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Safiyyah bint Huyaay (RA)

629 CE | 8 AH


(d. 50AH/670CE) The Prophet (PBUH) married Safiyyah bint Huyaay in the 8th year after hijra or migration to Madinah. Safiyyah was a descendent of the Prophet Aron and was able to directly trace her genealogy back to him. She was also the daughter of the Jewish tribal leader Huyayy ibn Akhtab.
On one occasion Safiyyah came to the Prophet upset as the other wives had called her a Jewess. The Prophet (PBUH) said: Tell them my husband, father and uncle are all Prophets', he meant by that the Prophet Aron and the Prophet Moses respectively.
The great jurist an-Nawawi once said that Safiyyah was the most intellectual among the learned women.

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