*Khadijah (R A) is indeed a special woman!!!*
TWO THIRD (2/3) of the Makkah area belongs to Siti Khadijah bint Khuwailid, the first wife of the Prophet. She is a noble woman who bears the glory and abundance of wealth. But when she died, she did not have a shroud. Even the clothes she wore at the time of her death were shabby clothes with 83 patches.
“Fatimah my daughter, I believe my death will come soon,” whispered Khadijah to Fatimah just before her death. “What I fear is the torment of the grave. Please ask your father, that he give his turban which he usually used to receive revelations to be used as my shroud. I am ashamed and afraid to ask for it myself.”
Hearing that, the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said, “O Khadija, Allah sends greetings to you, and has prepared your place in heaven.”
Siti Khadijah, Ummul Mu’minin (the mother of the believers), then breathed her last in the lap of the Prophet. He embraced his wife feeling very, very sad . The tears of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and all those who were there were shed.
In such an atmosphere, the Angel Gabriel descended from the sky with greetings and brought five shrouds.
The Messenger of Allah answered Gabriel’s greetings, then asked, “Who is the shroud for, O Jibril?”
“This shroud is for Khadijah, for you, O Messenger of Allah, for Fatima, Ali and Hasan,” replied Jibril who suddenly stopped saying, then wept.
The Messenger of Allah asked, “Why, O Jibril?”
“Your one grandson, Husain, does not have a shroud. He will be slaughtered, lying without a shroud and not bathed,” replied Jibril.
The Prophet said near Khadijah’s body, “O Khadija my dear wife, by Allah, I will never get a wife like you. Your devotion to Islam and myself is extraordinary. Allah knows all your deeds. All of your wealth you donate to Islam. The Muslims also enjoy it . All the clothes of the Muslims and my clothes are also from you. However, why is your last request to me just a turban!?”
The Prophet sobbed reminiscing about his wife during his life.
It is said that one day, when the Messenger of Allah came home from preaching, he entered the house. Khadijah greeted, and was about to stand in front of the door, then the Messenger of Allah said, “O Khadijah, stay where you are.”
At that time Khadijah was breastfeeding Fatima, who was still a baby. At that time all their wealth has been exhausted. Often they don’t even have food, so when Fatimah breastfeeds, it’s not milk that comes out but blood. It was blood that entered the mouth of Fatimah r.a.
Then the Messenger of Allah took Fatima from his wife’s arms and put her on the bed. The Messenger of Allah who was tired after preaching and faced all the insults and slander of humans, then lay down on Khadijah’s lap until he fell asleep.
It was then that Khadijah stroked the Prophet’s head with tenderness and affection. Khadijah didn’t know her tears dripping down the cheeks of the Prophet woke him up
“O Khadija, why are you crying? Do you regret marrying me?” asked the Prophet gently.
You were a noble woman, you were noble, you were rich. But today you have been insulted by people. Everyone has turned away from you. All your wealth is gone. Do you regret, O Khadijah, marrying me?” continued the Prophet, unable to see his wife crying.
“O my husband, O Prophet of Allah. That’s not what I’m crying about,” replied Khadijah.
“Before I had glory, I gave that glory to Allah and His Messenger. Before I was a noble, I also gave that nobility to Allah and His Messenger. Previously I had wealth, all wealth’ I have left that too for Allah and His Messenger.”
“O Messenger of Allah, now I have nothing left. But you still continue to fight for this religion. O Messenger of Allah, if later I died while your struggle was not finished, if you wanted to cross an ocean, if you wanted to cross a river but you did not get a raft or a bridge, then dig a hole in my grave, take my bones, make it a bridge for you to cross the river so that you can meet people and continue your da’wah.”
“Remind them of the greatness of Allah, Remind them of the righteous, Invite them to Islam, O Messenger of Allah.”
The Prophet also looked sad.
“Oh my dear Khadijah, you left me alone in my struggle. Who else will help me?”
“Me, O Messenger of Allah!” said Ali bin Abi Talib. replied, Rasulullah’s son-in-law.
Next to the body of Siti Khadijah, the Prophet then prayed to Allah.
“O Allah, O ILahi Rabbiy, bestow Your mercy on my Khadija, who always helps me in establishing Islam, Trusting in me when others are against me, Pleasing me when others trouble me, Calming me when others make me anxious.”
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Allahu ta-aala A’alam!
Originally posted on Tue _28 _June _2022AH 28-6-2022AD @ 3:38 pm