The Prophet's Meeting with Bahira: A Critical Study of Narrations, 5. She was born fifteen years before the Incident of the Elephant and I was born thirteen years before it. In my view she did not reach sixty years of age.[34]. Prophet Muhammad (saw) was 50 years old at the time of Hazrat Khadija’s death. [21] In addition, considering the cultural and intellectual situation in Hijaz and high position and status of Khadijah al-Kubra among other people, it would be highly improbable that she marry men from Banu Tamim and Banu Makhzum (the two “low” tribes). [46], The same has been mentioned by Dr. Akram Diya al-‘Umri[47] and Dr. Yasir Qadi[48]. His companions called that year the year of grief. [43] She was buried in Jannat al-Mu'alla cemetery, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. At that time the Prophet Muhammad was 25 years old, while Khadijah was 40 years old (another opinion said 28 years). 4837, [15] Al-‘Asqalani, Ibn Hajar, Tahdhib at-Tahdhib, Hyderabad: Da’ira Ma’arif an-Nizamiya, 1326 AH. Khadijah, merchant who was the first wife of the Prophet Muhammad. Does the Qur’an say Torah was given for the Egyptians? [42] Khadijah is said to have been about 65 years old at the time of her death. For the Forty-Year opinion, the original narrators are Hakim bin Hizam, who was the nephew of Khadija and only two years younger to her, and Nafisa bint Munya, who carried the proposal and its acceptance. Marriage to the Holy Prophet sa. In the meantime, our Holy Prophet (PBUH) was 25 years old whereas Hazrat Khadija was 40. Some have referred to an alleged statement of Mus‘ab b. While al-Hakim (d. 405/1015) gives a narration of Ibn Ishaq (d. 151/768)  in favour of this opinion, it is neither found in Ibn Ishaq’s work on Sirah nor in Ibn Hisham’s better known rendition of the same. Zayd was a slave in Khadijah's household for several years, until his father came to Mecca to take him home. Khadijah bint Khuwailid, May Allah be pleased with her DRAFT. He loved her so deeply, and she loved him as deeply. What substantiates this reading is the fact that Mus‘ab’s published work is based on the transmission through Abu Bakr b. Abi Khaithama (d. 279/893)[43] in whose writing al-Hakim had read Mus‘ab’s statement. This paper is an attempt at doing the same. In the years immediately following Khadijah's death, Muhammad faced persecution from opponents of his message and also from some who originally followed him but had now turned back. Hakim Niaz Ahmad, in his uselessly laborious work on revisionist contentions around the age of Aisha, also questions the Forty-Year pinion about age of Khadija for the same kind of ‘rationalist’ contentions.[49]. Khadija was buried in al-Hajun. Even after Khadija’s death, the Prophet (may the blessings and peace of God be upon him) remembered her often, as she was the mother of his children and his rock from the get-go. When they were married, the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was 25 years old, and Khadijah was 40. Then ‘Abdullah died. At the time of the marriage Muhammad was 25 years old and Khadijah was 40 years old. Your email address will not be published. [32], Muhammad and Khadijah may have had six or eight children. It has come under the title Nasab Quraish. They were married for 25 years, and she bore him seven children : 3 sons and 4 daughters. The uncles agreed to the marriage, and Muhammad's uncles accompanied him to make a formal proposal to Khadijah. Khadija (may Allah be pleased with her) was never shy to go after what she wanted. she married the Holy Prophet (PBUH&HF). Khadija was confident. [44], Another report Muhammad bin Ishaq said," Abu Talib and Khadija bint Khuwaylid died in the same year. أخبرنا المنذر بن عبد الله الحزامي عن موسى بن عقبة عن أبي حبيبة مولى الزبير قال: سمعت حكيم بن حزام يقول: تزوج رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – خديجة وهي ابنة أربعين سنة ورسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – ابن خمس وعشرين سنة. Khadijah entrusted a friend named Nafisa to approach Muhammad and ask if he would consider marrying. Their marriage took place in 595 AD; 15 years before his Prophethood. Based on the narrations of some of the greatest Sunni scholars, Asma’ was ten years older than Ayesha and she was 27 years old in the year 1 AH. [1] Al-Zarqani, Sharh Mawahib al-Ladinya, Beirut: Dar al-Kotob al-‘Ilmiyya, 1996, Vol.4, 364, [2] Al-Nawawi, Tahdhib al-Asma’ wa al-Lughat, Beirut: Dar al-Kotob al-‘Ilmiyya, Vol.2, 342, [3] Ibn Sa’d, Muhammad, Tabaqat al-Kubra, Beirut: Dar al-Kotob al-Ilmiyya, 1990, Vol.8, 13, [7] Al-Tabari, Muhammad bin Jarir, Tarikh al-Rusul wal Muluk, Beirut: Dar al-Turath, 1387 AH, Vol.2, 180, [8] Al-Hakim, Abu ‘Abdullah, al-Mustadrak, Beirut: Dar al-Kotob al-Ilmiya, 1990, Vol.3, 201 No. قال هشام بن محمد: نكح رسول الله ص خديجة، وهو ابن خمس وعشرين سنة، وخديجة يومئذ ابنة أربعين سنة. Living in this country, I have personally seen women having 10-12 children and a good majority of them were born after the woman crossed 40. Lady Khadijah got married by her own option and freedom, turning her back to the traditions of her age that it was man who would propose to woman and not vice versa. Play this game to review Religious Studies. This is established with the scholars. However there are reports for the possibility of other ages. Abd-Allah was known as at-Tayyib ("the Good") and at-Tahir ("the Pure") because he was born after Muhammad was declared a prophet by the Angel Gabriel as a direct message from Allah. Qur’an says ‘Ask People of the Book’: What and Why? [22], According to researchers,[who?] It is said that Khadija (radi Allahu anha) was aged 40 and the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) 25. Firstly, there are reports that clearly mention the age of Khadija at the time of her marriage with the Prophet, and secondly, there are narrations that mention her age at the time of her death in the tenth year after the proclamation of the message. Alleged Inconsistency of the Prophet: Marriage with Maimuna in Ihram, 4. The youngest of them was ‘Abdullah about whom the scholars differ on whether he was born before or after the proclamation of the message. [16] It is disputed whether it was Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, Abu Talib, or both who accompanied Muhammad on this errand. There are four reports that establish the Forty-Year opinion. [4][5] Khuwaylid also had a sister named Ume Habib binte Asad. Ibn Shahrashub quoted from al-Sayyid al-Murtada in al-Shafi and al-Shaykh al-Tusi in al-Talkhis that Khadijah was a virgin when she married Muhammad. It is generally agreed among historians, both Muslim and orientalist, that at the time of her marriage with the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) – may the peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – his first wife, Khadija, was forty years old. As already noted Hakim bin Hizam was a nephew of Khadija, though only two years younger to her. It is, therefore, important to undertake a rigorous analysis of the available information. I think we all know, that Khadijah bint Khuwaylid was the first woman to be married to the Prophet Muhammad. Khadijah (RA) was a source of immense love, strength, and comfort for … Towards the end of her report about the proposal and the marriage she mentions the ages of the couple. [21] Ibn Sa’d, Muhammad, Tabaqat al-Kubra, Vol.8, 13, [22] Al-Baladhuri, Ahmad bin Yahya, Ansab al-Ashraf, Beirut: Dar al-Fekr, 1996, Vol.1, 98, [23] Ibn Habib, al-Muhabbar, Beirut: Dar al-Afaq al-Jadida, n.d., 79, [24] Al-Maqdisi, al-Mutahhir, al-Bad‘ wa al-Tarikh, Port Said: Maktaba Thaqafa al-Diniya, n.d., Vol.4, 138 and Vol.5, 10, [25] Al-Mawardi, Abu al-Hasan, A’lam al-Nubuwwa, Beirut: Maktaba al-Hilal, 1409, 180, [26] Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr, al-Isti’ab fi Ma’rifa al-Ashab, Amman: Dar al-A’lam, 2002, 888 No. They loved each other truly and deeply. Hostile tribes ridiculed and stoned him. This wiki answer mentions, that Khadija (RA) the business women and first wife of the prophet could be 28 years old, not 40 at the time of her marriage with the prophet. This was three years before the emigration of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) to Madina. How old was Khadijah bint Khuwaylid when she married the Prophet? She was sixty-five years old.