Khadijah was born around in Mecca. Her father, Khuwaylid bin Asad, was a popular leader in the tribe of Quraysh and a successful. Khadijah, may Allah be pleased with her, came from a noble family. Two more sons, called Tayyib and Tahir, were also born, but they too died in their infancy. Khadijah al-Kubra daughter of Khuwaylid ibn (son of) Asad ibn Abdul-`Uzza ibn According to a number of sources, Khadijah was born in A.D. and died .. (ع) daughter of Muhammad (ص), Maryam bint `Umran (Mary daughter of Amram), .

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Khadijah between C. She became the first person to follow Muhamamd. Muhammad had earlier worked for Khadijah. She fully supported Muhammad, especially after his first experience of reviving revelation when bit was uncertain exactly what had taken place, and she assured him that God was speaking through him and had a purpose for him. Khadijah occupies an almost iconic place in Islam. She is often invoked to illustrate that Muslim women played important roles in early Biofraphy.

She ibography a successful business woman, so worked. She also took initiative; for example, she proposed marriage to Muhammad and inwhen Muhammad was trying to understand his prophetic calling, she advised him to meet with her relative, Waraqah because of his knowledge of scriptures. Scholars calculate her date of birth as somewhere between C.

Important Figures: Khadijah bint Khuwaylid

While some deny that she had previous husbands, other sources state that after a first husband named Abu Halah ibn Zurarah died, she married Ateeq ibn Aidh Makhzumi Otayyik.

When he also passed away, Khadijah who was a businesswoman required the services of an honest individual to manage her trade. At that time, Muhammad who was 22 years old at the time, was recommended as a suitable choice for the job by several notable people of Mecca. Due to his success in managing her various commercial ventures, Khadijah prospered in her business.

With the passage of time, Khadijah’s admiration for Muhammad developed into a deeper affection. When he was 25 years old, she proposed the idea of marriage to him. After he accepted the offer, they were married in C. When her husband was said to have received his first revelation from the Angel Gabriel, Khadijah was the first person—among both males and females—to accept Islam.


In spite if the difficulty he first encountered when preaching the revelations he received, Khadijah remained at Muhammad’s side and supported him throughout his mission to spread Islam. Muhammad took no other wife until after Khadijah’s death, out of his devotion to her.

The year of her death is known as the Year of Sorrowbecause of the devastation that it caused him. It was also the same year in which his uncle and protector Abu Talib died. Khadijah’s body was buried in Mecca. She had a total of six children: All six were born before Muhammad started preaching Islam. The first son, Qasim ibn Muhammad, died when he was two.

Muhammad was sometimes referred to as Abu Qasimmeaning the father of Qasim. The younger son was named Abdullah.

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He also died in infancy. Muhammad left no male heirs. Certain Shi’a historians argue that some of her daughters were from her previous marriage, while Sunnis insist that all her children were by Muhammad. Her oldest daughter Zainab bint Muhammad embraced Islam before her husband and migrated from Mecca to Medina; she biograohy in about C.

Two of Khadijah’s other daughters, Ruqayya and Umm Khulthum, were wed to two of Muhammad’s cousins, one of whom became a bitter enemy, Abu Lahab, who is condemned in chapter of the Qur’an.

Both daughters were divorced in retaliation after Muhammad started preaching Islam.

Ruqayya then married Uthman ibn Affanwho later became the third caliph and she migrated with him to the city of Axum in Ethiopiawhen Muslims were being persecuted in Mecca. She later returned to Medina and died around C. Uthman then wed her sister Umm Khulthum, who passed away in about C.

Khadijah’s fourth daughter Fatimah was married to Ali ibn Abi Talibwho later became the fourth caliph. Khadijah is remembered as Muhammad’s first and most beloved wife, who supported him through the difficult first days of kkhadijah mission.

For SunnisKhadijah is known as one of khuwaylod perfect women khuwaylud Islam. As Muhammad’s first confidant and protector during his troubled days in Mecca, she is upheld as a benevolent protector and a model wife.


Although Sunnis do not place the same primacy on family lineage as a source of political or spiritual authority as do Shi’a Muslimsher familial connection to Muhammad makes her, in the Sunni view, one of the “Mothers of the Faith.

The following view of Khadijah can be found in the book Fatima The Gracious: She bestowed her brilliant insight of economical principles, especially in the export and import field, on the trade market.

This was Khadijah the khuwayllid, the woman, and the wife; on the other hand, she granted thousands of dinars to her husband to use as he saw fit. Thus, Khadijah’s financial support had a great role in strengthening Islam during its prime days, when it was still in the formation stage and critically khadijh material aid. Allah foreordained Khadijah’s property to help Islam and fulfill its goals. He also paved the way for those who wished to immigrate; all this through Khadijah’s wealth from which he spent freely during her life; and when she died, he and her children inherited it.

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