Ziyarat Khadija bint-e-Khawailad(a.s.)
Wife of Holy Prophet(sawa)
Title : Umm-ul-Momineen / Tahira | Death 10th Ramadhan 3 years before Hijrah at the age of 64 years. | Buried in Makkah ( Jannatul Maala cemetry) Umm-ul-Momineen and the first and most beloved wife of Prophet Mohammad (saw) & mother of Syeda fatima Zahra (sa)

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكِ يَا اُمَّ الْاَئِمَّةِ الطَّاهِرِيْنَ اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكِ يَا اُمَّ المُؤْمِنِيْنَ
Assalaamo A’Layke Yaa Ummal A-Immatit Taahereena - Assalaamo A’Layke Yaa Ummal Momineena
Peace on you, O the mother of the pure Imams, Peace be on you, O the mother of the believing men

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكِ يَا اُمَّ الْمُؤْمِنَاتِ
Assalaamo A’Layke Ya Ummal Mominaate
Peace be on you, O the first of the believing women

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكِ يَا خَالِصَةَ الْمُخْلِصَاتِ
Assalaamo A’Layke Yaa Khaalesatal Mukhlesaate
Peace be on you, O the sincere lady among the devoted ones

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكِ يَا سَيِّدَةَ الْحَرَمِ وَ مَلِكَةَ الْبَطْحَاءِ
Assalaamo A’Layke Yaa Sayyedatal Harame Wa Malekatal Bathaa-E
Peace be on you, O the chief lady of the sacrosanct (haram) And the queen of Mecca

السَّلاَم عَلَيْكِ يَا اَوَّلَ مَنْ صَدَّقَتْ ِرَسُوْلِ اللهِ مِنَ النِّسَآءِ
Assalaamo A’Layke Yaa Awwala Man Saddaqat Be Rasoolillaahe Menan Nesaaa-E
Peace be on you, O the first one to believe in the Apostle of Allah from among the women

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكِ يَا مَنْ وَفَتْ بِالْعُبُوْدِيَّةِ حَقَّ الْوَفَاءِ وَ اَسْلَمَتْ نَفْسَهَا وَ اَنْفَقَتْ مَالَهَا لِسَيِّدِ الْاَنْبِيَآءِ
Assalaamo A’Layke Yaa Man Wafat Bil O’Boodiyyate Haqqal Wafaa-E Wa Aslamat Nafsahaa Wa Anfaqat Maalahaa Le Sayyedil Anbeyaaa-E
Peace be on you, O the one who observed servitude as it ought to be observed, submitted herself and discharged her wealth in the service of the chief of the Prophets.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكِ يَا قَرِيْنَةَ حَبِيْبِ اِلٰهِ السَّمَآءِ الْمُزَّوَّجَةِ بِخُلاَصَةِ الْاَصْفِيَآءِ يَابْنَةَ اِبْرَاهِيْمَ الْخَلِيْلِ
Assalaamo A’Layke Yaa Qareenata Habeebe Elaahis Samaaail Mozawwajate Be Kholaasatil Asfeyaaa-E Yabnata Ibraahemal Khaleele
Peace be on you, O the companion of the beloved of the Lord of the Heaven. The spouse of the epitome of the chosen ones. O the daughter of Ibraheem, the friend (of Allah)

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكِ يَا مَنْ سَلَّمَ عَلَيْهَا جَبْرَئِيْلُ وَ بَلَّغَ اِلَيْهَا
Assalaamo A’Layke Yaa Man Sallama A’Layhaa Jibraeelo Wa Ballagha Elayhas
Peace be on you, O the one to whom Jibraeel used to salute and used to convey to her

السَّلاَمَ مِنَ اللهِ الْجَلِيْلِ
Salaama Menallahil Jaleele
the salutations from Allah, the Majestic.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكِ يَا حَافِظَةَ دِيْنِ اللهِ
Assalaamo A’Layke Yaa Haafezata Deenillaahe
Peace be on you, O the protector of the religion of Allah.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكِ يَا نَاصِرَةَ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ
Assalaamo A’Layke Yaa Naaserata Rasoolillaahe
Peace be on you, O the helper of the Apostle of Allah.

اَلسَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكِ يَا مَنْ تَوَلىَّ دَفْنَهَا رَسُوْلُ اللهِ
Assalaamo A’Layke Yaa Man Tawallaa Dafnahaa Rasoolilaahe
Peace be on you, O the one whose burial was arranged by the Apostle of Allah

وَ اَسْتَوْدَعَهَا اِلٰى رَحْمَةِ اللهِ
Wa Astawda-A’Haa Elaa Rahmatillaahe
and he entrusted her to the Mercy of Allah.

