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Name meaning Khadijah

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.  (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)


One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:


i have been reading your answers to the various qs posed to yu and i feel yu are doing avery good job of answering them with full justice


i am asking yu aqs fur the first time

inshallah yu will ans it as soon as possible

by the grace of god we were blessed with a daughterl some mths back and we named her khadijah

i have been trying to find the meaning of the name KHADIJAH and have also been asked the same from many people I JUST THE GIVE THEM THE ANS THAT IT IS THE NAME OF OUR PROPHET`S WIFE thats the meaning i find on the net as well as from people who i asked (nobody seems to know it)

kindly tell me the maening as soon as possible as i would really like to know .. and feel at ease

thank yu very much..

khuda hafiz.....


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Name meaning Khadijah

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Firstly, it is not necessary that every name has to have a meaning; especially if the name kept is one from amongst the noble Prophets and pious slaves of Allah Subhanah who lived before the advent of Prophet Mohamed (saws). For example, the names like Nooh, or Dawood, or Sulaimaan, or Musa, or Haroon, or Isa, etc. are names alien to the Arabic language and might have a meaning in the cultures and languages they were raised in, but when such names are kept today, they correspond to the pious personalities rather than the actual meaning of their names.


The literal meaning of the Arabic term Khadijah actually means the premature birth of a baby camel. But when a believer chooses to appoint this name to their children today, it is not because of the literal meaning of the term, but rather because it was the name of the first and most favorite wife of the Last Messenger of Allah Subhanah (saws).


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,





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