[11]. On the appointed day Muhammad (peace be upon him) along with his uncle Abu Talib and Hamzah and several other chiefs of his tribe, went to Khadijah's house. She returned and told Khadijah the whole story. The comparison between the evidence for the two opinions discussed above can be made along a number of lines. Finances of the Prophet's Family, 2. [19] To husband Atiq, Khadijah bore a daughter named Hindah. At that time she was a very rich widow. She and her daughter Fatimah are two of the most important female figures in Islam. "Is it, really?" Muhammad and Khadijah were married monogamously for 25 years. While the order of her marriages is debated, it is generally believed that she first married Atiq ibn 'A'idh ibn' Abdullah Al-Makhzumi and second Malik ibn Nabash ibn Zargari ibn at-Tamimi. Qur’an 4:95 and Exemption for the Blind Man, “Slave for Slave, Woman for Woman”: Qur’an 2:178 Explained, Qur’an’s Prophecy about the Jews and the Followers of Christ. Abdullah also died in childhood. According to most authorities Khadija had four daughters and two sons. Vol. 463/1071). Mohammad (pbuh) was a widower for about a couple of years after Khadija( RA)’s death; then he thought of marrying again. 1096, [17] Al-Suyuti, Jalal al-Din, Tadrib al-Rawi fi Sharh Taqrib al-Nawawi, Dar al-Tayba, n.d., Vol.1, 198, [18] Ibn Taymiyya, Majmu’a al-Fatawa, Madina: Kind Fahad Printing Press, 1995, Vol.27, 469, [19] Al-‘Asqalani, Ibn Hajar, Fath Al-Bari, Beirut: Dar al-Ma’rifa, 1379 AH, Vol.11, 90; also see al-Dhahabi, Siyar al-A’lam al-Nubala, Vol.4, 383. It is said that when the Quraysh's trade caravan travelers gathered to embark upon their summer journey to Syria or winter journey to Yemen, Khadijah's caravan equalled the caravans of all other traders of the Quraysh put together. Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah (d. 2002) writes: According to most chroniclers, she was forty years old at that time, but Ibn Habib and Baladhuri assure us that she was only 28. It is generally agreed among historians, both Muslim and orientalist, that at the time of her marriage with the Messenger of Allah – may the peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – his first wife, Khadija, was forty years old. In the past century, however, we have seen people using rationalist arguments based on biological contentions to undermine the Forty-Year opinion and highlight the other opinions. The difference between the numbers of narrations for the two opinions is very significant. ‘Abdullah, Nasab Quraish, 7-8 (Muqaddima), [44] Watt, Montgomery, Muhammad at Mecca, London: Oxford University Press, 1953, 38. Do you know who the young boy is?" Do you know who the woman is?" On the other hand there are only two reports for the Twenty-Eight-Year opinion – one from Ibn ‘Abbas through the two Kalbis and another from Ibn Ishaq. [16], Khadijah married three times and had children from all her marriages. "Do you know who he is?" Among the orientalists, Montgomery Watt (d. 2006) says: The age of Khadijah has perhaps been exaggerated. ‘Urwah reported: Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, said, “I never felt so jealous about any woman as I did for Khadijah. Khadijah consulted her cousin Waraqah ibn Nawfal ibn Asad ibn 'Abdu'l-'Uzza.[16]. ‘Abdullah, Nasab Quraish, Edited by Évariste Lévi-Provençal (Cairo: Dar al-Ma‘arif, n.d.) 21, [38] Al-Tabarani, Abu al-Qasim, al-Mu‘jam al-Kabir, (Cairo: Maktaba Ibn Taimiyya, 1994) Vol.21, 397 Hadith 987, [39] Ibn ‘Asakir, Abu al-Qasim, Tarikh Damishq, (Beirut: Dar al-Fekr, 1995) Vol.3, 131, [40] Ibn Kathir, al-Sira al-Nabawiya, Vol.4, 608-609, [41] Ibn Manda, Ma‘rifah al-Sahaba, (Al-Ain: UAE University Press, 2006) 930, [42] Al-Qurtabi, Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr, al-Isti‘ab fi Ma‘rifa al-Ashab, (Beirut: Dar al-Jil, 1992)  Vol.4, 1818-1819, [43] Lévi-Provençal, Évariste (editor) / al-Zubairi, Mus‘ab b. Yet, that did not bother the Prophet (SAW) one bit. [6], Khadijah's mother, Fatima bint Za'idah, who died around AD 575,[7] was a member of the Amir ibn Luayy clan of the Quraysh[8] and a third cousin of Muhammad's mother. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) married and consummated the marriage with 11 wives: 1. 9, 366-367, [16] Al-Dhahabi, Shams al-Din, Tadhkira al-Huffaz, Beirut: Dar al-Kitab, 1998, Vol.1, 254; also al-Dhahabi, Siyar al-A’lam al-Nubala, Cairo: Dar al-Hadith, 2006, Vol.8, 158; and al-Hamawi, Shihab al-Din, Mu’jam al-Adaba, Beirut: Dar al-Gharab al-Islami, 1993, Vol.6 No. Thereafter, a-Qasim died and he was first of his children to die and he died in Makkah. 3rd - 5th grade. She was born fifteen years before the Event of the Elephant.[5]. ‘Abdullah al-Zubairi related to us: First child of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) was al-Qasim, next was Zainab, then ‘Abdullah, then ‘Umm Kulthum, then Ruqayya. 