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GenderFeminine
UsageArabic
Scriptsخديجة Arabic
PronouncedPron.kha-DEE-ja
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Meaning & History

Means "premature child" in Arabic. This was the name of the Prophet Muhammad's first wife and the mother of all of his children. She was a wealthy merchant and a widow when they married in the year 595. Muhammad received his first revelation 15 years after their marriage, and she was the first person to convert to Islam.
VariantsKhadijah, Khadiga
Other Languages & CulturesHadiza Hausa Khadijah, Khatijah Malay Khadijeh Persian Hatice Turkish

Categories

Moroccan royal family, wives of Muhammad
Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute