Hazrat Khadija (R)
Ummul Muminin (mother of the believers) Hazrat Khadija was one of a few pious and virtuous woman of the history of the world. Her surname was Tahira or holy woman. She was learned and very rich. She was will-known all over Arabia. She was born in the famous Quraish family of Makka. Her father was Khuwailid Ibn Asad.
Hazrat Khadija was attracted at and convinced to the Prophet (SM) for his nice and excellent character, honesty, sincerity and for his feeling for humanity.
Seeing the skill and honesty of the Prophet (SM) Hazrat Khadija proposed her marriage with him. The marriage was performed with the consent of his uncle. The Prophet (SM) was 25 years old at that that time while Hazrat Khadija gifted all of her land and other properties to the Prophet (SM) and sacrificed herself to his disposal.
While absorbed in meditation in the cave of Hira the Prophet (SM) acprired the Prophethood and was frightened. He came to Hazrat Khadija (R) and said, Spread me with blanket ihave been frightened. Hazrat Khadija (R) hearing everything consoled the Prophet (SM), rendered nursing and said you vehave well with the relatives and help the distressed, Allah will not humiliate you. Then Hazrat Khadija (R) took him to an expert of the revealed Book, waraqa, Hearing these things Waraqa said, Don’t be afraid .Angel, Hazrat jibrail came to him Muhammad (SM) with revelation. When the Prophet (SM) started preaching Islam with the command of Allah, Hazrat Khadija (R) was the first to accpt Islam. She extended co-operation to the Prophet (SM) by all means for preaching Islam. When the Makka people became the enemies of the Prophet (SM) Hazrat Khadija was always alert and very careful to him. She was always very careful about the honor and diginity of the Prophet (SM). She had deepest love and sincere devotion to her husband, the Prophet (SM).
Hazrat Khadija (R)