3279, [27] Ibn al-Jawzi, Abu al-Faraj, al-Muntazam fi al-Tarikh, Beirut: Dar al-Kotob al-‘Ilmiya, 1992, Vol.2, 315, [28] Al-Jazari, Ibn al-Athir, Usd al-Ghaba, Beirut: Dar al-Fekr, 1989, Vol.6, 80 No. She was the first woman to embrace Islam. When he bowed down, the young boy and the woman bowed, and when he stood up straight, they, too, did likewise. she accepted Islam. Mus‘ab said: They were in this order. This is not to suggest that women above forties appeared like girls but perhaps this is one reason it was not considered weird or abnormal to marry older women. Khadijah was the daughter of Khuwaylid ibn Asad, a leader of Quraysh tribe in Mecca, and a successful businesswoman in her own right. [19], Two other children also lived in Khadijah's household: Ali ibn Abi Talib, the son of Muhammad's uncle; and Zayd ibn Harithah, a boy from the Udhra tribe who had been kidnapped and sold into slavery. At the age of forty, a widow and a wealthy business-woman, Khadijah (ra) married the Prophet (saws) when he was twenty-five, in what proved to be a relationship of profound love, loyalty and friendship. "[51], The Qur’an (33:59)[52] says: .mw-parser-output .templatequote{overflow:hidden;margin:1em 0;padding:0 40px}.mw-parser-output .templatequote .templatequotecite{line-height:1.5em;text-align:left;padding-left:1.6em;margin-top:0}, "O Prophet! Correction or Consolation? [20] Khadijah's uncle accepted the proposal, and the marriage took place. After the Prophet’s SAW uncle, Abu Talib, had given the proposed marriage his blessing, Muhammad SAW and Khadijah were married. [28][29]. More rec… The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) buried her in her grave. [30] When Muhammad hesitated because he had no money to support a wife, Nafisa asked if he would consider marriage to a woman who had the means to provide for herself. [37] Khadijah also invested her wealth in the mission. asked he again. So, with lady Khadijah we begin our journey of discovering the personalities of the Prophet’s wives. For the Twenty-Eight-Year opinion, the only companion narrator, Ibn ‘Abbas, was born after or about the time of death of Khadija. Upon returning, Maysarah gave accounts of the honorable way that Muhammad had conducted his business, with the result that he brought back twice as much profit as Khadijah had expected. After calming down, he described the encounter to Khadijah, who comforted him with the words that Allah would surely protect him from any danger, and would never allow anyone to revile him as he was a man of peace and reconciliation and always extended the hand of friendship to all. Mariya was a Copt gifted to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) by Maquqas, the ruler of Alexandria …[37]. Khadijah is often referred to by Muslims as "Mother of the Believers". He expressed his amazement at that, saying to Abbas: "This is quite strange, O Abbas!" Prophetic Medicine: Notions, Conceptions, and Caveats. Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, commonly known as Khadija, was the first wife and first follower of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Then ‘Abdullah too died. Hisham bin Muhammad [al-Kalbi] stated: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) married Khadija when he was twenty-five years old and Khadija was forty years old.[7]. عن هشام بن عروة قال: توفيت خديجة بنت خويلد رضي الله عنها وهي ابنة خمس وستين سنة, Hisham bin ‘Urwa said: Khadija bint Khuwaylid died at the age of sixty-five. I heard him mentioning her so often, and his Lord ordered him to give her glad tidings of her palace in Paradise made of reeds. [20], Khadijah died in "Ramadan of the year 10 after the Prophethood",[41] i.e., in November AD 619. Qur’an Preservation Efforts During the Prophet’s Lifetime. She chose Muhammad ibn Abdullah for the trade in Syria. This incident is included in the books of both Ahmad ibn Hanbal and Al-Tirmidhi, each detailing it in his own Ṣaḥīḥ. But not because of that the Prophet Muhammad married her. [9][10], Khadijah became a very successful merchant. It’s pretty ignorant to claim that a woman after 40 has some biological limitations to bear children. ثم ولدت له مارية بنت شمعون بن إبراهيم، وهي القبطية التي أهداها إلى رسول الله – صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – المقوقس صاحب الإسكندرية، …, Al-Qasim was born to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and he was eldest of his children. "He is Muhammad ibn Abdullah, my nephew. أخبرنا موسى بن شيبة عن عميرة بنت عبيد الله بن كعب بن مالك عن أم سعد بنت سعد بن الربيع عن نفيسة بنت منيةقالت: … وتزوجها رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – وهو ابن