Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, and Khadeejah were related before marriage
Fatwa No: 309418

  • Fatwa Date:18-1-2016 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 8, 1437
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Question

Were Prophet Mohammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, and Khadijah bint Khuwaylid related before getting married?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger. 

Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  her was definitely related to the Prophet, sallsllaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam, since they both belonged to the same tribe, Quraysh. The lineage of Khadeejah was detailed in Seerat Ibn Hishaam and other books as follows, "Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid ibn Asad ibn Abd Al-ʻUzza ibn Qusayy ibn Kilaab ibn Murrah ibn Kaʻb ibn Lu'ayy ibn Ghaalib ibn Fihr."

She was from the Banu Asad clan of the Quraysh tribe. The lineage of the Prophet, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam, meets hers in Qusayy ibn Kilaab, who was the fifth grandfather of the Prophet, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam, and the fourth grandfather of Khadeejah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  her.

Allaah knows best.

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