Imam Khamenei

Without Lady Khadijah's support, Islam's progression could have been disrupted

Lady Khadijah spent all her wealth on a mission that involved inviting people to Islam and spreading the religion. Her mission is known to those who have experienced the role of offering financial support during times of combat and extreme pressures. Possibly, without the support of Lady Khadijah (a.s.), the movement or progression of Islam could have been disrupted to a great extent.

The mere fact of believing in the prophet (PBUH) is extremely valuable and important: the first believers were Imam Ali (A.S.) and Lady Khadijah (A.S.). Relinquishing a way of life, that one has lived with for many years, is not so easy: we haven’t experienced this to understand how difficult it is. Khadija (a.s.) understood the truth [of Islam], right away, due to her pure soul. Just as she saw the prophet returning from [the cave of] Hara in a familiar state of being, as depicted in books, she understood an important phenomenon had taken place; thus, her heart was fascinated, and she believed. Then she stood, steadfastly, for belief in Islam. She spent all her money in the way of Islam: this is easy to describe in words. Well, the wealthy sometimes spend their money; but, when someone gives away all their money and abandons their comfortable life for a cause, it is not easy. For instance, it is said that Imam Hassan Mujtaba (A.S.) gave away much of his hard earned money, on several occasions, or that he gave half of his wealth away: this requires a great spirit. Lady Khadijah (A.S.) had such a remarkable spirit that she gave away all her wealth in support of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.). Later on, she was inflicted with immense suffering and hardships, one instance included three years in exile, in the valley of Abi Talib. She endured all those difficulties and stood, steadfast, in her beliefs. 

May 10, 2013

 

Lady Khadijah (a.s.) became a believer, early on, after the emergence of Islam. She made the greatest move as a mature, wise and honorable lady: she was the first believer of Islam. Then, she spent all her wealth on a mission that involved inviting people to Islam and spreading the religion. Her mission is known to those who have experienced the role of offering financial support during times of combat and extreme pressures. Possibly, without the support of Lady Khadijah (a.s.), the movement or progression of Islam could have been disrupted to a great extent. Later, she, along with Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h.) and all other Muslims, was exiled to the valley of Shi'b Abi Talib, she endured a difficult life for a few years. While in exile, in the valley of Abi Talib, she responded to the call of truth and parted from this world.

Lady Khadijah (a.s.) was truly gentle and tolerant. The honor of being the wife of the prophet Muhammad (p.b.uh.) was twofold for her. There were other women who had received the honor of becoming the wife of the prophet, but they didn’t witness the difficulties that the Prophet (p.b.u.h.) endured during most of his prophethood. The prophet was in Medina for ten years compared to his life in Mecca [during the rise of Islam]: he had a comfortable life in Medina: he was respected and honored. Lady Khadijah (a.s.) witnessed a painful period of the life of the prophet: she endured the most difficult of times.

Statements during a Friday Prayer sermon May 23, 1986

Tags

  • Islam
  • Khadija Kubra
  • Prophet Muhammad
  • Women in Islam

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  • 2018-05-26 19:06
    Such a divine and humble woman I wish to be like her.

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