The number of children she bore b She married her paternal cousin, Sayfi ibn Umayya, and they had one son, Muhammad ibn Sayfi. More recently, popular speakers like Dr. Yasir Qadhi have suggested that her being twenty-eight at the time of the marriage is in fact the stronger opinion. There are quite a few opinions transmitted about the age of Khadija at the time of her marriage with the Prophet. The tradition that Khadija was a full 15 years older than Muhammad is unlikely to be true. [19], Two other children also lived in Khadijah's household: Ali ibn Abi Talib, the son of Muhammad's uncle; and Zayd ibn Harithah, a boy from the Udhra tribe who had been kidnapped and sold into slavery. Likewise, al-Waqidi reports through the same narrators from the first report above: حكيم بن حزام يقول:  توفيت خديجة بنت خويلد في شهر رمضان سنة عشر من النبوة وهي يومئذ بنت خمس وستين, Hakim bin Hizam said: Khadija bint Khuwaylid died in Ramadan in the tenth year of the Prophethood. Muhammad and Khadijah were married monogamously for 25 years. [35] It was her encouragement that helped Muhammad believe in his mission and spread Islam. أخبرنا مغيرة بن عبد الرحمن الأسدي عن أهله قالوا: سألنا حكيم بن حزام أيهما كان أسن رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – أو خديجة. On the contrary, there are not many scholars who preferred the Twenty-Eight-Year opinion. Finances of the Prophet's Family, 2. Zayd was a slave in Khadijah's household for several years, until his father came to Mecca to take him home. Mus‘ab said: They were in this order. She chose Muhammad ibn Abdullah for the trade in Syria. Preview this quiz on Quizizz. This is established with the scholars. Though Khadijah was 40 years old, it did not bother the Prophet one bit. Ibn Shahrashub quoted from al-Sayyid al-Murtada in al-Shafi and al-Shaykh al-Tusi in al-Talkhis that Khadijah was a virgin when she married Muhammad. The marriage of Khadijah bin Khuwaylid and the Prophet Muhammad happened before he became the Prophet and Messenger of Allah. She was 40 years old when the Messenger of Allah married her"[45]. Do you know who the young boy is?" [14] Khadijah hired Muhammad, who was then 25 years old, sending word that she would pay double her usual commission. وإنها كانت يوم تزوجها رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – بنت أربعين سنة. The statement of al-Zubair bin Bakkar comes with the mention of a woman who bore a child in her 60s. [45] Hamidullah, Dr., Le Prophete de l’Islam: Sa Vie et Son Ouvre/ The Life and Work of the Prophet of Islam, Translated by Dr. Mahmood Ahmad Ghazi, New Delhi: Adam Publishers, 2007, 49. Then ‘Abdullah too died. "Is it, really?" However, some scholars report she was less than this, with opinions ranging from 28 to mid-30s. Khadija (radi Allahu anha) addressed the Prophet … When he prostrated, they, too, prostrated." 3279, [27] Ibn al-Jawzi, Abu al-Faraj, al-Muntazam fi al-Tarikh, Beirut: Dar al-Kotob al-‘Ilmiya, 1992, Vol.2, 315, [28] Al-Jazari, Ibn al-Athir, Usd al-Ghaba, Beirut: Dar al-Fekr, 1989, Vol.6, 80 No. Hazrat Khadija bint Khuwaylid (R.A): Khadijah was the first wife of Prophet Muhammad, whom she met as a widow of a wealthy merchant however had gotten prosperous in her own right. This answers Hakim Niaz Ahmad who could not make sense of the Prophet (ﷺ) marrying a 40-year-old lady at the age of twenty-five, and instead attributed it to an alleged desire on the part of Muslims to see something ‘unnatural’ in Prophet’s conduct, Kashf al-Ghumma, Vol.2, 3. In terms of explicit narrations the Twenty-Eight-Year opinion is based on the following two accounts. The Age of Khadija at the Time of her Marriage with the Prophet, قال أبو عبد الله: قرأت بخط أبي بكر بن أبي خيثمة قال: حدثنا مصعب بن عبد الله الزبيري قال: أكبر ولد رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم القاسم , ثم زينب، ثم عبد الله، ثم أم كلثوم، ثم فاطمة، ثم رقية قال مصعب: هم هكذا: الأول فالأول، ثم مات القاسم وهو أول ميت من ولده، مات بمكة،. ‘Abdullah al-Zubairi related to us: First child of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) was al-Qasim, next was Zainab, then ‘Abdullah, then ‘Umm Kulthum, then Ruqayya. Some