Khadija and the founding of Islam | Religous Studies – Divine Women

by Media Desk Published on: 9th June 2016

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Khadija's early life and social position are outlined. Bettany discusses the depth of the relationship of Muhammad and Khadija with Professor Leila Ahmed of Harvard University...

The life and role of Khadija in the founding of Islam is examined by Bettany Hughes. Khadija’s early life and social position are outlined. Bettany discusses the depth of the relationship of Muhammad and Khadija with Professor Leila Ahmed of Harvard University. They look at Muhammad’s transformation from man to Prophet and the central role of Khadija in this. They assess the importance of Khadija to the establishing of Islam in its crucial early days. This clip is from the BBC series Divine Women. In this programme, divided into short chapters for use in the classroom, Bettany Hughes uncovers the remarkable and neglected stories of women and religion.

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