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Khadīja
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Khadīja bint al-Khuwaylid of the clan of Asad of the tribe of Quraysh (q.v.) was the Prophet's first wife, mother of all his children except one, and the first to believe in his mission. Inasmuch as she died three years before the emigration (q.v.; hijra) to Medina, and the revelations specifically addressed to the members of the Prophet's household (see family of the prophet; people of the house; revelation and inspiration; occasions of revelation) were vouchsafed in Medina (q.v.), Khadīja's name appears rarely in the exegetical literature (see exegesis of the qurʾān: classical an…

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Stowasser, Barbara Freyer, “Khadīja”, in: Encyclopaedia of the Qurʾān, General Editor: Jane Dammen McAuliffe, Georgetown University, Washington DC. Consulted online on 15 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-3922_q3_EQSIM_00247>



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