Hi all readers! Do you know what true love is? In general, true love can be understood as love that is not based on things that are material and will not disappear because of changing times. I’m sure many people have experienced it. In Islamic history, true love was once possessed by the Prophet Muhammad and Khadijah bint Khuwailid.
I think we all know, that Khadijah bint Khuwailid was the first woman to be married to the Prophet Muhammad. At that time she was a very rich widow. But not because of that the Prophet Muhammad married her. One proof is that she offered him a marriage.
Evidence of the true love of Prophet Muhammad to Khadijah bint Khuwailid can be found in various histories of Islamic history. Do you know who Halah is? She is sister of Khadijah bint Khuwailid. His name is Halah binti Khuwailid. She has a voice similar to the voice of Khadijah bint Khuwailid. One day she asked permission from the Prophet Muhammad. Because she has a voice that is similar to the voice of her sister, then as if he heard the voice of Khadijah bint Khuailid. He also felt very happy.
Another historical narrative tells us that when the Prophet Muhammad remembered Khadijah bint Khuwailid, her was very happy. He then praised him with a very beautiful compliment. This made Aisyah bint Abu Bakr jealous. She then said, “How often do you remember a very old woman. Really, Allah has given you a better substitute than her.”
After that the Prophet Muhammad said, “Allah gave me no better substitute than her. Indeed, she had believed in me when the people denied. She had justified me when people denied me. She has given me his wealth when people do not give me. Allah has given me sustenance in the form of children from her when Allah does not give me children from other wives.”
Islamic historical data also tells us that one day Aisha bint Abu Bakr said, “When Khadijah was called, the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam did not stop praising her and asking forgiveness for her. One day he called her. Jealousy overtook me, and then I said, “Really, Allah has given you substitute for old women.” Then I saw the Messenger of Allah sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam was very angry. I regretted and prayed, “O Allah, if You remove anger Your messenger, I will not call her the bad name again.”
All readers! Actually there are still many stories that tell the true love of the Prophet Muhammad to Khadijah bint Khuwalid. I don’t tell everything here. What I have written above is enough to prove the truth of their true love.
I think that is enough for this article. May be useful! Amen!
See you again in the next article!
Ali Yusuf as-Subki, Zaujaatu an-Nabiy wa Hikmatu Ta’addudihinna, al-Iman Publishing, Kairo, 2010, p. 50-51.