Hazrat Khadijah (R.A) was born in Makkah in the tribe of Qureysh in 556 A.D. She belonged to a family named Banu Asad. Her mother`s name was Fatimah bint Zayd, and his father, Khuwaylid bin Asad was a well off businessman and a renowned leader of the clan. She has got the highest status in the religion of Islam for being the foremost Spouse of the Holy Prophet, Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ. She was regarded as one of the four greatest females among the whole creation. Abdullah bin Abbas (R.A) once narrated the Messenger (PBUH) of God saying as:
“Of all the women in Paradise, the most noble are Hazrat Khadijah bint Khuwaylid (R.A), Hazrat Fatimah tul-Zohra bint (R.A) Muhammad (PBUH), Hazrat Maryam bint Imran (A.S), and Hazrat Asiya (wife of Pharoah).” (Ahmad)
Before marrying Rasulullah ﷺ, she was first wedded to Abu Halah Malak bin Nabash and had two children between them, Halah and Hind. Unfortunately; he passed away after a few years. She was known for good character and was commonly known as the Pure and Chaste One among the Qureyshi people. After some time, she married to Atique bin Aith having a daughter named Hindah, but soon both got separated. While she used to run her trade, she noticed the dignified personality of the Holy Prophet ﷺ and soon married to him. She helped the Apostle (PBUH) of the Almighty throughout her life, and attained the great rank near Allah SWT.
Some of the most important instances from her lifetime are as follows:
Carrying Out Trade
Hazrat Khadijah (R.A) was a brave woman. She continued the tradition of doing business in her family by herself alone. She would employ the most honorable people to carry out her trade. She would send her stuff to far off places like Syria to sell them, and buy goods from there in order to sell them in Makkah.
Coming To Know About Muhammad ﷺ And Marrying Him
She had heard about the noblest qualities like truthfulness, honesty and integrity of Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ from other people. She sent Him a job offer which He readily accepted. So, ﷺ was sent on the very first on the very first commerce tour to Syria right away, accompanied by the servant of Hazrat Khadijah (R.A), Maysarah, who was quite impressed from ﷺ immaculate ways of business dealings. On the way back, when Rasulullah ﷺ sat under a certain tree for taking rest, a Jewish priest had recognized His special stature. When he enquired the slave about Muhammad ﷺ, he was told about His great Character. Thereby, the monk had acknowledged Him as the Last Spiritualist by adding that only the previous Prophets used to rest under this tree.
When her slave told Hazrat Khadijah (R.A) about the whole incident, she was greatly impressed and thought about marrying ﷺ soon. One night, she saw a dream with a bright light descending from the heavens lightening her home. When she told her cousin, Waqarah bin Nawfal (a well known dream teller and an expert in previous Sacred Scriptures) about this, he congratulated her and told her about a blissful life ahead under the company of the Last Prophet ﷺ. Her desire to wed ﷺ increased more as she gained the peace of her mind. In the end, her close friend, Nafisah bint Manbah told Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ about a probable marriage proposal. The Holy Prophet ﷺ said if she is ready to marry Him, then He has no objection to it. Hence, both Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ and Hazrat Khadija (R.A) got married by mutual consent at the ages of 25 and 40 respectively. The Prophet ﷺ did not marry any other woman as long as she (R.A) remained alive. They lived together for 25 years, having 6 children (2 sons and 4 daughters) between them, known as Qasim, Abdullah, Zaynab, Ruqayyah, Umm Kulthum and Fatimah s.a. Both of their sons died at young ages. She remained an appropriate companion, trusted counselor and helper to the Holy Prophet ﷺ and even participated alongside Him in spreading of Islam.
Acceptance of Islam Right From First Revelation
When Rasulullah ﷺ reached the age of 40, He would spend most of His time in the cave of Hira, in order to search for the true Creator of the Universe. One day, He received the very first Quranic revelation from Allah SWT. An angel, Jibrael (A.S) came to Him, and taught Him these lines:
“Recite in the name of your Lord who created – Created man from a clinging substance. Recite and your Lord is the most Generous – Who taught by the pen – Taught man that which he knew not.” [Quran, 96: 1-5]
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After that, Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ came straight to home, asked Hazrat Khadijah (R.A) to cover Him up with a blanked as He shivered and was frightened. She (R.A) comforted Him and said she believed in every word ﷺ has said and that she believed in His Prophet Hood. Thus, she (R.A) became the first ever person to embrace Islam.
