Halimah bint Abi Dhuayb

Halimah bint Abi Dhuayb

Halimah bint Abi Dhuayb was the foster-mother and wetnurse of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Halimah and her husband were from the tribe of Sa'd b. Bakr, a subdivision of Hawazin (a large North Arabian tribe or group of tribes). [ William Montgomery Watt, "Ḥalīma Bint Abī Ḏh̲u;ayb", Encyclopedia of Islam] Other transliterations or versions of her name are Halimah bint Abdullah and Halimah As-Sa'diyah.

See also

* Sahaba
* Aminah bint Wahab


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