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Women in Quran: Do You Know The Women Named or Discussed in the Quran?

Generally, the Quran mentions women by their family references instead of by their own names which was an Arab social tradition at the time Quran was first revealed. There is exception of one woman who is clearly mentioned by her own name.

These women are mothers, wives, daughters and sisters who were companions and caregivers to prophets. There were queens and rulers too who have been mentioned in the Quran. Some wives of the prophets remained disbelievers and some women became symbols of piety and virtue while living among the worst of the disbelievers.

How well do you know the women mentioned or discussed in the Quran? Find out by trying this quiz.

(Muslims use words like Hazrat or Bibi as form of respect when talking about exalted personalities. a.s is short form of alayhi as-salām (عليه السلام), which translates as “peace be upon him/her”)

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    The only woman mentioned by name in the Quran, her story is told in many different verses, and there is a chapter in Quran named after her. Mother of Hazrat Eesa (Jesus) she stands for virtue, purity and holds an esteemed position in the Quran.

    • Hazrat Maryam a.s
    • Hazrat Fatima r.a
    • Hazrat Aisha r.a
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    She is referred to in the Quran as the spouse of Adam and mother of all mankind. She was created by Allah as companion to Adam, and together they lived in Paradise till they were misled by Satan.

    • Hazrat Maryam a.s (Mary)
    • Bibi Hawwa a.s (Eve)
    • Bibi Eucabid a.s (Jochebed)
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    One of the wives of Prophet Abraham (Hazrat Ibrahim), she gave birth to a son, Isaac.

    • Bibi Sarah a.s
    • Bibi Hajjirah a.s
    • Bibi Fatima r.a
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    The younger wife of Prophet Abraham (Hazrat Ibrahim), she was the mother of Prophet Ismail. Water gushed forth miraculously for her and her infant in the barren valley of Mecca, which millions of pilgrims still drink today from the Zamzam wells.

    • Bibi Hawwa a.s
    • Bibi Sarah a.s
    • Bibi Hajjirah a.s
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    In the Quran, she represents virtue and steadfastness. One of those women to whom paradise is guaranteed. She raised Moses as her son and died a martyr’s death at the hands of her tyrannical husband.

    • Zulekha, wife of an Egyptian chief.
    • Bilquis, the Queen of Sheba
    • Asiya, the wife of Pharoah
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    She was the wife of a prophet but was a disbeliever. She was drowned in the great flood.

    • Wife of Prophet Yaqoob a.s
    • Wife of Prophet Lut a.s
    • Wife of Prophet Nuh a.s
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    She made repeated attempts to seduce Hazrat Yusuf who had been brought as a young slave to her palace. Failing in her attempts she had him imprisoned.

    • Zulekha, wife of an Egyptian chief.
    • Asiya, the wife of Pharoah
    • Bilquis, the Queen of Sheba
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    Married to a prophet, this woman was also a disbeliever. When Allah chose to wipe out the people of Sodom for their sins, she was among those who perished in the fire of brimstones

    • Wife of Prophet Yaqoob a.s
    • Wife of Prophet Lut a.s
    • Wife of Prophet Nuh a.s
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    A women of great piety and righteousness, she took care of her husband, a prophet who was tested with severe illness and loss of wealth and property.

    • Wife of Hazrat Lut a.s
    • Wife of Hazrat Ayub a.s
    • Wife of Hazrat Ibrahim a.s
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    Mother of a prophet, she cast him as a baby into the River Nile so that soldiers of Pharaoh couldn’t kill him.

    • Mother of Hazrat Yusuf a.s (Joseph)
    • Mother of Hazrat Musa a.s (Moses)
    • Mother of Hazrat Eesa a.s (Jesus)
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    A powerful, wise and intelligent queen, her people were sun worshippers till she recognized Allah as the One God in the times of Prophet Sulaiman a.s

    • Asiya, the wife of Pharoah
    • Zulekha, wife of an Egyptian chief.
    • Bilquis, the Queen of Sheba
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    One of the few women cursed in the Quran for her enmity and hatred against Prophet Muhammad ﷺ . She was his aunt and wife of a powerful tribal leader

    • Wife of Abbu Jahal
    • Wife of Abbu Lahab
    • Wife of Abbu Talib

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