He married a widow, khadijah, and was singularly devoted to her until she died.
Wishing someone to attend to some business affairs for her, khadijah secured Mohammed's services.
Thus it came about that, of all living beings, khadijah was Islam's first convert.
His love for khadijah, his first wife, was pure and constant; and his mother he always honored with a most devoted spirit.
khadijah, much upset, questioned him: 'O Father of Qasim, where wert thou?
Once only during the whole journey, a couple of khadijah's camels showed signs of exhaustion and lagged behind the convoy.
It was not till the rich widow of Mecca, khadijah, came into Mohammed's life that he began to make himself felt in the world.
For the ransom of her husband, Zainab sent from Makkah a sum of money and a necklace, a wedding-gift from her mother khadijah.
khadijah's ascendancy over him was so great and yet so tender that while she lived, he had never been unfaithful.