4 Wives for Muslims, 9 for the Prophet (PBUH): Why?
Why did Allah the Almighty exempt the Prophet’s (peace and blessings upon him) wives from this divine decree? This is because when any Muslim woman is divorced, she can remarry after her waiting period is over. Thus, she can go on with her life, normally and happily. This article by Dr. Ali Al-Halawani, 4 Wives for Muslims, 9 for the Prophet, sheds light on this oft-repeated issue by many people so as to distort the Prophet’s image.