Khadijah Name Meaning & Origin

Khadijah

Pronunciation: kah-DEE-jə (key)

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Among African Americans, Khadijah means trustworthy and most revered, or highly respected. The name is also common among Muslim people and is spelled خديجة in Arabic, Хадиджа (Russian), Hatice in Turkish, Xədicə in Azeri, Hatidža in Bosnian and Hatixhe in Albanian.

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Dijah, Dij, Kaddy, Dididi, Didi

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Khadeejah (555–619 CE) was an independent and successful business woman and philanthropist in an overwhelmingly patriarchal environment. She employed prophet Muhammad ibn Abdullah. She was older than he and proposed marriage to him, which he accepted. Muhammad was monogamous with Khadeejah until her death and remembered her fondly after. He was once heard to say, "Religion succeeded and became manifest only through Ali's sword and Khadijah's property."

Khadeejah is also known as Ameerat-Quraish (Princess of Quraish), al-Tahira (the Pure One), and Khadija Al-Kubra (Khadija the great).

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Khadijah bint Khuwaylid, first wife of Muhammad
Khadija Abbouda, Moroccan athlete
Khadija Ahrari, Afghan politician
Khadija al-Salami, Yemeni film producer
Khadija Arib, Dutch politician
Khadijah Farrakhan, wife of Louis Farrakhan
Khadija Gayibova, Azerbaijani pianist
Khadijah Haqq, American actress
Khadijah Hashim, Malaysian journalist and teacher
Khadija Movlazade, Azerbaijani TV presenter
Khadija Muazzez, Polish Jewish wife of Ottoman Sultan Ibrahim I
Khadijah of the Maldives, Sultana of the Maldives from 1347 to 1380
Khadija Qalanjo, Somali singer and dancer
Khadija Salum Ally Al-Qassmy, Tanzanian politician
Khadijah Whittington, American basketball player
Khadja Nin, singer from Benin
Khadijah Rose Jonsen, skier
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