Fatwa No : 309418
Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, and Khadeejah were related before marriage
Fatwa Date : Rabee' Al-Aakhir 9, 1437 / 19-1-2016
Were Prophet Mohammad and Khadijah bint Khuwaylid related before getting married?
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 &699;alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.
Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid was definitely related to the Prophet, sallsllaahu &699;alayhi 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-&699;Uzza ibn Qusayy ibn Kilaab ibn Murrah ibn Ka&699;b ibn Lu'ayy ibn Ghaalib ibn Fihr."
She was from the Banu Asad clan of the Quraysh tribe. The lineage of the Prophet, sallallaahu &699;alayhi wa sallam, meets hers in Qusayy ibn Kilaab, who was the fifth grandfather of the Prophet, sallallaahu &699;alayhi wa sallam, and the fourth grandfather of Khadeejah .
Allaah knows best.