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Khadijah - The Beloved

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Sat, 27 August 2016, 2.15 pm to 4.00 pm | English
Mydin Mosque Auditorium
Qiswah

muslimah, character, values, khadijah

Fees: S$22

The esteemed first wife of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w, Khadijah (r.a) was born in 556 AD. Her father was Khuwaylid ibn Asad and mother was Fatimah Bint Zai'dah. Both her parents shared a common ancestor (Ghalib ibn Fihr) with the Prophet s.a.w. Ghalib ibn Fihr was the Prophet's great grandfather 10 generations back.

She grew up in an illustrious family and became a woman with great character.

As a grown woman, Khadijah (r.a) devoted her attention to the business that she had inherited from her father. She was a successful business woman in a male dominated society, conducting her business with high self-esteem, good morals and integrity.

This was when she heard of Muhammad s.a.w. Muhammad s.a.w was at that time doing business independently. Khadijah (r.a) was attracted by his good qualities and asked if he would deliver her merchandise. Muhammad s.a.w agreed. On his return after three months, Khadijah (r.a) proposed marriage. Muhammad s.a.w was 25 and Khadijah (r.a) was 40 when they wedded.

She was the only wife of the Prophet s.a.w during her lifetime. She bore him 6 children, 2 boys and 4 girls.

Khadijah (r.a) was the first person to embrace Islam when the Prophet s.a.w received his first revelation. She was a pillar of support to the Prophet and would help, defend and protect the Prophet s.a.w from the threats of Quraish unbelievers.

The Prophet s.a.w held the greatest love and regard for Khadijah (r.a). Even after her death, he remembered her fondly. He said, “When all others opposed me, she supported me. When all were infidels, she embraced Islam. When none was my helper, she helped me.

Khadijah (r.a) was a hardworking and honest woman, and her pure heart, generous persona and selfless dedication was exemplary. She conducted her business diligently and full of integrity. She was a role-model for woman then, and till today, she is a role-model for Muslimahs all over the world. Her values and character are of the highest order, and something we should all try to learn and emulate.



About the Speaker:

Ms Mariam Alias

Ms Mariam Alias is a qualified teacher having acquired her credentials from the National Institute of Education many years ago. She specialises in the subjects of Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

Ms Mariam's Islamic education was elucidated on her by the late Almarhum Ustadz Abdillah al-Jufri. She was under his tutelage from the tender age of 15 and learnt Tafsir, Alkhlaq, Tasauf and Hadith from the well-respected Almarhum Ustadz Abdillah al-Jufri.

Additionally, Ms Mariam has taken many more Arabic courses during her life, and is currently taking a 2-year Shariah Programme from Canada.

Ms Mariam has taught Quranic Arabic with Tafsir since 2003.

She was the Vice-President of Persatuan Pemudi Islam Singapura (PPIS) from 2002 to 2012, and sat on the board of Singapore Council of Women Organisation (SCWO) from 2008 to 2012. She is also a member of the Muslim Financial Planning Association (MFPA). Currently, she is the Director of Hope Villages Pte Ltd.

Ms Mariam is married with seven children aged 26 to 34 years old.

Details

Location

Mydin Mosque Auditorium

67 Jln Lapang, Singapore 419007

Organisers

Qiswah

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