Khadijah bint Khuwaylid

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Khadijah bint Khuwaylid (Arabic: خديجة بنت خويلد) (555 - 619) was the first wife of Muhammad, an Islamic prophet. Her nickname was Khadijah al-Kubra. She was known by the special names Thahira and Ummu Hinth. She was the daughter of Khuwaylid ibn Asad and Fatimah bint Za'idah. Khadijah is widely known as the first person to convert to Islam. Khadijah is known as Umm-al-mu'minin which means "the Mother of the Believers".

Children[change | change source]

Khadijah had six children with Muhammad.

  • Qasim ibn Muhammad, died in 605 CE, before his second birthday
  • Abd-Allah ibn Muhammad, died in childhood in 615 CE
  • Zainab bint Muhammad, married to her maternal cousin Abu al-Aas ibn al-Rabee
  • Ruqayyah bint Muhammad, married to Uthman ibn Affan
  • Umm Kulthum bint Muhammad, also married to Uthman ibn Affan after Ruqayyah's death
  • Fatimah, married to 'Ali bin Abi Talib