have referred to an alleged statement of Mus‘ab b. Living in this country, I have personally seen women having 10-12 children and a good majority of them were born after the woman crossed 40. [20], Khadijah died in "Ramadan of the year 10 after the Prophethood",[41] i.e., in November AD 619. She returned and told Khadijah the whole story. After the Prophet’s SAW uncle, Abu Talib, had given the proposed marriage his blessing, Muhammad SAW and Khadijah were married. [46] Muhammad migrated to Yathrib (Medina) after Khadijah's death. Mus‘ab’s own work, one can see, has no comment on the age of Khadija. [19] To husband Atiq, Khadijah bore a daughter named Hindah. While the order of her marriages is debated, it is generally believed that she first married Atiq ibn 'A'idh ibn' Abdullah Al-Makhzumi and second Malik ibn Nabash ibn Zargari ibn at-Tamimi. In the past century, however, we have seen people using rationalist arguments based on biological contentions to undermine the Forty-Year opinion and highlight the other opinions. So, with lady Khadijah we begin our journey of discovering the personalities of the Prophet’s wives. retorted al-Abbas. ‘Abdullah is extant and has been published. Based on the narrations of some of the greatest Sunni scholars, Asma’ was ten years older than Ayesha and she was 27 years old in the year 1 AH. Khadijah bint Khuwaylid (Arabic: خَدِيجَة بِنْت خُوَيْلِد‎, Khadījah bint Khuwaylid, born AD 555[1] – 22 November AD 619), commonly known as Khadija, was the first wife and first follower of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. [12] Khadijah was said to have neither believed in nor worshipped idols (Taghut), which was atypical for pre-Islamic Arabian culture. She and her daughter Fatimah are two of the most important female figures in Islam. Abdullah also died in childhood. [32], Muhammad and Khadijah may have had six or eight children. [21] Ibn Sa’d, Muhammad, Tabaqat al-Kubra, Vol.8, 13, [22] Al-Baladhuri, Ahmad bin Yahya, Ansab al-Ashraf, Beirut: Dar al-Fekr, 1996, Vol.1, 98, [23] Ibn Habib, al-Muhabbar, Beirut: Dar al-Afaq al-Jadida, n.d., 79, [24] Al-Maqdisi, al-Mutahhir, al-Bad‘ wa al-Tarikh, Port Said: Maktaba Thaqafa al-Diniya, n.d., Vol.4, 138 and Vol.5, 10, [25] Al-Mawardi, Abu al-Hasan, A’lam al-Nubuwwa, Beirut: Maktaba al-Hilal, 1409, 180, [26] Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr, al-Isti’ab fi Ma’rifa al-Ashab, Amman: Dar al-A’lam, 2002, 888 No. It was three years before Hijra and Khadija was then sixty-five years old.[9]. In recent decades, however, some scholars have articulated the opinion that she was in fact twenty-eight. Required fields are marked *. Muhammad's wives, or the wives of Muhammad, were the women married to the Islamic prophet Muhammad.Muslims often use the term "Mothers of the Believers" prominently before or after referring to them as a sign of respect, a term derived from the Quran.Muhammad was monogamous for 25 years when married to his first wife, Khadija bint Khuwaylid.After her death in 619 CE, he over time married … What substantiates this reading is the fact that Mus‘ab’s published work is based on the transmission through Abu Bakr b. Abi Khaithama (d. 279/893)[43] in whose writing al-Hakim had read Mus‘ab’s statement. The first of the wives of the messenger of Allah as most of us know was Khadija (may Allah be pleased with her). وخديجة يومئذ بنت أربعين سنة. [38] They either go on to give the fuller quote from Mus‘ab mentioning the birth of the Prophet’s (ﷺ) children and the death of his sons from Khadija followed with the mention of birth of Ibrahim from Mariya as with Ibn Asakir (d. 571/1176)[39] and Ibn Kathir (d. 774/1373)[40] or they turn to some other quote or discussion as with Ibn Manda (d. 395/1005)[41] and Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr (d. This paper is an attempt at doing the same. Most of sources stated that Khadija (a) was 40 years old when she married the Prophet (s). More rec… 25-Year-Old Muhammad Marries 40-Year-Old Khadijah (Part 2) The marriage of Khadijah bint Khuwaylid to Muhammad ibn Abdullah (PBUH) was something unique to Qurayshi society. A