اَشْهَدُ اَنَّكِ حَبِيْبَةُ اللهِ وَ خِيَرَةَ اُمَّتِهِ وَ اَنَّ اللهَ
Ash-Hado Annake Habeebullaahe Wa Kheyarata Ummatehi Wa Annallaaha
I bear witness that you are esteemed near Allah

جَعَلَكِ فِىْ مُسْتَقَرِّ رَحْمَتِهِ فِىْ قَصْرٍ مِّنَ الْيَاقُوْتِ
Ja-A’Lake Fee Mustaqarre Rahmatehi
and the chosen one among His nation and that Allah has placed you in His Mercy

وَ الْعِقْيَانِ فِىْ اَعْلٰى مَنَازِلِ الْجِنَانِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْكِ وَ رَحْمَةُ الله وَ بَرَكَاتُهُ
Fee Qasrin Menal Yaaqoote Wal E’Qyaane Fee A-A’Laa Manaazelil Jenaane, Sallallaaho A’Layke Wa Rahmatullaahe Wa Barakaatohu
in a place built of ruby and in the highest grades of Paradise, May Allah send salutations upon you and His Mercy and Blessings .

Umm-ul-Momineen and the first and most beloved wife of Prophet Mohammad (saw) and mother of Syeda fatima Zahra (sa)

10th of Ramadhan - Death Anniversary of Lady Khadija(a.s.) - Umm-ul-Momineen and the first and most beloved wife of Prophet Mohammad (saw).

Birth and Geneology Bibi Khadija(a.s.) was the first wife of the Holy Prophet(pbuh&hf). She was born in Makka. Her father's name was Khuwaylid bin Asad and he was a wealthy trader. The Geneology of both Prophet Mohammad(pbuh&hf) and Bibi Khadija(a.s.) was the same reaching upto Qusayy.

Early Life Her mother and father both died within 10 years of each other. Their wealth was divided amongst the children but it was bibi khadija(a.s.) who took over the family business and expanded it. With the profit she made she helped the poor, widows, orphans, sick and the disabled people of Makka. She had a cousin called Waraqa bin Naufal who was very learned man and who was not an idol worshipper. Both Waraqa and Bibi Khadija were monothiests and believed in one Allah.

First contact with Prophet Mohammad(pbuh)Because of her excellent Akhlaq the Arabs (who at that time used to look down upon women) called her Tahira - the pure one. She was also known as the 'Princess of Makkah' because of her wealth. A lot of Arab nobles and princess wanted to marry her but she refused all of them. In 595 AD, Bibi Khadija was looking for someone to be in charge of her caravan to Syria. Hazrat Abu Talib(a.s.) suggested the Prophet Mohammad(pbuh&hf) to her. She had heard of his trustworthiness and agreed to employ him although he did not have much trading experience. To help him she sent her slave Maysara. The trading caravan was a great success and when Bibi Khadija(a.s.) heard of the Prophet's skills and excellent conduct, she became his admirer.

Marriage with Prophet Mohammad(pbuh) Soon it was arranged for Bibi Khadija(a.s.) to be married to the Prophet Mohammad(pbuh&hf). At that time, Prophet Mohammad(pbuh&hf) was aged 25 and Bibi Khadiji(a.s.) was 40 years of age. According to Shiite tradition, this was her first marriage and that she was not a widow as is narrated by non-shiite sources. Hazrat Abu Talib(a.s.) read the Nikah on behalf of the Prophet whilst Waqara bin Noufal read it for Bibi Khadija. Hazrat Abu Talib(a.s.) paid the mehr for his nephew and fed the people of Makka for 3 days in celebration. Bibi Khadija too fed the people. The marriage was a very happy one and their first child was a son called Qasim. The second was Abdullah. Both died in infancy. Their third and last child was Bibi Fatema Zahra(s.a.).

Her services for Islam When the Prophet used to go to meditate in the cave of Hira on Jabel-e-Noor, it was Bibi Khadija(a.s.) herself who would climb up there to give him his food and necessaries. She was the first person to accept Islam as taught by the Prophet(pbuh&hf). In 616 AD, the Quraish isolated the Bani Hashim (the family of the Prophet) and they took refuge in a ravine called Shib-e-Abu Talib. Bibi Khadija(a.s.) was there too and it was her wealth (which she donated for Islam) that sustained the Muslims at that time. The siege lasted for 3 years during which time they experienced hunger, thirst, and the cold and heat of the desert.

Her Death Bibi Khadija(a.s.) was married to the Holy Prophet(pbuh&hf) for 25 years. Shed died in 619 AD on the 10th of Rmazan 3 years before the Hijrah. When she died nothing was left of her wealth - all of it was served for the propagation of Islam. She was buried in Makkah in a cloak of the Holy Prophet(pbuh&hf). Hazrat Abu Talib(a.s.) died in this year too. The Prophet(pbuh&hf) called the year Aam-ul-Huzn (the year of grief). While Bibi Khadija(a.s.) lived, the Holy Prophet(pbuh&hf) did not marry another woman and in later years he always said that she was the best of his wives. He also said that she was one of the four perfect women who had ever lived. The other three are Bibi Aasiya, the wife of Firaun, Bibi Maryam, the mother of Prophet Isa(a.s.), and Bibi Fatima Zahra(s.a.).

10th of Ramadhan - Death Anniversary of Lady Khadija(a.s.) - Umm-ul-Momineen and the first and most beloved wife of Prophet Mohammad (saw).