Children and descendants of Prophet mohamed
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How many children did the Prophet Mohammed PBUH have - and how can we trace the decendents
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Children and descendants of Prophet Mohamed
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) had seven children: six from his first marriage to Hadrat Khadijah (r.a.), and one from Hadrat Maria Kibtiya (r.a.).
From Hadrat Khadijah:
And from Hadrat Maria:
Your Question: and how can we trace the decendents
There are many charts which depict the descendants of Prophet Mohamed (saws) until the 12th, or maximum 20th generations drawn up by various scholars. But if one wants to trace all the descendants until today, it would indeed be a tedious task; as Allah Alone knows how many of the descendants may be alive today.
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Your Brother in Islam,