Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) ‘s Love towards our Mother Khadijah Bint Khuwailid (رَضِىَ اللهُ عَنهَا)

We often tend to do/show things which mean love towards our spouse. But we really forget to think about how a mother/father "love" his/her kid.

Even though the kid may be not so good looking the feeling of attachment and love that spreads in one's heart is different. We feel about our parents. Etc.


What about the love of spouses?


A'ishah (رَضِىَ اللهُ عَنهَا) reported:

"I never felt jealous of any of the wives of the Prophet () as much as I did of Khadijah, although I have never seen her, but the Prophet () used to mention her very often. Whenever he slaughtered a sheep, he would cut it into pieces and send them to the women friends of Khadijah. When I sometimes said to him: "You treat Khadijah in such a way as if there is no woman on earth except her". He would say, "Khadijah was such and such (commending her and speaking well of her), and I had children from her."" [Sahih Bukhari]


And yet another similar hadith by A'ishah that occurs in Sahih Muslim ends like this:

"….I annoyed him one day and said: (It is) Khadijah only who always prevails upon your mind. Thereupon Allah's Messenger () said: "Her love has been nurtured in my heart by Allah Himself.""

The Arabic words in the latter hadith are رُزِقْتُ حُبَّهَا ("ruziqtu hubbahaa") – which mean that Allah Himself had given Prophet Muhammad the "provision" (rizq) of the love ("حُبَّ ") of Khadijah. In other words, 

-         it was Allah who made the Prophet love his deceased first wife years after she was gone from his life, even after he married a beautiful girl who was decades younger.

-         a love so strong, that it did not die with her death.

-         She was also blessed by Allah with righteousness of progeny (who also attained ultimate success in the Akhirah.)

We should therefore make our intention in life solely the acquisition of the pleasure of Allah, and stop associating – even slightly, – anyone else with Him, even our Spouses.


Don't neglect our spousal relationship, we tend to take it for granted and we don't even try to ask Allah about it. Are we doing the right thing? I think not!!

May Allah give us knowledge to see what is correct and the knowledge to ask Allah about right things at right time.









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