stories. By the end of the season, Muhammad held all of the Panthers' receiving records, including catches (578), receiving yards (7,751), 100-yard games (26), and the top three single-game yardage totals (192, 189, 179). The remark caught the attention of Darryl Drake, the team's wide receiver coach. [47], After Muhammad's final battle against his Meccan enemies, he diverted his attention to stopping the Banu Mustaliq's raid on Medina. There Maymuna bint al-Harith proposed marriage to him. After two mediocre seasons, Muhammad earned a starting role in 1998 and led the Panthers with 68 receptions, six touchdowns, and almost 1,000 yards. In the same year, Muhammad signed a peace treaty with his Meccan enemies, the Quraysh effectively ending the state of war between the two parties. Each of these was six to seven spans wide (5.5  feet) and ten spans long (7.5  feet). 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