My friends asked me why I chose "Khadijah" as my arabic name =D Alhamdulliah, I had a choice to choose my own name when I reverted.
When I started to study Islam, I came to learn about Lady Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid.
She was the first person to embrace Islam and was a devote wife of Prophet Muhammad, Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon Him. Thereon I thought she's someone I should emulate, because I always wanted to be a devote wife, like my mom too. =D
I also realised how amazing she was, such that she is the “Mother of the Believers” and she is the leader of women in Jannah. Also, Allah Almighty conveyed his blessings to her through Angel Jibril.
Narrated Abu Hurayrah: Jibril (Gabriel) came to the Prophet and said, ‘O Allah’s Apostle! This is Khadijah coming to you with food. When she reaches you, greet her on behalf of Allah and on my behalf, and give her the glad tidings of having a Qasab (palace in Paradise) wherein there will be neither any noise nor any fatigue (trouble).’ [Bukhari]
Narrated ‘Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her): I did not feel jealous of any of the wives of the Prophet as much as I did of Khadijah (although) she died before he married me, for I often heard him mentioning her, and Allah had told him to give her the good tidings that she would have a palace of Qasab (i.e. pipes of precious stones and pearls in Paradise), and whenever he slaughtered a sheep, he would send her women-friends a good share of it. [Sahih al-Bukhari]
Anas reports that the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him), said: ‘The best women of mankind are four: Mariam daughter of `Imran, Assiya wife of Pharaoh, Khadijah daughter of Khuwailid, and Fatima the daughter of the Messenger of Allah.’ [Bukhari and Muslim]
Of course, not forgetting to mention that she was beautiful, smart, pure, and rich, came from a noble family and had many graceful qualities. But it's her character and Deen that I want to follow. And how she raised her children to be great and influential people in Islam.
And of course, it would be every woman's dream to have a husband like Prophet Muhammad :) I shall pray for my husband to follow our Beloved Prophet Muhammad as closely as possible, Insha Allah.
She's my role model, hence, my name after her. =D
About Me (Khadijah C.)
Just a simple servant of His Almighty, following His guided path.