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The month of fasting is not without its days of joy and sorrow. It has some important historical events which even today continue to wield their influence on the daily life of Muslims.

The year preceding his migration to Medina, the Prophet suffered two serious blows during Ramadhan, losing within a few days those two stalwarts of early Islam, his loving wife Khadija and doting uncle Abu Talib. The year is known in the annals of history as the Year of Grief

Umm-ul-Momineen Khadija needs no introduction to Muslims. She married Muhammad (s.a.w.) years before the start of his divine mission and at once believed in him when he was appointed to the Prophethood by the Almighty. Thereafter, she sacrificed her fabulous wealth for the propagation of Islam, and stood by her noble husband in all difficulties. They made an excellent husband and wife pair for 27 odd years, and as long as she was alive, he never took another wife.

By Khadija the Prophet had several children including son Qasim through whom his Kunya (agnomen) Abul Qasim is derived. But none of the children survived except daughter Fatima, through whose two sons Imam Hassan and Imam Hussain (a.s.) Prophet Muhammad's noble lineage (Seyyids) has spread out around the world.

The Prophet was nearly 53 years of age when he lost Khadija and though he married several women later in life, these were mere matrimonial alliances in view of the social or political necessities. The following narration found in all authentic sources proves that he always used to cherish the memory of that loyal woman who was the mother of his illustrious Ahi-ul-Bait.

Once when one of his wives, Ayesha, questioned about Khadija, the Prophet replied:

"Allah did not give me a better one than her. She was the mother of my children and the light of the house. She believed in me when others denied me. She supported me with her wealth when people deprived me. I

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