Khadija (RA) was a great teacher; she has such a maqaam in our religion. She taught the Prophet (PBUH) who he was; she was the one who elevated him in his esteem. When he had self doubt, she said no. You can see that when the (PBUH) married Aisha (RA) he had no fear of strong women. Theres a lot of men who fear strong women, who want them to be wallflowers, whereas with the Prophet (PBUH), that’s not the type of people he encouraged. His wives were women who talked back, and the reason he wasn’t afraid was because Khadija (RA) was his first wife. She was a woman of the world. She knew the world, and she was completely self confident.
That’s a sunnah of our Prophet (PBUH)… to elevate women.” —Sheikh Hamza Yusuff (via shoomz)