Mother of believers, Khadijah bint Khawaylid radhiyallahu ‘anha

Narrated Abu Hurarira radhiyallahu ‘andu : Jibril came to the Prophet shallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam and said, “O Allah’s Messenger ! This is Khadija, coming to you with a dish having meat sopu (or some food or drink). When she reaches you, greet her on hehalf of her Lord (Allah) and on my behalf, and give her the glad tidings of having a palace made of Qasab in Paradise, wherein there will be neither any noise nor any toil (fatique, trouble, etc.)” (Al-Bukhari)

The Strength of character and noble qualities of Khadijah radhiyallahu ‘anha earned her the honor of being greeted by Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala through his Angel Jibril ‘alaihissalam.

An image of faithfulness, intergrity, truth, modest good manners and nobility; generous, wise and understanding, nurtured in an atmosphere of wealth and luxury. She was the first person to have an abiding faith in the utterances of the Prophet shalallahu ‘alaihi wasallam and to accept Islam is her religion and her way of life.

She was blessed with the distinction of having been greeted with Salam by Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala and the Angel Jibril ‘alaihissalam. She was the first lady ever to be so honored. She was the first wife of the Prophet shalallahu ‘alaihi wasallam, and he did not marry again during her lifetime. They lived together in a peace and harmony for more than 24 years. It was in her house that the Prophet shalallahu ‘alaihi wasallam received the revelations of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, through the Angel Jibril ‘alaihissalam.

During the siege that the Prophet shallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam underwent in Makkah, in the Shi’ab Abi Thalib, she was there by his side, constantly supportive and sacrificing alla the comforts of life. When she passed away, the Prophet shallahu ‘alahi wasallam was heartbroken at the loss of a dedicated companion who stood by him during the most difficult period of his life.

He personally supervised the preparation of her grave and climbed down into it to check it out. He then lowered her body into the grave himself. Thus ended the life of the lady who was the greatest supporter of Islam in its earlist days. Shw who was the mother of Fatimah radhiyallahu ‘anha, the First Lady of Paradise, the grandmother i=of the beloved grandchildren of the Prophet shallallahu ‘alahi wa sallam, Hasan dan Husain radhiyallahu ‘anhuma.