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on 24 August 2017
Brilliant account and easy to read. Given me more insight into her life and the times of strife in general
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on 23 May 2013
This book contains a lot of detailed information about the life of Muhammad pbuh and his beloved wife khadijah ra. It reflects the purity and strength of a true marriage and shows the importance of patience and trust in god
A beautiful read
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on 22 June 2014
This book had me in tears at times. It has been written with heartfelt love for the Prophet Muhammad (sallalaho wasallam) and Khadija (radiallahu anho), the most noble woman to grace the earth with her sublime presence.

Syed Mohammad Salman Hussain.
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on 15 October 2015
Positives: Good general account. Easy to read. Has referencing.

Negatives: Nowhere near enough references; too many assumptions are made and they're multiple quotes without references. Lack of dates for significant events. No information about the author.
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on 19 April 2016
An amazing book for everyone, muslim or otherwise. There is not a lot of information about her early life, but that is probably because the information is not available. The book makes lots of reference to Khadija's impact on Muhammad and her role in the early days of Islam. It was an eye opener even for me. Khadija was a 40 years-old twice widowed international business woman with three kids. She had people working for her from different countries and did not need to or want to marry anyone. She was a strong independent woman who no need no man. She proposed to Muhammad, PBUH, through her friend and married him even though he was 15 years younger than her. She helped him get though various challenges that he faced, mentally, emotionally, physically and financially. She had a vital role in the early years of the religion and the book displays it really well.
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on 14 January 2012
That book was interesting to read at the beginning I thought it won't come with anything new... but when I read it .. although I am originally muslim, I have gathered lots of stories and knowledge from this heart tilting written book

Thanks a lot and may ALLAH bless your thoughts and hand
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on 10 March 2013
This books tells the whole story of Khadija. Which is very useful to other Muslims to learn more about Islam .....
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on 18 May 2014
This work is part of a series entitled ‘Leading Companions of the Prophet’ and what better way to begin than with the first Muslim to embrace Islam and the rock in the life of the Prophet Muhammad (ṣallā Allāhu ʿalayhi wasallam), Khadija bint Khuwaylid.

The book has been written by Reṣit Haylamaz and translated from the original Turkish by Hulya Cosar. It is the story of one of the most remarkable women to step foot on the earth. As you would expect it is interwoven in to the life of the Prophet Muhammad (ṣallā Allāhu ʿalayhi wasallam). It begins by detailing the life of Khadija prior to her marriage to the Prophet Muhammad (ṣallā Allāhu ʿalayhi wasallam). I don’t think a lot of information is generally available regarding this period hence the scarce details are understandable. It does however offer enough to contextualise the environment and her beginnings with her noble family. It makes mention of her previous marriages and offspring as well as her reputation as one leading an upright life, known for her dignity and elegance even in the Age of Ignorance (jāhiliyyāh).

The introduction of the Prophet Muhammad (ṣallā Allāhu ʿalayhi wasallam) in to the life of Khadija is preceded by signs indicating his radiance. What follows is a story about the perfect love they had for each other and a model for all spouses. Khadija is a woman to be admired, an international business woman, sophisticated and pure. She was known as “Tahira” meaning “pure and clean”, and amongst the locals she was called “Sayidda”, meaning “a great lady” and as the saying goes behind every great man there is a great woman. She was unparalleled in her support for the Prophet Muhammad (ṣallā Allāhu ʿalayhi wasallam). Even before she proposed marriage to him she investigated his life to such an extent that when the ceremony took place, Khadija invited the wet-nurse of the Prophet Muhammad (ṣallā Allāhu ʿalayhi wasallam), Halima as-Sadiya, to the wedding.

The perfect wife, the Prophet Muhammad (ṣallā Allāhu ʿalayhi wasallam) would find her a source for relieving his anxiety and always found her reassuring him of his excellent nature and mission. It was an immaculate partnership. Khadija was affluent but she sacrificed all her wealth for God in support of the religion and her husband, the Messenger of God. It was a union exemplifying the quintessence of love. After Khadija died, the Prophet Muhammad (ṣallā Allāhu ʿalayhi wasallam) never forgot her and always remembered her. ‘A’isha bint Abu Bakr, whom the Prophet Muhammad (ṣallā Allāhu ʿalayhi wasallam) married years after Khadija stated that “...He mentions her often and holds her in such high regard that whenever he slaughters a sheep and divides it into pieces, he still sends Khadija’s friends their portion.” She was the apple of his eye and the Prophet Muhammad (ṣallā Allāhu ʿalayhi wasallam) remembered her fondly, saying, “Was there any like her?” continuing, “I swear by God that He has not given me anyone as beneficent as she. When people denied me, she believed in me; she affirmed me when people labelled me a liar; when people deprived me she supported me from her property; and God gave me children through her.”

The book is simply written and is easy to follow. The chapters are short and the story moves along at a good pace. It is not loaded with information regarding Khadija but there is enough here that you will have familiarity with her life, her struggle, her loyalty, her support and her love. The book begins with a useful family tree depicting her roots as well as those of the Prophet Muhammad (ṣallā Allāhu ʿalayhi wasallam). The references are selective so not every bit of information is followed by the source (not given in the footnotes but found in the notes section at the end) but there are enough references given to glean the sources of the important information. The conclusion of this work is followed by a short chronology of major events in the life of Khadija, a very useful reference tool and overview of the information contained in this work. It also contains some fascinating pictures (black and white) such as an aerial view of Khadija’s house which was rediscovered during the Haram extensions in 1989 but hideously covered over so as to obliterate any trace. There are not many books on the life of this remarkable woman and I would recommend purchasing this for a glimpse in to one of the four greatest women of the world, the other three being Fatima the daughter of Muhammad, Maryam the mother of Jesus (ʿalayhi as-salām) and Asiya the wife of Pharaoh. The life of Khadija bint Khuwaylid is inspirational and she is a role model for the world, may God grant her peace and abundant blessings.
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on 12 September 2008
"Khadija: The First Muslim and the Wife of the Prophet Muhammad" is a beautiful account of a wonderful person, who we learn sacrifices everything for her husband and God's higher purpose.

The language is intelligible and heart-rendering, and it provides an excellent account of Khadija's life, her relations with her husband, children and family and the view of her beneficent character. Not only does it deal with Khadija during her lifetime, but the way she was highly revered and remembered after her death.

A beautiful read.
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on 25 February 2014
I being a Muslim never knew much about hazrat khadija,after reading this book I cried,so supportive,so loyal,so loving at nature,a must read for every Muslim.she stood by the prophet.love her.
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