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3 Iconic Muslim Women Who Led by Example

1) Khadijah, The Daughter of Khuwaylid Khadijah bint Khuwaylid was the daughter of Khuwaylid bin Asad and Fatimah bint Zayd. She was the first wife of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), and is infamously known as one of Islam’s “Mother of Believers.” After Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) she was the first person to hear the words revealed from…

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The Prophet’s Reaction to the Revelation

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) was taken aback by the sudden appearance of a divine figure (Angel Gabriel) who delivered him his first revelation. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) slowly repeated the verses to Angel Gabriel and at once, the Angel was gone. Hardly comprehending what had happened to him, the Prophet (SAW) rushed back to his wife Khadijah…

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The First Revelation

Even before his prophethood, Muhammad (SAW) would seek the peace of isolation in the cave of Hira in Mount An-Nour two miles from Mecca. He would spend his time meditating, occupying his mind in deep contemplation and reflection on all aspects of creation surrounding him. He always wondered about the people of Mecca and how…

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Who was Khadijah? (RA)

Khadijah (RAA) was Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) most beloved wife, and for good reason. She was supportive, gentle, independent, powerful, and inspiring, not to mention the fact that she was named one of the four best women of all time by the Prophet (SAW) himself! She was born in the year 555, raised on praiseworthy manners,…

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Khadijah (RA) and Muhammad (PBUH)

“Indeed Allah did not grant me better than her; she accepted me when people rejected me, she believed in me when people doubted me, she shared her wealth with me when people deprived me, and Allah granted me children only through her.” When Muhammad (SAW) first met Khadijah (RAA) , he would never have imagined…

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The Early Life of Prophet Muhammad (SAW)

As we Muslims welcome the month of Ramadan, our faith is even more present in our lives than ever before. And, as all of us have undoubtedly realized, it is nearly impossible to discuss or even contemplate Islam without mentioning in some way its most celebrated messenger: the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) , who not only…