With the verse Quran 33:52, Muhammad(PBUH) was not allowed to take any new wives or change them for other wives.

Not lawful to you, [O Muhammad], are [any additional] women after [this], nor [is it] for you to exchange them for [other] wives, even if their beauty were to please you, except what your right hand possesses. And ever is Allah , over all things, an Observer.

according to chronological order of Quran this Surah revealed in 5 AH. here

But according to history, the Prophet married "Maymunah bint al-Harith al-Hilaliyah" in year 7 AH (629 AC) here.


Did the Prophet marry "Maymunah bint al-Harith al-Hilaliyah" after the revelation of Quran 33:52?


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Yes, he married Maymunah bint al-Harith after the revelation of 33:50-52. This marriage was within the scope of 33:50. She gave herself to the Prophet in 7 AH when the Prophet visited Mecca to perform Umrah. Abbas (her sister's husband) also interceded for her. Therefore, the Prophet agreed to marry her.

Prophet, We have made lawful for you the wives to whom you have given their dowers, as well as those whom your right hand possesses from among the captives of war whom God has bestowed upon you. and [We have made lawful to you] the daughters of your paternal uncles and aunts, and the daughters of your maternal uncles and aunts, who have migrated with you; and any believing woman who gives herself to the Prophet, provided the Prophet wants to marry her. This applies only to you and not to the rest of the believers. We know what We have prescribed for them concerning their wives and those whom their right hands may possess, in order that there may be no blame on you. God is most forgiving, most merciful. (33:50)

I believe the question arose because مِن بَعْدُ has been interpreted as 'after [this]'. However, it means 'other than [those]' here i.e. the Prophet was restricted to marry only those women that fall under the categories mentioned in 33:50.

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