Khadîjah radiyallâhu ‘anhâ

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family / Saturday, March 12th, 2011

She is the first wife of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Great feats have been attributed to her. Once Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam informed her that Jibra’îl ‘alayhis salâm has conveyed the salâms of Allah to you. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam also said that the following four women are the best in the world: Maryam, Âsiyah (the wife of Pharaoh), Khadîjah, and Fâtimah.

Whenever Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam used to encounter any difficulties from the kuffâr, he used to come and inform Khadîjah radiyallâhu ‘anhâ. She used to console him in such a way that all his worries used to go away. After her demise he used to think about her so much that when he used to slaughter a sheep, he would also send some of its meat to her friends. Prior to marrying Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, she had married another person by the name of Abû Hâlah Tamîmî.

Lesson: The high level of value and appreciation that Allah and His Rasûl sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam had for her was because of her Îmân and her obedience. O women! You should also endeavour in this direction. We also learn from this that it is considered to be a noble characteristic for the wife to console her husband when he is under emotional stress. Some women completely change the temperament of their husbands by putting them under great emotional stress. They do this by making demands on them or by nagging them all the time. Give up this habit.

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