- Published on Tuesday, 08 October 2013 20:51
- Written by tebyan.net
It is pertinent here to narrate some verses of the Holy Qur’an which are said by the exegetes to have been revealed about Hazrat Khadijah or are related to her.
Khadijah, the Chosen and Purified
“And when the angels said: O Mary! Surely Allah has chosen you and purified you and chosen you above the women of the world.” (3:42)
The addressee of the above Qur’anic verse is Holy Mary and refers to her superiority, purity and perfection, but on the basis of the following explanation, one may infer that one of the addressees of this verse is Hazrat Khadijah as well: Exegetes such as Al-Qartabi, Tabarsi, Ibn Kathir, and Al-Alusi al-Baghdadi in their interpretation of the said verse, relying on a saying of Prophet Mohammad have said:
The traditions mentioned by the exegetes in their interpretation of the abovementioned verse support the above contention. They have mentioned the name of this outstanding lady of the world. Al-Qartabi says: the appearance of the verse indicates that Holy Mary is superior to all world’s women and next to her is Hazrat Fatima, next to her is Hadrat Khadijah and next is Asyia. (Jami’-ul-Ahkam, vol. 4, p. 59). This is what can be inferred from the words of the holy Prophet.
Khadijah’s Role in Financial Support of the Holy Prophet
“Did He not find you in need and made you free from want?” (93: 8)
In his interpretation of the Qur’an, relying on a narration from Ibn Abbas, Furat Kufi explains that Khadijah was a financial source to make Prophet financially free from want. He says: Did he not find you a wanderer and so He guided you [towards prophecy]? He adds: Did He not find you in need and made you free from want [through Khadijah]? (Furat Kufi, tradition no. 730).
Some exegetes (Zamakhshari in Kashaf, vol. 4, p. 768; and Allama Tabataie in Al-Mizan, vol. 11, p. 20) maintain that needlessness here refers to economic and financial issues.
Al Qartabi in his interpretation of the said verse states: God made you needless through Khadijah (Al-Jame ul Ahkam, vol. 20, p. 72).