خمس وعشرين سنة. Required fields are marked *. Ghamidi, Muwatta, and the Return of ‘Eisa, Opposition to Rajm (Stoning): Analysis and Refutation. In order to submit a comment to this post, please write this code along with your comment: 60d8df3e72b1ed15fc9e95ec059beb6b, 1. Sham‘un bore him a son named Ibrahim. By comparing the age of Ayesha with her sister Asma’ bint Abu-Bakr, we can find the age of Ayesha when she married the Holy Prophet (PBUH&HF). Absence of the words under consideration in the actual work al-Hakim perused confirms our understanding that they cannot be attributed to Mus‘ab. He hardly started before being joined by a young boy who stood on his right side, then by a woman who stood behind them. [52] Zaid was ten years younger to the Prophet (ﷺ) (Ibn Sa’d, Tabaqat Al-Kubra, Vol.3, 32) whereas Umm Ayman had nursed him (Al-Bukhari, Al-Sahih, Hadith 3737). At that time Khadija was forty years old. Grand son(s): Hasan ibn Ali, Husayn ibn Ali, Ali ibn Zainab. She married her paternal cousin, Sayfi ibn Umayya, and they had one son, Muhammad ibn Sayfi. The answer came again in the negative, to which Abbas said, "She is Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, my nephew's wife." With the onset of modernity, the biographic details of Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) have come under a lot of scrutiny along with, in some cases, attempts at revisionism. They were married for 25 years. Telling Someone to Bite Their Father’s Genitals: Explicit Phrase or Misunderstood Expression? 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[45], this latter reports [sic] seems preferable on biological grounds, since seven children were born to her from the Holy Prophet. All but one of the narrations for the Forty-Year opinion come through Muhammad bin ‘Umar al-Waqidi who, though severely criticized,[15] is known for his extensive knowledge and is recognized as indispensable when it comes to historical accounts about the biographic details of the companions and the campaigns of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ). The True Mother of Believers – Hazrat Khadijah (s.a.) (Serat Online), The Prophet's (PBUH) Marriage to Khadijah (Ahmed El-Kadi). ولدت قبل الفيل بخمس عشرة سنة, Muhammad bin ‘Umar [al-Waqidi] narrated from Musa bin Shaiba, who narrated from ‘Umaira bint ‘Ubaidullah from Umm Sa’d bint Sa’d that Nafisa bint Munya said: … The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) married and he was twenty-five years old. The first of the wives of the messenger of Allah as most of us know was Khadija (may Allah be pleased with her). [55] Therefore, it makes little sense to advance biological reasons or lack of awe on the part of early historians to question what has been widely accepted from the earliest times. Khadija (radi Allahu anha) addressed the Prophet … Among those who have popularized this opinion are Dr. Hamidullah and Dr. Akram Diya al-‘Umri. Masha Allah, very well written and defended. وولدت قبل الفيل بخمس عشرة سنة وولدت أنا قبل الفيل بثلاث عشرة سنة. 25-Year-Old Muhammad Marries 40-Year-Old Khadijah (Part 2) The marriage of Khadijah bint Khuwaylid to Muhammad ibn Abdullah (PBUH) was something unique to Qurayshi society. The evidence for the popular Forty-Year opinion is of two types. Then, our Holy Prophet (PBUH) brought his esteemed wife with him to Abu Talib’s home. She gave him love and advice whenever he needed it. This is especially true if we consider the following observation made by an expert of genealogies Al-Zubair bin Bakkar: قال: الزبير وسمعت علماءنا يقولون لا تحمل امرأة بعد ستين سنة إلا من قريش، ولا بعد خمسين إلا عربية. If Khadija’s story hasn’t broken stereotypes about Islam … When the polytheists and aristocrats of the Quraysh harassed the Muslims, she used her money to ransom Muslim slaves and feed the Muslim community. Two of these reports come from Hakim bin Hizam, the nephew of Khadija: أخبرنا محمد بن عمر. At the least, I failed to find any well-known author of the Prophet’s biography referring to it except those from very recent times. "No, indeed," answered the guest. أخبرنا مغيرة بن عبد الرحمن الأسدي عن أهله قالوا: سألنا حكيم بن حزام أيهما كان أسن رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – أو خديجة. وكانت خديجة أسن مني بسنتين. No sooner was she apprised of his willingness to marry her, Khadijah sent a message to his uncle and fixed a time when they should meet. 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