Khadijah bint Khuwaylid. (d. ca. ). First wife of Muhammad, and his only wife until her death. Mother of Fatimah and other sons and daughters of. A very common name for girls among Muslims is Khadijah. Many choose this name to commemorate the first wife of the Prophet Muhammad. Khadijah bint Khuwaylid was the first wife of Muhammad and the first person to accept Islam. She is revered amongst Muslims as a “mother of.

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Khadija bint Khuwaylid – Wikipedia

Khadijah was very blessed in the marriage, and had six children. He continued the lengthy journey till he reached Busra or Bostra on khuqaylid highway to the ancient city of Damascus after about one month.

After the death of Khadijah, Muhammad re-married.

The trip’s measure of success encouraged Khadijah to employ Muhammad again on the winter trip to Yemen. Although the society in which Khadijah was born was terribly male chauvinistic, Khadijah earned two titles: Shahr Banu, which means “mistress of the ladies of the city. When the latter answered in the affirmative, Nestor said, “He most surely is the very last Prophet; congratulations to whoever believes in him.

After the Prophet’s uncle, Abu Talib, had given the proposed marriage his blessing, Muhammad and Khadijah were married. Binh Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be upon him did not fully realize it at the time, this was the beginning of the revelation of the Qur’an; but in that first encounter with the angel Jibril, Muhammad was very frightened, for he did not know who the angel Jibril khafijah or what was happening. Khadijah passed away just three years before the Hijrah, or the Prophet’s peace and blessings be upon him migration to Al-Madinah.

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Khadija was supportive of Muhammad’s prophetic mission, always helping in his work, proclaiming his message and belittling any opposition to his prophecies. You are the Peace, and is the source of all peace, to you peace returns, Praised and Exalted are You, O One with the Greatness and Honor, khaeijah may with Gabriel be peace.

They all migrated to Al-Madinah, with the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him. At the time of the marriage Muhammad was 25 years old and Khadeeja was 40 years old. Her father, Khuwaylid ibn Asadwas a merchant.

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This year was called the year of sadness because it was a big loss for the Prophet Muhammad. He woke khadijwh and ran out of the cave only to find Jibril still in front of khadiiah, and whenever he turned away from him, there Jibril was in front of him yet again, filling the horizon with his mighty yet beautiful form. His Life Based on the Earliest Sources, p. These daughters, chronologically arranged, are: Have you heard of Khadijah?

He never lied, always hospitable, carried the burdens khadijaj others and helped those who were in trouble. When he said he had no objection, she asked why he had not yet got married.

She was blessed with the distinction of having been greeted with Salam greetings by Allah and the Angel Jibril. Waraqah who was very old wished that he khuwalid live to see the time when the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him would be forced into exile by his people.

Some historians do not mention this trip at all. Ali ibn Abi Talibthe son of Muhammad’s uncle; and Zayd ibn Harithaha boy from the Udhra tribe who had been kidnapped and sold into slavery.

It is said that when Quraish’s trade caravans gathered to embark upon their lengthy and arduous journey either to Syria during the summer or to Yemen during the winter, Khadijah’s caravan equaled the caravans of all other traders of Quraish put together.


The Women of Madina p. His hair reached midway between the lobes of his ears and shoulders, and his beard was of a length to match. The more Khadijah came to know about her husband, the more she loved and respected him.

She was the first person to have an abiding faith in the utterances of the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him bitn to accept Islam as her religion and her way of life. Halimah As-Sa’diyyah who nursed the Prophet in his infancy was specially invited for the wedding and traveled to Makkah from her village. Zainab, Ruqayya, and Ummu Kulthoom. This is Khadijah, coming to you with a dish having meat soup or some food or drink.

The experience that Muhammad held working with caravans in his uncle Abu Talib’s family business had earned him the honorific titles Al-Sadiq “the Truthful” and Al-Amin “the Trustworthy” or “Honest”.

This page was last edited on 27 Decemberat These were regarded as the wives of the Almighty Her mother’s name was Fatimah bint Khuwayli, and her father’s name was Khuwaylid bin Asad.

One particular quality in Khadijah was quite interesting, probably more unusual than any of her other qualities mentioned above: Finally the boycott was lifted and the Muslims binnt allowed to re enter khuwayllid city; but the three years of hardship had taken their toll.