Narrated Abu Hurairah (Radeyallh Anh): Jibril (Gabriel) came to the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) and said, “O Allah’s Messenger! This is Khadijah, coming to you with a dish having meat soup (or some food or drink). When she reaches you, greet her on behalf of her Lord (Allah) and on my behalf, and give her the glad tidings of having a palace made of Qasab in Paradise, wherein there will be neither any noise nor any toil (fatique, trouble, etc.):” (Al-Bukhari)
An image of faithfulness, integrity, truth, modest good manners and nobility; generous, wise and understanding, nurtured in an atmosphere of wealth and luxury. She was the first person to have an abiding faith in the utterances of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) and to accept Islam as her religion and her way of life. She was blessed with the distinction of having been greeted with Salam by Allah and the angel Jibril. She was the first lady ever to be so honored. She was the first wife of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), and he did not mary again during her lifetime. They lived together in peace and harmony for more than 24 years. It was in her house that the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) received the revelations of Allah through the Angel Jibril. During the siege that Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) underwent in Makkah, in the Shiab Abi Talib, she was there by his side, constantly supportive and sacrificing all the comforts of life.
When she passed away, the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) was heartbroken at the loss of a dedicated companion who stood by him during the most difficult period of his life. He personally supervised the preparation of her grave, and climbed down into it to check it out. He then lowered her body into the grave himself. Thus ended the life of the lady who was the greatest supporter Islam in its earliest days. She who was the mother of Fatimah (Radeyallh Anha), the First lady of Paradise, the grandmother of the beloved grandchildren of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), Hassan and Hussain (radeyallah Anhuma) who are to be the foremost of the youths in Paradise.
Abdullah Bin Abbas (radeyallah Anh) narrated that one day the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) drew four lines on the earth and asked his Companions if they understood what these lines stood for. They respectfully replied that he knews better. He then told them that these lines stood for the four foremost ladies of the universe. They were Khadijah bint Khawaylid (radeyallah anha), Fatimah bint Muhammad (radeyallah anha), Maryam bint Imran, the mother of the Prophet Isa, and Asiah bint Mazahim (radeyallah anha) (the wife of the Pharaoh).
The first named has the distinction of being the mother of all the believers, or practicing Muslims; the second Fatimah (radeyallah anha), the daughter of the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) was given the glad tidings that she would be the leader among the women of Paradise. Maryam (alaehe salam), the Pure and Chaste is the only woman to have given birth to Isa (alaehe salam), a Prophet of Allah without having been touched by any man.
Asiah the long suffering and righteous wife of the evil Pharaoh had advised her husband to adopt the infant Moses (alaehe salam). This was at a time when infanticlde was the law of the land. All the newborn boys of the tribe of Israel were being murdered because of the prediction that one of them would fially overthrow the Pharaoh and destroy him. She not only nurtured him in the very palace of Pharaoh, but also was one of the first to accept Islam, as preached by Moses (alaehe salam).