number of later scholars have quoted these lines from Mus‘ab’s nephew Zubair al-Bakkar (d. 256/870) and as a rule have nothing on the age of Khadija. At that time Khadija was forty years old. Are the monkeys monogamous... Mahaz Sadiq: I'm not Scholar but today dated 12 November 2020 I tried to... Abdurehman: MashAllah it's an interesting site I like it.... Bela Khan: Masha Allah, very well written and defended. A tradition with better credentials asserts that she was only three years older. In recent decades, however, some scholars have articulated the opinion that she was in fact twenty-eight. The number of children she bore before and to Muhammad is disputed. No sooner was she apprised of his willingness to marry her, Khadijah sent a message to his uncle and fixed a time when they should meet. At that time she was a very rich widow. Often the seerat writers (Prophet Muhammad (saw) biographers) has written the age of Hazrat Khadija as 40 years at the time of marriage with Prophet Muhammad (saw) and her age as 65 years when she died. The difference between the numbers of narrations for the two opinions is very significant. Two of these reports come from Hakim bin Hizam, the nephew of Khadija: أخبرنا محمد بن عمر. Religious Studies. She was sixty-five years old.[11]. Zaynab bint Abi Hala, who probably died in infancy. Abbas asked his guest who answered in the negative. Among those who have popularized this opinion are Dr. Hamidullah and Dr. Akram Diya al-‘Umri. ‘A’ishah reported that she was once irritated by Muhammad’s continued praise for Khadijah (May Allah be pleased with her), so she complained, asking why he continued to remember an old lady who was not so beautiful, when God had replaced her … "No, indeed," answered the guest. Your email address will not be published. They were married for 25 years. Al-Jahiz (d. 255/869) makes a similar observation: أنه يقال إن النساء لا يلدن إذا بلغن الستين إلا ما يحكى عن نساء قريشٍ خاصة, It is said that women do not bear children when they reach sixty, except for what is told of the women of Quraysh in particular.[51]. ولدت قبل الفيل بخمس عشرة سنة, Muhammad bin ‘Umar [al-Waqidi] narrated from Musa bin Shaiba, who narrated from ‘Umaira bint ‘Ubaidullah from Umm Sa’d bint Sa’d that Nafisa bint Munya said: … The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) married and he was twenty-five years old. [1] Al-Zarqani, Sharh Mawahib al-Ladinya, Beirut: Dar al-Kotob al-‘Ilmiyya, 1996, Vol.4, 364, [2] Al-Nawawi, Tahdhib al-Asma’ wa al-Lughat, Beirut: Dar al-Kotob al-‘Ilmiyya, Vol.2, 342, [3] Ibn Sa’d, Muhammad, Tabaqat al-Kubra, Beirut: Dar al-Kotob al-Ilmiyya, 1990, Vol.8, 13, [7] Al-Tabari, Muhammad bin Jarir, Tarikh al-Rusul wal Muluk, Beirut: Dar al-Turath, 1387 AH, Vol.2, 180, [8] Al-Hakim, Abu ‘Abdullah, al-Mustadrak, Beirut: Dar al-Kotob al-Ilmiya, 1990, Vol.3, 201 No. This was three years before the emigration of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) to Madina. I have heard the scholars saying, ‘No woman bears a child after sixty except if she is from the Quraysh nor does she bear one after fifty except if she is an Arab.[50]. The adopted daughters attributed to Muhammad, by Shia sources, are: "There has come to him,” Waraḳa says, “the greatest law that came to Moses; surely he is the prophet of this people”[59], www.wikipedian.net Khadija bint Khuwaylid Khadija bint Khuwaylid, List of 1968 box office number-one films in the United States, 1962 Gujarat Legislative Assembly election, 10 Ramadan BH 3 in the ancient (intercalated) Arabic calendar. [43] She was buried in Jannat al-Mu'alla cemetery, in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. While al-Hakim (d. 405/1015) gives a narration of Ibn Ishaq (d. 151/768)  in favour of this opinion, it is neither found in Ibn Ishaq’s work on Sirah nor in Ibn Hisham’s better known rendition of the same. "He is Muhammad ibn Abdullah, my nephew. So she sent her friend Nafeesah bint Maniyyah to tell the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) about that. [17] To her second husband she bore two sons, who were named Hala and Hind. Then, our Holy Prophet (PBUH) brought his esteemed wife with him to Abu Talib’s home. She (R.A) stood by the prophet (S.A.W) all the time. Even after Khadija’s death, the Prophet (may the blessings and peace of God be upon him) remembered her often, as she was the mother of his children and his rock from the get-go. she married the Holy Prophet (PBUH&HF). Another possible example can be Umm Ayman who was married to Zaid bin Haritha and bore him Usama bin Zaid when she was nearly sixty years old.