Our Mother: Khadijah tul Kubra – Student Essay
“This (Esteemed) Prophet is nearer to and has a greater claim on the believers than their own souls and his (pure) wives are their mothers.” (Surah Al-Ahzaab, Verse 6)
“O wives of the Messenger! You are not the like of any of the womenfolk.” (Surah Al-Ahzaab, verse 32)
The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ ) drew four lines on the ground, then he said, “Do you know what this is?” We said, “Allah and His Messenger know best.” The Messenger of Allaah (ﷺ ) said: “The best of the women of Paradise are Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid, Faatimah bint Muhammad, Aasiyah bint Mazaahim the wife of Pharaoh, and Maryam bint ‘Imraan – Radhiallaahu anhumaa ajma’een. (Reported in the Musnad of Imaam Ahmad 2663 and it’s Saheeh )
And also what was reported in Sunan at-Tirimdhee and is saheeh:
Sufficient for you among the women of the world are Maryam the daughter of ‘Imraan. Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid, Faatimah bint Muhammad, and Aasiyah the wife of Pharaoh.
Haratha Khadijatul Kubra (May Allah be pleased with her) was the first wife of the Prophet (ﷺ ). Not only was she the first women to accept Islam, she was also the first person to accept the Prophet’s (ﷺ ) mission to spread Islam. This is why she is known as the Mother of all Believers in which Allah Subhanah wa taala has exalted her status. Hazratha Khadija (Radiullaho anha) had the strongest belief in Allah and his Messenger and sacrificed her wealth, ease, and comfort for the sake of Islam. Whenever the Prophet (ﷺ ) felt uncomfortable and worried, Hazratha Khadija (Radiullaho anha) would console him giving him happiness and hope.
When the Prophet (ﷺ ) was twenty five years old, he would go on caravan trips trading items on behalf of people to far places. Since the Prophet (ﷺ ) was the most trustworthy man in Arabia, people trusted him with their merchandise. So Hazratha Khadija (Radiullahu anha), after hearing praise about the Prophet (ﷺ ), asked for him to take her merchandise to Syria. She also provided service for the Prophet (ﷺ by sending a man by the name of Maysarah to accompany the Prophet. Throughout the journey, Maysarah became aware of special things that were happening to him while he was with the Prophet. This is because on their way home, Maysarah saw two angels covering the Prophet (ﷺ ) from the sun’s rays.
Upon arrival, Hazratha Khadija sat down with the Prophet (ﷺ ) and discussed about his journey and the business that he made on his journey. This trip to Syria was very profitable for Hazratha Khadija, but Hazratha Khadija’s attention wasn’t in the talk, but rather was on the speaker himself. She then decided to marry him. Later on, Maysarah went to Hazratha Khadija and told her about the two angles that protected the prophet (ﷺ ). Upon hearing this Hazaratha Khadija consulted her cousin Waraqah who was very knowledgeable. In response, Waraqah told that Muhammed (ﷺ ) can be the prophet of the people. So with the agreement of the prophet (ﷺ ), Hazratha Khadija was married to our prophet (ﷺ ).
From there Hazratha Khadija took the responsibility of sacrificing everything she had for the sake of Allah and Prophet’s (ﷺ ) mission to spread Islam. She not only supported the Prophet (ﷺ ), but she also eased away his stress through support, kindness, and care.
Hazratha Khadija is an example of how women should live and treat their families through care, kindness, and support for our current and future generations. So may Allah Subhana wa taala give us hidayat to follow the right path and help us become good and righteous Muslims.
-Student: Mehdi Pasha