Tuesday, 18 February 2014

#Love




The Prophet Muhammad  ran home to Khadija and said, "Cover me, cover me!" Khadija ( may God be pleased with her) held her frightened husband close in her comforting arms. With her warmth and soothing words, she reassured him that she did not have a doubt he was the blessed by Allah,  (exalted is He). She said to him words that would be recorded in the books of Islamic narrations forever: "By Allah, Allah will never disgrace you. You uphold the ties of kinship, speak truthfully, help the poor and destitute, serve your guests generously and assist those who are stricken by calamity." (Bukhari, Muslim)

Years after Khadija  passed away, the Prophet  still remembered her love for him, proclaiming that he would always be indebted to her: "She believed in me when people denied me, she trusted me when people belied me; she supported me with her wealth when people refused to support me and I was blessed with children by her when I was denied children by other women." (Ahmad)

Allah  decreed that Khadija  would be from those who supported the Prophet  and the establishment of His religion. They say that behind every successful man there is a supporting woman. Khadija's love and faith in the Prophet  is what gave him strength at the beginning of his message. With her reassurance, the Prophet  went on to fulfill his prophecy. And thus - Islam emerged upon the most beautiful love story of all time. This shows us the place of love in Islam, and the permissibility of its manifestation within marriage.

We all want love. We want the kind of love that, when our world falls apart, we can turn to that 'Khadija-esque' person who will hold us close to ease our mind and heart while we are going through times of despair. We want someone who will never give up on us; who will strive to see us succeed; and who will be willing to make sacrifices to see us happy. However, is what we want what we actually need? - 

See more at: http://www.islamicity.com/Articles/articles.asp?ref=SW1402-5683#sthash.vmGmeQNc.dpuf

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