Financial and Spiritual Support To The Prophet ﷺ
As message of the Religion of Peace started spreading openly, and with the arrival of many new entrants to Islam, the non believers who were firm on their wrongful beliefs about many gods, opposed Muslims directly. They applied strict economic as well as relational sanctions against them, so Abu Taalib a.s, the uncle of Rasulullah ﷺ , took them away from Makkans` oppressions in a nearby valley. There, Hazrat Khatijah (R.A) supported them financially with an open heart and spent generously and also bore the hardships herself along with them. She also backed the Holy Prophet ﷺ monetarily and never reminded Him of her past favors.
Apart from fiscal support, Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ also got the spiritual backing from “the Mother of all the Faithful Ones”. She never let Him down despite all the opposition from disbelievers, and was always boosting His confidence in carrying out the process of Dawah (invitation towards Islam) to people. In short, she (R.A) all her life in the service of Islam by helping the Muslims in strict times, and standing by the Prophet`s ﷺ side at every moment.
The Great Standing of Hazrat Khadija (R.A)
The prominence of Ummul Momineen, Hazrat Khatija (R.A) is reflected by the fact that the Holy Prophet ﷺ did not marry any other woman as long as she was alive. Regarding her huge honor, Abu Hurairah (R.A) narrated the Apostle ﷺ of God saying as:
“Jibreel came to the Prophet ﷺ and said: ‘Here is Khadijah coming to you with a bowl of condiment or food or drink. When she comes to you, convey to her the greeting of peace from her Lord and from me, and give her the tiding of a house in Paradise built of Qasab wherein there will be neither any noise nor any fatigue (trouble)” (Bukhari and Muslim)
Hence, she was given the grand news of being awarded the best place in Jannah (paradise) while living on earth. The Messenger ﷺ of Allah was so much pleased with and missed her after she died that He ﷺ used to send gifts and meat of slaughtered animals to her loved ones in order to honor her. He was also observed very sad after losing her as she cared for Him throughout her life.
To sum up, Hazrat Khadija (R.A) was truly “A Mother of the Believers”, who did not only accepted the Message of Wisdom immediately but also was a true companion of Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ on every occasion. She was kind hearted and a noble lady who sacrificed all her wealth and time in the rightful service of Islam.
Today the #10th of #Ramadan marks the death Anniversary Umm’ul Momineen, the first to accept Islam, the first wife of the Prophet, Makhdooma’ay Ka’inaat, the most beloved wife of Rasoolullah, the Mother of Sayyida Fatimah, the Great Grandmother of Sa’daat, the Grandmother of Hasan and Husayn, Hazrat Sayyida Khadija tul-Qubra (سلام الله علیها).
In the history of Islam we don’t find another woman like Hazrat Sayyida Khadija tul-Qubra for who Allah(تعالی) sent greetings via Sayiduna Jibra’il (علیه السلام).
Hazrat Abu Hurayra(رضي الله تعالی عنه) said “Jibreel came to the Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah! This is Khadija coming to you with a dish. When she reaches you, greet her on behalf of her Lord and on myu behalf and give her the great news of having a palace made of Qasab in Paradise, wherein there will be no noise (soundproof).
