Khadijah bint Khuwaylid is the first wife of Prophet Muhammad Sallalaho Alayhi Wasalam. She was 25 years older to him and was that first person ever who embraced Islam. She belonged to a noble clan and was steadfast on the faith of Prophet Ibrahim. Prophet Ibrahim is the great grandfather of Prophet Muhammad Sallalaho Alayhi Wasalam.
Khadijah bint Khuwaylid was beautiful and very pious lady. She was notable for her charity works and her luck in business. She was doing trade and became one of the richest persons in Makkah. She was the daughter of renowned tribal leader and businessperson. One can say she was born with a silver spoon in her mouth. She married twice and had children from both of the husbands. Her first husband died and the second one lacked compatibility so she divorced.
She used to employ hardworking individuals and Muhammad Sallalaho Alayhi Wasalam was the one she picked this time. Her experienced eyes and insight did not do her wrong and that is how she met the most impressive, honest and intelligent of all men our beloved Prophet Sallalaho Alayhi Wasalam. Although, Muhammad Sallalaho Alayhi Wasalam was a young man of 25 years of age when she sent him the proposal of marriage, it was accepted and she became Umm Al Momineen and blessed mother of Fatima and Grandmother of Hassan R.A. and Hussain R.A.
She strived hard and stood side by side her husband. She was brave and never gave up in any kind of situation. She is among the four most respectable women in the history of earth as mentioned by Rasul Allah Sallalaho Alayhi Wasalam. She was kind and generous, great wife and mother and spent all her life for the sovereignty of Islam.