Of what relation was Mariyah to the Prophet (SAW)?Most credible sources including bukhari report that the Prophet (SAW) had 11 wives of which 9 where left behind in his death. Disputation of the fact that Mariyah was his concubine is based mainly on the fact that she married him after she was given to him as a gift by a king, but in that case all the sources that credit the Prophet (SAW) as only leaving behind 9 wives would have to be incorrect. Other sources interpret Surah 33:50, 33:52 as allowing sex with slaves as permissible if they were acquired under war conditions. Please hold opinions and only provide reseached/factual responses as i am trying to get to the truth. I do not however believe in the theory that the Prophet (SAW) held her as his sex slave.