Hazrat Khadijah (R.A)
Who was Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid
Khadijah bint Khuwaylid was the first wife of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu-alayhi-wasallam) and the mother of all the daughters of the Prophet (sallallahu- alayhi- wasallam).
When none believed me, Khadijah (R.A) did. She made me a partner in her wealth.”Those are the words of our Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) about his wife the great Muslim lady, Hazrat `Khadija-tul-Kubra’ (R.A).
Khadijah (R.A), married the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) when she was 40 and he was 25. They had six children: two sons, Qasim and Abdullah (also known as Tahir and Tayyib), and four daughters: Zainub, Ruqaiyyah, Umm Kulthum and Fatimah (Radhiyallahu-Anhum-Ajmaeen).
Khadijah (R.A) lived with the Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) for 25 years and was his only wife during that time. When the revelations came from Allah and Muhammad (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) was made the Last Prophet, it was Khadijah (R.A) who accepted the faith and became the first Muslim. She was 55 years old at that time. Her acceptance of Islam greatly helped its spread among the Makkans.
She stood by the Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) all the time. In moments of trial and difficulty the Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) used to come to her and she consoled and comforted her husband and encouraged him. Khadijah’s (R.A) wealth was used for the cause of Islam. The Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) remained busy in preaching Islam and his devoted and loving wife looked after the children and family affairs.
The Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) and Khadijah (R.A) had many sorrows. they had to bear the death of their sons Qasim and Abdullah (Radhiyallahu-Anhum) in their infancy and in the fifth year of Prophet hood (Hijrah) their daughter Ruqaiyyah (R.A) left them and migrated to Abyssinia (Ethiopia) with her Husband, Hazrat Uthman bin Affan (Radhiyallahu-Anhu). Ruqaiyyah (R.A) left her parents at a very young age and returned after four years; that time was a long and painful separation for her parents, Khadijah (R.A) and Muhammad (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam).
During the Prophet hood, the Quraish did all they could to stop the Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) preaching Islam. Nothing worked. The Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) continued his mission, relying on Allah. Hazrat Khadijah (R.A) was his source of encouragement and comfort. She also had to bear enormous strain and suffering during the boycott at Sha’bi (the valley of) Abu Talib for three years.
The great Muslim lady Khadijah (R.A) passed away on 10th Ramadhan 3 years before Hijrah, 620 CE, at the age of 65. Her death was a great loss to the Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam). He said:
“I cannot bear the scene, I believe that Allah has kept much good in it.”
He loved Khadijah (R.A) so dearly that after her death he used to remember her often. Hazrat Khadijah’s (R.A) status was such that the Angel Jibraeel (Alayhis-Salaam) used to bring salaam (greetings) for her from Almighty Allah.
Young Muslim Sisters should know how devoted Khadijah (R.A) was to her husband and how much she did for him for the cause of Allah. Any Muslim of today would feel proud to have such a wife. The world could be changed by great Muslim ladies like Hazrat Khadijah (R.A).
BISMILLAHIRRAHMANIRRAHIM SUBHANALLAH WALHAMDULILLAH WAALAAILLAHAILALLAH WAALLAHUAKBAR ALLAHUMMA SOLLI ALAA MUHAMMAD WA ALAA ALI MUHAMMAD
Allahu’akbar, allahu’akbar, allahu’akbar. Laillaha ilallah.
We” all believing women in islam should follow the example of our mother Khadijah(Radiyalahu anha) for she is the best example to follow in regards to behavior and manners towards our husbands and our family. May Allah ta’ala have mercy upon us all…Amiyn.
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Khadija RA rolemodel to ALL Muslimahs
she was really a role model for the whole muslim ummah and she set an example for muslims,(man and women)
plz give the ans of Q ?
Jazakallahkhair….May Allah guide myself & all the muslimah in the world on th path of Hazrat Khadeejah (R.A)
thanks for posting this, its helped me with my homework! ; )
Is it not surprising that we do not have any Hadith in collections though she was first Muslim and real strength for prophet (pbuh) in difficult times ?
i hold great respect for the name that was originally my great grandmothers name and passed on to me..she was from saudi arabia. i try to live by The Great Khadijah’s values .. Praise be to Allah
Jazakallah for posting this