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Hazrat Khadijah in the light of the Holy Quran, Prophet Mohammad (SAW) and his Ahlul Bait (AS)

Compile by: Tabassum Ali
11 August 2011, Thursday
10 Ramadan, 1432 A.H

Hazrat Khadijah in the light of the Holy Quran, Prophet Mohammad (SAW) and his Ahlul Bait (AS).
Surah Furqan Ayat 74 says "And those who pray, Our Lord! Grant unto us wives and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes and give us (the grace) to lead the righteous." Allah has given Rasool Allah Hazrat Khadijah as his wife who is also the comfort of his eyes (Quratul Ain) with whom to journey with to lead the people.

Surah Dhuha Ayat 8 Allah says "And He found you poor, and made you rich." Allah says to Rasool Allah that He found him poor but made him rich through Hazrat Khadijahs wealth. Prophet Mohammad (SAW) says "Inni Ruziq tu Hubbaha" Allah chose Khadijah for my sustenance.

Surah Alay Imran Ayat 42 says "And (remember) when the angels said: O Mary! Verily, Allah has chosen you, purified you, and chosen you above the women of the worlds." Durul Mansoor quotes Rasool Allah who says, Khadijah has the same position as Hazrat Mariam did at her time. She was chosen by Allah, purified (Tahira) from polytheism & disbelief and was chosen as a leader above the women of her lifetime (Sayyadatul Nisa al Alimeen). Here Khadijah is mentioned along with the mother of Prophet Isa.

Surah Alay Imran Ayat 33 says "Allah did choose Adam, Noah, the family of Abraham, and the family of Imran above all people." Rasool Allah asks Aisha, Oh Aisha do you know who Allah has chosen in this Ummat? She says only Allah and His Rasool knows. He answers Ali, Fatima, Hasan, Hussain and Khadijah. Here Khadijah is mentioned along with the Panjathan.

Surah Fatir 22 - Nor are (alike) the living (i.e. the believers) and the dead (i.e. the disbelievers). Verily, Allah makes whom He wills to hear, but you cannot make hear those who are in graves.
In Tafsir e Burhan, Ibn Abbas quotes Rasool Allah saying "Life is Ali, Hamza, Jaffar, Hasan, Hussain, Fatima and Khadijah.

Surah Araaf 46 says "Between them is a veil. And on the Heights are men who know them all by their marks. And they call unto the dwellers of the Garden: Peace be unto you! They enter it not although they hope (to enter)." Between Hell and Heaven there will be a barrier, a wall with highly elevated people who will be able to recognize all of the heavenly and hell people by the marks on their faces. They will call out to the dwellers of Heaven and say "Peace be on you" then take their hand into Paradise. Rasool Allah says that one of those elevated people will be Hazrat Khadijah. Once Imam Jafar Sadiq (AS) was asked what is this barrier? He replied it is Mohammad, Ali, Fatima, Hasnain and Khadijah

Surah Ahzab Ayat 42 "He it is Who sends blessings on you, as do His angels, that He may bring you out from the depths of Darkness into Light: and He is Full of Mercy to the Believers." Prophet Mohammad (SAW) leaves for Meraj from Hazrat Khadijahs house. Upon his return from the heavens towards the earth he asks Angel Gibrael if he had any request. Angel Gibrael asks him to send his Salaam on Hazrat Khadijah. Before the time of conception Allah commanded Prophet Mohammad (SAW) to stay away from Hazrat Khadijah for 40 days. Prophet sent Ammar e Yaasir to let Hazrat Khadijah know that Allah and Angel Gibrael sends their salutations on her many times throughout the day.

Surah Hijr Ayat 94 - "So proclaim that which thou art commanded, and withdraw from the idolaters" Allah commands Prophet Mohammad (SAW) to declare the message and not to worry about the polytheists, idolaters, and disbelievers. None other than Hazrat Khadijah was always there to support Prophet Mohammad (SAW) during his prophetic mission.
Hazrat Khadijah lived during the time when ignorance (Jahiliat) was at its peak. Regardless, the ignorant people had no choice but to give her the title of the Pure One (Tahira) because she was very sensitive about her modesty and chastity. She had to have been pure to give birth to Hazrat Fatima Zehra (SA), the mother of the eleven successors of the Holy Prophet. Another title that the ignorant people gave her was the Princess of Quraish (Sayyada tul Quraish). Hazrat Khadijahs house was the House of Generosity, it was big enough to supply all of Arabia, her doors were always open for the helpless. But at the time of her death she was sick and didnt even have a shroud for burial because of the boycott the enemies had with them for three years. They stayed at Shayb e Abi Talib which was in the desert away from the city where there was no shade or greenery. Prophet Mohammad (SAW) shrouded her in his own cloak. The ignorant would bury their daughters alive but the orphans and women would come to her house for help and security. She was called the Mother of the Orphans (Ummo Yataama). But when she married Prophet Mohammad (SAW) her friends left her because she married an orphan.

