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Marital Status

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340 2021/01/19 2022/12/08

Married to one wife for 25 years: Muhammad married Khadijah, the daughter of Khuwaylid, who came from a noble family called Asad.

She was a respected woman in her community and she was a widow. Muhammad worked for her for two years before she proposed marriage to him through a third party. She found him a very loyal, transparent and an ethical person.

Successful marriage: Although Khadijah was 15 years older than Muhammad, both of them came from a similar social class in the community.

The age difference was no obstacle to the establishment of a successful marriage, which lasted for 25 years3 until Khadijah died in the year 619 CE at the age of 65.

Muhammad remarried after Khadijah passed away. (Please see Chapter 6)

Muhammad loved Khadijah and was loyal to her

On several occasions he described her as the best woman of her time alike to Mary the mother of Jesus, who was the best woman of her time. (Narrated by Bukhari).

A father of 6 children and a family man:

Muhammad & Khadijah lived in harmony and peace; they had four daughters (Zaynab, Ruqayya, Um Kulthoum & Fatima) and two sons (AlQasim, who died when he was 3 years old and Abdullah, who died at the age of 4). Muhammad used to spend time with his family, help his wife in house matters, sew his own clothes and look after his children.

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