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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 28th January 2007 21:37
Khadijah (Rad)

"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 hadsix children: two sons, Qasim and Abdullah (also known as Tahir andTayyib), 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 therevelations came from Allah and Muhammad (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam)was made the Last Prophet, it was Khadijah (R.A) who accepted the faithand became the first Muslim. She was 55 years old at that time. Heracceptance 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 andcomforted her husband and encouraged him. Khadijah's (R.A) wealth wasused for the cause of Islam. The Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam)remained busy in preaching Islam and his devoted and loving wife lookedafter the children and family affairs.

The Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) and Khadijah (R.A) hadmany sorrows. they had to bear the death of their sons Qasim andAbdullah (Radhiyallahu-Anhum) in their infancy and in the fifth year ofProphet hood (Hijrah) their daughter Ruqaiyyah (R.A) left them andmigrated to Abyssinia (Ethiopia) with her Husband, Hazrat Uthman binAffan (Radhiyallahu-Anhu). Ruqaiyyah (R.A) left her parents at a veryyoung age and returned after four years; that time was a long andpainful separation for her parents, Khadijah (R.A) and Muhammad(Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam).

During the Prophet hood, the Quraish did all they could to stop theProphet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) preaching Islam. Nothing worked.The Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) continued his mission, relyingon Allah. Hazrat Khadijah (R.A) was his source of encouragement andcomfort. She also had to bear enormous strain and suffering during theboycott at Sha'bi (the valley of) Abu Talib for three years.

The great Muslim lady Khadijah (R.A) passed away on 10th Ramadhanin the tenth year of Hijrah, 620 CE, at the age of 65. Her death was agreat 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 toremember her often. Hazrat Khadijah's (R.A) status was such that theAngel Jibraeel (Alayhis-Salaam) used to bring salaam (greetings) forher from Almighty Allah.

Young Muslim Sisters should know how devoted Khadijah (R.A) was toher husband and how much she did for him for the cause of Allah. AnyMuslim of today would feel proud to have such a wife. The world couldbe changed by great Muslim ladies like Hazrat Khadijah (R.A).

Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha)

Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha) was the first wife of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)
and she was the mother of Hadhrat Faatima (radhiAllaahu anha) and shewas the Nani (maternal grandmother) of Hadhrat Hassan and Hussein(radhiAllaahu anhuma). Her father's name was Khuwailid, her paternalgrandfather's name was Asad, her mother's name was Faatima, and hermaternal grandmother's name was Zaahida. She was a Quraishi. Shemarried Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), when she was 40 years ofage. At that time Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was 25 years old.

Prior to her coming into Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)'s Nikah,she was married to two other persons, one after the other. She borechildren for both of them. One of her previous husband's name was AbuHaala, and the other was Ateeq bin Aa`id. There is a difference ofopinion between the historians, regarding which husband was the firstand which was the second. The author of "Isti`aab", has preferred theopinion that Abu Haala was the first and Ateeq bin Aa`id was thesecond.

HOW SHE CAME INTO THE SANCTUARY OF NABUWWAT

After Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha)'s two husbands passedaway, one after the other, many noble persons were hopeful of marryingher owing to her honour, respect and wealth. However, what had happenedwas the desire of the Greatest, Allaah Subhaanahu Wa Ta`ala. AllaahTa`ala had decreed that Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha) be honouredwith marriage to the best of Mankind (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Andthat she be blessed with the title of "Ummul Mu`mineen" (Mother of theBelievers).


When Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) reached the age of 25 years,his uncle Abu Talib, regretfully told him that he will not be able tofinancially assist him, and that times were tough. He suggested thatNabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) do as many other persons were doing,in that they were taking the merchandise of Hadhrat Khadija(radhiAllaahu anha), to Shaam (Syria), and selling it for a profit.

When Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha) heard that Muhammed BinAbdullah Al-Ameen (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)'s uncle had advised himto take her goods to sell, she took the opportunity to send a messageto the trustworthy, honest and veracious Nabi (sallallahu alaihiwasallam), and invited him to be an agent for her. She promised himtwice the profit she usually paid her other agents. Rasulullaah(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) accepted her offer and he took her goodsto Shaam. Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha) sent her slave "Maisara"with him. Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) sold the merchandise verywisely, and Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha) reaped more profit thatyear , than she had in any of the previous years.
On the journey, Maisara, saw may unique things about Nabi(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) that he had never seen before. Once whilstthey were stationed under a tree, a Raahib (priest), who was also with,asked Maisara, regarding the identity of Nabi (sallallahu alaihiwasallam). Maisara replied that he is a resident of Macca, and aQuraishi. The Raahib, said that he (Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam))will become a Prophet. He said this because he saw in Nabi (sallallahualaihi wasallam) two signs of the Seal of Prophethood, which wererecorded in the scriptures of old.
As the caravan reached Macca, it was in the afternoon, and HadhratKhadija (radhiAllaahu anha) was sitting the upper storey of her house,when she saw that two Angels were shading Nabi (sallallahu alaihiwasallam). Besides this, she heard from her slave Maisara, othersimilar and very strange incidences which occurred during the journey.He also mentioned the incident regarding the Raahib, that he said Nabi(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was to be the final Prophet. ThereafterHadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha), sent a proposal of Marriage toNabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).
The sister of Ya`la bin Umayya, Nafeesa, took the proposal. Nabi(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) accepted and his uncles, Hadhrat Hamza(radhiAllaahu anhu), and Abu Taalib were pleased at this.

Hadhrat Hamza (radhiAllaahu anhu), Abu Taalib and other members ofNabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) came to Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahuanha)'s house for the occasion of the Nikah. By that time, the motherof Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha) had passed away, and her uncle,Amar bin Asad, participated in the occasion. Besides him there wereother members of Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha)'s family alsopresent at the Nikah. The Mehr (dowry) was set at 500 Dirhams, on theMashwera of Amar bin Asad, and Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha) washonoured with the title of Ummul Mu`mineen.

Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (radhiAllaahu anhu) reports that during the timeof ignorance, the women of Macca used to gather at joyous occasions. Onone such occasion Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha) was also present.Suddenly a man appeared and said in loud voice: "Oh women of Macca!There will be a prophet from this city of yours, whose name will beAhmed. If any of you get the opportunity to marry him then certainly doso." The women, upon hearing this, set up a labyrinth (maze) - [inorder to compete and see who the fortunate one will be]. HadhratKhadija (radhiAllaahu anha) tied a knot (as a guide), and she succeededover all the others.

HADHRAT KHADIJA (radhiAllaahu anha) WAS THE FIRST TO ACCEPT ISLAAM AND HAD A COMPLETE SHARE IN ISLAAM'S RISE TO SPLENDOUR

Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha) had this great honour of havingbeen the first person to accept the message of Nabi (sallallahu alaihiwasallam). Prior to her acceptance, no man or woman, young or old, andno child had accepted the message. The author of Mishkaatul Kamaal, hadrecorded in the section; "Asmaa-ur-Rijaal" (names of all the notablecharacters) :
"She was the first to bring Imaan, from the entire mankind, from the men and the women".
It is also recorded in "Isti`aab", from Hadhrat Urwa (radhiAllaahu anhu) :
"The first person to accept Imaan, from amongst the men and women was Khadija binti Khuwailid (radhiAllaahu anha)".
Haafiz Ibn Katheer (rahmatullahi alaihi) writes in "Bidaya", from Muhammed bin Ka`ab (radhiAllaahu anhu) :

"The first person to accept Imaan from this Ummat was Khadija(radhiAllaahu anha). The first men (to accept Islaam) was Abu Bakr andAli (radhiAllaahu anhuma).
Once Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said the following in reply to a question of Hadhrat Aisha (radhiAllaahu anha):
"She (Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha)) brought faith in me,when the others disbelieved. She attested to my message, when othersfalsified me. She assisted me financially, when others deprived me.Allaah Ta`ala, blessed me with children from her, when I was not thefather of any of my other wives' children."

Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha) has great claim to Islaam's rise toglory. Prior to Nabuwwat, Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), used toseclude himself in the cave of Hira. Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahuanha) used to prepare provisions for Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam),during these expeditions. Rasulullaah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) usedto spend many consecutive nights in the cave. He used to return whenhis provisions were depleted, and go back again. On one such occasionwhen Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was in the cave, occupied inIbaadat, an Angel appeared and ordered him to read ("Iqra!"). Nabi(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "I am illiterate". The Angel tookhold of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and squeezed him againstitself and let him loose. The Angel again said: "Iqra!" . Nabi(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) again gave the same reply. For the secondtime the Angel squeezed Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), let him goand said: "Iqra!". Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) again gave thesame reply. The Angel squeezed Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), forthe third time and thereafter, the Angel began reciting. He read thefirst five Aayaat of Surah Qalam (Iqra). After hearing these Aayaat,Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) memorised them and went home in fear.He told Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha): "Cover me in a blanket,cover me in a blanket!" She did as she was told and after a while, thisfear gradually subsided in Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).Thereafter, Rasulullaah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) narrated theentire incident to Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha), and he said: "Ifeared for my life."

Women are usually more feeble natured , and when they see men in astate of fear, they usually get more frantic. However, Hadhrat Khadija(radhiAllaahu anha), was not in the least bit fazed. She gave Nabi(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) courage and consoled him, saying:
"Never, I take an oath in Allaah, Allaah Ta`ala will never placeyou in difficulty or disgrace you. (You have such great qualities andtraits, that) You strengthen family ties, you take the burden ofothers, help the poor, serve the guests, and you assist the truth atthe times of difficulty."

Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha), then took Nabi (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) to her cousin, Waraqa bin Nawfil. She told him: "Oh brother,listen to what he (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) has to say." Waraqa, wasan old man, whose eyesight was failing him. He was a devout and trueChristian. He asked Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam): "What did yousee?" Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) narrated the entire incident tohim. Thereafter, Waraqa said: "This is Namoos (the great Angel,Jibraeel(alaihi salaam)), who was sent to Moosa alaihi salaam). I wishthat I was young, and that I am alive, when your nation will expelyou."

Haafiz Ibn Katheer (rahmatullahi alaihi) quotes in "Bidaya", fromBaihaqi, that during the initial stages of Nabuwwat, Hadhrat Khadija(radhiAllaahu anha) said to Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam): "WhenJibraeel (alaihi salaam) comes to you can you inform me thereof?" Nabi(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) replied in the affirmative. When HadhratJibraeel (alaihi salaam) came, Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) toldher: "Oh Khadija, here is Jibraeel." Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahuanha) asked Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam): "Can you see him at thismoment?" Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) replied: "Yes!" HadhratKhadija (radhiAllaahu anha) told Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) tostand up and sit on her right hand side. Nabi (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) accepted her request and did as she requested. Then, HadhratKhadija (radhiAllaahu anha) asked: "Can you still see Jibraeel (alaihisalaam)?" Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) replied in the affirmative.She then told him(sallallahu alaihi wasallam), to sit on her lap. Nabi(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) did this and she again asked: "Can youstill see Jibraeel (alaihi salaam)?" Again Nabi (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) replied in the affirmative. Thereafter, Hadhrat Khadija(radhiAllaahu anha) removed her scarf and her hair was revealed. Thenshe asked: "Can you still see Jibraeel (alaihi salaam)?" Now, Nabi(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "No, I cannot see him." Upon hearingthis, Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha) said; "Know, now for sure,that this is an Angel. You should remain steadfast, and accept theglad-tidings of Prophethood (because had it been shaitaan, that came toyou, then when I revealed my hair, he would not have disappeared.Angels are modest)." This incident displayed the intelligence andwisdom of Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha).

After Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) received Nabuwwat, he beganpreaching Islaam, and the Mushrikeen (idolaters) became his enemies,and they harassed Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) in various ways.The entire nation became his enemies, including (some) his closefriends. During these extremely trying times, the only helpers he hadwas his uncle Abu Taalib, and his beloved wife, Hadhrat Khadija(radhiAllaahu anha).
Haafiz Ibn Katheer (rahmatullahi alaihi) writes in "Bidaya":
"Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha) was the first to bring faithin Allaah Ta`ala and His Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Shetestified to the message that he brought. Allaah Ta`ala alleviated theburden and tribulations from Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), owingto her acceptance. When Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) beganpreaching and the people turned his speech upside down, and theyfalsified him, then Allaah Ta`ala used Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahuanha), to alleviate and lighten his grief and sorrow. When he returnedhome, then she would encourage him and give him fortitude. She used totestify his message."
The following is written in the "Seerat of Ibn Hishaam", regarding Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha):

"Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha) was Nabi (sallallahu alaihiwasallam)'s, veritable Wazir (minister / right-hand), in so far asIslaam (history) is concerned."
Whatever affliction and difficulty came upon Nabi (sallallahualaihi wasallam), his grief and sorrow was shared by Hadhrat Khadija(radhiAllaahu anha). She also bore many of the difficulties, togetherwith Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). She gave excellent support,encouragement and motivation to Rasulullaah (sallallahu alaihiwasallam).

THE STAY IN THE VALLEY OF ABU TAALIB

On one occasion the Mushrikeen of Macca decided that there be aboycott of the Banu Haashim and Banu Abdul Mutallib. No one should sitwith them nor speak to them. No one should trade with them nor allowany of them into their homes. Reconciliation will only take place oncethey (Banu Haashim) decide to hand Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)over to the Mushrikeen, and they be allowed to kill him. This was notonly a verbal thing, it was written on a scroll and hung on the wallsof the Kaaba Shareef, so that every person get wind of it, and respectit. Due to this treaty, Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), the entireBanu Haashim and Banu Abdul Mutallib, spent three years in the valley,between two mountains. They spent these three years in poverty andstarvation. Men , women and children cried out in pangs of hunger andthirst. Rasulullaah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), Hadhrat Khadija(radhiAllaahu anha) and all their children also suffered in thisvalley. They bore this difficulty and starvation in the name of Deen.After three years this treaty was eaten up by termites, thereafter,these people were allowed to come out of the valley.

HADHRAT KHADIJA (radhiAllaahu anha)'S WEALTH WAS SPENT IN ISLAAM'S RISE TO SPLENDOUR

Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha) spent all her time and energiesin the service of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). She also gave allher wealth in the course for Islaam. She submitted all her wealth forthis noble course. Allaah Ta`ala addresses Nabi (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) in the Qur`aan Shareef as follows:

"And Allaah Ta`ala found you without wealth, and (HE) made you wealthy."
Regarding this Aayat, the Mufassireen, say that Nabi (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) was granted wealth through the wealth of Hadhrat Khadija(radhiAllaahu anha). She regarded her wealth to be Nabi (sallallahualaihi wasallam)'s wealth. Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: "Shegave me her wealth, which I spent in the path of Allaah Ta`ala."
Hadhrat Zaid bin Haarith (radhiAllaahu anhu) was being sold inMacca (as a slave). Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha) bought him andgave him as a gift to Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Nabi(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) set him free and made him like a son.Hadhrat Zaid (radhiAllaahu anhu) was also from amongst the very firstpersons to accept Islaam, and he participated in all the battles withNabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha)was the means of his being freed from the clutches of slavery, andplaced in the service of Islaam.

