ACCOUNT OF THE MARRIAGE OF THEAPOSTLE OF ALLAH, (MAY ALLAH BLESS HIM), WITHKHADIJAH BINT KHUWAYLID

Volume 1, Parts 1.35.1
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar Ibn Waqid al-Aslami
informed us: Musa Ibn Shaybah informed us on the authority of
`Umayrah Bint `Ubayd Allah Ibn Ka’b Ibn Malik, she on the authority of
Umm Sa’d Bint Sa`d Ibn al-Rabi’, she on the authority of Nafisah Bint
Munyah: she said:
Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid Ibn Asad Ibn ‘Abd al-`Uzza lbn Qusayyi was a
prudent and forbearing woman who was destined to get what Allah
willed. She was of the noblest descent, highest in dignity and the
wealthiest of the Quraysh. Every member of her tribe desired to take her
into marriage. They had made proposals and spent money for this
purpose. Khadijah sent me (Nafisah) secretly to Mubammad, after his
return with the caravan from Syria. I said: O Muhammad ! what
prevents you from marriage? He said: I have no means to marry. I said:
If you get enough means, and you get a proposal from (a lady of) beauty,
wealth, dignity and equal status, will you accept? He said: who is she? I
said: Khadijah. He said: How will it be possible? I said: I shall arranage
that. He said: I agree. I went and informed her (Khadijah). Then she sent
for him at such and such a time and called her uncle `Amr Ibn Asad to
give her in marriage. He came in and the Apostle of Allah, may Allah
bless him, arrived with his uncles, one of whom married him to her.
Thereupon `Amr Ibn Asad said: On this wed-lock no censor can be
made. The Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him, married her when he
was twenty-five years old, and Khadijah was forty years old, as she was
born fifteen years before the year of Elephant.

Volume 1, Parts 1.35.2
He (lbn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar informed us on the authority
of Muhammad Ibn ‘Abd Allah Ibn Muslim, he on the authority of his
father, he on the authority of Mubammad Ibn Jubayr Ibn Mut`im;
(second chain), (lbn Sa’d related) on the authority of Ibn Abi al-Zinad, he
on the authority of Hishàm Ibn ‘Urwah, he on the authority of his father,
he on the authority of `Ayishah; (third chain) (Ibn Sa’d relates) on the
authority of Ibn Abi Habibah, he on the authority of Dawud Ibn al￾Husayn, he on the authority of ‘Ikrimah, he on the authority of lbn
`Abbas; they said:
Verily her uncle `Amr Ibn Asad gave her into marriage to the Apostle of
Allah, may Allah bless him; her father had died before the Battle of al￾Fijar.

Volume 1, Parts 1.35.3
He (lbn Sa`d) said: Hishàm Ibn Mubammad Ibn al-Sá’ib al-Kalbi
informed us; he said: My father informed me on the authority of Abu
Sálih, he on the authority of Ibn `Abbàs; he said:
`Amr Ibn Asad Ibn `Abd al-`Uzza Ibn Qusayyi gave Khadijah Bint
Khuwaylid to the Prophet, may Allah bless him, in marriage, and at that
time she was very old and none of the children of Asad was living then,
and `Amr Ibn Asad left no children.

Volume 1, Parts 1.35.4
He (lbn Sa`d) said: Khalid Ibn Khidash Ibn `ljlan informed as: Mu`tamir
Ibn Sulayman informed us; he said:
I heard my father saying that Abu Mijlaz related: Verily Khadijah said
to her sister: Go to Muhammad and mention me before him or she spoke
other words purporting the same; verily her sister came to him and he
replied what Allah willed. They agreed [P. 85] that the Apostle of AllAh,
may AllAh bless him, should marry her. Verily the father of Khadijah
was made to drink till he became drunk, then he called Muhammad and
gave her in marriage. He (the narrator) said: He was dressed in a
garment (hullah) so when he regained senses he said: What does this
garment mean? They said: Your son-in-law Muhammad put on you this
garment. He got angry and took his arms and the Hashimites on the
other side also took their arms, and they said: We had no desire for that.
Then they made a compromise.

Volume 1, Parts 1.35.5
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar informed us through another
chain of narrators:
Verily Khadijah made her father drink till he got drunk. She slaughtered
a cow, applied perfume to his body and dressed him in a striped garment.
When he regained senses he said: For what is this slaughtering, this
perfume and striped garment? She said: You gave me to Muhammad in
marriage. He said: I did not do it and I will not do it. The notables of the
Quraysh made proposals which I rejected.
He (Ibn Sa`d) said: Muhammad Ibn `Umar said: The whole
narration appears to us to be false and wrong. The approved version is
that Khuwaylid Ibn Asad, the father of Khadijah had died before the
Battle of al-Fijár and that `Amr Ibn Asad had given Khadijah into
marriage to the Apostle of Allah, may Allah bless him.

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