Fatwa ID: 06100
Answered by: Alimah Sofia Mirza
Has anyone heard about the third wife of Ibrahim AS, Keturah? Any research into this from the Islamic perspective?
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
According to my research and understanding, there is no authentic mention of Keturah in the Islamic texts, there has been a clear mention of the Prophet Ibrahim’s wife ‘Sarah’ who was sterile and had an Egyptian slave named ‘Hajar’ whom she offered to Ibrahim, and he married her and had kids with her.1 Keturah has been mentioned in the Bible and Christian texts.
Only Allah knows best
Written by Alimah Sofia Mirza
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
1 Stories of the Prophets, Eng. Version, Darussalam Saudi Arabia, Pg47-48.