10th Ramadan : When Mother Of Believers Hazrat Khadija R.A Left This World


Once Syeda Aisha R.A asked Holy Prophet P.B.U.H : "If Syeda Khadija R.A was his only worthy beloved woman"
The Beloved Prophet S.A.W.W Replied:
“She Believed In Me When No One Else Did; She Accepted Islam When People Rejected Me; And She Helped And Comforted Me When There Was No One Else To Lend Me A Helping Hand.”

 Biography

Name : Khadija bint-e-Khawailad(SA)
Title : Umm-ul-Momineen
Agnomen: Tahira
Father : Khawailad bin Asad
Mother : Fatemah bint-e-Zaedeh
Birth : Makkah
Death : 10th Ramazan 3 years before Hijrah at the age of 64 years. Buried : in Makkah
Birth and Geneology
Hazrat Khadija(RA) was the first wife of the Holy Prophet(PBUH). She was born in Makka. Her father's name was Khuwaylid bin Asad and he was a wealthy trader.
The Geneology of both Prophet Mohammad(PBUH) and Hazrat Khadija(RA) was the same reaching upto Qusayy.


Early Life
Her mother and father both died within 10 years of each other. Their wealth was divided amongst the children but it was Hazrat khadija(SA) who took over the family business and expanded it. With the profit she made she helped the poor, widows, orphans, sick and the disabled people of Makkah.
She had a cousin called Waraqa bin Naufal who was very learned man and who was not an idol worshiper. Both Waraqa and Hazrat Khadija were monotheists and believed in one Allah.


First contact with Prophet Mohammad(PBUH)
Because of her excellent conduct the Arabs (who at that time used to look down upon women) called her Tahira - the purest one. She was also known as the 'Princess of Makkah' because of her wealth. A lot of Arab nobles and prince wanted to marry her but she refused all of them.
In 595 AD, Hazrat Khadija was looking for someone to be in charge of her caravan to Syria. Hazrat Abu Talib(AS) suggested the Prophet Mohammad(PBUH) to her. She had heard of his trustworthiness and agreed to employ him although he did not have much trading experience. To help him she sent her slave Maysara.
The trading caravan was a great success and when Hazrat Khadija(SA) heard of the Prophet's skills and excellent conduct, she became his admirer.

Marriage with Prophet Mohammad(PBUH)
Soon it was arranged for Hazrat Khadija(RA) to be married to the Prophet Mohammad(PBUH). At that time, Prophet Mohammad(PBUH) was aged 25 and Hazrat Khadija(RA) was 40 years of age. Hazrat Abu Talib read the Nikah on behalf of the Prophet whilst Waqara bin Noufal read it for Hazrat Khadija.
Hazrat Abu Talib(AS) paid the meher for his nephew and fed the people of Makka for 3 days in celebration. 

Her services for Islam
When the Prophet used to go to meditate in the cave of Hira on Jabel-e-Noor, it was Hazrat Khadija(RA) herself who would climb up there to give him his food and necessaries. She was the first person to accept Islam as taught by the Prophet(PBUH).
In 616 AD, the Quraish isolated the Bani Hashim (the family of the Prophet) and they took refuge in a ravine called Shib-e-Abu Talib. Hazrat Khadija(RA) was there too and it was her wealth (which she donated for Islam) that sustained the Muslims at that time. The siege lasted for 3 years during which time they experienced hunger, thirst, and the cold and heat of the desert.

Her Death
Hazrat Khadija(SA) was married to the Holy Prophet(PBUH) for 25 years. Shed died in 619 AD on the 10th of Ramadan 3 years before the Hijrah. When she died nothing was left of her wealth - all of it was served for the propagation of Islam.
She was buried in Makkah in a cloak of the Holy Prophet(PBUH) as ABU TALIB died in this year too. The Prophet(PBUH) called the year Aam-ul-Huzn (the year of grief).
While Hazrat Khadija(RA) lived, the Holy Prophet(PBUH) did not marry another woman and in later years he always said that she was the best of his wives.
He also said that she was one of the four perfect women who had ever lived. The other three are Hazrat Aasiya, the wife of Firaun, Hazrat Maryam, the mother of Prophet Isa(AS), and Hazrat Fatima Zahra(R.A.).
This is the Maqam of our Mother of Believers: Sayyidah Khadijah al kubrah R.A(The small square corner is her Beloved son Syed Qasim R.A)
She Was A Woman Of Nobility, Successful In All Her Trade
Many Wealthy Men Had Asked For Her, She Turned Them All Away
But When She Saw Muhammad A Shining Moon, May Peace Be On His Soul
He Was A Light For Her, So Right For Her, Her Life Will Now Be Whole
PLEASE RECITE SURAH E FATIHA ONCE

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  1. awesome article
    May Almighty Allah bless her soul in peace
    INALLAH !

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