She is the first wife of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. Great feats have been attributed to her. Once Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam informed her that Jibra’il ‘alayhis salam has conveyed the salams of Allah to you. Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam also said that the following four women are the best in the world: Maryam, Asiyah (the wife of Pharaoh), Khadijah, and Fatimah. Whenever Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam used to encounter any difficulties from the kuffar, he used to come and inform Khadijah ra diyallahu ‘anha. She used to console him in such a way that all his worries used to go away. After her demise he used to think about her so much that when he used to slaughter a sheep, he would also send some of its meat to her friends. Prior to marrying Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, she had married another person by the name of Abu Halah Tamimi. Lesson: The high level of value and appreciation that Allah and His Rasul sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam had for her was because of her Iman and her obedience. O women! You should also endeavour in this direction. We also learn from this that it is considered to be a noble characteristic for the wife to console her husband when he is under emotional stress. Some women completely change the temperament of their husbands by putting them under great emotional stress. They do this by making demands on them or by nagging them all the time. Give up this habit.