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Thread #53037   Message #835724
Posted By: Wolfgang
27-Nov-02 - 08:15 AM
Thread Name: Beauty Queens & Women's Rights in Nigeria
Subject: RE: Beauty Queens & Women's Rights in Nigeria
Mohammed had many wives, as far as I know at one time in his life more than the four allowed in Islam.

Sympathetic biographies mention that most of these wives were widows of killed comrades and that by the marriage he only protected them and supported them.

Other biographies paint him as a womaniser.

Since the first written reports about him date from long after his death, at a time where hagiography had already started, we shall never know for sure.