A beautiful Hashemite women of high rank. Her mother is Umm Salamah. She was commanded in the Qur'an to obey Muhammad's proposal of marriage to his adopted son, Zaid. Their marriage was a disaster. Being the wife of his adopted son, Zainab is not lawful for Muhamamd. However, a revelation came to allow this exceptional marriage, which is not allowed for anyone else. She married him in 4 A.H. See ZAID for more details about this incident. She received a dowry of 400 dirhams, and she was one of the favorite wives of Muhammad. She was on good terms with Aisha. She died during the caliphate of `Umar. She often boasted of her marriage with Muhammad before the other wives of Muhammad. See ZAID for more details.

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