In a statement marking the death anniversary of Sayyida Khadija al-Kubra (RA), the revered wife of the Holy Prophet (SAW), Dr Farah Naz, President of Minhaj-ul-Quran Women League, said that the women’s success in this world and the hereafter lies in following the ‘Seerah’ of Sayyida Khadija al-Kubra (RA). She (RA) was the incarnation of nobility, had excellent morality and was blessed with remarkable administrative skills. She was known as an enterprising business woman whose trade spanned from Syria to Yemen. She heard about the prophethood and affirmed it. She also had the unique honour of being the first Muslim woman in the world. The words she uttered to comfort the Holy Prophet (SAW) when prophethood was conferred upon him, have joined the chronicle of history.
Dr Farah Naz mentioned the words of Sayyida Khadija al-Kubra (RA) who said: By Allah, Allah shall never subject you to any indignity..., for you always maintain your ties with those of your kin, and you are always generous in giving. You are diligent, and you seek what others regard as unattainable. You cool the eyes of your guest, and you lend your support to those who seek justice and redress. Stay firm, O cousin, for by Allah I know that He will not deal with you except most beautifully, and I testify that you are the awaited Prophet in this nation, and your time, if Allah wills, has come."
Dr Farah Naz said that Sayyida Khadija al-Kubra (RA) is a role model for Muslim women across the world. She (RA) was the best mother, wife, business woman and a Muslim. She earned a name as a trader which was only her share. She was an example in herself in terms of honesty, wisdom and social understanding. Jewish and Christian employees were part of the trade convoys but she used to mete out equal and just treatment to all of them.