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  • ID: I27114
  • Name: Khadijah bint Khuwaylid of Clan Asad QURAYSH 1
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 555 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia 2
  • Death: 619 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia 1
  • Note:
    Khadijah (d. 619, Mecca, Arabia [now Saudi Arabia]), the first wife of the Prophet Muhammad (the founder of Islam), whom she met when she was the widow of a wealthy merchant and had become prosperous in the management of her own commercial dealings.

    Having hired Muhammad as a business agent, Khadijah soon came to see him as a suitable husband. She had been married twice before and had children from each marriage. According to most sources she was about 40 and Muhammad about 25 when they married. That she bore him at least six children, however, may suggest that she was younger. She gave Muhammad support and encouragement when he received his first revelations and remained loyal to him when many prominent Meccans began to oppose him. While she lived, Muhammad took no other wives.
    [Encyclop©Œdia Britannica CD '97, KHADIJAH]

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    THE FOUNDATIONS OF ISLAM

    Muhammad: The Prophet and his message.

    Life and Works.

    ...Muhammad came under the care of the new head of the clan [Hashem or Hashim], his uncle Abu Talib, and is reputed to have accopanied him on trading journeys to Syria. About 595, on such a journey, he was in charge of the merchandise of a rich woman, Khadijah of the clan of Asad, and so impressed her that she offered marriage. She is said to have been about 40, but she bore Muhammad at least two sons, who died young, and four daughters, of whom the best known was Fatimah, the wife of Muhammad's cousin 'Ali, who is regarded as Muhammad's divinely ordained successor by the Shi'ah branch of Islam. Until Khadijah's death in 619, Muhammad took no other wife. The marriage was a turning point in Muhammad's life. By Arab custom, minors did not inherit, and therefore Muhammad had no share in the property of his father or grandfather; but by his marriage he obtained sufficient capital to engage in mercantile activity on a scale commensurate with his abilities. [Encyclopedia Britannica, Islam (macropedia), p. 1]




    Father: Khadijah bint Khuwaylid of Clan Asad QURAYSH b: ABT 525 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia

    Marriage 1 The Prophet MUHAMMAD , Founder of Islam b: ABT 25 MAR 570 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
    • Married: ABT 595 in 1st wife 3
    Children
    1. Has Children Ruqayyah bint MUHAMMAD b: ABT 598 in Mecca, Saudi Arabia
    2. Has Children Fatimah bint MUHAMMAD b: 606 in Mecca, Arabia

    Sources:
    1. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
      Page: Khadijah
    2. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
      Page: Islam, macropedia p. 1
      Text: abt 40 in 595
    3. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
      Page: Islam, macropedia p. 1
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