ACCOUNT OF THE MARRIAGE OF `ABD ALLAH IBN `ABD AL-MUTTALIB TO ‘AMINAH BINT WAHB THE MOTHER OF THE APOSTLE OF ALLAH (MAY PEACE BE ON HIM)
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar Ibn Wŕqid al-Aslami related to us; he said: `Abd Allah Ibn Ja`far al-Zuhri related to me on the authority of his paternal aunt, Umm Bakr Bint al-Miswar Ibn Makhramah, she on the authority of her father; (second chain) he (Ibn Sa`d) said: `Umar Ibn Muhammad Ibn `Umar Ibn `Ali Ibn Abi Tŕlib related to me on the authority of Yahya Ibn Shibl, he on the authority of Abu Ja’far Muhammad Ibn `Ali Ibn al-Husayn; they said:
‘Aminah Bint Wahb Ibn ‘Abd Manaf Ibn Zuhrah Ibn Kiláb was under the guardianship of her paternal uncle Wuhayb Ibn `Abd Manaf Ibn Zuhrah. `Abd al-Muttalib Ibn Hashim Ibn `Abd Manŕf Ibn Qusayyi approached him along with his son `Abd Allah Ibn `Abd al-Muttalib the Prophet’s father and proposed for ‘Aminah Bint Wahb. He (Wuhayb) married her with `Abd Allah Ibn `Abd al-Muttalib. In this very meeting `Abd al-Muttalib Ibn Hashim made a proposal for his own daughter, Hálah Bint Wuhayb, for himself, and consequently he (Wuhayb) married her to him (`Abd al-Muttalib). So ‘Abd al-Muttalib Ibn Hashim and ‘Abd Allah Ibn `Abd al-Muttalib were married in the same sitting. Hálah Bint Wuhayb bore to `Abd al-Muttalib Hamzah Ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib who was the Prophet’s paternal uncle in relation and also a foster brother.
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Hishŕm Ibn Muhammad Ibn al-Sá’ib al-Kalbi informed us on the authority of his father and Abu al-Fayyad al-Khath`ami; they said:
After marrying ‘Aminah Bint Wahb, `Abd Allah Ibn `Abd al-Muttalib lived with her for three days; it was their custom that a man could live for three nights only with his wife in her father’s family.