'Al-Tahira' For those who are english spoken! A little bit more... (Mon prénom 12)
'Al-Tahira', la Pure
Je ne suis pas le fleuve, mais le fleuve me traverse sans cesse
Tahira is a Nubian princess:
A velvet night alight with stars.
However sweet, smart, witty, caring,
If she walks by the men are staring,
Relishing her chanting flesh
As who she is might be on Mars.
No study of Islam is complete without aquainting oneself with the woman who played the most important role in the life of the Prophet. This amazing woman was Khadija, the wife of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Khadija was known during her time as 'Al-Tahira', the pure one, and 'Ameerat Quraysh', Princess of Quraysh. Khadija is known to be one of the four most perfect women of all time. The Prophet said: "The best women in all the world are four: the Virgin Mary, Aasiyaa the wife of Pharoah, Khadijah Mother of the Believers, and Fatimah, daughter of Muhammad."
Khadija al-Kubra daughter of Khuwaylid ibn Asad ibn Abdul-`Uzza ibn Qusayy was from the Banu Hashim clan of the tribe of Banu Asad. Khadija stands out in Islamic history not only for her loving support for her husband, but because her very existence continues to defy popular perceptions of women’s roles in Islam. She was not a woman who was oppressed, submissive, or subjugated. On the contrary, in her day she was a successful businesswoman, who achieved her wealth by hiring agents whom she entrusted to travel with her caravan and trade on her behalf. In fact, Khadija's caravan equaled the caravans of all other traders of the people of Quraysh combined.
Khadija was a kind-hearted, giving woman known to frequently assist the poor and needy, assist relatives financially, and those who could not afford marriage. It was in 595 A.D. that Khadija began enquiring about employing an agent to travel to
In 610 A.D., at the age of 40, Muhammad (pbuh) received his first revelation from the Angel Gabriel in a cave at