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Encomium – Lady Khadija al-Kubra

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014

Encomium – Lady Khadija al-Kubra

11th Ramadan marks the anniversary of Lady Khadija al-Kubra—the beloved wife of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). The following is an extract from a sublime encomium to Lady Khadija penned by a member of Manaqib Productions:

You are the doyenne of the worlds’ women, Khadija daughter of Khuwaylid; the beloved wife of the Messenger of Allah, salla Llahu ‘alayhi wasallam; the first to believe in him and the mother of the faithful. Along with Mary mother of Jesus, Asiya wife of Pharaoh and your own daughter Fatima al-Zahra, you are a perfection that womankind will never see the like of. How blessed you are, O Kubra; how noble. How pure you are O Tahira; how lofty.

You were born fifteen years before the Abyssinian attempt to invade Mecca. Your parents were of noble ancestry and you a scion of the house of Quraysh. Due to your praiseworthy qualities as a young lady you acquired the name al-Tahira, the Pure One.

You were first married to Abu Hala, a wealthy and successfully merchant. You bore him a son named Hind, who would later become a companion of the Messenger of Allah, salla Llahu ‘alayhi wasallam, witnessing Badr and becoming known for his eloquence, and who would say: ‘I am the most honoured of people because of my father, mother, brother and sister. My father is the Messenger of Allah, salla Llahu ‘alayhi wasallam, my brother is Qasim, my sister is Fatima, and my mother is Khadija.’ When Hind was still a boy, Abu Hala died. Soon after you married ‘Atiq son of ‘A’idh for whom you bore a daughter. But then you became widowed for a second time.

You were grieved, but how eternally wise is Allah, who would soon grace you with al-Mustafa, the Chosen One.

May Allah be well pleased with Lady Khadija and benefit us by her.



  1. Bismillah ir rahman ir rahim Asalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatu I love Khadija radi Allahu anha and may Allah raise her station at the highest ranks



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  2. MASHA-ALLAH! More creative aotrwrk from sister Khadijah Sis Khadijah, I stopped by your blog to send my salaams and warmest greetings of Radaman Mubarak. May Allah bless our Ramadan always and may all of our du’as, prayers and good deeds be accepted. Ameen. May our good deeds we do for the sake of Allah our means to enter Jannah/Heaven. Ameen.Sister Khadijah, how are you? How about some aotrwrk that has something to do with Ramadan?

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