Shaykh Yasir Qadhi delves into the topic of the wives of the Prophet ﷺ and in that, we are acquainted with the first wife – Khadijah bint Khuwaylid. She is the first of the mothers of the believers, first of the wives, the first to believe and pray, the first to bear children and the one whom glad tidings of Jannah are given upon.
The tribe and lineage of Khadija RA is elaborated upon and makes for an interesting listen. She was a pure Qurayshi who belonged to the tribe of Banu Asad and her father Khuwaylid was the sub chief of the tribe of Asad. She had 3 brothers and 1 sister- Hizam, Awwam, Nawfal and Hala Ibn Khuwaylid.
A brief biography of Hakim Ibn Hizam is illustrated and he is the only person in the history of Islam to have been born inside the Ka’ba. He was the youngest member of the Nadwah Council at the age of 25. Nawfal ibn Khuwaylid was the youngest of the brothers of Khadija RA and he was an enemy of Islam. More details are shared about this lion of the Quraysh for his endless support to the Quraysh. Her sister’s name is Hala Ibn Khuwaylid and accepted Islam. A Hadith is narrated mentioning her is shared with us.
Waraqah ibn Nawfal ibn Asad is her first cousin. He is the one who described to the Prophet ﷺ about the incident with Jibreel AS and the Revelations. He is of the few who was most knowledgeable and the one could read and write Hebrew. Khadija’s cousin Barrah is the maternal grandmother of the Prophet ﷺ. Barrah is the mother of Aminah RA.
How did Khadija RA meet the Prophet ﷺ? There are two versions of the story and the Shaykh explains the reason for leaning strongly on one of these versions.