[52]. His first marriage was to a widow named Khadijah, who had been married twice and whom he married when she was forty years old and he was twenty-five. [53] Al-Baji, Abu al-Walid, al-Muntaqa Sharh al-Muwatta, (Cairo: Dar al-Kitab al-Islami, n.d.) Vol.1, 126; see also al-Dakhil, Sa‘id Fadel, Mawsu‘a Fiqh ‘Aisha Umm al-Mu’minin Hiyatuha wa Fiqhuha, (Beirut: Dar al-Nafa’is, 1989) 95-96, [54] Ibn al-Qayyim, Zaad al-Ma’ad, Beirut: al-Risala Publishers, 1994, Vol.1, 101, [55] Al-Faluza, Muhammad Ilyas, al-Mawsu’a fi Sahih al-Sirah al-Nabawiya, Makkah: Matabi’ al-Safa, 1423, 139, Published : March 17, 2016                 Last modified : September 19th, 2020. [3], أخبرنا محمد بن عمر. Zaid and Umm Ayman were married after the Prophet (ﷺ) had pronounced the message (al-Hakim, al-Mustadrak, Hadith 6910) This means Zaid was about thirty-five and Umm Ayman nearly sixty years old when Usama was born. In the meantime, our Holy Prophet (PBUH) was 25 years old whereas Hazrat Khadija was 40. If Khadija’s story hasn’t broken stereotypes about Islam … she accepted Islam. Hisham bin Muhammad [al-Kalbi] stated: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) married Khadija when he was twenty-five years old and Khadija was forty years old.[7]. He expressed his amazement at that, saying to Abbas: "This is quite strange, O Abbas!" Khadijah then gave birth to their daughters Zaynab, Ruqayyah, Umm Kulthum and Fatima; and lastly to their son Abd-Allah. Khadija (may Allah be pleased with her) was never shy to go after what she wanted. ‘Aisha too is said to have mentioned that it was rare for women in fifties to be able to conceive except for the women of Quraish.[53]. It is, therefore, clear that among the well-known scholars only al-Hakim (d. 405/1015) preferred the Twenty-Eight year opinion over the Forty-Year opinion whereas contemporaries and teachers of authorities like al-Waqidi (d. 207/737) and al-Baladhuri (d. 279/892) and many subsequent scholars of note clearly preferred the Forty-Year opinion. It is generally agreed among historians, both Muslim and orientalist, that at the time of her marriage with the Messenger of Allah – may the peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him – his first wife, Khadija, was forty years old. By comparing the age of Ayesha with her sister Asma’ bint Abu-Bakr, we can find the age of Ayesha when she married the Holy Prophet (PBUH&HF). She provided great consolation to him throughout his life and he continued to remember her in his later years as his most beloved wife. At the least, I failed to find any well-known author of the Prophet’s biography referring to it except those from very recent times. Muhammad ibn Sa‘d states: قال: أخبرنا محمد بن عمر بن واقد الأسلمي. ‘Abdullah, Nasab Quraish, 7-8 (Muqaddima), [44] Watt, Montgomery, Muhammad at Mecca, London: Oxford University Press, 1953, 38. Does the Qur’an say Torah was given for the Egyptians? It has come under the title Nasab Quraish. She was the Prophet’s SAW first wife, and the only woman whom he married prior to his prophethood. أخبرنا المنذر بن عبد الله الحزامي عن موسى بن عقبة عن أبي حبيبة مولى الزبير قال: سمعت حكيم بن حزام يقول: تزوج رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – خديجة وهي ابنة أربعين سنة ورسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – ابن خمس وعشرين سنة. Play this game to review Religious Studies. Monday , December 21 2020 / 5th Jumada I, 1442 A.H. With the permission of Abu Talib ibn Muttalib, his uncle, he was sent to Syria with one of Khadijah's servants. Khadijah is often referred to by Muslims as "Mother of the Believers". Khadija had then reached sixty-five years of age; and it was also said that she had reached her fifties and this is more correct.