Hazrat Khadija (RA): Paragon of loyalty
ONCE Hazrat Jibrael-i-Ameen conveyed message to the Last Prophet (PBUH) that Syeda Khadija (RA) is coming to present some edibles to him and Allah Almighty says Salam to her. Jibrel-i-Ameen, also, presented his Salam to the great lady of the time.
The Holy Prophet (SAWW) had his pious first child, Qasim from Hazrat Khadija and Hazrat Khadija called the Holy Prophet (SAWW) Abul Qasim, due to being father of Hazrat Qasim. Hazrat Qasim died in childhood, barely capable of walking on feet.
Afterwards the Holy Prophet (SAWW) had four daughters from Hazrat Khadija, Hazrat Zainab, Hazrat Ruqayyah, Hazrat Ume Kalsoom and Hazrat Fatima.
The Holy Prophet (SAWW) once declared that four ladies, Maryam (RA) daughter of Imran, Asia (RA) wife of Pharoh of Egypt, Hazrat Khadija and Hazrat Fatima have no parallels in the world. They are distinguished from rest of the women of the world.
Hazrat Khadija exhibited unfathomable loyalty to Muhammad (S.A.W.W). Her love with the last Prophet knew no bounds and was beyond the scale measuring human passions.
Hazrat Khadija led a life of piety and devotion to Islam and unparalleled love with Pegamber-e-Islam.
She was renowned daughter of Khawalid bin Asad a successful and affluent trader of Mecca. After the death of her father she inherited mammoth wealth, which she managed skilfully.
One of her servants Maisrah told her that a young man named the Holy Prophet (SAWW) has exceptional integrity and skills to handle her business.
She got agreed to entrust her business to the Holy Prophet (SAWW) and upon the request of Hazrat Khadija, the Holy Prophet (SAWW) agreed.
In the first Journey due to the integrity and hard-work of the Holy Prophet (SAWW) she had mammoth earnings. Every trade-trip of the Holy Prophet (SAWW) yielded great earnings.
Being influenced by the integrity of the Holy Prophet (SAWW) she conveyed the Holy Prophet (SAWW) message for marriage, which he accepted after permission of his uncle Hazrat Abu-Talib.
Thus the great lady of the time became the life Partner of the Last Prophet. At the time of marriage she was of 40 years and Muhammad (SAWW) of 25 years.
After joining the life of the Last Prophet (PBUH) she spent every moment of her life in the service of the last Prophet.
The great lady of the time took pleasure serving her husband, who had borne innumerable hardships throughout his life, in the way of Allah.
Every Muslim till the doomsday and the days hereafter would take pride in the glaring fact that our great mother, Hazrat Khadija, led exemplary pious life since childhood and was renowned with the little of Tahira.
Allah Almighty conveyed the message to the Prophet that she would be kept in a unique palace made of “Marwareed” where she would live in peace and pleasure.
She was brought up by her father in luxuries like princess and after marriage with the Holy Prophet (SAWW) distributed her wealth in the poor and the indigent and she allowed happily and after that led her life in hardships which the Prophet had to undergo in the way of Allah.
When living in Sheb-e-Abu Talib she got weak and decrepit due to poor nutrition an died at the age of 65, after the death of Hazrat Abu Talib.
Being in exorbitant sorrow Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) led the whole year in the sad memories of her beloved wife and uncle.
Hazrat Ayesha (RA) said, once he was recalling the services of Hazrat Khadija with sorrowful voice that I interrupted the Prophet (SAWW), with the remarks you (SAWW) often remember an old lady.
Hazrat Ayesha said the Prophet got sorrowful and rebuked me to never take the name of Hazrat Khadija in such a way.
He (SAWW) narrated and recounted the services of Hazrat Khadija (RA), when I was penniless, she gave me her whole wealth to spend where I like, I was alone and she accompanied me whole-heartedly, when I got wounded at the hands of unbelievers, she compassionately consoled me and I have my children from her. She was the first amongst women to accept Islam.
Hazrat Khadija guarded the Last Prophet (SAWW) throughout her life like an iron-mettled lady.
Her life was just like a citadel of comfort and console for the last Prophet and her death was an irreparable loss to the Prophet as well as Islamic era and the Prophet (SAWW) endeared and remembered her throughout his life.
It is heart touching to hear and note that she was a great benevolence and blessing of God Almighty to the Holy Prophet (SAWW) who is himself Rehmat-ul-Alameen for the whole humanity.
She was an embodiment, Paradigm of compassion, gallantry, wisdom and unflinching loyalty to the Prophet and stood like a rock in the way of disbelievers to thwart their nefarious designs to cause harm to him and Islam.