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UmmSakinah
08-08-2007, 10:38 PM
Assalamualaikum Sheikh Yaser,


The Prophet salAllaahu alayhi wasallaam said: "Sufficient for you, from the women of the worlds are, Maryam bint Imran (mother of Eesa alayhis salaam), Khadija bint Khuwaylid, Fatima bint Mohammad (salAllaahu alayhi wasallam) and Aasiyah, the wife of Firaun (Pharoh)."
(Sahih - Reported by Anas ibn Ahmad, at-Tirmidhee & others)


Narrated Aisha radhiyAllaahu anha: I did not feel jealous of any of the wives of the Prophet as much as I did of Khadija (although) she died before he married me, for I often heard him mentioning her, and Allah had told him to give her the good tidings that she would have a palace of Qasab (i.e. pipes of precious stones and pearls in Paradise), and whenever he slaughtered a sheep, he would send her women-friends a good share of it. [al-Bukhari]


Narrated Ismail: I asked 'Abdullah bin Abi Aufa, "Did the Prophet give glad tidings to Khadija?" He said, "Yes, of a palace of Qasab (in Paradise) where there will be neither any noise nor any fatigue."[al-Bukhari]

Narrated Abu Huraira radhiyAllaahu anhu: Jibreel alayhis salaam (Gabriel) came to the Prophet salAllaahu alayhi wasallam, and said, "O Allaah's Apostle! This is Khadija coming to you with a dish having meat soup (or some food or drink). When she reaches you, greet her on behalf of her Lord (i.e. Allaah) and on my behalf, and give her the glad tidings of having a Qasab palace in Paradise wherein there will be neither any noise nor any fatigue (trouble) . " [al-Bukhari]

Khadija radhiyAllaahu anha used to feed and clothe the poor, assist her relatives financially, and even provide for the marriage of those of her kin who could not otherwise have had means to marry.


In the ahadeeth above, is there any background story/information as to why noise and fatigue are mentioned particularly?

I faintly remember you mentioning in Fiqh of Love (or I could be wrong and might have heard it somewhere else) that when it comes to issue of men getting more than one wife in jannah, women always question it, but the fact is that women treasure peace and quiet more than having multiple husbands or anything like that (probably because they are usually among chaos at home when there are kids around).

Is this true (if you didn't say it)? If you did, can you confirm it? For some reason this stayed with me (wherever I heard it from) because it was the first time I heard it and it was...interesting and refreshing.

Jazakallah khair.