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Khadijah: The First Believer

The First Believer: A Pillar of Support and Strength

Khadijah was the first believer in the message that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ brought. This was a time of intense trials and tribulations for him. Her support in those early days was crucial and helped establish Islam on solid footings. Habib Muhammad al-Saqqaf presents Khadijah’s biography in this series of short lectures.
Our thanks to Fattabioni for these recordings.

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Cover photo by Reibai

Khadijah – She Who Believed in The Prophet ﷺ Before He Believed In Himself

Khadijah - the first convert to IslamWho believed in the Prophet ﷺ before he believed in himself? Who is the first ‘convert’ to Islam before anyone else? It was Khadijah, may Allah be pleased with her.
Khadijah believed. Her belief empowered her. She supported her husband ﷺ long before he was revealed as a prophet, because she had wisdom and foresight. In those terrifying moments after Angel Gabriel brought the first Qur’anic revelation to the prophet, it was Khadijah who fostered calm and clarity.
Who was this incredible woman and what can her example teach us in these times of confusion and turmoil?

A Role Model For Women and Men

Ustadha Anse Tamara Gray argues in this video from Mishkáh, that we need more women and men to imbibe these qualities if we are going to meet the challenges of our time.

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A Timeless Love – The Prophet ﷺ and Khadijah, by Habib Ali al-Jifri

Habib Ali on The Prophet and KhadijahHabib Ali Al-Jifri beautifully recalls the loving companionship of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his loyal wife Khadijah. He explains how this love story began and continued even after she passed away; and most importantly, what lessons we can learn from this story for our own marriages.
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This video was recorded for the “Love & the Beloved” CelebrateMercy webcast about the Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ married life. See more videos at CelebrateMercy.com and subscribe to on YouTube.

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What Are Some Resources on the Life of the Mother of the Believers, Sayyida `Aisha?

Answered by Sidi Tabraze Azam

Question: I am working on a research on Al-Sayeda Aisha, the wife of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). It seems that very little is written about her biography in English. Can you PLEASE recommend some books for me that talk about her life in detail? My top priority is English books, but please do suggest the best books in Arabic as well.

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I hope you are in the best of health and spirits insha’Allah.

Here is a short list of some resources which may contain useful details about the life of our Mother Sayyida `Aisha (Allah be pleased with her).

[1] Hadhrat Aisha Siddiqa – Her Life & Works [Allama Saiyid Sulaiman Nadvi] http://www.al-rashad.com/Hadhrat-Aisha-Siddiqa–Her-Life-Works_p_2486.html

[2] Biography of the Women Companions of the Holy Prophet [Sheikh Saeed Ansari Nadwi; Sheikh Abdus Salam Nadwi] http://www.al-rashad.com/Biography-of-the-Women-Companions-of-the-Holy-Prophet-saw_p_2353.html

[3] In the Footsteps of the Mother of the Believers Aisha [Abu Yusuf Riyad al-Haq] http://www.darul-ishaat.co.uk/store/The-Mother-of-the-Believers-Series.html

[4] al-Simt al-Thamin fi Manaqib Ummahat al-Mu’minin [Ahmad bin `Abdillah al-Tabari]

[5] al-Sayyida `Aisha: Umm al-Mu’minin: al`Abqariyya al-Muftara Alayha [`Amr al-Sha`ir]

[6] al-Sayyida `Aisha bint Abi Bakr: Bayt fi al-Qimma [Akram Rida]

[7] Hayat Nisa’ Ahl al-Bayt [Muhammad Raji Kanas]

[8] Mothers of the Believers : Lives of the Wives of Prophet Muhammad (upon whom be peace) [Imam Suhaib Webb] http://www.islamicbookstore.com/a3933.html

I hope this is of help to you, insha’Allah.

And Allah alone gives success.

Wassalaam,

Tabraze Azam