The first event that is tomorrow, which is tenth Ramazan. This is a unique coincident that in all Muslim states the month of Ramazan has started on the same day. We pray that the end of Ramzan will also be on the same day without any problem. Tomorrow is the last day of the first Ashura of Ramazan which was the ten days of mercy. The second ten days are the days of forgiveness. Tomorrow is the day of holy demise of Lady Khadijatul Kubra (s.a), the mother of believers, mother of religion, the mother of Prophet’s progeny. It is the day of her passing away; who was a great role model, the supporter of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) and one who was graceful on religion.
As per the words of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) when no one was ready to listen to religion this Lady Khadija listened and understood religion. When no was willing to support the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s), this great Lady supported him and delivered the rights of support to the extent that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) expressed he being pleased with her. She was with the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) in the worst tribulations when there was no companion to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s). The year in which this Lady passed away which was three years before migration. This year was very tough for the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) because two shoulders of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) left this world. One shoulder who supported the Prophet for almost fifty years was Abu Talib (a.s). As per some narrations, Ramazan is the month of the demise of Abu Talib and in some it is on 26th Rajab. As per some narrations there was three days difference in the death of both days. In Shaib-e-Abu Talib both left the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s). Till the last breath Lady Khadija (s.a) was present with the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s).
She had a much esteemed, privileged, pure character. Amongst the wives of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) there is no wife at the status of Lady Khadija based on the essence of Quran, the words of Prophet and the status which the Infallible Imams (a.s) have expressed. Later the political situations changed and many things happened in politics and people isolated Lady Khadija (s.a). This was an oppression done by the people on this great Lady. The status which was there of Lady Khadija was not introduced to the Muslim Ummah. This was abandoned and was an injustice done with Lady Khadija (s.a) from the Ummah. This role model was revived and in her place alternative personalities were introduced. Though as per the sayings of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s), Allah has selected her amongst the four esteemed ladies of the universe. She is the one having superiority over all the women of the universe. She was not just the best amongst the wives of the Prophet but she was amongst the four leading women of the entire universe.Those four are the Truthful Maryam (s.a), Lady Asiya (s.a) and she is also a beautiful character who despite of living in the house of Pharaoh had such an esteemed character. Lady Maryam (s.a), Lady Asiya (s.a), Lady Khadija (s.a), Lady Fatema (s.a) are the leading, superior women in the entire universe.
There is no one else comparable to Lady Khadija (S.a) even in the wives of the Prophet. But her status was not expressed and this was an injustice done. The Shia believers value her worth but still do not express the status from the perspective of her being a role model. That Mujahid character, the role model of supporting the Prophet, a practical character of field is not expressed. They mostly talk about the role played by the wealth of Lady Khadija (s.a). The actual character is that of hers and not her wealth. That wealth was there with Lady Khadija (s.a) which she presented in the path of Allah with enthusiasm. The wealth did not do anything it was Lady Khadija (s.a) who did this. This was her greatness which did all this. She was a women of field and not of house. She was the alone supporter of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s), the sole of member of the Islamic Movement. Abu Talib (a.s) was a back supporter, defender of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) from Quraysh. The shield against the dangers of Quraysh was Abu Talib (a.s) but Lady Khadija was the supporter in field for the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s). This lady has done a big favor on the Muslims.
The Quran has instructed to respect all the wives of Prophet. This title that wives of Prophet are Ummahatul Momineen, that is they carry the status of mother for all believers. We should give the respect of that of mother to all the wives of Prophet. Their respect has been made obligatory on believers but this does not classify their grades and we cannot say all were at the same level. Some were such that who troubled the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s), some of them pressurized the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) to make him do things which was not liked. The Quran tells the Prophet why you are suffering hardship because of them. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) was taking a drink, which one wife said that I don’t like and the Prophet said I will not drink this anymore. Then the verse came as to why you will not drink? For the sake of this wife? This was their behavior with the prophet but since they were wives of Prophet the believers are instructed that they should respect them as your mother. It is also said that if they ask you to do anything, just like your mother who asks you to do something against religion, you don’t listen to them but still respect will be there. The most esteemed, high status amongst the wives of Prophet is that of Lady Khadija (s.a). All other wives together also cannot excel her.
The believers are instructed to respect all the wives of Prophet. The way we are asked to respect our own mother; it is not that they are highly religious, scholarly women. The majority of the mothers today are away from religion , specifically in this era of Wats App, digital mothers, shopping, fashionable mothers, who are not doing Hijab. They don’t care about anything but still children are said you have to respect them. Even if she is without Hijab you have to respect her. You cannot insult your mothers. What is made mandatory on believers is respecting them considering the rights of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s). If someone does insult to them it would be considered as dis-respect to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) and he has done transgression on the rights of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s). If you do injustice amongst the wives of Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) that is you consider the status of Lady Khadija (s.a) lower or forget her then this will also be a transgression on Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s). Since the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) was considering Lady Khadija (s.a) as highly esteemed? He would mention her a lot and would carry out sacrifices in the name of Lady Khadija (s.a) and would involve those women as well who were related or companions of Lady Khadija (s.a); means he would respect those women as well for the sake ofLady Khadija (s.a). He will visit their homes, wish them, care for them and tell others to respect them. If you abandon the status of Lady Khadija (s.a) then this is also a cruelty on Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s) because he had high respect on this great Lady Khadija (s.a).