Her Family :
She was the mother of the believers Maymuna daughter of AlHarith ibn Hazan ibn Bujair, ibn al-Hazm, ibn Rubwaiba ibn Abdullah, ibn Hilal, ibn Amer, ibn Sa’sa’a Al-Hilaliyya.
Her mother was Hend daughter of Auof ibn Zuhair ibn AlHarith ibn Hamata ibn Humair. She was known as the kindest old woman on earth
Her sisters were Lubaba AlKobra (Umm Alfadl) and Lubaba Alsoghra and her half sisters were Asmaa bint Omais and Salma bint Omais
Her sister of Umm AlFadl was the wife of Al-Abbas (the Prophet’s uncle). Her sister Asmaa bint Omais married Gafaar ibn Abu Talib (the Prophet’s cousin and a famous Muslim martyr) and then Abu bakr Alseddik then Ali Ibn Abu Talib (the two famous companions of the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah upon him, and both became Muslim Caliphs Her sister Salma bint Omais was the wife of God’s Lion Hamza Ibn Abd Elmutallib (the Prophet’s uncle and the leader of martyr’s)
She was from a noble family from the Quraish tribe.
Her marriage :
Maymuna or Barra as she was then called, yearned to marry the Prophet. She went to her sister, Umm al Fadl to talk to her about that and she, in turn, spoke to her husband, al-Abbas. Al-Abbas immediately went to the Messenger, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, with Maymuna's offer of marriage to him and her proposal was accepted.
When the good news reached her, she was on a camel, and she immediately got off the camel and said, "The camel and what is on it is for the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him."
They were married in the month of Shawwal in 7 AH just after the Muslims of Medina were permitted to visit Mecca under the terms of the treaty of Hudaybiyya to perform Umra. Allah Almighty sent the following ayat about this:
Any believing woman who dedicates herself to the Prophet if the Prophet wishes to wed her, that is only for thee and not for the believers.
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The Wedding :
After the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, had stayed for three days as stated in the Hudaybiya agreement, the people of Quraish asked him to leave. The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, asked them to allow him to wed among them in Quraish and he would invite them to the wedding feast but they refused harshly. The polytheists of Quraish actually feared the Prophet’s stay among them because of the impact he has on the hearts, so they wanted him to leave as soon as possible.
The wedding was held in a place called Sarf ten miles from Mecca, in the month of Shawwal in 7 AH (After Hijra)
In the Prophet’s House :
The Prophet gave her the name, Maymuna, meaning "blessed", because they were married after the “blessed” occasion of his peaceful visit to Mecca after seven years of emigrating to Medina
Maymuna lived with the Prophet for just over three years, until his death. She was obviously very good natured and got on well with everyone, and no quarrel or disagreement with any of the Prophet's other wives has been related about her.
A'isha, mother of the believers may Allah be pleased with her, said about her, "Among us, she had the most fear of Allah and did the most to maintain ties of kinship. It is from her merits that the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, testified that she and her sisters Maymouna, Umm Alfadl, Salma and Asmaa are the believing sisters "
It was in her room that the Prophet first began to feel the effects of what became his final illness and asked the permission of his wives to stay in A'isha's room while it lasted.
Her Knowledge :
She was a knowledgeable woman, she would teach Muslims Sunnah for example her nephew Ibn Abbas (who was one of the most knowledgeable Muslims in religious issues) visited her once with his hair uncombed, so she asked him why he didn’t comb his hair, he said that his wife was menstruating. She told him the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, would enter the house of his menstruating wife and would lean on her or sit on her lab and recite verses from the holly Quran
She once knew that her nephew would not sleep in the same bed beside his wife when she was menstruating so she told him that this was not what the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, would do when any of his wives was menstruating It is narrated that once one of her relatives visited her and from his smell she knew that he was drinking so she ordered him to admit his guilt and accept getting whipped for drinking or he would never visit her Maymuna, Mother of the believers may Allah be pleased with her reported many Hadiths from the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him
Sheikh Althahabi said that she reported seven hadiths in the two Sahihs, another hadith was reported on her authority in Al-Bukhari alone, five in Muslim alone so the sum of the hadiths reported on her authority is 13 hadiths
Her death :
Maymouna, Mother of the believers may Allah be pleased with her died in 51 AH Ibn Ataa said, “When Maymunah died, I went out with Ibn Abbas who said, “Do not shake her and be tender with her she is my mother.”
Aisha, Mother of the believers may Allah be pleased with her said when Maymunah, Mother of the believers may Allah be pleased with her, died; “Oh Maymauna passed away. By Allah she was pious and kept good terms with her kinship ties. May Allah have mercy on her.
She was buried in Saraf (the place where she and the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, wed) according to her will.