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The House of Khadijah (RA) – Talk by Yasir Qadhi


A powerful and descriptive talk by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi on Khadijah bint Khuwaylid (RA), the first wife of the Prophet (SAW). This talk was given in Cardiff, Wales in January and a similar talk was given at Texas Dawah Conference in December 2007. JazakAllah khair to Abu Eesa and the brothers and sisters in Cardiff.

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  1. Joyhamza

    February 17, 2008 at 1:13 PM

    Salaam alaikum,

    this is slightly off topic but really can’t help it. When is shaykh Yasir going to post the rest of the salvific exclusivity series? and what happened to shaykh Abu Aaliyah’s “truth of taqleed” part 2?

    see all of the posts are awesome here but everyday I come back here looking for more on these 2 series. specially, the truth of taqleed one. It was such a nicely written, nicely timed writing.

    Any update?

    Jazakallahu khayr

  2. Umm Reem

    February 17, 2008 at 1:23 PM

    basic but profound…we do need these lectures more often to remember our duties…

  3. Abs

    February 18, 2008 at 2:58 AM

    Still waiting for Sh.Yasir’s next part on the Salvific Exclusivity series.

  4. Hid

    February 18, 2008 at 6:18 PM

    This lecture could have been much better if he spent more time talking about the relationship between Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) and khatija as husband and wife (i know he touched upon it but should have gone in to more detail about what an Islamic family is supposed to be like in light of Khatija’s role as a wife and mother of a Muslim household)

  5. Aboo Uthmaan

    February 18, 2008 at 8:52 PM

    Only listened to first several minutes thus far, but good reminder.

    Just wanted to ask, the flash audio player you use so that the audio can be played on the site, how do you add it and can you add it to a freebie blog, i.e.

  6. ibnabeeomar

    February 19, 2008 at 12:11 AM

    aboo uthmaan:

    im not sure if its built into the blogs or not.. you might try searching their forums to see what audio plugins they have.

  7. Aboo Uthmaan

    February 19, 2008 at 5:41 AM

    Jazak’Allaahu khair!

  8. sincethestorm

    February 19, 2008 at 10:45 PM

    Just listened to the beginning. I don’t think we should put the youth down because they know about sports stats or tabloid related things. This is something that many speakers say and I don’t quite understand it.

    We live amongst this so we are surrounded by this information whether it is from tv, radio, magazines, etc. Even if a person avoids watching useless tv shows, its something that is in the news or in the magazine at the grocery store. So. what britney is doing is in our face whether we care to know or not.

    Many people don’t know about the sahabah or other noteworthy individuals because it requires effort to search for these resources (books or audio lectures). Its not in our face. We have to consciously care (on a daily basis)and want to know about our history. So, what I am trying to say is that gaining knowledge is not easy. Its a struggle in it of itself. You have to care to know and then learn on your own. So the big question then is why don’t the youth and the adults care enough to overcome these obstacle?

  9. Abu Eesa (Wali)

    February 20, 2008 at 8:13 AM

    It was indeed a beautiful lecture in true Yasir Qadhi style, full of authentic facts and gems, Masha’Allah.

    Btw does anyone know when the seerah madani period will be available oon CD or if the whole Islam Channel Seerah series will be out on DVD?

  10. Bint Bashir

    February 20, 2008 at 5:14 PM

    Abu Eesa, there is no specific timing available for the release of the 2 sets you mentioned, soon InshaAllah.

    Make dua that Allah SWT places barakah in the time of Sh. Yasir and allows him to complete the Madani series.

  11. angel

    February 21, 2008 at 3:14 AM

    this is execellent mashaallah. I had no idea Khadijah might have been 28 when they married!

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  13. Life

    March 28, 2008 at 11:24 PM

    Prof. Yasir Qadhi:

    I’m confused…Isn’t there an ayah or perhaps a hadith that says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhe wasallam is not a father to any of the Muslims? It seems to be contradicting the hadith you quoted from Abu Dawud at the beginning of the lecture.

    Please provide an explanation.


  14. Life

    March 29, 2008 at 12:16 AM

    Another question:

    It was mentioned in lecture that as long as you are a good person (or a good Muslim), Allah will take care of your progeny. An example for that ‘principle’ was also provided. So, my question is, if a person coming from a non-Muslim background reverts to Islam, will he not be taken care of because his fore-fathers were not Muslim? Please answer.


  15. ibnabeeomar

    March 29, 2008 at 1:18 AM

    Life – contradicts which hadith?

  16. Life

    March 30, 2008 at 5:01 PM

    Br. ibnabeeomar,

    At the beginning of the lecture it is mentioned that the Prophet (Sa) is like a father to us. It appears that the idea of thinking about the Prophet sallalahu alayhe was sallam as a father is in contradiction with the following ayah:

    Muhammad (SAW) is not the father of any man among you, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the last (end) of the Prophets. And Allah is Ever AllAware of everything. [33-40]

    Any explanations?

  17. Life

    April 1, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Bump for Prof. Yasir Qadhi!

  18. ibnabeeomar

    April 1, 2008 at 6:22 PM

    life – the wives of the prophet (saw) are the mothers of the believers, so why can’t he be the “father” (figuratively) of the believers?

    also, i asked a student at an islamic university about this, and he mentioned:

    as for the progeny question. Its a generic answer, and there are exceptions to the rule. Such narrations are used to incite individuals to be better muslims, as we all have a natural concern for our well being. As for an absolute ruling, everyman reaps what he sows.

    and that the ayah about him (saw) not being a father meant to any sons who would inherit his position after him (saw).

    hopefully that clears it up inshallah.

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  20. narmi

    April 14, 2008 at 2:33 PM

    to Life: in a more detailed explanation, ayah 33:40 refers to the Prophet not being the biological father to Zaid. Zaid’s biological father was Haarithah. Yes, Zaid was an adopted son of the Prophet but that does not make Zaid his (SAW) real son. this ayah refutes the accusation of the non-believers and the munafiqs that said “Muhammad married his son’s (Zaid) ex-wife, even though he (SAW) forbid us to do so.”

    Jazakallahu khairan.

  21. Amreen

    February 1, 2009 at 7:24 PM

    So touching ;'( mashallah xx

  22. Abdul At-Tawwaab

    September 30, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    AsSalaamu Alaikum,

    Alhamdulillah, that was an excellent lecture and it touched me very much. Alhamdulillah!

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