Prophet Muhammad’s Marriage and Household

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What is prophet muhammad marriage story?

Growing up the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) was a noble and highly respected young man.  He made his living through trade and continued this trade when his uncle became older. There is consensus amongst the sources that the Prophet Muhammad lived an honest life and stayed away from the wrongdoing prevalent during that Age of Ignorance. At the age of twenty five, due to his decency, bravery, compassion, fairness, and his honesty and reliability in commercial life, he came to be known as, Muhammad al-Amin or Al-Amin (the Trustworthy). Khadija was the daughter of Khuwaylid ibn Asad, a prominent member of the Quraysh. Khadija, who was married twice before marrying the Prophet, was a noble, beautiful and rich woman. After the death of her second husband, she received several marriage proposals from the leading figures of the tribe of Quraysh; however, she refused them all. Khadija made her living through trade with people whom she considered reliable. Upon advice she had received, Khadija proposed marriage to the Prophet Muhammad and he accepted. It is recorded that the Prophet Muhammad was twenty-five years old and Khadija was forty years old at the time of their marriage. The couple had seven children; Qasim, Zaynab, Ruqayyah, Umm Kulthum, Fatima, Abdullah (Tayyib), and Tahir. Abdullah and Tahir died before the prophethood of Muhammad. Khadija ceaselessly supported the Prophet Muhammad, both materially and spiritually, throughout their twenty-five-year long marriage. As the first person to believe in the Prophet, Khadija remained by his side during the most difficult of times. She was the Prophet’s first wife and the mother of all of his children, with the exception of Ibrahim. The Prophet never forgot her goodness and devotion. As is known, the Prophet Muhammad did not marry any other woman while Khadija was alive, and married all his other wives after she passed away.

Source: Islam For New Muslims An Educational Guide,Assoc. Prof. Amjad M. Hussain, Erkam Publications

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