ISLAMABAD, June 15 (APP): The Youm e Wisaal of Ummul Momineen
Hazrat Khadija tul Kubra (RA) would be observed throughout the
country on Thursday with devotion and reverence.
The great Muslim lady Hazrat Khadijah (RA) passed away on
10th Ramazan in the tenth year of Hijrah, 620 CE, at the age of 65. Soon after her death, the uncle and guardian of Hazrat Muhammd (PBUH), Abu Talib (AS) also died. The two lamps of their glorious lives were extinguished.
The Holy prophet was overwhelmed with sorrow. He called the
year of their death as, “The Year of Sorrow” (Aa’m ul Hozn).
She has always been known as “Tahirah Pure”…Islam could not
have prospered without the role of Bibi Khadija (R.A). Her contribution, determination, devotion, love, care and dedication for the cause of Islam in essence revolutionized the world.
She was the first woman to declare that the Creator was One,
and that Muhammad (SAW) was His Messenger.
She was a rich widow and ran a large trade. Holy Prophet
Muhammad (SAW) was associated with her in trading ventures. She
herself offered the Holy prophet (SAW) to marry her.
Sayyiduna Rasoolullah’s (SAW) marriage with Sayyidah Khadija
(RA) took place about fifteen years before the beginning of the Revelation, he being 25, and she was 40.
From the time of her marriage with the Holy Prophet (SAW) till
her death, over a period of twenty years, she gave her husband ease of
circumstances, and deep love and devotion. Sayyiduna Khadija (RA) bore the Beloved Habeeb (SAW) six children When Islam came under mounting pressure from its enemies, Khadija (SA) sacrificed her comforts, her wealth and her home forit.
Hazrat Khadija was born in Makkah. She was the daughter of
Khuwayled bin Asad bin Abdul Uzza bin Qusayy.
There are four women who enjoyed supremacy over other women and
one of the great personalities out of them is Hazrat Khadija tul Kubra (S.A.) on whose honour and supremacy an Ayah of Holy Quran stand witness that says: “Rasool, We found you poor, then we made you wealthy.”
Khadija tul Kubra (R A) was great Mohsina e Islam on which
Quran also stands witness.
This great woman has the honour of being the first Musaddiqa
e Paighambar (SAW), her wealth and sacrifices her offspring helped Islam to a great extent as she utilised all her wealth all around to dissemination of Islam.
Hazrat Khadija (R.A.) home had become a shelter not only for
Rasool (SAW) but for all Muslims. Hazrat Khadija tul Kubra (RA) had
been the protector and defender of Paigham e Risalat in the initial and most difficult era of Islam. The Seerat e Khadija (RA) is the beacon of light for women at large in every era.