Merits of the Prophet’s Wife, Lady Khadijah

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Translated from an article by ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abduh Nu’man Al-‘Awaadi

Spouses are companions in life. In life’s totally different situations, they’re associates for higher or worse, in prosperity and adversity, in poverty and richness, and in hopes and pains. When husband marries spouse, she turns into the perfect consort and buddy he has received.

Our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was a type of whom Allah selected for them the perfect of girls. Allah selected for His Messenger the perfect and most virtuous ladies to be his wives. Thus, they had been the perfect wives to the perfect husband ever. Of his pure wives was Khadijah (might Allah be happy along with her)

Khadijah (might Allah be happy along with her) was a mannequin of purity and chastity that each Muslim girl could also be impressed to emulate. A Muslim girl ought to study that from her in addition to how to decide on a husband, easy methods to assist clear up the husband’s issues and easy methods to allay his issues and sorrows. Moreover, a spouse ought to find out about her husband’s previous life and profit from it for a greater current and future. Khadijah (might Allah be happy along with her) was additionally a mannequin of distinctive sacrifice for advocating the reality, providing tangible and intangible help for the Islamic Call after accepting it straight away and with out hesitation.

The lifetime of our Mother Khadijah (might Allah be happy along with her) was crammed with causes of righteousness for Muslim ladies to emulate. She is sort of a faculty whose profitable graduates are these ladies who wish to be good wives, profitable preachers, ascetic worshippers and businesswomen who makes use of their wealth to advocate the reality.

Here’s a brief a part of Khadijah’s biography Khadijah bint Khuwailid:

Allah selected for His Messenger the perfect and most virtuous ladies to be his wives.

Her biography and habits:

Her identify is Khaidijah bint Khuwailid ibn Asad ibn ‘Abd al-‘Uzza ibn qusai. She was from the tribe of Asad from Quraish. She was the Prophet’s spouse and the primary to imagine in his prophethood and settle for Islam. The prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) married her possibly 15 years or over earlier than his prophethood. The cause why she needed to marry the Prophet (peace be upon him) was his good habits which was very well-known among the many individuals of Makkah.

Khadijah (might Allah be happy along with her), who was older than the Prophet (peace be upon him), gave beginning to all his kids besides Ibrahim. She was sincere, forbearing and rich. After she had turn out to be a widow, each noble man from Quraish needed to marry her. When the Prophet (tempo and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to journey to commerce for her, the earnings elevated. Later, she needed to marry him. So, she despatched Nafisah bint Umayah who mentioned to him, “why don’t you marry?” “I have nothing.” he replied. “What if you needn’t have anything as you are invited to marry a wealthy, beautiful and an efficient woman?” she recommended. “Who is she?” he requested. “Khadijah” she answered. Thereupon, he agreed.[i]

Her qualities:

1. Nobility, honorable lineage, wealth and honor

2. Sound judgment and obvious knowledge

3. She sacrificed her wealth with a view to advocate the reality

4. She beloved the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and gave desire to his pleasure

5. Chastity and purity; she was nicknamed “the Pure” within the pre-Islamic interval.

Her Merits:

1. Khadijah (might Allah be happy along with her) was the primary individual ever to imagine within the Prophethood of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)

2. She was given glad tidings of Paradise whereas she was nonetheless alive. Narrated Abu Huraira: Gabriel got here to the Prophet (ﷺ) and mentioned, “O Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ)! This is Khadija coming to you with a dish having meat soup (or some food or drink). When she reaches you, greet her on behalf of her Lord (i.e. Allah) and on my behalf, and give her the glad tidings of having a palace of hollowed pearls in Paradise wherein there will be neither any noise nor any fatigue (trouble).” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

3. Allah and the archangel Gabriel greeted her.

4. The better of Muslim ladies

Narrated `Ali: I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) saying, “Mary, the daughter of `Imran, was the perfect among the many ladies (of the world of her time) and Khadija is the perfect amongst the ladies (of this nation). (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

5. She gave beginning to all the youngsters of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon her) who mentioned, “Khadija was such-and-such, and from her I had children.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

The Prophet rewarded her for all these favors:

1. He didn’t marry a second spouse till she had died.

2. He beloved her a lot and didn’t neglect her virtues and favors

Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) mentioned: Her love had been nurtured in my coronary heart by Allah Himself. (Muslim)

3. He felt nice sorrow over her dying.

4. He all the time remembered her even after her dying

Narrated ‘Aisha: “Once Hala bint Khuwailid, Khadija’s sister, asked the permission of the Prophet (ﷺ) to enter. On that, the Prophet (ﷺ) remembered the way Khadija used to ask permission, and that upset him. He said, “O Allah! Hala!” So I turned jealous and mentioned, “What makes you remember an old woman amongst the old women of Quraish an old woman (with a teethless mouth) of red gums who died long ago, and in whose place Allah has given you somebody better than her?” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

5. He saved good ties along with her associates as an act of loyalty to her.

Narrated `Aisha: I didn’t really feel jealous of any of the wives of the Prophet (ﷺ) as a lot as I did of Khadija although I didn’t see her, however the Prophet (ﷺ) used to say her fairly often, and each time he slaughtered a sheep, he would reduce its components and ship them to the ladies associates of Khadija. When I generally mentioned to him, “(You treat Khadija in such a way) as if there is no woman on earth except Khadija,” he would say, “Khadija was such-and-such, and from her I had children.” (Al-Bukhari)

A tragic incident and its date:

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) led a lifetime of ease and luxury with Khadijah (might Allah be happy along with her). He discovered tranquility, peace of thoughts and solace along with her. She helped him in dealing with all of the difficulties of life so she was a pleasure to the attention for him. However, dying is definite and it’s a future that may by no means be postponed. Khadijah (might Allah be happy along with her) died on 10 Ramadan within the tenth 12 months after prophethood. It was additionally mentioned that she died earlier than that.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) felt nice sorrow and ache at that as a result of he misplaced the one who used to assist and help him. He misplaced a beloved spouse who was with him in instances of prosperity and adversity for twenty 5 years. His sorrow elevated because it wasn’t a very long time since his uncle Abu Talib had died. His uncle additionally used to defend and defend him particularly outdoors whereas Khadijah used to help him particularly inside the home.

Lessons to be discovered from this incident:

1. No matter how sturdy love is, dying may cause individuals to interrupt up. So, love whoever you would like, you’ll break up in the future. However, the content material and affected person believer will likely be rewarded for this.

2. Sorrow which isn’t accompanied by phrases or actions that contradict endurance is permissible. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) felt sorrow on the dying of Khadijah (might Allah be happy along with her)

3. One feels higher sorrow on the dying of an individual whose life is crammed with acts of charity and goodness.

4. The dying of spouse stays a deep wound that reminiscences, related incidents and voices preserve reopening.

5. What our mom Khadijah (might Allah be happy along with her) has completed to help and assist Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in addition to her good qualities make us maintain her in excessive esteem and to respect and reward her.

[i] Adapted from Ibn Hajar’s Al-Isabah fi tamyeez Al-Sahabah (7/600-604)

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