PERFORMANCE OF SALAAT


The five times daily Salaat was not yet made Fardh during thelifetime of Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha). Nabi (sallallahualaihi wasallam) went for Mi`raj, only after the demise of HadhratKhadija (radhiAllaahu anha), that is when Salaat was ordained. However,during her lifetime, Salaat in general was performed, and she used toperform it with Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Haafiz Ibn Katheer(rahmatullahi alaihi), writes that general Salaat was shown to Nabi(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) by Hadhrat Jibraeel (alaihi salaam). Oncehe came to Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) and at a certain placewhere he struck the ground with his heel and a spring of water gushedforth. Both of them made wudhu there, and Hadhrat Jibraeel (alaihisalaam) performed two Rakaats Salaat. Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)learnt wudhu and Salaat from Hadhrat Jibraeel (alaihi salaam).Thereafter, Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) went home, took the handof Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha), showed her to the place whereHadhrat Jibraeel (alaihi salaam), had shown him, and there he performedwudhu and two Rakaats, as he had seen Hadhrat Jibraeel (alaihi salaam)doing. Thereafter, the two of them performed Salaat in secrecy.
Afeef Kandi reports that he was in Macca, on the occasion of Hajj.He was with Abbaas bin Abdul Mutallib, with whom he came to dobusiness. At that time Hadhrat Abbaas (radhiAllaahu anhu) had not yetaccepted Islaam. Afeef says that his eyes suddenly fell upon a personwho came out of a tent, went to the Kaaba Shareef, and began performingSalaat. Then he says he saw a lady also come out of the tent andperform Salaat beside this man. Then he saw a boy also come out andperform Salaat. After seeing this sight, Afeef asked: "Oh Abbas! Whatreligion is this, that until today we were not aware of?" HadhratAbbaas (radhiAllaahu anhu) replied: "This youngster is Muhammed binAbdullah, who claims that Allaah Ta`ala had sent him as a prophet. healso claims that the kingdoms or Qaisar and Kisra (Roman and Persiankings), will be conquered at his hands. The lady is Khadija bintiKhuwailid, who has also brought faith in him. The boy, Ali bin AbiTaalib, is the cousin of the youngster, who had also brought faith inhim. Afeef says that he wished he had brought faith on that day, and becounted from amongst the first (mature Males), to have brought Imaan.

NABI (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)'S CHILDREN FROM HADHRAT KHADIJA (radhiAllaahu anha)

Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha) also had this honour, that shewas the only wife of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), that bore himchildren. No other wife of his bore him any children. One son, HadhratEbrahim, was born from his slave, Maria Qibtiya (radhiAllaahu anha).All the historians and researchers are unanimous on this fact, thatNabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) had four daughters. The majority saythat the eldest was Hadhrat Zainab, then Hadhrat Ruqayya, then HadhratUmme Kulthoom, then Hadhrat Faatima (radhiAllaahu anhunna ajmaeen).
Regarding the sons of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) there is adifference of opinion. The reason being that all of them passed away intheir infancy, and at that time there was no definite calender inplace, which added to the vagueness and uncertainty regarding them.

Majority of the historians, rule that Nabi (sallallahu alaihiwasallam) had three sons. Two from Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha)and one from Hadhrat Maria Qibtiya (radhiAllaahu anha). Including thesetwo sons, Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) had six children - 4daughters and 2 sons- from Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha). Thefirst son born to Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) from HadhratKhadija (radhiAllaahu anha) was Hadhrat Qaasim (radhiAllaahu anhu).This is where Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), attained the title ofAbul Qaasim. He was born in Macca, prior to Nabuwwat, and he passedaway there also. He had already begun walking and was about 1 to 2years in age. The second son born to Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)from Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha) was Hadhrat Abdullah(radhiAllaahu anhu). He also passed away in his infancy. He was bornafter Nabuwwat, hence he received the title of "Tayyib" and "Taahir"(both meaning pure).
Regarding the daughters of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), wehave written a separate biography for them. In this (kitaab), thedetails regarding Hadhrat Ebrahim (radhiAllaahu anhu) are also recordedtherein.

