She was the most beloved wife of Prophet Mohammad pbuh after Hazrat Khadija AS. Three years after the tragic and painful death of Hazrat Khadija AS, Hazrat Khawla, the wife of Hazrat Usman Mazoun, suggested that Rasulallah pbuh should remarry. In reply, Rasulallah pbuh asked, “Who should I marry?” upon which she presented two names; one was that of Hazrat Aisha, and the other was that of Hazrat Sawda, a mother & 30 year old widow.
Rasulallah pbuh then sent Hazrat Khawla with marriage proposals to both families, and they both gave their consent. When news reached Hazrat Abu Bakr, in his immense joy, he wished to clarify a point so he said to Rasulallah s.a.w, “I am your brother.” Rasulallah s.a.w then replied, “You are my brother as far as the religion and book of Allah is concerned, and she is legitimate for me.” (Bukhari) Hearing this reply, the happiness of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique was clearly visible and he gave his consent.
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