Lessons from the blessed life of Sayidatina Khadijah r.a.
1. Woman can contribute to uplift both her family and society
Khadijah r.a. was an active contributing member of her society. She became a successful business woman, generating income through trading, hiring men and sharing the profits made with them. She used her knowledge, ability and skills to benefit others while providing unwavering support for her family.
2. God acknowledges whoever makes sincere contribution
Both men and women have equal chance to be best in the sight of God. Khadijah r.a. herself was guaranteed a palace in paradise by Allah s.w.t. as narrated in several Hadith of Rasulullah s.a.w. What matters is a person’s level of piety and their sincerity to give the best in accordance to his limits and abilities.
3. Husband and wife should equally support each other
Both Rasulullah s.a.w. and Khadijah r.a. went through a lot together as spouse and life partner. They supported each other’s work and mission, whilst raising quality children that would later contribute to the larger community. They took comfort in one another, leaving a deep, loving impact in each other’s life. Just as Allah s.w.t. mentioned in Surah Ar-Rum, verse 21: “And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquility in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy. Indeed, in that are signs for a people who give thought.”
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