Hazrat Khadijah is mentioned in the Holy Bible (Injeel) as the Blessed One (Mubarakah). In most of the Ziyarat Hazrat Khadijah is mentioned as Khadijah the Great (Khadijah tul Kubra). In Dua Nudhba she is referred to as Khadijah the Resplendent or Luminous (Khadijatal Gharra). Allah (SWT) sends His Peace on Hazrat Khadijah through Angel Gbrael in this way, "Asalaam o Ala Azwaaj e Tahiraat, Al-Siddiqa, At-Tahira, Az-Zakiya, Ar-Radhiah, Al-Mardhiah Khadijah tul Kubra Ummul Momineen." Prophet Mohammad (SAW) calls Khadijah Mubashira Bil Jannat and Angel Gibrael says her house in heaven is made of diamonds in which she will not be tired or stressed.

Prophet Mohammad (SAW) says that there are four women who are the best in this world and in the hereafter of which one of them is Hazrat Khadijah. Ibn Abbas says he along with others were seated on the ground in the masjid. Rasool Allah made four lines on the ground using his fingers and asked if they know what this is. Ibn Abbas speaks on behalf of the people, "Only Allah and His Rasool knows what this is." Rasool Allah replies, These four lines are Jannats best chosen women and Jannat is also longing for them. They are Mariam, Fatima, Asiya and Khadijah. Prophet Mohammad (SAW) says "Aynul Misl e Khadijah" There is no one in comparison to Khadijah.

Prophet Mohammad (SAW) says Khadijah was there when everyone left him, she had faith when no one did and gave him children and shared her wealth when everyone deserted him. Before the proclamation of Prophet Mohammad (SAW), he said that he has not seen such a generous trader who is merciful to her servants like Khadijah. After her demise he would remember her before leaving his house. Aisha would mention the qualities of Hazrat Khadijah to get closer to Prophet Mohammad (SAW). Once Aisha observes Prophet Mohammad being very merciful toward an old lady. After the lady leaves Aisha says "you are normally merciful toward the people but this time you were extra merciful towards her, why?" Prophet replied "she was a friend of Khadijah." Prophet Mohammad (SAW) would always remember Hazrat Khadijahs gifts to Islam by giving gifts to her loved ones on her behalf and sacrificing animals and distributing the meat to them.

Prophet Mohammad (SAW) had received hardship in his life more then any other Prophet. But whenever he returned home he would always forget his grief after looking at Khadijah because she had never made an obstacle in his mission. Once Prophet Mohammad (SAW) was asked by the unbelievers to split the moon in half, only then would they believe him to be the Prophet. Hazrat Khadijah watched the miracle from her rooftop but was worried. Hazrat Fatima Zehra (SA) calls out from Khadijahs womb and says not to worry because Allah is with him to protect him. When Prophet Mohammad (SAW) comes back depressed after being called a magician and sorcerer Hazrat Khadijah happily greets him and congratulates him on the miracle.

At the time of Hazrat Khadijahs delivery she sent a message to the women of Mecca asking them not to leave her alone during this difficult time but no one came to her disposal. Allah (SWT) sent four illuminated women who, after sending their salaam, introduced themselves as Asiya, Mariam, Sarah and Kulsoom. They proceeded to deliver Hazrat Fatima Zehra (SA) with the water of the well of Kausar and the clothes of heaven.

Ameerul Momineen Ali ibne Abi Talib (AS) and Hazrat Khadijah had a very close connection with each other. She was like a mother to him since he was 6 years old when he came to her house. People would point at him in the market and say he is the brother of Rasool Allah and the cooling eye of Khadijah. Upon Hazrat Khadijahs demise Imam Ali (AS) recites a marsiya saying "Oh my eyes cry because you will be benefited and after this you will never see such a woman in the house which Allah has blessed. Imam Ali(AS) says to his children during the last moments of his life not to cry for him because along with Rasool Allah (SAW) Hazrat Khadijah tul Kubra has also come to receive him.

Imam Hasan al Mujtaba (AS) has always been proud to mention "Ana Ashbahun Naas bi Khadijahtul Kubra" "Of the people I am the closest in resemblance to Khadijatul Kubra. He says Ali resembles Nabi, Hussain resembles Fatima and I resemble Khadijah. Imam Hasan (AS) introduces himself to Muawiyah as the grandson of Hazrat Khadijah while he is the grandson of Fateela.

Imam Hussain e Shaheed (AS) goes to the house of Hazrat Khadijah for ziyarat before going on his journey toward Karbala. He asks Anas bin Malik to leave him alone. He then proceeds to the grave of Hazrat Khadijah and Anas overhears him praying "Ya Rabbi Ya Rabbi, you are a friend of your followers so have mercy on her." In the battlefield of Karbala, Imam Hussain (AS) asks his enemies if they are aware that Fatima Zahra and Khadijah tul Kubra are his mother and grandmother. They replied in the affirmative. He asks "Why then would you want to kill me?"

In the courtyard of Syria Imam Zaynul Abideen (AS) is proud to say "Those who know me, know me, if not I will tell you that I am the son of Khadijah tul Kubra"

In a supplication Imam Hasan Askari (AS) prays "Oh Allah send salutations on Fatima and Khadijah."

Prophet Mohammad (SAW) wants us to remember Hazrat Khadijahs sacrifice for Islam and the journey she took to get closer to Allah (SWT) not just as a businesswoman.

May Allah send His Salutations, Mercy and Blessings upon Hazrat Khadijah.

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