[Taken from Our Beloved Nabi Kareem صلى الله عليه و سلم by Moulana Moosa Olga]
Khadija (رضي الله عنها) was an exceedingly wealthy woman of one of the noblest clans of the Arabs. Due to her noble lineage and her chaste demeanor, she was titled as “Taahira” (Pure) during the time of ignorance as well as the era of Islam.
When the Quraish dispatched their trade caravans, Khadija (رضي الله عنها) would also dispatch her trade goods with some reliable people as a form of Mudarabah (Business Partnership). Her goods were equal to all the goods of the Quraish put together. When Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) turned twenty five and his trustworthiness became the talk of the town and when not a single person of Makkah Mukarramah failed to refer to him with the title of Al Ameen, Khadija (رضي الله عنها) sent him a message requesting him to take her goods to Syria with an offer to double his share of the profits in relation to her other normal business partners. Due to the financial constraints of his uncle, Abu Taalib, Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) gladly accepted the offer and in the company of Khadija (رضي الله عنها)’s slave, Maysarah, he set off for Syria.
When Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) reached Busra, he took a seat under the shade of a tree. A monk by the name of Nastura lived in the vicinity of this tree. On seeing Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) beneath this tree, he approached him and said, “From Isa bin Maryam (عليها السلام) right up to this present moment, besides you, no other prophet has sat beneath this tree.” He then remarked to Maysarah: “He (Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه و سلم) has this redness in his eyes.” Maysarah responded by revealing: “Yes, this redness has never left his eyes.” The monk exclaimed: “Yes, surely this is the prophet! This is the final messenger!”
Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) thereafter continued engaging in his trading activities. During this time, a person started wrangling with Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم). The man demanded that Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) swear an oath on the idols of Lat and Uzza. Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) very calmly replied: “I have never taken an oath on Lat and Uzza. In fact, even if I penchance come across these idols, I try to avoid them altogether.” The man responded, “Indisputably you are correct.” In other words, you are honest and trustworthy. The man then commented, “By Allah! This is a man whose description and attributes our Ulama find inscribed in their religious manuscripts.”
Maysarah reports: “In the severe chest of the afternoon, I would notice two angels offering shade to Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم).
As Nabi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) was returning from Syria, whilst the two angels were busy shading him from the fierce midday sun, Khadija (رضى الله عنها)- sat on one of the upper floors of her house- witnessed this extraordinary scene. She summoned the women around her to come and view this spectacle as well. This took all of them by surprise.
Soon after, Maysarah gave her detailed account of the strange phenomena and particulars of the journey. He then handed over her goods and money to her. Due to the barakah of Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) this time round, Khadija (رضي الله عنها) made such a huge profit from this trade caravan that she had never before made such a huge profit from a single trade caravan. Khadija (رضي الله عنها) awarded Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) much more than the initial profit she had originally promised him.
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Love and Duas,