The Hadith: 'There are four women who were the best women of their time'
Q 9: Could you explain whether the following Hadith is Sahih (authentic) or not? The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:
"There are four women who were the best women of their time. They are:
Maryam bint `Imran
(Mary the daughter of `Imran),
Asiya bint Muzahim,
the wife of
whom the Qur'an praised,
Khadijah bint Khuwaylid,
Fatimah bint Muhammad
(peace be upon him)."
We know of no origin for this Hadith with this wording, but there are Sahih Hadith confirming the meaning that those four women mentioned in the Hadith along with
`Aishah, the Prophet's wife (may Allah be pleased with her), are the best women of Paradise (may Allah be pleased with them and please them). (Part No. 3; Page No. 225) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.