HER VIRTUES

The pure and chaste lifestyle of Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahuanha), even prior to her acceptance of Islaam, earned her the title of"Taahirah". After her marriage to Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam),the virtues, intelligence, excellences and honour she attained owing tothis, is not even necessary to mention.

Hadhrat Aisha (radhiAllaahu anha), mentions that from amongst thewives of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), she was most envious ofHadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha).That is notwithstanding the factthat she did not even see Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha). Thereason for her envy, was that Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) alwaysspoke of her. Many a times he would slaughter a goat and send the meatto the friends of Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha). Hadhrat Aisha(radhiAllaahu anha) used to say to Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) onsuch occasions: "You deliberate upon her (Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahuanha) ) so much that one will think that besides her, you do not haveany other wife in this world or in the Aakhirah." Upon hearing thisNabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), used to say: "She was so excellent,she was so excellent, and I had children from her." [Bukhari / Muslim]
Subhaanallah, where in this world will you find such affection,attachment and fondness, that a person sends things to the friends ofhis beloved, after her demise, and he attends to them as she used towhen she was alive.
Once Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha), was bringing food toNabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), whilst Hadhrat Jibraeel (alaihisalaam) was with him. Before she came in the presence of Nabi(sallallahu alaihi wasallam), Hadhrat Jibraeel (alaihi salaam) cameclose to Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), and made a request. Hesaid; "Khadija is approaching, when she comes to you, convey AllaahTa`ala's and my Salaams to her, and give her the glad tidings of such aplace in Jannat, which will have pearls. There will be absolutely nonoise and clamour there, nor will there be any sort of difficulty oradversity".
Jannat will be such a place where there will be no undue noise andreprehensible condition. However, Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha)was given this special glad tidings, regarding a tranquil and sereneJannat, because she had to undergo such great difficulties andafflictions levelled by the Kuffaar, and she (together with Nabi(sallallahu alaihi wasallam)) had to hear such vile things being saidabout them, that it placed a great burden upon her. Hence thisconsolation of a serene abode.
Hadhrat Ibn Abbaas (radhiAllaahu anhu) reports that Nabi(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said that the best of the women in Jannatwill be Khadija binti Khuwailid, Faatima binti Muhammed, Maryam bintiImraan and Aasiya binti Mazaahim (wife of Fir`oan).
In one narration Hadhrat Aisha (radhiAllaahu anha), reports:"Whenever Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) entered the house, he wouldnever leave until he mentioned the name of Hadhrat Khadija(radhiAllaahu anha). On one such occasion, I blurted out as a (false)sense of honour overcame me; 'You are reminiscing about an old woman!'.Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) became very annoyed. Thereafter, Idecided never to ever speak bad of Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahuanha)."

Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) never married another womanduring the lifetime of Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha). After herdemise he (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) married Hadhrat Aisha(radhiAllaahu anha) and Hadhrat Saudah (radhiAllaahu anha).

HER DEMISE

Hadhrat Khadija (radhiAllaahu anha) passed away in the 10th yearafter Nabuwwat, in the month of Ramadaan, in Macca Mukarrama. At thattime she was 65 years of age. She remained in the company andcompanionship of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) for about 25 years.She spent 15 years with Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) beforeNabuwwat and 10 years thereafter. At the time of her demise, SalaatulJanaaza was not yet ordained. She was shrouded and buried in thegraveyard of "Hujoon", which is today known as "Jannatul Ma`la".RadhiAllaahu anha.

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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 28th January 2007 23:19
subhanallah, she is a great role model to all the muslim women, so is a Aisha RA, they played a great importance in Islam, may allah be pleased with them. Ameen
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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 29th January 2007 00:33
Ameen!...Great ! Great women!.. Alhamdolillah proud of such..and proud of them as being our mothers.
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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 15th July 2011 23:07
subhanallah!...
.. Kadija RA is such a great role model may Allah Swt be please with her give all muslim women some of her amzing, everlasting personalities and characteristics that one day we will also be worthy of a palce in al 'jannah..

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