Ahle Islam Ki Maadrane Shafiq
Baanwane Taharat Pe Lakhon Salaam
Jalwa Gayyane Baitush Sharaf Par Durood
Pard Gayyane Iffat Pe Lakhon Salaam
Sayyema Pahli Maa Kahfe Amno Ama’n
Haq Guzare Rifakat Pe Lakhon Salaam
Arsh Se Jispe Tasleem Naazil Hue
Us Saraye Salamat Pe Lakhon Salaam
Manzilun Min Kasab La Nasab La Sakhab
Aise Koshak Ki Zeenat Pe Lakhon Salaam
Naam: Sayyadna Khadija Raziyallahu Taala Anha
Waalid: Khawilad bint Asad
Walida: Fatima bint Zaaydah
Wiladat: Huzoor ﷺ ki Wiladat se 15 Saal Qab
Shau’har: Huzoor Sallallahu Taala Alaihi Wasallam (ﷺ)
Nikah: Elane Nubuwat Se 15 Saal Qabl
Aulad: (6) Hazrat Qasim, Hazrat Abdullah,Hazrat Zainab,Hazrat Rukayya, Hazrat Umme Kulsum, Hazrat Fatima Zahra Rizwanullahi Taala Alaihim Ajmayeen
Wisaal: 10 Ramzan Hijrat Se 3 Saal Qab
Allah(تبارک وتعالی) give us the true ability to love, honour and respect the Mother of Believers (Wife) of Sayiduna Rasoolullah (ﷺ)
#10th #Ramzan Yaum E Wisal E Umm Ul Mominin, Joza E Rasool, Madar E Batool, Nani E Hasnain Karimain, Sayyidah Tahira Aabida Pakiza Zahida Khadijat Al Qubra سلام اللہ علیہا
-> Sayyidah Khadijat Al Qubra ع Ka Zikr Aapke Wisal Ke Ba’ad Bhi Barha Kiya Jata Tha:-
Sayyidah Ayesha Siddiqa سلام اللہ علیہا Farmati hai ke Mai Nabi e Kareem صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم ki Azwaj e Mutaherat علیہم السلام par mai kisi par Itna rashq nhi karti Jitna Sayyidah Khadija ع pe Halanke wo mere nikah se pehle hi Intekal farma gayi thi lekin Mai aap ع ko Inka zikr farmate huye sunti thi.
Hazrat Ayesha Siddiqa سلام اللہ علیہا farmati hai ke hayat E Zahiri ke aakhri Ayam Mai Huzoor علیہ السلام Inka zikr Es kasrat se farmaya karte Barha aisa hota ke Mai Rashk E Aamez Jazbat ki shiddat se maglub Ho jati aur Ba’az awkat Itna Zikr Hota ke usse mazbur hoke Gila Karne lagti aur baad Mai mujhe iska dukh bhi hota.
-> Khadija سلام اللہ علیہا Ke Alawa Aur Koi Khatoon Hai Hi Nhi:-
Hazrat Ayesha Siddiqa رضی اللہ عنہ Farmati hai Ke Ek Dafah Risalat E Ma’ab صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم Apni Mazi ki biti huyi baato ko yaad kar rahe hai the ke aur Hazrat E Khadija سلام اللہ علیہا ka zikr is Kasrat se darmiyan Mai aaya ke Ba’az awkat Mai Huzoor ع Ki Khidmat Mai Arz Kardeti Ke Dunia Mai Khadija سلام اللہ علیہا Ke Siwa Koi Awrat Hai Hi Nhi
-> Sha’ab E Abu Talib علیہ السلام :-
Ye wo jagah he jaha Huzoor Sarwar E Qaunain صلی اللہ علیہ و آلہ و سلم ne Apne Chacha Huzoor Sayyiduna Abu Talib علیہ سلام, Apni Zoja Sayyidah Khadijat Al Qubra سلام اللہ علیہا Aur Apne Bhai Sayyiduna Maula Ali علیہ السلام aur khanwad علیہم السلام ke digar afrad ke sath 3 saal guzare. Us Ghati Mai jo ek Tarah ka Qaid Khana Tha. Ye ek ghati he Mecca se door jaha par sarkar E do Aalam صلی اللہ علیہ و آلہ و سلم ne 3 saal na qabile bayan aur Bohot taklif ke saath Basar kiye. 3 saal Baad jab ye Mamla Khatam Hua To Bimari Aur Zayifi ke Aalam Mai Sayyidah Khadijat Al Qubra Ka Waisal Ho Gaya. Aap صلی اللہ علیہ و آلہ و سلم Abhi us gham se ubhre bhi na the Aur ye Saal Khatam Bhi Nhi Hua Tha ke aap ع ke chacha Sayyiduna Abu Talib علیہ السلام ka bhi Wisal hogaya. Es Dohre Sadme ke bina par jo Huzoor ki ek hi Saal Mai uthana padha. Es wajah se is Saal ki ” Aam Ul Hujn ” Yani Gham Ka Saal kaha jata hai.
Kitab:- Sirat E Sayyidah Khadijat Al Qubra سلام اللہ علیہا
Safah:- 31, 32, 42 43
Musannif:- Dr. Muhammad Tahir Ul Quadri
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