ACCOUNT OF THE PREGNANCY OF ‘AMINAH WITH THE PROPHET (MAY ALLAH BLESS HIM)

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He (Ibn Sa’d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar Ibn Waqid al-Aslami informed us; he said: `All Ibn Yazid Ibn ‘Abd Allah lbn Wahb Ibn Zam`ah relateŕ to me on the authority of his father, he on the authority of his paternal aunt; she said:

We used to hear (related) that when ‘Aminah Bint Wahb was pregnant with the Prophet (may Allah bless him), she used to say: I did not feel as if I was pregnant and I experienced no heaviness as other women do, except that my periods stopped; but I had a vision when I was in a state between sleep and wakefulness, that a visitor came in and said: Do you know that you are pregnant? I felt as if I answered: No, Then he said: You are bearing the chief of this nation and its Prophet; that was on Monday. She (‘Aminah) said: This fact assured me of my pregnancy. Then he allowed me a respite till the time of delivery approached, and the same visitor came to me and said: Say, I place him under the protection of the One, to Whom people resort in important matters (critical situations) to guard themselves against those who envy. She said: I was repeating these words and I related the circumstances to the women of my (family). They advised me to suspend a piece of iron with my arms and neck. She (‘Aminah) said: I did accordingly, but after a day only it was broken to pieces, so I gave up suspending it.

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He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn ‘Umar Ibn Waqid informed us; he said: Muhammad lbn ‘Abd Allah related to me on the authority of [P. 61] al-Zuhri, he said:’Aminah said: I became pregnant with him (the Prophet) but I experienced no discomfort .

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He (Ibn Sa`d) said: `Amr Ibn `Asim al-Kilábi informed us; Hammam Ibn Yahya informed us on the authority of Ishaq Ibn ‘Abd Allah; he said:The Prophet’s mother said: I became pregnant with children, but no lamb was heavier than him.

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He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar al-Aslami said: This version (referring to the above narration by `Amr) is not known to us nor to the learned because neither ‘Aminah Bint Wahb nor `Abd Allah Ibn `Abd al-Muttalib had any other child except the Prophet.

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He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar informed us; he said: Qays the mawlŕ of `Abd al-Wahid related to me on the authority of Salim, he on the authority of Abu Ja`far Muhammad Ibn `Ali; he said:When ‘Aminah was pregnant with the Prophet, (may Allah bless him), she was asked to name him Ahmad.

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