Khadija Name Meaning & Origin
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Dija, Dij, KD, Dee, Jaj, Jaja
- Meanings and history of the name Khadija
Khadija is an Arabic name meaning "premature child." Khadija was the first wife of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
Khadeejah (555–619 CE) was an independent and successful business woman and philanthropist in an overwhelmingly patriarchal environment. She employed the Prophet Muhammad ibn Abdullah (SAW) . She was older than he and proposed marriage to him, which he accepted. Muhammad (SAW) 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
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1993 hip hop song called Khadijah (the Buddah Queen) by Dirt Nation. Queen Latifah's character on TV show Living Single.