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Insha'Allah the May Monthly Tarbiyyah Programme Quiz shall be based on this article. (Quiz is for boys between the age of 8 - 11)

 

Hadhrat Khadijah (Radiyallahu anha)

 

“When none believed me, Khadijah (Rdiyallahu anha) did. She made me a partner in her wealth”. Those are the words of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) about his wife, the great Muslim lady, Hadhrat `Khadija-tul-Kubra’ (Rdiyallahu anha).

 

Khadijah (Rdiyallahu anha), married our beloved Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) when she was 40 and he was 25. They had six children: two sons, Qasim and Abdullah (also known as Tahir and Tayyib), and four daughters: Zainab, Ruqaiyyah, Umm Kulthum and Fatimah (Radhiyallahu-Anhum-Ajmaeen).

 

Khadijah (Rdiyallahu anha) lived with the Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) for 25 years and was his only wife during that time. When the revelations came from Allah ta’la and Muhammad (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) was made the Last Prophet, it was Khadijah (Rdiyallahu anha) who accepted the faith and became the first Muslim. She was 55 years old at that time. Her acceptance of Islam greatly helped its spread among the Makkans.

 

She stood by the Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) all the time. In moments of trial and difficulty the Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) used to come to her and she consoled and comforted her husband and encouraged him. Khadijah (Rdiyallahu anha)’s wealth was used for the cause of Islam. The Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) remained busy in preaching Islam and his devoted and loving wife looked after the children and family affairs.

 

The Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) and Khadijah (R.A) had many sorrows. they had to bear the death of their sons Qasim and Abdullah (Radhiyallahu-Anhum) in their infancy and in the fifth year of Prophet hood their daughter Ruqaiyyah (Rdiyallahu anha)  left them and migrated to Abyssinia (Ethiopia) with her Husband, Hazrat Uthman bin Affan (Radhiyallahu-Anhu). Ruqaiyyah (Rdiyallahu anha) left her parents at a very young age and returned after four years; that time was a long and painful separation for her parents, Khadijah (Rdiyallahu anha) and Muhammad (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam).

During the Prophethood, the Quraish did all they could to stop the Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) preaching Islam. Nothing worked. The Prophet (Sallallahu-Alayhi-Wasallam) continued his mission, relying on Allah. Hazrat Khadijah (Rdiyallahu anha) was his source of encouragement and comfort. She also had to bear enormous strain and suffering during the boycott at Shi’b (the valley of) Abu Talib for three years.

 

The great Muslim lady Khadijah (Rdiyallahu anha) passed away on 10th Ramadhan in the tenth year of prophethood, 620 CE, at the age of 65.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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