[36]. The reports for the Forty-Year opinion are consistent in that its narrators, including al-Waqidi, the main narrator, relay no other opinion,[20] whereas Hisham bin Muhammad al-Kalbi who falls in the chain of Ibn ‘Abbas’ narration for the Twenty-Five-Year opinion is also quoted by al-Tabari as giving the Forty-Year opinion. Sham‘un bore him a son named Ibrahim. His companions called that year the year of grief. Compared to it the other opinions, including the Twenty-Eight-Year one, are either signally weak, or altogether baseless. We and the scholars around us [all] say that Khadija was born fifteen years before the Event of the Elephant and when the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) married her she was forty years old.[21]. Prophetic Medicine: Notions, Conceptions, and Caveats. [42] The signal omission of any comment on age of Khadija with these authors tells us that the comment with al-Baihaqi was not actually from Mus‘ab but from al-Baihaqi himself or at best his teacher Abu ‘Abdullah al-Hakim who we know opined thus, as already noted. She was born fifteen years before the Event of the Elephant.[5]. [4][5] Khuwaylid also had a sister named Ume Habib binte Asad. The hadith that relates how revelation started to come to the Prophet (peace be upon him) indicates that she was the first one who knew about her husband’s prophethood and that revelation had started to come down to the earth. Hazrat Khadija ra was an esteemed businesswoman who traded through the primary commerce centres at that time. Khadija was confident. Khadijah (may Allah be pleased with her) was forty years old when she married Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him). Muhammad was monogamously married to her for 25 years. It is narrated from multiple sources that he died at the age of 120 in the year 54 A.H.[12] This means he was thirteen years older than the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) which in turn proves that Khadija was fifteen years older than the Prophet (ﷺ) and, therefore, confirms the Forty-Year opinion. [16], For the Twenty-Eight-Year opinion, the narration from Ibn ‘Abbas comes through the notorious link “Abu Salih – Muhammad bin Sa’ib al-Kalbi” which falls in the “chain of lies.”[17]. She and her daughter Fatimah are two of the most important female figures in Islam. [20] Ibn Kathir attributes to al-Waqidi the opinion that Khadija was forty-five years old, al-Sira al-Nabawiya, (Beirut: Dar al-Ma’rifa, 1976) Vol.4, 581. The well-known opinion that Khadija was forty years old at the time of her marriage with the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) is overwhelmingly strong in terms both direct and indirect evidence. After Hala’s husband’s death, Khadijah took care of Hala and (after Hala’s death) Hala’s children. This incident is included in the books of both Ahmad ibn Hanbal and Al-Tirmidhi, each detailing it in his own Ṣaḥīḥ. They loved each other truly and deeply. Furthermore, scholars have stated that al-Waqidi, despite the criticism he has received, is far better than the two al-Kalbis. أخبرنا موسى بن شيبة عن عميرة بنت عبيد الله بن كعب بن مالك عن أم سعد بنت سعد بن الربيع عن نفيسة بنت منيةقالت: … وتزوجها رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – وهو ابن خمس وعشرين سنة. Masha Allah, very well written and defended. Thanks . Hakim Niaz Ahmad, in his uselessly laborious work on revisionist contentions around the age of Aisha, also questions the Forty-Year pinion about age of Khadija for the same kind of ‘rationalist’ contentions.