The Life of Khadija (Sa)

Topics: Muhammad, Prophets of Islam, Ali Pages: 3 (1149 words) Published: January 4, 2013
Hazrat Khadija (SA) daughter of Khuylaid and Fatima was born in Mecca in 555 CE and was a pious and worthy lady, who at the time of the pagan regime of the Arabs before Islam, was well-known as "Tahireh" (Pure and Chaste Woman). She was also known as the 'Princess of Makkah' because of her wealth. A lot of Arab nobles and Princes wanted to marry her but she refused all of them.She was well-known as a great and distinguished wealthy lady in the Arabian Peninsula. 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 Makka. She engaged herself in business by the assistance of others, who traded in partnership on her behalf. Therefore, she was looking for a trustworthy and honest man on whom she could rely completely with her capital for business. When Hazrat Khadija (SA) became interested in Prophet Muhammad (SAW), he was 25-years-old and already quite well-known for his integrity and honesty besides his outstanding quality as an exceptionally trustworthy man. Hence, she made a proposal to him through his uncle Abu Talib. In her proposal she offered him the management of her business. Hazrat Khadija (SA) was well-aware of the glad tidings of the eminent coming of the Seal of the Prophets (SAW) through learned-men and spiritual leaders, amongst them was her uncle, Waqara bin Noufal, who was considered as a prominent Arab scientist. Later her interest changed to enthusiasm upon learning that the awaited Prophet would arise to his Prophetic Mission from the City of Mecca and would marry a noble and wealthy lady of Quraysh. Her eagerness to learn more about him was heightened when Waqara bin Noufal gave her the good tidings that she was the chosen woman to have the honor of marriage to the Holy Prophet (SAW). Hazrat Khadija (SA),...
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