Ayatollah Khamenei

The first believer in Islam, Lady Khadija was perfect and wise: Ayatollah Khamenei

Today marks the anniversary of Hazrat Khadija's demise, the magnanimous wife of Prophet Muhammad (pbut). Hazrat Khadija was a brilliant and pure lady who served Islam greatly.


Hazrat Khadija (pbuh) submitted to Islam upon the very first days in which Islam came into existence; she made the greatest efforts as a perfect, wise and magnanimous woman. Therefore, she is distinguished as the first believer of Islam. Eventually, she spent all her wealth on inviting people to Islam and promoting the religion. The significance of Khadija’s role can only be understood by those who have experienced the responsibility of contributing aid, to fighters, during times of conflict and repression. Had it not been for the financial assistance Hazrat Khadija (peace be upon her) offered, Islam’s movement and progress might have faced major impediments. Later Khadija, Prophet Muhammad (pbut) and his Muslim followers migrated, by force, to the Shib Abi Talib  (Abi Talib Valley); it was here that she endured an arduous and exhausting life, for a few short years; finally, she passed away while in exile and under boycott.

Statements made during a Friday sermon, May 23, 1986


  • 2016-06-17 11:22
    Sounds like a remarkable woman
  • 2016-06-18 13:03
    اسلام عليك يا زوجت نبي الله اسلام عليك يا انصر دينالله اسلام عليك يا انصر نبي الله ورحمةالله و بركته.
  • 2016-08-09 00:14
    Learning much on this page thanks!
  • 2016-08-17 09:44
    Short and sweet, great story to relay. May blessing be on Khadija and followers of Al Bait
  • 2016-08-17 15:30
    I saw a fb post on this today at a sight for the supreme leader. just realized it came from this page and was his actual words. really true Allah bless Khadija (mother of Islam) with all eternal happiness beyond our comprehension.
  • 2016-12-26 02:33
    I think there is something quite profound in the fact that the first to accept Islam was Hazrat Khadija (PBUH), and the first to accept Jesus the Christ (PBUH) was also a woman, Mary Magdalene. This is one Christian who loves this site and I am so grateful that I have found it! May God bless you all!
  • 2020-05-03 20:43
    Jakzallah... Long Live RAHBAR