She who captured the heart of Rasulullah (pbuh) and was the love of his life –
- What was it about the Prophet (pbuh) that inspired such love that she laid her life’s work at his feet?
- What energised her to take him food every day to the cave where he meditated ? (And she didn’t have funky trainers) Whenever I look at that mountain, I think of her climbing up to take him lunch?
- What was it about him that she forsook the ‘respect’ the Makkans (her people, her community) had for her – She was titled ‘Malikatul Arab’?
That is Khadija – she saw him reflect divinity… and in essence that is what life is about – To manifest the attributes of Allah. Did the Prophet (pbuh) not say?
“Takhalluqu bi akhlaqillah” (Adopt in yourself the akhlaq of Allah”
Take home message is: If you want to be loved then manifest the Asmaul Husna…. If you want to love then seek Divinity in him/her…
That is the legacy of Khadija (pbuh)