[49]. [52] Zaid was ten years younger to the Prophet (ﷺ) (Ibn Sa’d, Tabaqat Al-Kubra, Vol.3, 32) whereas Umm Ayman had nursed him (Al-Bukhari, Al-Sahih, Hadith 3737). Were the Wives of the Prophet Dissatisfied with Him? After her death, Muhammad took other wives. عن هشام بن عروة قال: توفيت خديجة بنت خويلد رضي الله عنها وهي ابنة خمس وستين سنة, Hisham bin ‘Urwa said: Khadija bint Khuwaylid died at the age of sixty-five. Thereafter Mariya bt. 595 AD: Married Khadijah, the daughter of Khuwailid (she died in 619 AD) 619 AD: Married Ai'sha, the daughter of Abu Bakr (she was 6 years old, when he was 50) 619 AD: Married Sawdah, the daughter of Zama 624 AD: Married Hafsah, the daughter of Omar 625 AD: Married Zaynab, the daughter of Gahsh and the wife of Zayd (see above) Oddly, thirty[1] and forty-five years[2] are also mentioned as her age, but the most widely discussed are the Forty-Year opinion and the Twenty-Eight-Year opinion. [46], The same has been mentioned by Dr. Akram Diya al-‘Umri[47] and Dr. Yasir Qadi[48]. Vol. Grand son(s): Hasan ibn Ali, Husayn ibn Ali, Ali ibn Zainab. She had died three years before I married the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. Upon returning, Maysarah gave accounts of the honorable way that Muhammad had conducted his business, with the result that he brought back twice as much profit as Khadijah had expected. It is said that when the Quraysh's trade caravan travelers gathered to embark upon their summer journey to Syria or winter journey to Yemen, Khadijah's caravan equalled the caravans of all other traders of the Quraysh put together. This proves that it was not weird for an Arab or Qurayshi woman to bear children during her 40s or even 50s. By the time she married the Holy Prophet sa, she was 40 years old. She was born fifteen years before the Incident of the Elephant and I was born thirteen years before it. Yet, that did not bother the Prophet (SAW) one bit. The Prophet (may the blessings and peace of God be upon him) called Khadija the best of women, and she received the glad tidings of a palace in Paradise. While one does get the impression that the final part in the above quote relevant to our topic had also comes from Mus‘ab b. As already noted Hakim bin Hizam was a nephew of Khadija, though only two years younger to her. Reality of ‘Missing’ Qur’anic Verse on Suckling, Two Issues around Prophet Muhammad’s Marriage with Safiyya, Hadith and Protection of Makkah and Madina from Plague, On meaning of the hadith “there is no contagious disease”, Truth about Jauniyya, the woman who sought refuge from the Prophet (ﷺ), Mothers of the Believers pt.3 | Khadija bint Khuwaylid (pt.1), Seerah of Prophet Muhammed Episode 9 – Marriage to Khadija & Re-building Kaa’ba. 9, 366-367, [16] Al-Dhahabi, Shams al-Din, Tadhkira al-Huffaz, Beirut: Dar al-Kitab, 1998, Vol.1, 254; also al-Dhahabi, Siyar al-A’lam al-Nubala, Cairo: Dar al-Hadith, 2006, Vol.8, 158; and al-Hamawi, Shihab al-Din, Mu’jam al-Adaba, Beirut: Dar al-Gharab al-Islami, 1993, Vol.6 No. Among the orientalists, Montgomery Watt (d. 2006) says: The age of Khadijah has perhaps been exaggerated. She was then sixty-five years old.[10]. At the time of the marriage, the Prophet SAW was twenty-five years old, while Khadijah was forty years old. ‘Abdullah al-Zubairi (d. 236/851) suggesting that he too preferred the Twenty-Eight opinion. ثم ولدت له مارية بنت شمعون بن إبراهيم، وهي القبطية التي أهداها إلى رسول الله – صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – المقوقس صاحب الإسكندرية، …, Al-Qasim was born to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) and he was eldest of his children. [22], Along with the narrators of the Forty-Year opinion, the scholars who preferred the Forty-Year opinion by either narrating only this or narrating this positively (bil-jazm) and the other(s) in a doubtful tone (sigha al-tamrid) include: Ibn Habib (d. 245/860)[23], al-Mutahhir al-Maqdisi (d. circa 355/966),[24] al-Mawardi (d. 450/1058),[25] Ibn ‘Abd al-Barr (d. 463/1071),[26] Ibn al-Jawzi (d. 597/1201),[27] Ibn al-Athir al-Jazari (d. 630/1233),[28] Ibn Sayyid al-Nas (d. 734/1334),[29] Ibn Jam’ah al-Kinani (d. 767/1366),[30] al-Maqrizi (d. 845/1441),[31] al-Malti (d. 920/1514),[32] and al-Zarqani (d. With better credentials asserts that she was a Copt gifted to the marriage, the Forty-Year is. 22 ], Khadijah married three times and had children from all her marriages her. 15 years before his prophethood know who the young boy is? ‘ ab s! Tarries better than the two opinions are from later generations may Allah be pleased her! صلى الله عليه وسلم – بنت أربعين سنة about 65 years old [. 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